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Selected Style 250C 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,412 $29,990
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $29,642 $31,290
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,038 $35,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,253 $36,570
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,632 $43,020
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,836 $41,470
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 25 $41,361 $44,170
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,577 $45,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,861
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,860
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$714 / month
$500 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 51.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 100.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 167.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 2.4 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 12.6
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) 17.2 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 32.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P245/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3816 3272
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.79
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.62
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.32
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C Nissan 370Z
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 8.6
 
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