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2016 Nissan 370Z Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Nissan 370Z was new.


Interior: 7.2

The 2016 Nissan 370Z's interior has sleek styling and user-friendly controls, critics report, though it hasn't been fully redesigned since 2009, so some details, like the instrument dials, are beginning to look outdated in the eyes of some auto writers. The 370Z's materials are a mix of plastic and padded surfaces that some reviewers think are premium, but others say are mediocre. The Nissan 370Z has comfortable seats that are spacious enough for taller people, auto writers note, though there is little storage space in the cabin, and the trunk is small for the class. Test drivers say the Coupe's new optional noise cancelling feature makes the cabin quieter than before.

  • "The 2016 Nissan 370Z now has available active noise-cancellation technology, which helps quiet the interior without adding heavy sound-deadening materials. That fits in with the upscale materials and quality feel of the 370Z." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The interior of the 350Z isn't necessarily a bad place to be, it's just not very amazing. It's a bit small, befitting, the dimensions of the car, and it's got loads of plastic and the electronic dials, filled with their square orange numbers, are a bit dated." -- Jalopnik (2015)
  • "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 (2013)


The 2016 Nissan 370Z seats two and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Touring models come with leather seats that are heated and power-adjustable, while NISMO models get leather Recaro seats. Ventilated seats are available in the 370Z Roadster.

The Nissan 370Z's seats are comfortable, according to critics, and spacious enough for taller people. Several reviewers report that visibility is limited because of the 370Z's small windows, though that is a fairly common problem in sports cars.

  • "An extra point, however, for the seats, which are comfy and are in that neat maroon-ish color." -- Jalopnik (2015)
  • "That swoopy roofline and thick rear roof pillars dictate small windows and marginal outward visibility -- attributes we can somewhat forgive any sports car, though." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "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 (2013)

Interior Features 

Standard features in the 2016 Nissan 370Z include a four-speaker audio system, an auxiliary audio input, a USB port, Bluetooth phone connectivity, automatic climate control and push-button start. Roadsters have a power-folding convertible soft top. Available features include a rearview camera, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, a 7-inch touch-screen navigation system and a Bose audio system. New for 2016, the Bose stereo in the Coupe includes active noise cancellation and engine noise enhancement, which directs engine noise into the cabin through the speakers for a sporty feel.

Most reviewers agree that the dashboard controls in the 2016 Nissan 370Z are easy to find while driving and simple to operate, and they praise the optional touch-screen navigation system for its quick processing times and ability to reroute around traffic incidents. However, some auto writers complain that the Roadster's convertible top takes a little too long to close.

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  • "The instruments and controls are easy to read and right where you'd expect them, and the three gauges in the center of the dash hearken back to the original Z from the 1970s." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The Roadster's power top is a bit pokey by current standards, requiring about 20 seconds to go down, but we like that it folds itself neatly under a color-matched hard tonneau cover at the end." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "It takes roughly 21 seconds to raise the 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster's top from its lair under the back tonneau to its rightful place behind the windshield. This seems like an entirely reasonable amount of time until you find yourself pulled off into a side parking lot, mashing the top mechanism control button in impatient fury as the entire volume of the Pacific Ocean dumps into the cabin courtesy of a surprise thunderstorm." -- Road and Track (2014)
  • "The 370Z's control layout is pleasingly simple and straightforward." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Nissan makes a very good navigation and entertainment system that is available for the 370Z. The optional system stores maps on a hard drive, reacts quickly, and shows traffic information, with the option to dynamically route around problems." -- CNET (2011)


The 2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe has 6.9 cubic feet of trunk space, which is poor for the class, and the Roadster has 4.2 cubic feet, which is very small for a convertible. Test drivers say the 370Z doesn't have much storage space in its cabin, either.

  • "Make no mistake, though: the 370Z's interior quarters are tight, there's precious little storage space for even small items and the bulkhead between the seatbacks and the cargo area makes for a particularly closed-in sensation." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "There are some hidden bins behind the seats, but interior storage is otherwise meager, with a small glovebox and center console." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "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." -- Cars.com (2011)

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