2018 Nissan 370Z – For anyone looking for something with nimble handling and competitively priced, the new 2018 Nissan 370Z is worth checking out. It is a sharpened, purpose-built tool that offers, in addition to the aforementioned features, a rewarding drive quality, an easy-shifting rev-matching manual transmission system, and sharp steering and handling limits. Its release date, pricing estimates, and whatnot are covered below. So keep reading!
For 2018, the new 2018 370Z carries over unchanged save for the subtle redesigns done to the exterior and interior departments. See, the previous iteration of the 370Z was an all-rounded two-seater that offered dizzying amounts of upscale technologies and features unseen nowhere. And even with an irresistibly impressive spec sheet, the 370Z was offered with a very reasonable price tag relative to the available competition.
Reasonably-priced two-seaters are pretty hard to come by these days. And yet, the 2018 370Z still lingers on and, as always, puts the driver’s desires up front. With the 370Z, driving comfort and driving precision are most always two mutually exclusive events. It is a sports car in the most traditional sense. Before we share with you the gripes we have with the 2018 Nissan 370Z, let’s first expound on the reasons that make it appealing in the first place. See, the 370Z offers the nimbleness feeling that bigger sports coupes can’t parallel. Take it to your favorite serpentine road and you’ll quickly realize how good it feels behind the wheel.
The small size and light curb weight makes it possible for it to achieve an uncommon level of precision, and easier drivability. Under its hood, it comes with a powerful 3.7L V6 engine capable of making a stonking 332 horsepower. Add this to the smooth downshifting six-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission and you’ve got yourself one of the most real-world-livable choice available in the market.
Well, enough of the happy talk, here’re the gripes: since 2009, the Nissan 370Z has hardly had any substantial changes. In fact, we’re appalled by the fact that its fans still rally behind it even despite looking a bit stale and considering the level of competition out there. Technologies are behind times. The noise infiltrating the cabin are high, and the trunk volume is wanting. As such, we’re hesitant to recommend it to any serious buyer looking for an excellent sports car.
Rivals nipping its heels include the 2018 Ford Mustang and the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro. The two offer unprecedented levels of practicality, comfort, and performance. The two also feature latest tech offering such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, modern interiors, and wicked-fast V8 engines. You can also check out 2016 Mazda Miata, 2016 Subaru BRZ, 2016 BMW 2 Series, and the 2018 Audi TT.
2018 Nissan 370Z Release Date & Price
As mentioned previously, the new model’s strongest appealing factor is arguably the price point. To that end, here’re the MSRP pricing info: the Base model goes for sale for $41,820, the 370Z Touring Sport 2dr Convertible – $48,100, 370Z Touring 2dr Coupe – $39,270, 370Z Sport Tech – $38,370, 370Z Nismo 2dr Coupe – $41,990, and the 370Z Nismo Tech 2dr Coupe – $45,490. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2018. You can however start placing orders as soon as you can – today if you want the 2018 370Z that bad!
2018 Nissan 370Z Exterior Photos
Exterior features include 18-inch wheels, LED taillights and running lights, and automatic bi-xenon headlights. The 370Z Sport trim model gets lightweight nineteen-inch alloy wheels, upgraded brakes, a limited-slip differential, and chin and rear deck spoilers. Upscale models get aerodynamic body pieces, upgraded tires and special brake fluid and horses, cargo cover, and rear-deck spoilers.
2018 Interior Pictures
The interior is a bit wanting in terms of contemporary designs, space, and technologies. The rear visibility of the coupe leaves much to be desired, as does that of the Convertible. Standard accessories to expect include Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-wrapped tilt-only steering wheel, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, keyless entry and ignition, and an auxiliary audio jack.
Two body styles are available for the new 2018 Nissan 370Z: Hatchback coupe and soft-top convertible. The 370Z Roadster is available in base, Touring, and Touring Sport trims, while the 370Z Coupe is available in base, Sport, Touring, Nismo, Sport Tech, and Nismo Tech.
All models save for the 370Z Nismo come equipped with a 3.7 V6 capable of offering 332 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. The 370Z Nismo comes with a specially-tuned version that cranks out 350 horsepower and 276 pounds-feet of torque. The Nismo 0-60 mph takes 5.2 seconds.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4.4 in. (100.4 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 11.5 in. (167.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.6 in. (72.6 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 6.9 ft³
Curb weight: 3,338 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 5.2 sec
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Cherry, Deep Blue Pearl, Magnetic Black, Solid Red, Brilliant Silver, Chicane Yellow, Gun Metallic, Pearl White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
A blind spot monitor and adaptive cruise control safety features are missing – another reason that shows it’s greying fast. You will however get traction and stability controls, antilock brakes, a bevy of airbags, and adaptive cruise control. NHTSA is still assessing the crash impact safety scores. Results will be updated here sometime before the Nismo 370 2018 release date.