Consumer Reviews Summary
9 of 9 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Nissan 370Z Overview
With six generations, history that goes back more than four decades, and the title of best-selling sports car with more than 2 million Zs, Nissan’s sports car well-earned the label “iconic.” Cosmetics are the only changes for 2013 coupe and roadster: a new front spoiler, LED daytime running lights up front, and a red reflector under the license plate. The high-performance NISMO model skips these changes, instead receiving high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid. While 18- and 19-inch wheels were available on the 2012, the designs are new for 2013. Carrying forward are the V-6 engine, six-speed manual gearbox and seven-speed automatic transmission. Nissan offers the Z in base, Touring and NISMO models.
In addition to the aforementioned exterior changes, the 370Z features heated, power side mirrors, an optional rear spoiler, and dual exhaust. Roadster models feature a cloth top, shortened windshield and an aerodynamically rear deck. When lowered, the top stows under a body-color cover. Lowering or raising the top takes about 20 seconds, it’s self-latching, and the glass rear window includes a defroster. A glass wind deflector between the seats reduces wind buffeting with the top down. An optional Sport Package swaps 19-inch wheels for the standard 18-inch alloys, red brake calipers and re-tuned shocks. NISMO Zs have different styling front and rear, 19-inch alloy wheels, front splitter, rear spoiler, aerodynamic side sills, larger brakes, and a sport-tuned suspension.
Coupe and roadster 370Z models are powered by a 332-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine producing 270 pounds-feet of torque and mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Nissan includes rev matching on the manual gearbox and the automatic. The latter features a manual mode, paddle shifters and adapts to the driver’s inputs. With the NISMO version, those numbers climb to 350-horsepower and 276 pounds feet of torque. Only the six-speed manual comes on the NISMO, which also features a limited-slip differential.
The coupe with manual gearbox gets 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while the automatic gains 1 mpg/city. The manual Roadster returns 18/25 mpg city/highway and the automatic adds one mpg city and highway.
Inside, the Z is designed provide the driver with an environment suited to spirited driving. Gauges are mounted to the steering column, knee pads help the driver remain comfortable and maintain position during hard cornering, and the driver’s seat has a seat pad shaped for better pedal access. Cloth seats are standard, while leather and faux suede upholstery are standard on the Touring version. A leather-wrapped, D-shape, three-spoke steering wheel is shaped to fit the hand better and the manual shifter knob has padding designed to help with diagonal shifts. Other standard features include auto up/down windows, smart key with push-button start, and automatic climate control. Roadster Zs offer available high-back net seats. Ventilated seats are optional on roadster and Touring. Premium audio with satellite radio, Bluetooth mobile-phone connectivity, and auto-dimming rearview mirror are standard. Available options include navigation system, USB/iPod port, Bluetooth connectivity, and rearview camera. The NISMO gets its own seats, interior trim appointments and a serialized dash plaque with model year and number.
All 370Z models feature six airbags – dual-stage front, side-impact, and door-mounted side-curtains – along with active head restraints, seat belt pre-tensioners and load limiters. Dynamic safety equipment includes traction and stability control, antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and emergency braking assist. The Sport Package adds larger brake rotors front and rear.