2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible

2019 MODEL
$41,920 - $49,500

5.6

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2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: October 4, 2019


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 in a lightweight coupe/convertible car. Overall, it's a very appealing package, despite the fact the car has stayed the same for more than a decade and has started to show its age now.

Fans of the Godzilla especially appreciate the similar interior build and styling cues that are shared by the 370Z. So, even if you can't afford the ever-more-expensive GT-R, the Nissan 370Z can just give you a little taste of what driving one might feel like at a price point well within reach.

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Pros

Impressive handling capabilities

Reliable engine

Good build quality

Cons

Has been the same for over a decade now

Disappointing cargo space

Seats only 2

No manual gearbox

No smartphone integration

What's New?

No major changes over the previous model


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$41920

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

226 cu.in.

horsepower

332 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

270 lbs.-ft @ 5200 rpm

transmission

7-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

61/62.8

dimensions

wheelbase

100.4 in.

length

167.2 in.

width

72.6 in.

height

52.2 in.

curb weight

3479 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

40.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

4.2 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/25 mpg

highway range

475 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

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Brilliant Black

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Ratings

Features

4.0

Interior

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

$41,920


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $41,920 MSRP (18/21/25) 332 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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

$46,670


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $46,670 MSRP (18/21/25) 332 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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

$49,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport Touring 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 7A) Starting at $49,500 MSRP (18/21/25) 332 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2   Pearl White
  Magnetic Black
  Passion Red

Expert Review

5.6

Overall Rating


The convertible 2019 Nissan 370Z is mostly 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. The 370Z adds to that with its nimble handling and a 332-horsepower V6 engine under the hood.


4.0/10
Features

 
 
 

6.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Features

4.0/10

The 2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible gets the same number of trims as its coupe cousin. The base starts well with most of the standard features suited for most shoppers. True performance enthusiasts would appreciate the handling upgrades that the Touring trim offers. The Sport Touring is the top-level trim that adds in moe luxury, making the 370Z more suited for a long, relaxing cruise instead of a pure performance thoroughbred.

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

Limited-Slip Differential

19-Inch Rays Forged Wheels

 

HID Headlights

Nissan Sports Brakes

Leather-Appointed Seats
 

Rearview Monitor

Bose Premium Audio System

Nissan Hard Drive Navigation System

 

Automatic Temperature Control with In-Cabin Microfilter

Homelink Transceiver

 
 

Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System

NavTraffic And NavWeather By SiriusXM With 3-Month Trial Subscription

 

 
 

Oil Temperature, Voltmeter and Digital Clock

 

 
 

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

   
 

7.0-Inch VGA Touch-Screen Monitor And Voice Recognition

   

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, the Sport Touring trim can add in a lot more creature comforts.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Engine and Performance

"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 sports 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 naturally-aspirated variant. 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 help add a little sporty touch. The gears ratios are kept tight to improve acceleration.

Models

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 230i Convertible

MSRP

$42,715

$29,040

$31,180

$31,750

$33,240

$33,995

$38,900

$41,100

Engine

3.7 Liter V6

1.4 Liter Inline-4

2.3 Liter, Turbocharged Inline-4 engine

2.0 Liter Inline-4

2.0 Liter Inline-4 Premium Unleaded

1.6 Liter Inline-4 Gas

2.0 Liter Inline-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0 Liter Turbocharged, Inline-4 engine

Transmission

7-Speed automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

7-speed S-Tronic Automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

332 hp@ 7000rpm

160 hp@ 5500rpm

310 hp @ 5500 rpm

189 hp@ 5000rpm

181 hp@ 7000rpm

200 hp@ 5500rpm

186 hp@ 4400rpm

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

270 ft-lbs@ 5200rpm

184 ft-lbs. @ 3200 rpm

350 lb-ft. @ 3000 rpm

207 ft-lbs. @ 1350 rpm

151 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

207 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

221 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

Next to Nissan, Ford's smallest Mustang is the most powerful car here. It also carries a very similar price tag, and as such is exceptional value for money here. The smallest engine is offered the cheapest car in the segment- the tiny Fiat 124. It may be small, but its quite a lively car with lightning-fast steering response. Other cars in the segment fail to match the 370Z's power output, although the Audi A3's 7-speed transmission offers faster shifts.

