2022 Nissan 400Z

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2022 Nissan 400Z Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 15, 2021

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Nathan Dyer

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Nissan is about to revive the Z lineup again after discontinuing the 370Z a year ago. The new Z-model dubbed the 400Z is now aimed at big guns like the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4. As such, we can expect several improvements including performance, safety, and handling. Because of its ambitious performance, we can expect the 400Z to be more expensive than the model it’s replacing with prices starting somewhere in the mid-$40000 range.

The Nissan Z lineup reached US shores back in 1971 two years after its global launch. Like most models of the time, the US market received a different engine configuration than the JDM model. Over the years, it has gone through 6 generations, making the new 400Z the seventh generation. Unlike the 370Z, the new 400Z will use a V6 engine lifted from the INFINITI Q60 making 300hp similar to the outgoing model. The 370Z has been around since 2008, and with the competition moving on, rivals like the Toyota 86 and the ever-popular Mazda MX-5 have been dominating the market recently. Because of the stiff competition and aging design, sales have been dwindling lately, with just 2000 models sold last year just before discontinuation despite the launch of the 50th Anniversary Edition.

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Pros

Handsome styling

Powerful twin-turbo V6 engine

Optional 6-speed manual transmission

Modern and driver-focused interiors

Cons

Not a huge upgrade in terms of performance

More expensive

Polarising design

What's New?

Completely new design based on the Z Proto concept

New powerful V6 engine

Overhauled interiors with more features

Several advanced safety features

More expensive than the last generation


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

engine type

horsepower

300 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

295 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $45,000 onwards

300 hp @ 6400 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Nissan 400Z in Baja Yellow Clearcoat color
Baja Yellow Clearcoat

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The new 400Z will get a completely different design based on the Z Proto concept, which looks a lot like the 240Z with sleek lines and a much-needed overhaul to the interiors. As expected, the 400Z will get plenty of features including several advanced safety features. The new 400Z is aiming to rival the likes of Toyota Supra, Audi TT, and BMW Z4. We can expect a convertible model to release a year after the coupe.

2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe front angle view
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe rear angle view

2022 Nissan 400Z Features

The 2022 Nissan 400Z is expected to cost nearly $45,000 and is anticipated to have four trims in its lineup - Base, Premium, Track and the performance-oriented Nismo. The exact details of what all the trims will come packed with aren’t out yet but we expect it to be on par with the rivals and carry all the modern amenities that is expected of a car nowadays. We do expect the Base to be decently equipped with a list of standard features, while the Track and Nismo variant are expected to lose some of the comfort for more performance.

Trims

Base

Premium

Track

Nismo

MSRP 

(expected)

$45,000

$48,000

$50,000

$53,000

Key Features

18-inch wheels

Adds to Base

Adds to Premium

Adds to Track

 

LED running lights and taillights

Leather and simulated-suede upholstery

Limited-slip differential

More power

 

Keyless ignition and entry

Upgraded interior trim

19-inch wheels

Nismo-tuned suspension

 

Rearview camera

Rear cargo cover

Heated mirrors

Racing clutch

 

Automatic climate control

Heated seats

Rev-matching downshift 

Upgraded tires

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Power-adjustable seats

Upgraded brakes

Recaro sport seats

 

Six-speaker sound system

Navigation

Eight-speaker Bose audio system

Special brake fluid and hoses

 

Cruise control

Premium Bose audio system

Chin and rear deck spoilers

Simulated-suede-trimmed steering wheel

The trims are said to be packed with features and undercut its competition, providing massive value overall. If someone wants to add more features, there will be packages and individual options which’ll add to the MSRP.

We Recommend:

The details of the trims on the 2022 NIssan 400Z aren’t confirmed yet, but if we assume that they’ll be like what we listed in our table, we’d recommend going for the Premium trim which provides the best of performance and comfort. For track purposes, the Nismo is gonna be THE choice all day, everyday.

Price

With all these updates and feature additions, the 400Z will cost significantly more than the 370Z, with prices expected to start at $45,000, placing it into the crosshairs of the BMW Z4, and Toyota Supra. We can expect the base models to start at $45,000 which will produce around 300hp with a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission. 

The automatic models will start at $48,000, while the track model is expected to cross the $50,000 mark. A high-performance NISMO model is also expected with 400hp on offer, with a base price of $53,000.

Release Date

Despite the Covid delays and shutdowns, production has already started at many facilities. Nissan hasn’t released an official release date yet but we can expect the roadster to hit showrooms by spring of this year.

