With an excellent handling, a relatively low price, a strong V6 engine, a cool rev-matching manual transmission system, and a high-quality interior, the 2017 Nissan 370Z promises to be an appealing and dedicated sports car. But from a vantage point of refinement and/or practicality, you will better off with other choices. Its release date should be expected in July 2017.
There is much to like on the 2017 Nissan 370Z but there seems to be a cautionary “but” somewhere in between the lines. Nissan has just like before continued to relive the 370Z within its latest long line of “Z” convertibles and coupes that feature six-cylinder power, a RWD, and a sporty exterior and interior styling.
For starters, the “latest” generation of these models debuted back in 2009, and the 370, despite its long stay in the segment, hasn’t aged a day in terms of features and technologies. It is an upscale vehicle that offers an affordable sticker price, and lots of appealing and comfortable features.
Just like before, the 370 still focusses on handling and steering performance over cruising and comfort. With plenty of suspension upgrades and a potent engine, the 370 moves and feels confident. Surprisingly, you still get plenty of upscale features inside its cabin.
Although Nissan has done a great job in giving the 370Z a new lease in life, there are certain areas that are pulling it down such as the abundant road noise, modest cargo capacity, no Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and big blind spots. As such it’d be prudent to see what its competition offers. The 2017 Ford Mustang and 2017 Chevrolet Camaro are big on power and nimble handling and are offered within the same price range as the 370Z.
Others include the 2017 Scion FR-S and the 2017 Subaru BRZ, which are offered with a lesser sticker price, and come with a fantastic handling, impressive acceleration, and better fuel economy over the 370Z.
Trims Available – Nissan 370Z
The 2017 Nissan 370Z sports car is available in two body styles: Convertible and hatchback coupe. The latter is offered in three trims – Base, Touring, and Touring Sport trims. And six trims for the Roadster – base, Touring, Sport, Sport Tech, Nismo, and Nismo Tech trims.
2017 Nissan 370Z Interior Nismo Tech & Exterior Roadster Review
The base offers LED running lights and taillights, a CD player, a power-operated convertible soft-top, automatic climate control, summer performance tires, 18-inch wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt-only steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a four-speaker sound system, and bi-xenon headlights.
The Sport trim adds a rear deck spoiler, a limited-slip differential, an eight-speaker sound system, Active Sound Enhancer and Active Noise Control technology, heated mirrors, and special lightweight 19” wheels.
The Touring trim further adds heated seats, a 7-inch infotainment screen, a simulated suede upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, aluminum pedals, a four-way passenger-seat power adjustment, a rear cargo cover, a rearview camera, ventilated seats, and satellite radio.
Opting for the 370Z Nismo coupe offers unique aerodynamic body pieces, a suede trimmed steering wheel, a sport-tuned suspension, various electronic features such as a voice-activated navigation system, and a touchscreen interface, and a sporty cabin content.
Engine Nismo Specs – 2017 Nissan 370Z
With the exception of the Nismo, all the rest come with a 3.7L V6 engine under their hoods. A six speed manual available delivers the power – 332 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque to the wheels. The performance is taken a notch higher with the SynchoRev Match manual gearbox that is offered on all the Sport versions. The result is smooth gearchanges through blipping the throttle during downshifts.
In all test drives conducted it was concluded it would only require 5.3 seconds for the 370Z Coupe to zoom over 60 mph, and about 5.5 seconds for the heavier seconds.
As for the fuel consumption, the manual-equipped models check in at 26/18/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 26/19/21 mpg with the automatic.
2017 Nissan 370Z Price & Release Date
2017 Nissan 370Z’s release date should be expected in July 2017. According to credible sources who did not want to be named due to the sensitivity of such information revealed the 370Z Convertible will cost $41,820, 370Z Nismo Tech – $45,490, and the 370Z Coupe – $29,990.
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