7.6

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.2
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety:
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2013 Nissan 370Z Review

The 2013 Nissan 370Z satisfied reviewers with its quick acceleration, nimble handling and first-rate cabin materials, but it has very little trunk space, even for a sports car.

Pros & Cons

  • Brisk acceleration
  • First-rate cabin materials
  • Seat can be too snug for some
  • Small trunk space

2013 Nissan 370Z Overview

With its V6 engine, test drivers wrote that the 2013 370Z accelerates quickly, and some called its acceleration comparable with V8-powered muscle cars like the Ford Mustang GT. The Nissan 370Z comes standard with a manual transmission, and an automatic is available. Test drivers reported that the manual transmission has a rev-matching feature that effectively blips the throttle on downshifts, which always keeps plenty of power on hand. Most also agreed that the automatic has sharp shifts. A 2013 Nissan 370Z with a manual transmission returns an EPA-estimated 18/26 mpg city/highway, which is typical for the class. According to reviewers, the 370Z has agile handling and sharp steering, as well as a forgiving ride on rough roads.

Most test drivers agreed that the 2013 Nissan 370Z's cabin feels upscale and has first-rate materials, however some found the design bland. The 370Z is a two-seater, and reviewers said the seats are supportive, though some found them to be a bit too tight. The 370Z coupe has 6.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is low for the class, and the convertible has 4.2 cubic feet of trunk space. The 370Z comes standard with an auxiliary input jack. Features like Bluetooth, navigation, a rearview camera, a six-speaker Bose audio system and a USB port were optional when it was new. Reviewers were pleased with the straightforward operation of climate and audio controls, though others mentioned that the Bluetooth system's connection strength with compatible devices could be better.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2013 Mazda Miata is regarded as one of the most fun-to-drive roadsters on the market, with agile handling and a satisfying manual gearbox. The Miata isn't as powerful as the 370Z, but reviewers said it accelerates fast enough, and it gets better fuel economy than the 370Z.

Test drivers said the 2013 Ford Mustang has strong acceleration and poised handling, and is generally fun to drive. It has two seats in back and offers much more trunk space than the 370Z.

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