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2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe/Roadster Preview

Pros: With videogame-bred exterior features and a fun-to-drive attitude, this coupe or roadster is a great weekend warrior to add to the stable. 

Cons: As cool looking as it is, here are better options on the market in a similar price range or much less (read: Mazda MX-5). 

2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe/Roadster Price and Fuel Economy: Let’s start with the coupes first. There are three versions of the coupes and their pricing is as follows: 

  • 2015 Nissan 370Z Touring Coupe $39,998
  • 2015 Nissan 370Z Touring Sport Coupe $43,998 
  • 2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO $47,998 

There are also three soft-top roadster versions of the 370Z and they are: 

  • 2015 Nissan 370Z Touring (with black top) $49,498 
  • 2015 Nissan 370Z Touring Sport (with black top) $53,498 
  • 2015 Nissan 370Z Touring Sport (Bordeaux top) $54,998 

The 370Z roadster on offers one engine choice, but two transmissions. In the manual guise, the 370Z roadster returns 9.7L/100km on the highway and 13.6L/100km in the city. With the automatic, you’ll see readings of 9.6L/100km on the highway and 13L/100km in the city. 

As for the coupe, the same engine resides, and there are also two transmission choices. So, fuel economy for the manual is 9.3L/100km on the highway and 13.3L/100km in the city. Opt for the automatic (which is only available on the Touring Sport Coupe model) and you’ll see efficiency numbers of 9.2L/100km on the highway and 12.6L/100km in the city. 

Powertrain: As mentioned, there’s one mill available across the board (for coupe and roadster models), and it’s a 3.7L DOHC V6. In the Touring and Touring Sport models (both roadster and coupe), that engine produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. If you spring for the NISMO version of the 370Z Coupe, that same engine is tuned to push out 350 ponies and 276 lb-ft of torque. 

A 7-speed automatic is only an option on the Touring Sport model, as mentioned above. Otherwise, the only transmission available is a 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission that comes standard (except in the base Touring model) with SynchroRev Match. 

Power is always sent to the rear wheels, regardless of model choice. 

Changes and Improvements: Since 2012, the Nissan 370Z has seen no major changes or improvements and remains largely the same mechanically and aesthetically. 

Cargo Capacity: In roadster format, the 370Z offers up 119L of space, and in coupe guise you’ll get 195L. In either, there’s only room for two up front. 

Safety: The 2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster both come equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags. 

Comparing the 2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe/Roadster: Mazda MX-5, Audi TT, BMW Z4, Corvette C7 Stingray