Compare 2014 Lexus IS 350C vs 2014 Nissan 370Z

2014 Lexus IS 350C
2014 Nissan 370Z
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350C 2-Door Convertible
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
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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2-Door Coupe Manual
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 Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,836 $41,470
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,632 $43,020
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
$43,839
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,140
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$786 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 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
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
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 51.8
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)
13.1 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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 3272
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.79
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 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)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 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 350C 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
8.3 8.6

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