2008 Nissan 350Z vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Among rear-drive sportscars with muscle-car-style performance, the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger are obvious choices here.

Both come with a range of V-6 and V-8 engines; the Mustang also sports a convertible edition and a choice of manual and automatic transmissions.

The BMW Z4 is available as a coupe or roadster with six-cylinder and M-Series power.

The Infiniti G37 shares some mechanicals with the Nissan 350Z, but offers two tiny rear seats and a more luxurious interior, not to mention a far superior dealer experience.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2008 Nissan 350Z returns to its roots, with amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling.
8.4
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
7.8
Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
MSRP From  
$28,510$21,395$22,220
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
SubcompactCompactMidsize sedan
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door Coupe SE
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
245
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2dr Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
Transmission  
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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