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Rankings & Research

The 2020 Nissan 370Z ranked #8 in Sports Cars. Currently the Nissan 370Z has a score of 6.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 69 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

6.0

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 6.1
Performance: 6.9
Interior: 3.4
Safety:
This model has never been tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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Reliability:
This rating isn’t available yet for the current model year. In the meantime, last year’s rating of 3.5 for reliability is being used to calculate this vehicle’s overall score.
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2020 Nissan 370Z Review

The 2020 Nissan 370Z sits at the bottom of our sports car rankings. Its performance is nothing special by class standards, and since the 370Z hasn't been redesigned in quite some time, it has old-looking interior styling and outdated technology.

Pros & Cons

  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Most rivals offer better performance
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Outdated styling and technology
  • Small trunk

Is the Nissan 370Z a Good Car?

No, the Nissan 370Z isn't a good sports car. It trails many competitors in most, if not all, areas. The 370Z delivers great performance compared to your average sedan or SUV, but its athleticism is lacking for a sports car. It also looks and feels obsolete; it's been more than a decade since this Nissan's last redesign. The in-cabin tech is easy to use, but it's less modern than rivals'.

Should I Buy the Nissan 370Z?

No matter what draws you to the 370Z, you can find the same good traits – plus many more – in pretty much every other sports car. Instead of the 370Z, you should look at alternatives like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Nissan 370Z?

The 2020 Nissan 370Z is part of a generation that began with the 2009 model. The biggest change for 2020 is the discontinuation of the roadster body style. For 2019, Nissan streamlined the trim lineup and dropped the manual transmission option from convertible models. Additionally, a rearview camera became standard for 2019.

If you are interested in a used 370Z, be sure to read our 2018 and 2019 Nissan 370Z reviews. Also, check out our Used Car Deals page to learn about savings and discounts on used vehicles.

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We Did the Research for You: 69 Reviews Analyzed

Our car reviews include everything you need to know before heading to the dealership. We combine the opinions of the automotive press with quantifiable data like crash test results and performance specs to form a complete picture of every vehicle we rank.

This review incorporates applicable research from all 370Zs in the current generation, which includes the 2009 through 2020 model years.

Why You Can Trust Us

U.S. News Best Cars has been ranking vehicles since 2007, and our team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the automotive industry. Our car reviews are objective. To keep them that way, our editorial staff doesn’t accept expensive gifts or trips from automakers, and a third party handles all the advertising on our site.

How Much Does the Nissan 370Z Cost?

At $30,090, the base price of the 2020 Nissan 370Z is one of the highest in the class. There are multiple higher trims, with the range-topping Nismo starting at $45,790. That's reasonable for a sports car's top trim, but many rivals that cost upward of $45,000 have engines that produce considerably more than the Nismo's 350 horsepower.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Nissan dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Nissan deals page.

Nissan 370Z Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Nissan 370Z or Chevrolet Camaro?

Unlike the 370Z, the Chevrolet Camaro has an engine lineup that includes four-cylinder, V6, and V8 options. Depending on which engine you choose, the Camaro either gets better gas mileage than the 370Z, or it has significantly more horsepower. This Chevy also has two rows of seats (though the back seats aren’t suitable for passengers), and it offers more tech features than its Nissan rival. The Camaro is the clear choice here.

Which Is Better: Nissan 370Z or Ford Mustang?

The Ford Mustang does well in our sports car rankings every year because of its all-around quality. It handles well and offers several potent engine options. The Mustang has a nicer cabin than its Nissan rival, but its back seat is small. The Mustang gets great crash tests scores too. Simply put, it’s a much better choice than the 370Z.

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370Z Performance

370Z Engine: It's … Fine

This Nissan features a V6 engine that puts out 332 horsepower in most trims and 350 horsepower in Nismo models. The 370Z accelerates fairly quickly and provides plenty of power. The Nismo feels more energetic, but it still can't hold a candle to the high-performance versions of rivals like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger.

370Z Gas Mileage: Rivals Are Better

Nissan 370Z models with the automatic transmission get 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Ratings are slightly worse with the manual transmission. Many rivals come standard with four-cylinder engines that delivers better fuel economy. However, even measured against competitors' V6 engines, the 370Z's gas mileage ratings are subpar.

370Z Ride and Handling: Nothing Special for a Sports Car

The 370Z handles curves well compared to a normal vehicle, but it doesn't stand out in the sports car class. In some ways, though, it trails the competition. This Nissan feels stable around corners and handles winding roads with composure, but it just isn't as agile as its classmates. The ride is generally smooth, though you will feel larger bumps in the road.

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370Z Interior

How Many People Does the 370Z Seat?

This Nissan is a coupe that seats two people. It might work as an everyday vehicle for some folks, but its seats aren't very supportive on long trips. It's also difficult for taller drivers to find a suitable seating position, and visibility to the sides and rear of the car is subpar.

370Z and Child Car Seats

Like many two-seat sports cars, the 370Z does not have LATCH connectors for securing child safety seats. We do not recommend installing a car seat in the front seat of any vehicle.

