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The 2012 Nissan 370Z is a step forward in quality and materials, but road and tire noise can be overwhelming.
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Boom, slap, echo, hiss, the swishing of water, the pinging of pebbles. You name a road-borne sound, and the tires can magnify it.
Car and Driver

While the new interior is reminiscent of the previous edition, there are sweeping upgrades in contour, quality, and overall execution. Instruments are larger, more legible, and higher in entertainment value. The seats are more comfortable and provide better support.
Automobile Magazine

The 370Z's driver-oriented cabin sports big gauges, a race-style oval steering wheel, a convenient glovebox, and a usable cargo area. For a grander environment, the upscale Touring adds leather, Bluetooth phone, Bose audio, and aluminum pedals.
Motor Trend

the 370Z has a distinct persona of its own thanks to unique details including "boomerang" head and tail lights, big flared fenders and a cantilevered roof reminiscent of the Nissan GT-R's.
Kelley Blue Book

High-quality materials and solid construction are prominent throughout the 370Z's cabin. Touring models feel even more upscale, with leather upholstery and upgraded faux suede door inserts.

Since the 370Z is an obligate two-seater, unlike its more luxurious cousin the G37, you'll have to work with the limited passenger, cargo, and storage space within the cabin. Compared to much of its two-seat competition, however, the 370Z is rather spacious.

Seating is comfortable and conforms to a wide range of body types, with power adjustability and ventilation on upscale models. Quality of materials and their fit and finish aren't luxury-level, but they're a tick above the Ford Mustang, which is perhaps the 370Z's most direct competitor on performance and price. Road noise can be high thanks to the large tires and minimal sound insulation, reaching nearly unacceptable levels on some surfaces.

The 370Z's soft-top convertible mechanism saves weight, complexity, and expense, but at the cost of some security and style--a tradeoff some competitors have taken in the other direction. Nissan's path does preserve more trunk space, however.

With relative newcomers to the sporty coupe segment like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe edging in with slightly better interior design and materials, and long-time stalwarts like the Ford Mustang GT gaining yet more power, the 370Z treads a delicate balance that may be due for an update soon.


The 2012 Nissan 370Z is a step forward in quality and materials, but road and tire noise can be overwhelming.

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