The 2014 Nissan 370Z reaps the benefits of its ancestors by improving on nearly everything. The biggest perk is the car’s performance, which allows the car to be quick, nimble and powerful. The 3.7-litre V6 is offer plenty of juice, especially if you get the Nismo model.
The 2014 Nissan 370Z is a feature-rich and powerful sports car that still resembles the older Z models, but without being as overly simplistic. With this new vehicle you get a powerful engine, solid exterior design and high-quality special features. When it comes to cars like that, there’s really not much else you can ask for.
The Nissan 370Z’s outer shell is as tidy as it’s been throughout the years, which is a bold move on the part of Nissan, given that the majority of cars are actually becoming bigger these days. Its low posture sticks close to the ground, with flared fenders and angular roof endowing with a sharp, almost arrow-like look. The Sport Package adds even more juice to the look, providing front and rear spoilers along with bigger tires and wheels. The more powerful Nismo variant comes with more aerodynamic features, which include a bigger front spoiler and a back wing. The Roadster also comes with a power-operated roof that hides beneath the metal.
Step inside and you’ll find a premium cabin that looks easy on the eyes, while offering enough space and comfort to satisfy any driver. All the instrument, controls and button sit exactly where they are supposed, which means that you don’t have to look for them as you speed down a highway. The main gauge cluster can be tilted with the steering wheel, but at no point do the tach and speedometer become obstructed. The cabin also features soft-touch materials and metallic-looking accents that give the overall space a touch of polish and class. Both seats offer a good amount of support and adjustability, being able to accommodate two full-grown adults.
The standard features include HIG headlights, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry with pushbutton start and an AM/FM/CD stereo system. Nissan also offers the Sport and Touring packages, which add features like Bose audio, Bluetooth phone connectivity, 19-inch Rays forged alloy wheels, Bridgestone Potenza tires with more grip and more. Then there are the Nismo models, which offer the Nismo-tuned suspension and Nismo-specific interior trim and badges.
When it comes to powertrain, the 2014 370Z offer only one: a 3.7-litre V6. This one can generate 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. However, if you get the Nismo model, you’ll have 350 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque. You can choose one out of two transmissions – a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic. You also get to enjoy SynchroRev Match, if you decide to go for the manual gearbox and Sport Package. Overall, this a powerful, responsive and fast car that will impress you even if you don’t care to be impressed.
Overall, the 2014 Nissan 370Z is one of the best cars you’ll find for this price, easily trumping cars like BMW Z4, Mazda RX-8 and others. So, if you’re in the mood to get a sports car, give this one a test drive.
|Engine||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Horsepower @RPM||332 @ 7000|
|Fuel Type||Sequential MPI|
|Body type||2dr Car|
|Power and Performance:|
Just one engine powers the three-model 370Z range, though the NISMO model gets unique upgrades that enhance its power output from the standard 332-horsepower rating to 350 hp.
Originally appeared on The Car Connection.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
For a sports car intended for serious driving, the 2014 Nissan 370Z interior is functional, upscale and artistic. The instruments and controls are exactly where you'd want them to be when the motoring becomes more enthusiastic. Other details include soft-touch surfaces, accents of metallic-looking trim and a main gauge cluster that tilts with the steering wheel, keeping the tach and speedometer clearly visible at all times. The seating is comfortable and supportive. The three smaller gauges top and center of the instrument panel are a nice touch and a remembrance of three similar gauges in the original Z-car, over 40 years ago.
Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.
Every 2014 Nissan 370Z comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control and side airbags. The coupe gets side curtain airbags, while the Roadster's side airbags extend upward for head protection. A rearview camera is available via the Navigation package offered on Touring models.
In Edmunds brake testing, a coupe with the Sport package's upgraded brakes and 19-inch summer performance tires stopped from 60 mph in an outstanding 101 feet, while a Roadster with the Sport package took only 5 more feet to stop. In contrast, however, the most recent 370Z Nismo we tested posted a much longer distance of 126 feet: very poor for this class of car on summer tires.
Originally appeared on Edmunds.
|Engine: 3.7L DOHC 24V V6 -inc: Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL)|
|Transmission: 6-Speed Manual|
|3.69 Axle Ratio|
|Engine Oil Cooler|
|62-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection|
|150 Amp Alternator|
|Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers|
|Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars|
|Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering|
|71.9 L Fuel Tank|
|Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher|
|Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs|
|Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs|
|4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist|
|Viscous Limited Slip Differential|
|Wheels: 18" Styled Alloy|
|Tires: 225/50R18 Fr & 245/45R18 Rr W-Rated|
|Wheels w/Silver Accents|
|Steel Spare Wheel|
|Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo|
|Body-Coloured Front Bumper|
|Body-Coloured Rear Bumper|
|Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim|
|Metal-Look Door Handles|
|Body-Coloured Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding|
|Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster|
|Light Tinted Glass|
|Variable Intermittent Wipers|
|Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels|
|Front License Plate Bracket|
|Liftgate Rear Cargo Access|
|Programmable Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off|
|Rear Fog Lamps|
|Radio: Bose Audio Sys w/In-Dash 6CD Player -inc: MP3/WMA playback 6 speakers and twin subwoofers|
|XM AM/FM/Satellite w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System|
|Digital Signal Processor|
|Window Grid Antenna|
|Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity|
|Front Heated Sport Seats -inc: 2-passenger heated seating, 6-way driver seat and 4-way power passenger seats|
|Simulated Suede/Leather Front Seats w/Carpet Back Material and Manual Driver Lumbar|
|Manual Tilt Steering Column|
|Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Voltmeter, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer|
|Fixed Rear Windows|
|Leather Steering Wheel|
|Proximity Key For Doors And Ignition|
|Power Fuel Flap Locking Type|
|Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button|
|HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter|
|Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls|
|Automatic Air Conditioning|
|Locking Glove Box|
|Driver Foot Rest|
|Interior Trim -inc: Leatherette Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Aluminum And Metal-Look Interior Accents|
|Full Cloth Headliner|
|Simulated Suede Door Trim Insert|
|Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob|
|Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror|
|Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror|
|Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets|
|Front Map Lights|
|Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting|
|Full Carpet Floor Covering|
|Carpet Floor Trim|
|Full Tank of Fuel & Floor Mats -inc: installed block heater cord|
|Roll-Up Cargo Cover|
|Cargo Space Lights|
|FOB Controls -inc: Windows|
|Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver And Passenger Door Bins|
|Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down|
|Delayed Accessory Power|
|Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature|
|Outside Temp Gauge|
|Includes Manual Lumbar Support|
|Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints|
|Front Centre Armrest|
|2 12V DC Power Outlets|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Curtain 1st Row Airbags|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners|