Compare 2008 Honda S2000 vs 2009 Nissan 350Z

2008 Honda S2000
2009 Nissan 350Z
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S2000 2-Door Conv 18 25 $31,069 $34,300
S2000 2-Door Conv CR 18 25 $32,876 $36,300
S2000 2-Door Conv CR w/Air Conditioning 18 25 $33,780 $37,300
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2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Enthusiast 17 23 $35,073 $37,870
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Grand Touring 17 23 $39,419 $42,570
350Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 17 23 $37,247 $40,220
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Enthusiast 17 24 $34,148 $36,870
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Grand Touring 17 24 $38,495 $41,570
350Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $36,322 $39,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,069
$35,073
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$37,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$631 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement. Amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling keep the 2009 Nissan 350Z convertible rooted in sportscar basics and fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 53.6
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
49.8 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
34.6 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
44.8 51.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.0 52.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
162.2 169.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 4.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45WR17 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR17 P245/45WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2864 3596
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 6800 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA VQ35HR
Displacement
2.2L/132 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 7800 306 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.80 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2dr Convertible
Vehicle Name
Honda S2000 Nissan 350Z
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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