2011 Nissan 370Z vs. Its Competition

2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

If you're looking at the 2011 Nissan 370Z, chances are you know what you want--and there's not much direct competition for this traditional sports car.

Among the closest comparisons by the specifications sheets, you could look at the Nissan's fancier cousin, the Infiniti G37 Coupe.

The G37 is more luxurious and relaxed than the Z, plus there's more interior room with its +2 seating-it too comes in convertible form this year.

Based on price and V-8 performance, the 2011 Mustang GT is a worthy 370Z competitor, with even more power to offer.

The Ford's newfound interior quality and ride quality roughly match the Z's, while still maintaining a truly sporty feel.

Then there's the Hyundai Genesis Coupe: a turbo four or a sweet six-cylinder power it quickly enough, and with G37-like looks and feel, it's a distinctly disturbing option-disturbing for the competition, that is.

2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe2011 Nissan 370Z
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2011 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe Premium Angular Front Exterior View2011 Ford Mustang
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2-door 3.8L Auto Grand Touring w/Black Leather Angular Front Exterior2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
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2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-door Base RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 INFINITI G37 Coupe
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2011 Infiniti G37 Convertible 2-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2011 INFINITI G37 Convertible
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Quick Specs
A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2011 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder.
The 2011 Ford Mustang lives up to all those juvenile, tire-smoking pony-car expectations; at the same time, it’s an unexpectedly capable, sophisticated coupe.
For road or track, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the best performance values on the market.
The Infiniti G37 Coupe and G37 Convertible wow with sexy exteriors and lavish interiors, along with excellent performance, but they don't always meet expectations for refinement.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door 2.0T Manual2-Door Base RWD2-Door Base
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Convertible
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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