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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,043 $29,930
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,259 $31,230
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $31,919 $34,460
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 26 $33,122 $35,760
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $36,551 $39,130
2-Door Coupe w/2LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,043
$43,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,930
$48,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$809 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The Nissan Z has never occupied the top spot in the performance world—and it doesn't now—but it's still a great performance car that starts just under $30,000. While the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette provides plenty of impressive performance to dream and/or brag about, this car is not a one-trick pony. If ever there were a practical sportscar, this is it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 51.6 52
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.2
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.84 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 167.2 174.6
Height, Overall (in) 51.9 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 105.7
Liftover Height (in) 35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 22.4
Brakes
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) 13.0 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.6 12 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45WR18 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/50WR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3232 3217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 5200 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA LS3
Displacement 3.7L/- TBD - 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 332 @ 7000 430 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.79 2.66
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 1.78
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan 370Z Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style 2 door coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone Transverse Leaf Spr
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Transverse Leaf Spr
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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