With its well-crafted design and upscale bells and whistles, the new 2017 Nissan 370Z still holds some appeal as an enthusiastic sports car. Its pros include a relatively low price, a high-quality interior, a strong V6 engine, cool rev-matching manual transmission system, and an excellent handling. Its release date should be expected sometime before this fall.
Nissan has finally unveiled the new entrant to the long line of “Z” coupes known. According to Nissan, the vehicle will feature a sporty styling, six-cylinder power and a rear-wheel-drive, among many other highlights.
The newest generation as well all know it debuted some six years ago consequently leaving it as one of the most aged vehicles in the market. However, the freshened model brings back some good memories characterizes by top performance, comfortable ride quality, and an affordable price tag. However, buyers will decide whether or not the vehicle fits their priorities.
The existing Nissan Z prioritizes more on handling and sporty performance than cruising and comfort, which isn’t a bad thing as it all depends on what traditional buyers have accustomed to. Under its hood lies a strong engine that is matched by a strong grip that complements steering and handling capabilities. Interior wise, the cabin is surprisingly comfortable even in a rough terrain.
Still, the vehicle comes with its fine share of downsides including lack of a USB port and Bluetooth audio connectivity, inadequate cargo space, big blind spots, intrusive road noise, and lack of V6 refinement. Some might be swayed to look for other alternatives which the segment is proud to offer, while other might decide to stick to the Nissan 370. Whichever case you find appealing, other alternatives in the segment include 2016 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, 2016 Ford Mustang, and 2016 Chevy Camaro.
Interior Pictures & Exterior Changes – 2017 Nissan 370Z
The fresh 2017 Nissan 370Z is available in both hatchback coupe and soft-top convertible configurations. The latter comes in a walloping six trims, while the latter is available in three trims.
The base roadster and coupe come standard with a power-operated soft top for the roadster, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, premium sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a leather wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, LED taillights and running lights, automatic xenon headlights, summer performance tires, and 18” wheels.
Exclusively provided on the coupe are Active Sound Enhancer technology, Active Noise Control, Bose sound system, chin and rear deck spoilers, heated mirrors, 19” alloy wheels, upgraded brakes, and limited-slip differential.
The Touring variant lets go of the Sport’s performance upgrades but adds satellite and HD radio, iPod/USB integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, voice controls, a navigation system, a 7” infotainment screen, auto-dimming rearview camera, aluminum pedals, ventilated seats, four-passenger-seat power adjustment, a rear cargo cover, and leather suede door trim levels.
Top-of-the-line 2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo comes standard with a navigation system, a touchscreen interface, upgraded electronics interface, auto-diming rearview mirror, suede-trimmed steering wheel, Recaro suede seats, unique aerodynamic body pieces, sport-tuned suspension, and a powerful version of the standard V6 engine.
Engine Specs – 2017 Nissan 370Z
Save for the 2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo version come equipped with a 3.7L V6 good for 270 pounds of torque and 332 horsepower. Standard transmission system is the 6-speed manual which is equipped on the Touring and Touring Sport roadsters. As for the Sport and Sport Tech coupes, expect SynchoRev Match manual gearbox that includes driver selectable modes.
Clocking 5.3 seconds in a 0-60 mph acceleration is a manual-equipped 2017 Nissan 370Z coupe, while accomplishing 5.5 seconds sprint is the heavier Roadster.
EPA estimates for the manual-equipped coupe stands at 17/27/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/27/21 mpg for the automatic-fitted coupe.
As for the convertible, expect it to return fuel economy ratings of 17/24/20 mpg with a manual transmission, and 17/26/21 mpg with an automatic transmission system.
The plush Nismo comes with a performance tweaked version of the base V6, its output stands at 350 horsepower and 276 pounds of torque.
Date Of Release & 2017 Nissan 370Z Price
Expect the base to cost you an MSRP starting from $29,990, and up to 45,490 USD for the fully-loaded Nismo Tech version. As pertains its release date, we should expect the vehicle before this fall.