2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible

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in Midsize convertibles
2019 MODEL
$41,820 - $49,400 See Inventory Prices

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For Nissan, the Z moniker implies performance and affordability, and rightly so. For just a little more than 41 grand, you get a 300+ horsepower motor is a lightweight coupe/convertible car. Overall, it's a very appealing package. The car has stayed the same for more than a decade and has started to show its age now.

Admit it, you love the Nissan GTR, the little sports car that blew supercars into yesterday. You would give an arm and a leg to have one, but the price tag is a little out of reach. Thankfully, you remember Nissan build other sports cars apart from the GTR. And now, you're looking at the 370Z.


4.0/10
Features

 
 
 

6.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

The convertible Z is mechanically the same as the Coupe, except for the soft drop top roof. If you like to cruise around with the sun in your face and wind in your hair, a convertible is what you want. But in this highly competitive market, is the outdated Z outclassed by its rivals?

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Features

4.0/10

The 2019 Nissan 370Z gets less trims than its coupe twin, three to be exact. They are listed below:

Trim

370Z

Touring

Sport Touring

MSRP

$41,820

$46,570

$49,400

Key Features

Power Convertible Top

Includes 370z Features Plus:

370z Touring Features Plus:

 

18-Inch Black-Finish Aluminum-Alloy Wheels

Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System

19-Inch Rays Forged Wheels

 

HID Headlights

Leather-Appointed Seats

Nissan Sport Brakes

 

Rearview Monitor

Bose Premium Audio System

Limited-Slip Differential

 

Automatic Temperature Control with In-Cabin Microfilter

Homelink Transceiver

 
 

Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System

7.0-Inch VGA Touch-Screen Monitor And Voice Recognition

 
 

Oil Temperature, Voltmeter and Digital Clock

NavTraffic And NavWeather By SiriusXM With 3-Month Trial Subscription

 
 

Power Windows with One-Touch Auto-Up/Down Feature and Auto-Reverse

   
 

Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition

   

We recommend

The base trim is the only value for money proposition here, most of which comes from the engine and not the equipment list. Only recommended if you’re on a budget. If not, go for the Sport touring variant.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Engine

The 370Z is still decently quick and engaging, but its lack of investment elsewhere really highlights its age-MotorTrend

Engine and Transmission

Nissan’s 3.7-liter motor has a 332-horsepower rating, quite good for a budget car. It is a naturally aspirated V6 unit that responds quickly to any throttle input. Unlike the current trend of tiny turbocharged engines, Nissan has stuck with an old-school engine, and to be honest it feels genuinely refreshing in today’s market.

A 6-speed manual feeds power into the rear wheels in the coupe, and only the coupe. The convertible only gets an automatic gearbox. Paddle shifters are present on all trims, which helps add a little sporty touch. The gears are very closely spaced for better acceleration.

Models

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

MSRP

$29,040

$31,180

$31,500

$31,750

$33,240

$33,995

$38,900

$41,100

Engine

1.4L Inline-4

2.3L, Turbocharged Inline-4 engine

2.0L Inline-4 Turbo engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4 Premium Unleaded

1.6L Inline-4 Gas

2.0L Inline-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L, Turbocharged, Inline-4 engine

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

Seven speed S tronic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

160 [email protected] 5500rpm

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

275hp @ 5600

189 [email protected] 5000rpm

181 [email protected] 7000rpm

200 [email protected] 5500rpm

186 [email protected] 4400rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

184 ft-lbs. @ 3200 rpm

350 lb-ft. @ 3000 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 3000-4500

207 ft-lbs. @ 1350 rpm

151 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

207 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

221 [email protected] 1600rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

Next to the Nissan, Ford’s smallest Mustang is the most powerful car here. It also carries a very small price tag, and as such is exceptional value for money here. The smallest engine is offered the cheapest car here, the tiny Fiat 124. It may be small, but its quite a lively car with lightening like handling response.

Acceleration

The 3.7-liter engine is the largest in the affordable performance segment. It pulls sharply from idle all the way up to the 7500 RPM redline. The acceleration is quite strong, stronger than almost all of the competition. The 370Z is just as quick as the EcoBoost Mustang, and bear in mind that the Nissan is almost a decade old, while the EcoBoost Mustang is the new kid on the block.

Models

Nissan 370Z Convertible

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

0-60 MPH

5 sec

6.2 sec

5.0 sec

5.4 sec

6.2 sec

6.1 sec

8.3 sec

5.9 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter mile

13.6 sec

14.7 sec

13.0 sec

14 second

14.7 sec

14.4 sec

16.5 sec

N/A

12.7 sec

Engine

1.4-Liter Inline-4

2.3-Liter Turbocharged inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged inline-4

2.0-Liter Inline-4

2.0-Liter Inline-4

1.6-Liter Turbocharged inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged inline-4

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Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

5.9

7.1

N/A

7.1

6.0

7.4

N/A

N/A

-

Owing to the “budget” portion of budget performance segment, these cars do not have the best acceleration times. Still, some of the ones here can manage a lot more than what you’d think. A lot of cars manage a 0-60 MPH run between 5 to 6 seconds.

