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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $29,464 $31,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $30,680 $32,750
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,483 $36,150
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,684 $37,450
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,139 $40,830
2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $35,378 $38,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $36,581 $39,500
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $39,077 $42,200
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $40,280 $43,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,530
$29,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,900
$31,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$865 / month
$524 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Fantastic handling, comfortable seating, and better-than-average cargo room make the Porsche Cayman a success in the segment. A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2011 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.9
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.84
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 167.2
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 6.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
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) 12.5 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
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) 16.9 19
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50ZR/17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55ZR/17 225/50WR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 7200 332 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 4400-6000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA VQ37VHR
Displacement 2.9L/177 3.7L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.32
Trans Order Code 480 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.87 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.66 3.79
Clutch Size (in) 9.5 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.62
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Porsche Cayman Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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