Compare 2011 Lexus IS 350C vs 2011 Nissan 370Z

2011 Lexus IS 350C
2011 Nissan 370Z
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350C 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $29,464 $31,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $30,680 $32,750
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,483 $36,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,684 $37,450
2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $35,378 $38,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $36,581 $39,500
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,139 $40,830
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $39,077 $42,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $40,280 $43,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,976
$29,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,640
$31,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$524 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2011 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
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 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 51.6
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
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)
5.7 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 167.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 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)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 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
P245/45VR17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 225/50WR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue 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 - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
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 VQ37VHR
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.7L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 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 w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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