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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Five stars for passenger side impact; four stars on all other tests
Traction control is standard on all models
The 2008 Nissan 350Z earns good crash test scores and has a fairly solid array of standard safety equipment.
Crash ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are mostly four stars for front and side impacts in the 350Z; Nissan does get a five-star rating for passenger side impact.
Anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitors are standard across the 2008 Nissan 350Z lineup, with front-side and side-curtain airbags also standard on the coupe. Side airbags are standard on the roadster.
Stability control is available on the 350Z; Nissan only makes it standard on the Grand Touring model with a standard transmission, Cars.com reports.
The 2008 Nissan 350Z’s shape does cause some problems with visibility. “Around town, rearward visibility is poor,” according to Edmunds.
The 2008 Nissan 350Z gets good crash test ratings, but stability control is an option.