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2-Door Automatic 2.5L *Ltd Avail*
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T 24 32 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $24,163 $25,170
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $26,203 $27,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,219 $29,395
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,275 $30,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,467 $30,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T w/Premium 24 32 $29,525 $30,755
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,523 $31,795
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0L TDI w/Premium 28 37 $31,445 $32,755
2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,443 $33,795
2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,499 $34,895
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,412 $29,990
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $29,642 $31,290
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,038 $35,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,253 $36,570
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,836 $41,470
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,632 $43,020
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 25 $41,361 $44,170
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,577 $45,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,163
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.4 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
58 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
100 100.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61
Brakes
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)
10.7 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 32.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR17 P225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/151 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-5 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 270 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.62
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Nissan 370Z
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 (Est) 8.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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