2023 Nissan Z vs. Its Competition

2023 Nissan Z Performance
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Nissan Z revitalizes the affordable sports car segment with a proper rear-wheel-drive coupe.

Perhaps it will encourage American muscle car makers to keep alive the four-seat Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger, with or without their endangered V-8 engines.

It doesn’t have to be the end of an era with a second generation of the less powerful and less expensive Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 twins.

The Toyota GR Supra is the closest competitor in terms of power and mission, though it’s more expensive.

The BMW M240i might be more aspirational, but it too is a throwback for the Bavarians rear-drive roots.

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Quick Specs
6.2
Nissan blends the old and familiar with the new and more powerful in its beloved Z sport coupe.
6.4
The redesigned 2022 BMW 2-Series coupe offers more style and more fun than its four-door Gran Coupe counterpart.
5.7
The 2022 Chevy Camaro lights enthusiast fires with feral V-8 power and ferocious rear-drive grip.
6.0
The 2022 Ford Mustang performs in any guise, but it’s hard to beat a 5.0-liter V-8 and a manual transmission.
6.0
Additional power ramps up the fun, and now buyers can opt for a 2022 Subaru BRZ that drifts or sticks to the pavement.
6.2
The 2022 Toyota Supra is powerful and agile with either of its turbocharged engines.
MSRP From     
Coming Soon$35,700$25,000$27,205$27,995$43,540
Gas Mileage     
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ACompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsMinicompact CarsTwo Seaters
Style Name     
N/A228i Gran Coupe2-Door Coupe 1LSEcoBoost FastbackPremium Manual2.0 Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A54442
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
N/ASedanCoupeFastbackCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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