7.5

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety:
This model has never been tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2014 Nissan 370Z Review

The Nissan 370Z has a strong V6 engine and agile handling, but its noisy cabin, minimal cargo space, and high ownership cost sink this sports car from the top of our rankings.

Pros & Cons

  • Potent V6
  • Slick-shifting transmissions
  • Nimble handling
  • Noisy cabin at speed
  • Limited cargo space and rear visibility 

2014 Nissan 370Z Overview

Is the 2014 Nissan 370Z a Good Used Car?

The Nissan 370Z is a fine option if you’re shopping for a used sports car. The 370Z boasts razor-sharp driving dynamics, a V6 with ample muscle, and an upscale interior with cozy seats. It’s a fitting successor to Nissan’s historic Z-car line. That said, the 370Z isn’t much of a bargain. You’re apt to find similarly fun-to-drive rivals like the Mazda Miata and Subaru BRZ for sale at far lower prices.

Used 2014 Nissan 370Z Performance and Interior

The Nissan 370Z has a 3.7-liter 332-horsepower V6 engine. A six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard; a seven-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles is available. The spry V6 scoots the 370Z up to speed with ease. However, it sounds rather buzzy under hard acceleration. Nissan’s superb transmissions partly offset this shortcoming. The automatic delivers crisp, well-timed shifts, and the manual has a precise action. Both offer a great rev-matching feature that blips the throttle on downshifts for smoother, controlled gear changes. Fuel economy ranges from 17 to 19 mpg in the city and 24 to 26 mpg on the highway, which is on par with class standards.

The 370Z rewards drivers with well-balanced handling. The steering is responsive and has a nice, heavy feel. The Z stays planted and composed through turns, and the brakes confidently bring the car to a stop. Ride quality is reasonably comfortable as well. The 370Z NISMO changes this. In addition to an extra 18 horsepower, NISMO models have a stiffer suspension. It yields even sharper handling but results in a harsh ride on uneven pavement.

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The Nissan 370Z seats two in coupe and convertible body styles. The cabin offers decent head- and legroom, as well as an excellent driving position. Both seats are supportive, with large, hip-hugging side bolsters. They remain comfortable on road trips. However, a surprising amount of road noise infiltrates the cabin at speed, making for a loud ride on the highway. Rear visibility is limited due to the coupe’s large roof pillars and the convertible’s high trunk lid and roll bars. Neither model offers much cargo space. The 370Z coupe has a hatchback with just 6.9 cubic feet of space; the 370Z roadster offers only 4.2 cubic feet. The roadster’s power soft top folds in 20 seconds.

Despite these demerits, the 370Z’s cabin does have an upscale look and feel. The dashboard is cleanly arranged and outfitted with many soft-touch plastics. The gauges are large and easy to read, and the audio and climate controls are simple to operate. Most 370Z models feature a handy in-dash cubby for small items, like a cellphone or wallet. Models equipped with the Navigation package replace this box with a 7-inch touch screen.

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Used 2014 Nissan 370Z Prices

The price of a used 2014 Nissan 370Z ranges from about $22,400 for a base model to around $32,500 for a NISMO model. Prices will vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Reliable Is the 2014 Nissan 370Z?

The Nissan 370Z has average reliability, earning three out of five points from J.D. Power.

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How Safe Is the 370Z?

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have published crash test results for the 2014 370Z. Touring models are available with a rearview camera, but Nissan offers no other advanced safety features, such as blind spot monitoring or forward collision warning.

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Should I Consider Another Used 370Z?

Nissan introduced the 370Z for 2009, and there have been few changes since. Updates for 2014 included exterior cosmetic changes and a new steering wheel for NISMO models. The 370Z received lightly revised exterior styling in 2013, and there were no major changes for 2012 and 2011. You’re likely to find similarly equipped 2011, 2012, and 2013 models at far lower prices than a 2014.

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Which Used Nissan 370Z Is Right for Me?

Nissan offers the 2014 370Z in three trim levels: base, Touring, and NISMO (coupe only). Base models come with an AM/FM radio, a CD player, cruise control, keyless entry, push-button start, power windows, climate control, cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and bi-xenon headlights.

The Nissan 370Z Touring adds Bluetooth, satellite radio, a Bose sound system, leather upholstery, and heated and power-adjustable seats (ventilated seats in the roadster only). The Nissan 370Z NISMO adds a limited-slip differential, upgraded brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, a NISMO exhaust, and restyled bumpers. Optional features are few and far between, though Touring models are available with a 7-inch touch screen, a USB input, a navigation system, and a rearview camera.

You may also want to consider a certified pre-owned 370Z. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Nissan extends the original new car warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles. To become certified pre-owned, each vehicle must pass a 167-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Nissan warranty page carefully.

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2014 Nissan 370Z and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2014 Nissan 370Z or 2014 Ford Mustang?

The 2014 Ford Mustang can’t match the 370Z’s sportier handling or higher-quality interior. However, it is a more practical option if you’re shopping for a sporty car. The Mustang seats four, has a larger trunk, and earns higher reliability ratings. You’re likely to find used models for less money than comparable 370Zs as well, including the muscular 420-horsepower Mustang GT. The GT offers 70 horsepower more than the NISMO 370Z.

Which Is Better: 2014 Nissan 370Z or 2014 Scion FR-S?

We named the Scion FR-S our 2014 Best Sports Car for the Money. Used FR-S models are often much more affordable than 370Z models. The four-seat Scion also has more standard features, including a touch-screen infotainment system. Both sports cars earn praise for their razor-sharp driving dynamics. Unless you need the V6 power that the 370Z offers, the FR-S is the better buy.

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