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Compare 2012 Nissan 370Z vs 2012 Porsche Cayman

2012 Nissan 370Z
2012 Porsche Cayman
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayman 2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
Cayman 2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
Cayman 2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
Cayman 2-Door Coupe S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,457
$46,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,580
$51,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$865 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars. The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
51.6 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 33.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.84 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
167.2 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 11.8 x 0.8
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)
12.6 x 1.1 12.5 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.5 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45WR18 P235/50R/17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/50WR18 P205/55R/17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3283 2932
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-Cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 5200 221 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
VQ37VHR NA
Displacement
3.7L/- TBD - 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
332 @ 7000 265 @ 7200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.12
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.43
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Nissan 370Z Porsche Cayman
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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