370Z Interior Quality

Just about every class rival has a nicer interior than this Nissan. The 370Z has quality materials, but it isn’t as stylish or as modern as many rivals, and too much outside noise makes its way into the cabin.

370Z Cargo Space

The 370Z’s cargo capacity of 6.9 cubic feet is paltry even by sports car standards. That’s only enough space for about four or five shopping bags.

370Z Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features in the 370Z include a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Available upgrades include a 7-inch touch screen, navigation, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system.

Technology is one area where you can tell that the 370Z is getting long in the tooth. Many competitors have additional features and more modern infotainment features. That said, this Nissan’s infotainment system is easy to use.

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370Z Reliability

Is the Nissan 370Z Reliable?

The 2020 Nissan 370Z does not yet have a predicted reliability rating from J.D. Power.

Nissan 370Z Warranty

Nissan covers the 370Z with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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370Z Safety

370Z Crash Test Results

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 2020 Nissan 370Z.

370Z Safety Features

A rearview camera comes standard in this Nissan, but there are no available active safety features.

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370Z Dimensions and Weight

The 370Z is about 14 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,333 to 3,486 pounds.

Where is the Nissan 370Z built?

Nissan builds the 2020 370Z in Japan.

Which Nissan 370Z Model Is Right for Me?

The 370Z comes in four trims: base, Sport, Sport Touring, and Nismo. There's also a 50th Anniversary Edition 370Z, but that's more of a styling package than a trim. For 2020, the 370Z is only available as a coupe; the roadster (convertible) body style has been discontinued.

To get more features, you’ll have to step up in trim level because there aren't any option packages for any 370Z model. With that in mind, the Sport Touring trim is a great choice. It comes with every tech feature that you can get in a 370Z, and it costs thousands of dollars less than the 370Z Nismo. The main drawback to this trim is that it's unavailable with a manual transmission.

Nissan 370Z

The 370Z has a base price of $30,090. It comes with a 332-horsepower V6 engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and rear-wheel drive. Standard features include a rearview camera, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port, and automatic climate control.

You can upgrade to a seven-speed automatic transmission for $1,400.

Nissan 370Z Sport

The 370Z Sport has a starting price of $33,820. In addition to the base trim's features, the Sport trim comes with a limited-slip differential, sport brakes, and an eight-speaker Bose audio system.

You can upgrade to a seven-speed automatic transmission for $1,250. This trim is also available with special 50th Anniversary Edition packages, but the changes are purely cosmetic.

Nissan 370Z Sport Touring

The 370Z Sport Touring has a starting price of $39,490. It comes with leather upholstery, heated seats and power-adjustable seats, a 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, and navigation. This model also comes standard with the automatic transmission; it's the only trim that's not available with a manual gearbox.

Nissan 370Z Nismo

The 370Z Nismo has a starting price of $45,790. It features a 350-horsepower V6 engine, improved suspension tuning, and Recaro sport seats.

You can upgrade to a seven-speed automatic transmission for $1,400.

Check out our U.S. News Best Price Program for great savings at your local Nissan dealer. You can also find excellent manufacturer incentives on our Nissan deals page.

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The Final Call

While most cars get a redesign every few years, the Nissan 370Z hasn't been redesigned since the 2009 model year. Back then, there were only four Fast and the Furious movies, nobody had heard of Game of Thrones, and people still wore Ed Hardy shirts.

The lack of a redesign helps explain the 370Z's obsolete feel, as every class rival has a more stylish interior and more modern technology. This Nissan also delivers underwhelming performance for a sports car. Shoppers are better off looking elsewhere in the class.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "The 2020 Nissan 370Z moves into this model year in coupe form only. Its main selling point, however, is still the same. There's really nothing else this sporty, with this much power at these prices. Admittedly, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is tempting and more refined, but it doesn't come with a punchy V6. A Porsche 718 Cayman, meanwhile, is something like $27,000 more expensive. Home-grown alternatives like the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang are bigger, seat four and aren't quite as laser-focused on dynamics as the 370Z." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Unfortunately, this generation 370Z came out for 2009. There hasn't been a full redesign since, which is an eternity in car terms, and Nissan hasn't made many substantive updates either. That means the 370Z continues to be just as unrefined and inconvenient for your daily drive as it was about a decade ago, but now it has also been surpassed in performance by newer competitors. These rivals also provide more features and a more livable driving experience. … Having a back-to-basics sports car certainly doesn't have to be a bad thing. But when competitors outdo the 370Z in both performance and livability, it's hard to recommend." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "The formula for building an enthusiast-oriented coupe is pretty much set in stone. Team a stiff, rear-drive platform to a nimble suspension, add a powerful engine and slick-shifting manual transmission, and finish it off with a modern cockpit as comfortable as it is functional. In the 2017 Nissan 370Z, this formula is tweaked to perfection, creating one of the last affordable rear-drive, 2-seat sports cars on the market." -- Autotrader (2017)
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