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Selected Style 350C 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $28,929 $32,145
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $29,983 $33,315
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $32,196 $35,775
350 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $33,833 $37,595
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $52,612 $58,460
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $35,495 $39,440
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $36,548 $40,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 18 25 $40,399 $44,890
2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $34,564 $37,320
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $35,767 $38,620
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $37,848 $40,870
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $39,050 $42,170
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 25 $28,492 $30,410
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $29,707 $31,710
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 25 $32,493 $35,080
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 25 $33,695 $36,380
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 25 $37,000 $39,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,399
$28,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,890
$30,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$748 / month
$507 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2010 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.9
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 52.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 100.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 4.84
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 167.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 4.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 12.60 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) 13.1 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 13.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/45VR17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/45VR17 225/50WR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.7L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.32
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.79
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.62
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 door coupe
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350C Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 8.9
 
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