Compare 2009 Nissan 350Z vs 2008 Honda S2000

2009 Nissan 350Z
2008 Honda S2000
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2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 17 24 $34,148 $36,870
2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 17 23 $35,073 $37,870
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $36,322 $39,220
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 17 23 $37,247 $40,220
2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 17 24 $38,495 $41,570
2-Door Roadster Automatic Grand Touring 17 23 $39,419 $42,570
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $31,069 $34,300
2-Door Convertible CR 18 25 $32,876 $36,300
2-Door Convertible w/Air Conditioning CR 18 25 $33,780 $37,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,148
$31,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,870
$34,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling keep the 2009 Nissan 350Z convertible rooted in sportscar basics and fun. The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 49.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.8 44.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 34.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 50.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.8 162.2
Height, Overall (in)
52.5 50.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 94.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.1 5.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.63 11.1 x - TBD -
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 1.10 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45WR18 P245/40WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45WR18 P215/45WR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3575 2864
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 162 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
VQ35HR NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6800 237 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.13
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.05
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
2dr Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Nissan 350Z Honda S2000
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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