Braking

The braking on the Nissan is quite good, although the brake pedal isn’t the best around. The travel is long and the feel is lacking. Still, this is a really competent car, even on the track, and even though it is heavy, it comes to a halt from 70 MPH in 186 feet.

Model

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Brake Front (in.)

11

12.6

12.6

11.6

11

12.6

12.3

12.3

Brake Rear (in.)

11

12.6

12.4

10.2

11

11.5

10.7

11.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2436

3706

3627

2985

2453

3979

3428

3680

60-0 MPH (ft.)

113*

128

129

N/A

112

174 (70-0)

N/A

113

In terms of braking, there isn’t much difference between all the cars here. They manage to pull similar figures even with their relatively diverse weights and brakes.

Ride and Handling

The steering wheel has no weight to it, and is little vague with feedback. Although it robs the car of feel, it makes steering in city traffic much easier. The top “sport touring” trim gets a limited slip differential as well, which drives ups the fun factor. You could easily take this thing on to a highway, put the roof down, and feel the wind in your hair. Owing to the lovely V6, you can also throw this car around the track and it won't feel out of place.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Fuel Economy

If you don’t want to compromise on fuel efficiency but still enjoy some good performance, there aren’t many cars that would fit the bill. Thankfully, the 370Z is a sipper, sipping just 1 gallon every 26 miles on the highway, a very respectable figure. City efficiency takes a hit though, reaching just 19 miles per gallon.

Model

Fiat 124 Spider

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

MPG (city)

26

20

20

23

26

21

25

24

MPG (highway)

35

28

30

32

34

29

33

34

MPG (combined)

30

23

23

26

29

24

28

27

Range (city/highway)

309 / 417

267 / 371

309 / 405

300 / 415

N/A

     

Tank Capacity (gal)

11.9

11.6

11.9

14.3

13.2

     

Fiat’s 124 and Mazda’s MX5 are the best in terms of fuel efficiency, owing to small engines and lightweight bodies. The A3 Audi and 2-series BMW can also manage some good efficiency figures.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Interior

6.0/10
Better materials, more modern and intricate design, and greater creature comfort helped transform the 370Z into the grand tourer the 350Z didn't quite manage to be.-The Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

The 2019 Nissan 370Z roadster is a 2-seater, 2-door convertible, and the area behind the seats is extremely unusable (including the trunk). While the seats are fairly comfortable, taller people might have a little trouble finding the sweet spot for their seats. Want some advice? Either don’t have a family when buying this car or have a different car for the family.

The 370Z roadster get a soft top roof, and looks fine on the onside. The interiors are quite classy, and help the car feel upmarket. The active noise cancellation isolates the cabin from road noise, but engine vibrations, if ever noticeable, can sometimes creep into the cabin.

Model

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Passenger capacity

2

4

4

4

2

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.4/52.1/43.1

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.5/55/43.9

39.8/51.0/41.4

36.8/52.2/43.1

37.8/54.6/42.2

37.4/54.8/41.2

40.5/54.4/41.5

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

35.7/44.7/29.2

33.4/TBD/29.9

39.0/39.7/30.9

-

36.1/45.8/32.8

36.3/45.7/31.9

31.8/42.2/31.8

Convertibles aren’t very practical cars in general, and that tradition continues for these cars. Buick Cascada has the most space in the back, but it still isn’t enough to seat someone comfortably.

Infotainment

The 2019 Nissan 370Z gets a few features in the infotainment system as well. Standard features are listed below:

  • AM/FM/CD Audio System
  • MP3/WMA Cd Playback Capability
  • Hands-free Bluetooth
  • Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
  • USB Port
  • Six-Speaker Audio System
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls

Higher versions get a few better features, like:

  • 7.0-inch VGA Touch-Screen Monitor and Voice Recognition
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-Month Trial Subscription
  • Bose Premium Audio System, With Eight Speakers Including Dual Subwoofers
  • DVD Player
  • Auxiliary Audio/Video Input Jacks

Cargo volume

The lack of rear seats doesn’t translate to a large trunk, which is extremely disappointing. The Nissan’s architecture is quite tight, and there isn’t much empty space for storage purpose. There are a few usable cubby holes in the center console and a bottle holder in each door. The loading bay is quite high and has a small opening, which hinders usability further. If you use it to only store the essentials, you might find the trunk adequate.

