2010 Nissan 370Z vs. Its Competition

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

If you're looking at the 2010 Nissan 370Z, chances are you know what you want-and there's not much direct competition for this traditional sports car.

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-it too comes in convertible form this year.

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.

Then there's the Hyundai Genesis Coupe: a turbo four or a sweet six-cylinder power it quickly enough, and with G37-like looks and feel, it's a distinctly disturbing option-disturbing for the competition, that is.

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Quick Specs
8.2
A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2010 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
8.4
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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For $22,000, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0t represents a heck of a performance value.
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The 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe does a neat convertible trick: it keeps all the charm of the Coupe while opening up more to the world outside.
MSRP From   
$30,410$21,395$22,000$43,850
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class   
Two-SeaterCompactSubcompactSubcompact
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door 2.0T Manual2-Door Base
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel driveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2444
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 door coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Convertible
Transmission   
ManualManualManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Nissan 370Z vs. 2010 Ford Mustang2010 Nissan 370Z vs. 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe2010 Nissan 370Z vs. 2009 INFINITI G37 Convertible