2010 Nissan 370Z - Road Test Specs

2010 Nissan 370Z Convertible

(3.7L V6 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2010
MakeNissan
Model370Z
StyleTouring 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$41,240
Options on test vehicleSport Package ($2,800 -- includes SynchroRev Match feature for manual transmission, 19-inch Rays forged wheels, upgraded "Nissan Sport" brakes and viscous-coupling limited-slip differential)
As-tested MSRP$44,040
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine type60-degree V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,696cc (226 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.0
Redline (rpm)7,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)332 @ 7,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)270 @ 5,200
Transmission type6-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.794, II = 2.324, III = 1.624, IV = 1.271, V = 1.000, VI = 0.794, Final Drive = 3.692, R = 3.446
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbone, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional, hydraulic-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)13.7:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelPotenza RE050A
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, front245/40R19 94W
Tire size, rear275/35R19 96W
Wheel size19-by-9 inches front -- 19-by-10 inches rear
Wheel materialForged aluminum alloy
Brakes, front14-by-1.3-inch ventilated disc with four-piston fixed aluminum caliper
Brakes, rear13.8-by-0.8-inch ventilated disc with two-piston fixed aluminum caliper
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.6 (4.6 traction control on)
0-60 mph (sec.)5.5 (6.6 traction control on)
0-75 mph (sec.)8.0 (9.4 traction control on)
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.7 @ 102.1 (14.6 @ 99.6 traction control on)
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.2 (6.2 traction control on)
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)26
60-0 mph (ft.)106
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)69.8 (67.5 stability control on)
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.94 (0.91 stability control on)
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.5
@ Full throttle (dB)80.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.6 (top up), 83.8 (top down)
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsAs with every 370Z, there's the right amount of wheelspin, and there's "too much." Getting to WOT ASAP is critical to a quick time. Shifter still feels like it could stand some lubrication, and the engine/exhaust is ever present. If VDC is left on, both the launch and the 1-2 upshift are subdued to a great extent.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsExcellent feel and obviously ample power, but something happened on runs four and five -- as if the ABS detected a lock-up, the brake pressures dropped off momentarily, then returned full force.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsSkid pad: Awesome, tenacious grip with properly informative steering wheel (though it feels a little too heavy). Easy to find the mild understeer on the limit -- equally easy to breathe the throttle to minimize its effect, just as the VDC does if it's left on. Slalom: The 370Z is one of those cars that intimidates initially but is truly trustworthy once you lean on it -- a rare and rewarding quality (like an Evo... or GT-R). Excellent balance at the limit that fosters risk-taking and has the reflexes to save oversteering, but you need to know what to do!
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)87.7
Wind (mph, direction)1.6 mph (headwind)
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 city/25 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.0
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,497
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,486
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55.1/44.9
Length (in.)167.2
Width (in.)72.8
Height (in.)52.2
Wheelbase (in.)100.4
Track, front (in.)61.0
Track, rear (in.)62.8
Turning circle (ft.)32.8
Legroom, front (in.)42.9
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.4
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)4.2
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)4.2
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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