Model

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

4.9

13.5

7.3

7.6

4.5

13.4

9.9

11.8

The EcoBoost Mustang and Buick Cascada convertible offer the largest boot in this segment. The Beemer follows behind, with a fine enough cargo area.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Exterior

The style reflects the car’s tough, unfrilly personality to a tee. Although the 370Z Roadster can be specced with all kinds of gizmos [...] it’s the job of Nissan’s prestige brand Infiniti to project the company’s smooth and sophisticated side, leaving the 370 to fill the unfettered sporting role in fine two-fisted style.-Evo UK

Weight and dimensions

The 370Z has always been a small car, and even with strict competition from the likes of Toyota and BMW, the little Nissan feels extremely compact. Behind the wheel, the weight of the car simply disappears, and there is absolutely no effort required to drive this car. Owing to its small dimensions, tiny wheelbase, and sweet power output, you can easily hustle this car in the city. Even squeezing it into tight spots isn’t much of a hassle, if you drive patiently.

Model

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 2 Series 230i Convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

2436

3706

3627

2985

2453

3979

3428

3680

Length(in)

159.6

188.5

188.3

151.9

154.1

184.9

174.1

174.7

Width(in)

68.5

75.4

74.7

68.0

68.3

72.4

69.8

Height(in)

48.5

54.9

52.9

55.7

49.0

56.8

55.5

55.6

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

NA

TBD

4.5

5.3

N/A

N/A

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

90.9

107.1

110.7

98.2

90.9

106.1

102.2

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

58.9/59.1

62.3/64.9

62.5/63.7

58.5/58.5

58.9/59.2

62.5/62.5

61.2/60.1

59.9/61.3

Design and styling

The 2019 Nissan 370Z is not a very striking looking car; it has looked the same way for over a decade now. The convertible and coupe look the same, apart from the obvious drop top. The Z takes its name and molds it into the exterior design. The zigzag headlamps and taillamps look extremely distinctive, and you will never confuse this car with something else, even if you will among its different model years.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Safety

The 2019 Nissan 370Z takes care of safety as well. The standard safety features are as follows:

  • Dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors
  • Driver and passenger seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for occupant head protection
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System
  • Seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for the driver)
  • Active head restraints
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Top tether anchors
  • Zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases
  • Aluminum side-door guard beams
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Competition

Nissan 370Z Roadster vs Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Fiat 124 is a lovely car, with its sexy body, lovely engine, and dynamic handling, but compared to the 370Z, it feels a little pale. Nissan’s little Roadster holds a lot of advantages over the Fiat, like a bigger engine, which is much faster to throttle responses, and lacks turbo lag that plagues the Fiat. It may be outdated, but the Nissan is still the better out of these two.

Nissan 370Z Roadster vs Mazda MX5 Miata

The Miata has the same architecture as the Fiat 124, and sadly, has the same biggest disadvantage; an underpowered engine, which to be honest, is the biggest undoing of the car. The 370Z roadster has the same character and feel as the little Mazda, but in a much more power engine.

Nissan 370Z Roadster vs Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Ford Mustang is a lovely car, regardless of the engine that drives it. The V8 is certainly better, but the highlight here is the EcoBoost engine. The little 2.3-liter turbocharged mill is a very fuel-efficient unit, but it still is much better than the V6 engine it replaces.

Against the 370Z, the EcoBoost Mustang hold up well, even besting it in some areas. It follows right behind in terms of power, has comparable performance, is a better looker, and is also slightly cheaper. The problem? It’s not a V8.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Final Verdict

In all honesty, 2019 Nissan 370Z Roadster is an outdated car, much like the coupe. It still holds up well, but a proper update is needed for the “Z” line of cars. There are reports of Nissan developing a new Z, which would be quite wonderful. If you can wait indefinitely for the new Z car, do it! If not, get the current 370Z as long as it lasts.

Pros

Offers a V6 motor opposed to 4-cylinders like the competition

Reliable engine

Good quality build

Cons

Has been the same for over a decade now

Disappointing cargo space

Seats only 2

No manual gearbox

Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are missing

What's New?

No mechanical changes over the previous model



Styles

 2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Solid Red color  2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Pearl White color  2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Passion Red color  2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Magnetic Black color  2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Gun Metallic color  2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Deep Blue Pearl color  2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Chicane Yellow color  2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible in Brilliant Black color
Solid Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

4.0

Interior

6.0

Driving

6.5

Comfort

6.0

5.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Base

Base

power
332 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$41,820


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $41,820 MSRP (18 mpg/21/25 mpg) 332 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2   Pearl White
  Magnetic Black
  Passion Red

 2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Touring

Touring

power
332 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$46,570


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $46,570 MSRP (18 mpg/21/25 mpg) 332 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2   Pearl White
  Magnetic Black
  Passion Red

 2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Sport Touring

Sport Touring

power
332 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$49,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport Touring 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $49,400 MSRP (18 mpg/21/25 mpg) 332 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V6, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2   Pearl White
  Magnetic Black
  Passion Red

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