Used 2019 Nissan 370Z NISMO
Which 370Z does Edmunds recommend?
The model that best represents the Z is the 370Z Sport. It features special powertrain bits, brakes and wheels that help it grip and stop better, and it comes only with the six-speed manual transmission and its nifty SynchroRev Match features. Opting for anything pricier just highlights how behind the times the Z has become.
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Sharp steering and precise handling
- Pure driving experience without excessive aids and assists
- Very loud with abundant road noise and unrefined engine
- Inconsistent control efforts make it difficult to drive smoothly
- Huge blind spots
- Base trim missing common standard features
- Auto-dimming rear mirror and rearview camera are standard
- Touring and Sport Tech trims are merged into Sport Touring trim
- Manual transmission no longer available with Roadster
- Part of the sixth Z generation introduced for 2009
|Overall||5.6 / 10|
A sports car should excel above everything else in performance. And while the Z manages to keep up with the competition in a straight line, its handling prowess is restricted by a lack of a proper differential and an unrefined drivetrain.
Small sport coupes aren't generally thought of as leaders in comfort, but the 370Z proves even more challenging when it comes to settling in. The genuinely impressive ride is one of the few bright spots, helping to take the edge off the elevated cabin noise.
Straightforward and easy to use, there is something to be said for opting for a base-model sports car. But this basic Z lacks some much-needed refinement and adjustability, which hurts comfort and visibility, which was already limited. The yellow Heritage Edition package does it no favors.
There's some practicality to be had with a hatchback but the 370Z could do things a little better. The trunk loses some space to the suspension configuration, and unless you buy an optional cargo cover, everything is exposed. Storage is included behind the front seats, but you should pack light.
At this base trim level, there really is no technology to speak of, and while basic can be good, the 370Z is woefully outdated. Asking more than $30K for a car this far behind is almost laughable.
Most helpful consumer reviews
NISMO 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 7A)
I’ve owned a 1990-300Z, 2003-350Z, and now a 2019-370Z Nismo - white (I should note all of the older cars are re-done & still on the road with family members). I wanted muscle, performance, looks and the best price. This beat out the Boxster & TT w/in those parameters. It drives great. Nissan still has a problem w/ wheel alignment. Since the 350Z model the dealerships still can’t manage alignment. Poor wheel alignment will destroy the front tires in record time - this I know for sure. An obvious left drift was noted immediately after purchase was pronounced “spec” by the “technician” - I don’t think so. The interior feels a bit cheap but is solid. I agree with others that the computer screen is awful, but functional. The car is a blast to drive though. It feels strong and moves gracefully. If you want great gas mileage, this is not for you - 17 mpg at best (city). Still, I love it. As a long time Z-car owner, if you want this car, find a qualified, private, computer-savvy mechanic and never, ever let the dealer align your wheels. I don’t think Nissan dealerships can’t routinely handle the maintenance of this car. Mine will never go back to the dealership except for warranty issues.
NISMO 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
Love the power and handling and the exhaust note growl. Seats are a bit snug as is the entire interior, but it’s cozy and holds you in tightly. It’s a real “looker” and timeless in its exterior style. Purchased barely used at a great discount...makes me love it even more.
NISMO 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
First of all I love the color and the way it looks. The Nismo Feels the way a sport car should feel like. Starting with Recaro seats and the way they hold you. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD),roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags,14" 4-piston front brakes, 13.8" 2-piston rear brakes,H-PIPE FREE-FLOW DUAL EXHAUST "Beautiful Sound",VIBRATION DAMPERS AND CHASSIS REINFORCEMENT,19" x 9.5" front and 19" x 10.5" rear RAYS,Independent Suspension, stiffer springs,3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL), SynchroRev Match " I usually keep it off", a tight, rigid body structure with a strut tower bar brace and a pair of performance dampers,Advanced Active Noise Cancellation,Active Sound Enhancement (ASE),driver-centric 2-seat cabin, the body is wider than regular Z. I drove BmW M series, Corvette 7 series, 370z sport touring, nissan Gtr. Bmw and gtr felt like a regular sedan with a powerful engine. corvette was nice but it was driving me rather then me driving it and infotainment was too similar to my suv which is more comfortable. Test drive the Nismo "if you can" you will be pleasantly surprised. Money Well Spend.
NISMO 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 7A)
I’ve always wanted a Z but always got the practical car. Honda Civic, Accord, Nissan Sentra, I had 3. I remember in 2000 I brought my 1998 White Sentra in for radio repair. Since I had to wait I walked into the Show Room. My eyes immediately went to the Black Z. I looked inside & thought “ those seats look tight”. They were and I was over 300 lbs. I felt sad for myself and I remember thinking one day I’m going to sit in a Z. Fast forward to September 2018 and 200 lbs lighter my fiancé & I went to Auto Nation in Las Vegas to check out the Z’s. There she was my Dream Car. I asked the salesman if we could test drive it. So I went with my salesman Dan Lopez for that drive. He drove the car out of the show room and drove it on the street. He asked me if I wanted to drive the car. Hell yeah. Drove really great. We went back to the dealership & I tried to negotiate a good price. He gave me a price I wasn’t sure of so we left. Next day we went to Audi & looked at the TT. I texted Dan while my fiancé got the A4. We went to Nissan & I said ok. Drove my baby home and thought WoW I’m actually sitting in a Z. I accomplished my dream of getting into the Z but then I Bought the Nismo. I’ve been told I’m the only person in Vegas that ownes a 2019 Black 370Z Nismo. That’s fine with me...
Features & Specs
Our experts like the 370Z models:
- Rearview Camera
- Displays a view of what's behind you in either the infotainment screen or the rearview mirror.
- Side Curtain Airbags
- Protects the head and torso of occupants in a side impact.
- Front Airbags
- Protects occupants in the event of a front collision.