THE 2012 NISSAN 370Z COUPE REVIEW
Summary Review by Tess: Exceptional Performance at an Affordable Price
The aggressive styling of the 2012 Nissan 370Z coupe is certain to turn heads on the road. This visually distinctive two-seater provides powerful performance and goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds, an outstanding time in any automotive segment. It is especially impressive in the Nissan 370Z, however, given its affordable list price and the number of standard features it boasts even on the base trim level. Overall, Nissan has created a worthy competitor in the entry-level performance vehicle category and a luxurious indulgence for buyers who love to drive.
Under the hood
The speed-loving 2012 Nissan 370Z coupe is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers 332 horsepower, 270 lb-ft of torque, and is available in rear-wheel drive only. The 370Z coupe can be configured with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The Nissan 370Z coupe offers above-average gas mileage in its automotive segment at 19 miles to the gallon in the city and 26 in highway driving. Stability and traction control systems and antilock brakes are among the safety features included in the standard equipment package for the 2012 Nissan 370Z. A rearview camera is available for safer parking and backing.
Inside the cabin
The 2012 Nissan 370Z coupe is available in three trim levels and seats two passengers. The base trim level includes automatic climate control, keyless entry, cruise control, power accessories, adjustable driver’s seat, and a CD stereo system. Optional features include a Bluetooth interface, upgraded stereo system, power-adjustable seats, and an array of exterior and interior trim choices.
On the road
The Nissan 370Z coupe is designed for outstanding performance, and that focus is clear behind the wheel. Drivers will enjoy exceptional acceleration and power in a variety of driving conditions; that power is paired with superior handling and steering to make the 370Z a not-to-be-missed driving experience. With relatively good fuel economy and its low sticker price thrown into the mix, the 2012 Nissan 370Z coupe simply offers more for performance-minded buyers.
The 2012 Nissan 370Z coupe offers a rare combination of superior performance, affordable price, and above-average fuel economy. As indulgent automotive purchases go, this little sports car is one of the most practical and appealing treats on the market today.
Engine: 3.7-liter DOHC V6
Horsepower & Torque: 332 hp/270 lb-ft
Transmission: RWD six-speed manual or seven-speed shiftable automatic
Fuel Economy: 19/26
0 to 60: 5.1 seconds
Base MSRP: $32,280
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