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2013 Nissan 370Z Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Nissan 370Z was new.


Interior: 7.2

Critics love the 2013 Nissan 370Z’s functional dash layout and sporty interior design. However, one test driver says that some of the Z’s interior materials could be a bit nicer. Others note that if you’re looking for a comfortable daily driver, the 370Z falls short with its noisy cabin and poor rearward visibility.

  • "Overall, the 370Z's cabin has a suitably sporty vibe. Interior materials are a bit pedestrian overall, though textured dashboard plastics, contrast stitching, and padded surfaces are effective at livening up the ambiance." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Only an abundance of road noise and dearth of rear visibility take away from what is a pleasantly livable sports car." -- Edmunds 
  • "Drawing heavily from the Infiniti line, the interior of the 2013 Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster looks lush and upscale. More important, it blends some very strong styling elements, especially around the instruments, with complete functionality." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The road noise on coarse pavement raises a question about the Z's desirability as an everyday car." -- MarketWatch (2011)


The 370Z’s seats get mixed reviews. Some auto writers say that the Z’s cockpit is rather snug, which may make it uncomfortable for taller drivers, while others counter that there’s ample space for a 6-foot-tall driver. Additionally, a handful of reviewers say that the 370Z’s thick roof pillars make for poor rearward visibility. The Z doesn’t have a back seat, so if additional passenger space is something you need, be sure to check out cars like the Ford Mustang or Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The base 370Z comes with cloth, manually-adjustable seats. Touring models come with leather seats that are heated and power-adjustable, while NISMO models get embroidered cloth seats with red stitching.

  • "The heavily bolstered seats are uncomfortably confining for some testers. Padded knee rests for both the driver and passenger are a comfort plus." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "One downside to the car's styling is that its thick roof pillars make for limited visibility out the back." -- Edmunds 
  • "The main gauge cluster that moves with the tilt steering column is a nice touch. The snug cockpit easily accommodates two big adults in excellent sport seats." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "The Z's two-seat cabin is big enough for taller drivers, and the relationship between the seat and steering wheel makes for a great driving position." -- Cars.com 

Interior Features 

The base 2013 Nissan 370Z comes with standard features that include automatic climate control, push-button start and a four-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input jack. Options and features available on higher trims include a backup camera, navigation, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port and a Bose stereo system.

Reviewers praise the Nissan 370Z for its driver-friendly layout and straightforward, intuitive controls. They also say that convertible models feature a soft top that folds back quickly and stores out of sight. However, one critic notes that the Z’s Bluetooth phone connection could offer better sound quality.

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  • "The 370Z's control layout is pleasingly simple and straightforward. Audio and climate controls are mounted low on the central control panel, but they fall easily to hand and are simple to use." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Those who opt for the Roadster won't have long to wait when they want to catch some rays, as the fully lined soft top folds itself neatly under a color-matched hard tonneau cover in roughly 20 seconds." -- Edmunds
  • "Of course, you can connect your mobile phone via Bluetooth, too, though the sound quality and connection strength was patchy." -- Motor Trend (2011)


The Nissan 370Z coupe has 6.9 cubic feet of trunk space, while the roadster offers 4.2 cubic feet. Although it’s small, some reviewers say that the Z’s trunk space is still useful. However, cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro offer considerably more trunk space. 

  • "There are some hidden bins behind the seats, but interior storage is otherwise meager, with a small glovebox and center console." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "As in most sports cars, luggage space is scarce, with just 6.9 cubic feet of storage under the coupe's hatchback and a slightly smaller than average 4.2 cubic feet in the convertible's trunk." -- Edmunds 
  • "Cargo space isn't outstanding but it's usable and accessible." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Behind the front seats is a miniscule cargo ledge and storage cubby. The cloth top doesn't intrude on trunk space, but all you get is a precious 4.2 cubic feet, top up or down. That's about half the space of a Mustang, Camaro, 1 Series or Audi TT convertible." -- Cars.com (2011 Roadster)

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