2022 Nissan 400Z Engine and Performance

The new 400Z is expected to get a twin-turbo V6 engine which will most likely be the 3.0L unit from the INFINITI Q60, instead of the gassed-up V6 from the GT-R, given the price point. The 3.0L V6 on the INFINITI uses twin turbos to produce 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, which is similar to the outgoing 370Z. The more powerful NISMO model is expected to get a power bump up to 400hp and a torque output of 350 lb-ft. Like the previous generation models, the 400Z is expected to use a rear-wheel-drive configuration and will get the option of a manual transmission unlike some of its rivals.

With the same engine, the INFINITI Q60 accelerates to 60 MPH in just 5.4 seconds, and reaches the quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds, while the Red Sport 400 model with 400hp on tap reaches 60 MPH in just 4.8 seconds, and shaves off half a second off the quarter-mile time. Since the 400Z will be lighter and more driver-focused, we can expect similar, or better, acceleration figures.

2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe in acceleration mode

The Z series cars have always been good handlers with a well-tuned suspension and precise steering. We can expect the 400Z to maintain similar grounds and be used every day without being too uncomfortable. As expected, the 400Z will excel on the track with a driver-focused seating position, excellent handling, and communicative steering. Enthusiasts can go the extra mile and get a manual transmission, which is a rarity nowadays, further adding to the experience.

Models

2022 Nissan 400Z (Expected)

2022 Toyota Supra 2.0 Auto*

2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i*

2022 Audi TT 45 TFSI Quattro*

MSRP

$45,000

$44,085

$49,700

$49,800

Engine

3.0-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V6

2.0-Liter Intercooled Turbo Inline-4

2.0-Liter Intercooled Turbo Inline-4

2.0-Liter Intercooled Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

300 @ 6400

255 @ 5000

255 @ 5000

220 @ 4500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

295@ 1600

295 @ 1550

295 @ 1550

258 @ 1600

*MY 2021 specs used for reference

Even with the biggest engine on offer and producing the most power, the 400Z will offer similar performance to its rivals which get a smaller 2.0L engine. The Audi TT is the fastest thanks to its all-wheel-drive system, hitting 60 MPH in just 4.2 seconds. Both the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 get the same powertrain and reach 60 mph in around 5 seconds. We expect the new 400Z to have similar acceleration despite the bigger engine.

2022 Nissan 400Z Fuel Economy

The 400Z doesn’t fare well in the economy tests because of its big V6 engine, while all its rivals get smaller and more efficient 2.0L engines. We can expect EPA ratings of 19 MPG in the city, and 27 MPG on the highway, which is significantly lower than all of its rivals. However, the 400Z is expected to get a large 20-gallon fuel tank which gives it a highway range of 540 miles, the longest in its class.

Models

2022 Nissan 400Z (Expected)

2022 Toyota Supra 2.0 Auto*

2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i*

2022 Audi TT 45 TFSI Quattro*

MPG (City)

19

25

25

23

MPG (Highway)

27

32

32

31

MPG (Combined)

22

28

28

26

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

20

13.7

13.7

14.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

380/540/440

342.5/438.4/383.6

342.5/438.4/383.6

333.5/449.5/377

*MY 2021 specs used for reference

Both the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra are the most efficient with an impressive EPA rating of 25 MPG in the city and 32 on the highways, for a highway range of 438 miles with a small 13.7-gallon tank. The Audi TT is slightly less efficient because of the all-wheel-drive setup and provides 23 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the Highway. It also gets a slightly bigger tank at 14.5 gallons.

2022 Nissan 400Z Interior

The interior of the 400Z is expected to be a huge improvement over the 370Z which was notorious for having one of the worst interiors in its class. The basic layout remains the same and the 400Z will continue to be a 2 seater. The interiors will be similar to the Z Proto concept with the quality of materials getting a huge improvement along with a modern cabin design. As expected, the 400Z will get body-hugging sports seats that offer plenty of comfort and support with spot-on ergonomics making it easy to find the right driving position.

2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe front seats

We can expect the 400Z to get a large touchscreen infotainment system in the middle along with an equally large digital driver’s display with plenty of information and customizability. Being a driver-focussed sports car, all the controls are aimed towards the driver and are easy to reach, without taking the driver’s eyes off the road. The 400Z is also expected to get an old-fashioned handbrake beside the driver and not an electric one like modern cars.

Models

2022 Nissan 400Z (Expected)

2022 Toyota Supra 2.0 Auto*

2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i*

2022 Audi TT 45 TFSI Quattro*

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.2/54.4/42.9

38.3/54.4/42.2

38.9/54.3/42.2

37.1/53.6/41.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

33.8/47.9/28.9

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

6.9

10.2

9.9

7.5

*MY 2021 specs used for reference

The previous generation 370Z lacked a proper infotainment system and only received a basic AM/FM system as standard, and a 7-inch touchscreen as an option on the higher trims without essential features like Apple Carplay and Android Auto. However, with the 400Z, we can expect a huge improvement in terms of features. 

