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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast
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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
2-Door Convertible
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 4.10
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan 350Z Honda S2000
Body Style 2dr Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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