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2009 Nissan 370Z vs. Its Competition

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If you're looking at the 2009 Nissan 370Z, chances are you know what you want—and there's not much direct competition out there for this traditional sportscar.

Among the closest comparisons by the specifications sheets, you could look at the Nissan's fancier cousin, the Infiniti G37 Coupe.

The G37 is more luxurious and relaxed than the Z, plus there's more interior room with its +2 seating.

The BMW Z4 is a pure two-seater with six-cylinder power.

The BMW is due for a significant makeover for 2010.

Based on price and V-8 performance, the 2010 Mustang GT is a worthy 370Z competitor.

The Ford's newfound interior quality and ride quality eclipse the Z's, while still maintaining a truly sporty feel.

Some Nissan Z-car shoppers won't admit that the car they'd really like to drive is the Chevrolet Corvette.

The step up to what considers the best value in the sportscar segment will cost an extra $15,000.

2009 Nissan 370Z2009 Nissan 370Z2010 Ford Mustang2010 Ford Mustang2009 Chevrolet Corvette w/1LT2009 Chevrolet Corvette
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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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Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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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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$29,930Browse Used Listings$21,395Browse Used Listings$48,565Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage  
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8
EPA Class  
Two-SeaterCompactTwo Seater
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door Coupe w/1LT
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 door coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
ManualManualManual w/OD
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