Compare 2012 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2012 Nissan 370Z

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2012 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Coupe 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
2-Door Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
2-Door Convertible 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
2-Door Convertible 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,348
$30,241
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,280
$32,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevy Camaro isn't practical, but it's stunning to look at and offers scorching performance--even without the ZL1 package. Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 51.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.5 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.2 51.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 6.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R18 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R0B NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R18 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
R0B NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 3245
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4800 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
LFX VQ37VHR
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
323 @ 6800 332 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58 2.32
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
10.2 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.62
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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