Compare 2009 Dodge Challenger vs 2008 Nissan 350Z

2009 Dodge Challenger
2008 Nissan 350Z
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2-Door Coupe R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T 16 25 $28,170 $30,220
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SE 17 25 $20,890 $22,220
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SRT8 13 19 $37,270 $40,220
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2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
350Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Enthusiast 17 24 $28,914 $31,210
350Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Grand Touring 17 24 $34,559 $37,740
350Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 17 24 $31,345 $33,840
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 25 $26,714 $28,510
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Enthusiast 18 25 $27,989 $30,210
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Grand Touring 18 25 $33,644 $36,740
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Nismo 18 25 $35,822 $38,680
350Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 25 $30,884 $33,340
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 17 23 $34,528 $37,280
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Grand Touring 17 23 $38,874 $41,980
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 17 23 $36,701 $39,630
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 17 24 $33,603 $36,280
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 17 24 $37,949 $40,980
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $35,777 $38,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,170
$28,914
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,220
$31,210
Monthly Payment Estimate
$504 / month
$520 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor. The 2008 Nissan 350Z returns to its roots, with amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize sedan Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 53.6
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.5 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 169.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 52.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 6.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 12.1 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P245/45WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3937 3364
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.7 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
401 @ 4200 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
EZH VQ35HR
Displacement
5.7L/345 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 5200 306 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.35
Trans Order Code
DGJ - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2dr Coupe
Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger Nissan 350Z
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
five-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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