The 2016 Nissan 370Z is the latest in the long line of ‘Z’ coupes and convertibles from Nissan with a sporty and sexy styling, rear-wheel drive and six-cylinder power. The current generation debuted back in 2009. Others car makers have redesigned their car at least once or even twice from the current 370z’s generation. The popularity of priced two-seat GT with a long hood, a short deck, a fastback roofline, and a rear hatch describes both 2016 and 1970 models, it’s a legacy, and iconic similarities that a few car makers remain doing that.
The popularity of priced two-seat GT with a long hood, a short deck, a fastback roofline, and a rear hatch describes both 2016 and 1970 models. It’s a legacy and iconic similarities that a few car makers remain achieving.
The Z is a decent package of technology, power and handling. Perhaps its only flaws are their poor cargo (it’s a sports car), outdated design (still attractive), and experts say that the 2016 370Z suffers from a V6 refinements and intrusive road noise.
Let’s review this famous and cool sports car.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2016 370Z is packed with a standard 332 hp and 270 lb-ft, 3.7 L V6, paired with a six-speed manual transmission for all trims. On Sport, Sport Tech and Touring Sport roadsters include SynchroRey automatic rev-matching or a seven-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters with driver-selectable modes. Standstill to 60 mpg is rated at 5.3 seconds.
The NISMO variant gets an enhanced version of the same 3.7 L V6, increasing the horsepower up to 350 hp and 276 lb-ft. The extra power come due to an exclusive H-pattern exhaust and optimized engine tuning parameters. Paired with either a six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching downshifts or a seven-speed automatic, the standstill to 60 mpg acceleration is rated at 5.2 seconds.
Design line and Interior
The exterior is proper and traditional for a sports car design from Nissan. Long nose, short rear deck, and low stance with sexy and dynamic body panels. Also, the front fascia gives an incredible sensation of athletic form and the grille and the headlights look incredible on it. The rear is exquisite with exhaust pipe in both corners.
For this release, the 2016 370Z incorporate the Bose audio system now standard on all but the base trim level, and it adds Active Noise Control and Active Sound Enhancer technology from the Nissan GT-R. Supportive, comfortable leather seats provide a cockpit’s sporty experience with power accessories, keyless entry/start, and cruise control. Optional extras include navigation, satellite radio with real-time traffic, LED daytime running lights, and HID headlights.
Touring specification adds leather-appointed heated and cooled power-adjustable seats. The NISMO model gets its own features and styling. NISMO has tuned suspension, reinforced suspension’s tower bracing and body bumpers, revamp aerodynamics, add 19-inch ways wheels, and upgrade NISMO interior trim and badges.
The 2016 370Z has a really well-appointed and cutting-edge cockpit. Not all is positive and the poor cargo capacity and noise insulation result in plenty of road noise at speed. However, you can found high-quality materials that are expectable in higher ranges vehicles.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 370Z has earned a top-tier athlete label, and it is a seriously good deal and an alternative with a relatively affordable price.
Will be a good deal depending in which your priorities are. If you are intended to be a family person with high-expectancy of flexibility and space, this definitely is not you best bet. Instead, if you are like those speed-maniacs and enjoy an insane performance with amazing handling with not the best space and practicability, you can consider it.
With relative little flaws and plenty of features, this car deserve a shot.
Starting price at US$29.990.