All models should get a capable touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, satellite radio, Wi-Fi- hotspot, and a lot more. We can also expect a climate control system and a capable premium audio system similar to the rivals, given the price point. Some expected features include:

  • A standard touchscreen infotainment system
  • Connected car technology
  • Driver centric dials
  • Digital drivers display
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Satellite and HD radio
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe interior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe interior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe interior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe interior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe interior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe interior image

2022 Nissan 400Z Exterior

The new 400Z gets a completely new design that is heavily based on the Z Proto design which blends several elements of past Z car designs. We can expect the dimensions to remain the same as the 370Z with a similar length and width. Several notable design elements include the 240Z inspired teardrop headlights along with the yellow paint job, rear-end lifted from the 300ZX with modern LED elements, and several modern elements are added into the mix like LED lights, carbon fiber accents, and dual exhausts. 

2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe

The roof also gets a black finish with a silver trim running along the border. The wheels get a 5-spoke design, in line with the Z cars of generations past. The doors are similar to the 370Z with a unique door handle design, along with the overall side profile.

Models

2022 Nissan 400Z (Expected)

2022 Toyota Supra 2.0 Auto*

2022 BMW Z4 sDrive30i*

2022 Audi TT 45 TFSI Quattro*

Curb Weight (lbs)

3362

3304

3287

3197

Length (inches)

172.5

172.5

170.7

165

Width (inches)

72.8

73

73.4

72.1

Height (inches)

51.8

50.9

51.4

53.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

4.5

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

100.4

97.2

97.2

98.6

*MY 2021 specs used for reference

Cargo capacity has always been a sore point with the 370Z which received just 6.9 cubic feet. The new 400Z is expected to get slightly better cargo capacity but will still be lacking behind rivals in terms of practicality. Overall, the 400Z is a handsome sports car with a perfect blend of previous Z design elements. Some notable exterior features include:

  • LED headlights with daytime running lights
  • LED 300ZX inspired taillights
  • Dual exit exhaust
  • Black contrast roof
  • Teardrop headlights
  • Nissan Z Proto inspired design
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe exterior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe exterior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe exterior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe exterior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe exterior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe exterior image
2022 Nissan 400Z Coupe exterior image

2022 Nissan 400Z Safety

The 400Z is based on a heavily modified version of the FM platform which underpins several other cars from the Nissan and INFINITI lineup including the 370Z, Q60, and even the R35 GT-R. Because of its strong underpinnings, the 400Z is expected to do well in terms of safety. 

Both the NHTSA and IIHS are not expected to test the 400Z because of its high-performance low volume nature. The 400Z is expected to come with plenty of safety features, which were lacking in the previous generation model. Active features like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and more are expected. Some expected active safety features include:

  • Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

2022 Nissan 400Z Competition

2022 Nissan 400Z vs 2022 Toyota Supra

The 400Z is significantly more powerful than the Toyota Supra at a lower price point. But unlike the 400Z, the Supra looks and feels more modern especially on the inside with several parts being shared with BMW. The Supra is also more practical with more cargo capacity on offer. Unlike the Supra, the 400Z can be bought with a manual transmission. Overall, the 400Z will offer a lot more value for customers looking for a fast and fun sports car and are ready to trade-off practicality. 

2022 Toyota Supra

2022 Nissan 400Z vs 2022 BMW Z4

Like the Supra, the BMW Z4 also uses the same powertrain with similar power figures. It is also dimensionally similar, with the only difference being a slightly lower cargo capacity. Unlike the 400Z, the Z4 is convertible with a clever roof design. Because of this, the Z4 is considerably more expensive than the 400Z and Supra. The BMW Z4 makes sense for buyers looking for a German sports car with plenty of performance and luxurious interiors, who like to feel the wind over their heads. 

2022 BMW Z4

2022 Nissan 400Z vs 2022 Audi TT

The Audi TT is a lot more expensive compared to its rivals despite offering similar performance. The TT also gets all-wheel-drive as standard which improves its acceleration. Practicality is also a strong point with seating for 4 passengers and decent cargo capacity. The 400Z, on the other hand, is said to have a better and more versatile chassis along with precise and sharp steering. To add to its credit, the 400Z’s twin-turbocharged V6 is a melodious one too!

2022 Audi TT

 

2022 Nissan 400Z Final Verdict

The new Nissan 400Z is said to overturn the market by offering exceptional value and performance compared to competitors. With an improved exterior design that is a perfect blend of previous Z cars and an improved interior with plenty of features, the 400Z is will make a lot of sense for buyers looking for a fun to drive sports car. The 400Z also gets a manual transmission as standard unlike most of its rivals. Pricing is also expected to be very competitive starting at just $45,000 for the base models which get a powerful V6 engine.

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