7.8

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 7.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety: N/A
Reliability:
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2015 Nissan 370Z Review

The 2015 Nissan 370Z dashes up to speed quickly, handles corners effortlessly, and provides a comfortable interior for longer drives. However, it trails about half its rivals in our rankings. It has lackluster fuel economy, a small trunk, and a loud convertible cabin.

Pros & Cons

  • Deft handling
  • Lively acceleration
  • Supportive seats

 

  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Undersized trunk
  • Noisy cabin with Roadster

 

New for 2015

 

  • Updated steering and suspension
  • Bluetooth for phone calls became standard

 

2015 Nissan 370Z Overview

Is the 2015 Nissan 370Z a Good Used Car?

In keeping with the Nissan and Datsun Z-car legacy, the 370Z has road manners that encourage spirited driving. NISMO models add a bit of flair as well as some key performance enhancements. While the 370Z is a decent choice, you may want to consider other sports cars that have rear seats, larger trunks, and better gas mileage. Many of these alternatives also have lower prices and sportier performance than the 370Z.

Used 2015 Nissan 370Z Performance and Interior

The Nissan 370Z has sprightly acceleration from its 3.7-liter V6 engine. The base setup produces 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The Nissan 370Z NISMO has a boosted version of the same six-cylinder engine, but with an added 18 horsepower and 6 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is subpar for a V6-powered sports car: 17-19 mpg in the city and 24-26 mpg on the highway.

A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, and it’s available with a rev-matching feature, which gives the 370Z smoother downshifts. A seven-speed automatic transmission is available, and in many models, it comes with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 370Z has impressive control around turns. Performance upgrades include a NISMO-tuned suspension, a limited-slip differential, and larger brakes.

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The two-seater boasts a handsome design, upmarket finishes, and supportive seats that offer plenty of space. Cloth upholstery comes standard, and power-adjustable and heated leather seats are available. Convertible models are available with ventilated seats. NISMO models have leather-trimmed Recaro sport seats. 

The 370Z Roadster (convertible) has a power-folding soft top, which opens and closes slowly compared to other convertibles. The Roadster is also plagued with a considerable amount of road and wind noise. The 370Z’s already small 6.9-cubic-foot trunk shrinks to just 4.2 cubic feet with the convertible. Rearward visibility is poor with either body style. 

Standard features include push-button start, automatic climate control, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth for phone calls, and a USB port. Audio and climate controls are easy to use and reach. Some used models come with upgrades like navigation, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth for streaming audio, satellite radio, and a HomeLink built-in garage door opener.

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Used 2015 Nissan 370Z Prices

Used 2015 Nissan 370Z prices range from about $24,800 for a base model to around $38,900 for a NISMO Tech model with the automatic transmission. Prices shift with demand and vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, and location.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Nissan 370Z?

The 2015 Nissan 370Z has an above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five.

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How Safe Is the 370Z?

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has evaluated the Nissan 370Z for its crashworthiness. An in-mirror rearview camera is available. Some other sports cars offer more driver assistance features, like blind spot monitoring. 

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Should I Consider Another Used 370Z?

Nissan introduced the 370Z for 2009, and there have been few changes over the years. The 2015 gets some important updates, making it one of the best model years to shop for. For 2015, Nissan retooled the 370Z’s steering and suspension for a smoother ride than previous iterations, without sacrificing on ride quality. Also, Bluetooth for phone calls became standard. NISMO models received refreshed styling and offered an automatic transmission for 2015. 

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Which Used Nissan 370Z Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Nissan 370Z coupe comes in seven trims: 370Z (base), Sport, Sport Tech, Touring, Touring Sport, NISMO, and NISMO Tech. The Sport Tech model provides a wealth of features, like navigation, a rearview camera, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, and a HomeLink built-in garage door opener. To get many of these features together with performance-tuned upgrades, consider the NISMO Tech trim. 

The Roadster (convertible) comes in three trims: 370Z, Touring, and Touring Sport. It adds many of the same features that the Sport Tech adds to the base coupe, plus heated and ventilated leather seats. 

For added peace of mind, consider a certified pre-owned 370Z. On its CPO 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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2015 Nissan 370Z and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Nissan 370Z or 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Like the 370Z, the Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers energetic performance, precise steering, and quick reflexes. All Miatas are convertibles, with soft- or hardtop variants. Between the two, the Miata is the better value, with a lower average price and better fuel economy. However, you may want the 370Z for longer trips, as it has supportive seats and a better-equipped base model.

Which Is Better: 2015 Nissan 370Z or 2015 Chevrolet Camaro?

The Chevy Camaro offers a strong V6 engine and a muscular V8 that gives this muscle car incredible acceleration. It has a larger trunk and two rear seats, which are far too cramped for optimal comfort but will do in a pinch on short trips. With its lower average price, the Camaro is easier on your wallet, rounding out the reasons why it’s a better sports car than the 370Z.

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