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, making you push back into the seat as you pin the throttle. The response is smooth and you never feel out of revs even when you're pulling the car back up from a hairpin.

Models

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Mini Cooper convertible

Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club convertible

Buick Cascada convertible

Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Premium convertible

BMW 230i Convertible

0-60 MPH

5.1 sec

6.2 sec

5.0 sec

6.2 sec

6.1 sec

8.3 sec

5.9 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter mile

13.5 sec

14.7 sec

13.0 sec

14.7 sec

14.4 sec

16.5 sec

14.6 sec

13.7 sec

Engine

3.7-Liter V6

1.4-Liter Inline-4

2.3-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

Emission

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

11.3

5.9

7.16

7.14

6.01

7.45

6.19

6.66

Owing to the "budget" portion of the budget performance segment, these cars do not seem like your typical drag racers. Still, the Nissan 370Z fares better than most of its competitors. The entry-level EcoBoost Mustang is the fastest of the lot due to its lighter weight. 

Braking

The braking on the Nissan is quite good, although the brake pedal isn't the best around. The travel is long and it lacks a proper feel during panic stops. The sports brakes offer superior performance and give the 370Z a much better control with limited traction loss. With a stopping distance of 108 feet, it performs slightly below the coupe.

Model

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost 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.)

12.6

11.0

12.6

11.6

11.0

12.6

12.3

12.3

Brake Rear (in.)

12.1

11.0

12.6

10.2

11.0

11.5

10.7

11.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3479

2436

3706

2985

2453

3979

3428

3680

60-0 MPH (ft.)

108

113

128

126

112

174 (70-0 mph)

108

113

In terms of braking, there is not much difference between the cars belonging to this segment. The Nissan 370Z Convertible performs better than almost all other budget sports convertibles. Only the Audi A3 Cabriolet matches its braking capabilities owing to the AWD system that grants it better traction.

Ride and Handling

Just as with the brake pedals, the steering wheel is quite vague, with little feel and feedback, and has no weight to it. The upside to this is that you don’t need much effort to steer and change lanes. Except for the base trim, the car gets a limited-slip differential which drives up the fun factor. Owing to the lovely V6, you can throw this car's rear end around the track and it won't feel out of place.

Going for the convertible, you are obviously looking for some open-air when out on a drive. It doesn't grant as much fun at the track, but on an open road, it is something spectacular indeed. The thrilling sound of the V6 reaches your ears in its best way with the top down.

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. It requires just 1 gallon every 25 miles on the highway, a very respectable figure. City efficiency takes a hit though, reaching just 18 miles per gallon.

Model

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Fiat 124 Spider

Ford Mustang EcoBoost 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)

18

26

20

23

26

21

25

24

MPG (highway)

25

35

28

32

34

29

33

34

MPG (combined)

21

30

23

26

29

24

28

27

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 since the seats are not height-adjustable. It is best to keep the 370Z Roadster for a fun driving experience, with a separate sedan for the family.

The 370Z Roadster gets a soft-top roof and looks fine on the inside. The interior is quite classy, and help the car feel upscale. The active noise cancellation isolates the cabin from road noise, but engine vibrations, if ever noticeable, can sometimes creep into the cabin even with the roof up.

Model

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost 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

2

4

4

2

4

4

4

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

38.2/54.4/42.9

37.4/52.1/43.1

37.6/56.3/45.1

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

Rear

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

-

35.7/44.7/29.2

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 the tradition continues for the cars in this segment. Buick Cascada has the most space in the back, but it still isn't enough to seat someone comfortably. Your best bet is the Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible that offers plenty of room front and back.

Cargo volume

The lack of rear seats doesn't translate to a large trunk, which is extremely disappointing. Nissan's architecture is quite tight, and there isn't much empty space for storage purposes. 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. The trunk is adequate to merely store the essentials, so you might not want to use it if you're carrying more than a pair of flip-flops.

