2014 Nissan 370Z vs. Its Competition

2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Nissan 370Z is a relatively unique combination of true sports car construction and affordable price in a nearly grand-touring package.

Despite the technological differences in the suspension, the Ford Mustang is a very similar performance and value proposition, with a much higher upper limit for those able to spend for the GT500.

Hyundai's Genesis Coupe offers its own take on moder two-door styling, but lacks some of the refinement and upper-end performance of the Nissan.

Infiniti's Q60, formerly known as the G37 coupe and convertible, is essentially a match for the 370Z on performance, with a more premium take on styling and equipment throughout, but at a higher price point.

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are lighter and nimbler than the 370Z thanks to their mid-engine design and Porsche-tuned suspensions, and while the duo from Stuttgart set the benchmark in the mid-range sports car segment, the performance and luxury come at a premium price.

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The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
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Everyday comfortable, yet track-ready, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis is one of the better performance-car picks if your budget is tight.
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The 2014 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
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The 2014 Porsche Cayman adds power, lightness, and comfort improving on the strengths of the last generation while fixing the weaknesses.
MSRP From     
$29,990$22,510$26,350N/A$50,400$52,600
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
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2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door I4 2.0T AutomaticN/A2-Door Roadster2-Door Coupe
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Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
244N/A22
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