2012 Nissan 370Z vs. Its Competition

2012 Nissan 370Z coupe
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

While the 370Z doesn't have much in the way of direct competition, the 2012 Ford Mustang provides similar performance at a similar price, though with very different styling.

If you're in the mood for a more refined ride, the Infiniti G37 Coupe and Convertible are excellent alternatives, with almost all of the performance of the 370Z plus back seats and better materials and features.

Hyundai's Genesis Coupe strays toward the other end of the range, offering similar performance at a lower price.

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8.2
Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
8.4
The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car.
7.8
The 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the best performance-car values, with several models fitting the needs of either daily commuters of track-day enthusiasts.
8.2
A sexy, lavishly equipped luxury car, the 2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe has much of the vaunted performance feel of its primary German target.
7.8
The Infiniti G37 Convertible doesn't suffer the usual styling compromises, but it's a little less exciting to drive than its Coupe cousin.
MSRP From    
$32,280$22,310$22,250$37,800$46,650
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Two-SeaterCompactSubcompactSubcompactSubcompact
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door I4 2.0T Manual2-Door Base RWD2-Door Base
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
24444
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door CoupeConvertible
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManualManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic