Compare 2009 Porsche Cayman vs 2009 Nissan 370Z

2009 Porsche Cayman
2009 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $42,755 $50,300
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $51,170 $60,200
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2-Door Coupe Manual
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,755
$28,043
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,300
$29,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$838 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Porsche Cayman is a fabulous ride that's worth every penny. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 51.6
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
172.1 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 51.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 6.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.52 x 0.94 13.0 x 1.3
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)
11.78 x 0.94 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 19
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50ZR/17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55ZR/17 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2943 3232
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6500 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 4600-6000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.62
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayman Nissan 370Z
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 door coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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