6Model

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost 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)

4.2

4.9

13.5

7.6

4.5

13.4

9.9

11.8

The trunk on the 370Z Roadster is the smallest among all budget convertibles. The EcoBoost Mustang and Buick Cascada convertible offer the largest boot in this segment. The Beemer follows behind, with a fine cargo area enough to pack in a couple of suitcases.

Infotainment

The Nissan 370Z has remained largely unchanged from when it was first unveiled in 2009. Its aged infotainment system clearly shows that. It is operated by a 7-inch touchscreen on the central dashboard. Although it is quite easy to use and reeks of nostalgia for the last decade, it fails to match the capabilities of more contemporary systems. Where else can you find a CD/DVD player in 2019? The lack of smartphone integration is a big turnoff as well. Still, it comes with a variety of features. The most notable ones are listed below:

  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3/WMA Player
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
  • USB Port
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-Month Trial Subscription
  • Bose Premium Audio System, With Eight Speakers Including Dual Subwoofers
  • CD/DVD Playback Capability

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 little 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 exercise patience during the drive.

Model

Nissan 370Z Roadster

Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Ford Mustang EcoBoost 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.)

3479

2436

3706

2985

2453

3979

3428

3680

Length(in)

167.2

159.6

188.5

151.9

154.1

184.9

174.1

174.7

Width(in)

72.6

68.5

75.4

68.0

68.3

72.4

70.6

69.8

Height(in)

52.2

48.5

54.9

55.7

49.0

56.8

55.5

55.6

Ground clearance (in)

4.6

4.9

N/A

4.5

5.3

N/A

6.33

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

100.4

90.9

107.1

98.2

90.9

106.1

102.2

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

61/62.8

58.9/59.1

62.3/64.9

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 look among its different model years.

2019 Nissan 370Z Convertible Safety

None of the federal authorities has taken the 2019 Nissan 370Z to task for its safety. That combined with the lack of advanced driver aids would certainly fill a lot of drivers with a bit of caution. In spite of that, the chassis of the 370Z comes with an energy-absorbing steering column along with front and rear crumple zones. These keep the occupants safe from serious harm. As far as collision prevention goes, it is solely the responsibility of the driver to utilize the Z's impeccable handling to prevent any catastrophic situation.

The 2019 Nissan 370Z comes loaded with a host of safety features to aid the safety of the driver and passenger. These include:

  • Dual-stage supplemental front airbags
  • Driver and passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental airbags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags for occupant head protection
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System
  • Seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
  • 3-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for the driver)
  • Active head restraints
  • Top tether anchors
  • 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, lively engine, and dynamic handling. But when 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 has a much faster throttle response and lacks turbo lag that plagues the Fiat. It may be outdated, but the Nissan is still the better out of the two for its superior performance.

Nissan 370Z Roadster vs Mazda MX5 Miata

The Miata has the same architecture as the Fiat 124 and has the same disadvantages, particularly an underpowered engine. It is more affordable than the 370Z and will cost you nearly $10,000 less. Sadly, you also get less of a sports car with a build quality that falls way below any other convertible sports car. The lack of a rear seat and a usable trunk are a couple of traits that the Miata shares with the 370Z. Still, Nissan's Roadster is a more powerful and fun car to drive.

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 powerhouse is a very fuel-efficient unit, but it still is much better than the V6 engine it replaces. Against the 370Z, the EcoBoost Mustang holds up well, even besting it in a few aspects. 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 and not nearly as nimble as the 370Z.

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 when it is unveiled in fall 2020. We are breathless with anticipation of what it has to offer. Till then, the 370Z Roadster remains as an aged sports convertible that looks and feels the same as it did in 2014.

FAQs

What is the top speed of the Nissan 370Z?

Both the Nissan 370Z coupe and roadster top out at 155 mph.

Is the Nissan 370Z AWD?

No. All trims of the Nissan 370Z are rear-wheel-drive.

What will replace the 370Z?

Nissan has announced a new 400Z that will replace the current generation 370Z. It will most likely be unveiled in late 2020.

What does the 'Z' in the 370Z stand for?

The Z is a designation of cars that started out as the Fairlady Z in Japan way back in 1969. When sold in the USA, it was renamed the 240Z. It was later replaced by the 350Z, with the current generation 370Z as its successor. It is designated as the Z34 in Japan.