Written by Marco Carvajal
Nissan’s Z Roadster offers great dynamic performance, stylish beautiful silhouette, modern technology and exceptional value priced near 42K. One button fast touch automatic folding of the soft top roof and enjoy the excitement of open-air driving at fast speed on the 370Z strong and loud 332 horsepower V6 engine.
The new 2019 370Z Roaster keeps all the beauty and power of the previous year model, enhanced with new standard features: auto-dimming rearview mirror with RearView Monitor.
2019 Nissan 370Z Roadster Key Facts
- 3.7-liter Engine, 24-valve DOHC V6
332 @ 7,000 RPM
- Torque (lb-ft)
270 @ 5,200 RPM
- Maximum engine speed
- Double wishbone aluminum suspension
- Convertible Top:
Cloth power-folding roof with fabric inner liner
Single action operation with automatic roof lock
Top operation via Nissan Intelligent Key® (pushing button on door handle) or center console-mounted switch
- Transmission 7-speed automatic with manual mode and paddle shifters
- Seating Capacity for 2 passengers
- Driver Seat 8-way-manual Standard
City / Hwy / Combined
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The Nissan 370Z, is also known in Japan as the Fairlady Z Z34. It was shown for the first time at an event in Los Angeles before the 2008 LA Auto Show. Then the first 370Z Roadster convertible, the 2010 model, went on sale in late 2009. Today 10 years later the 370 Z continues being a successful roadster on the Nissan fleet. Car buyers on this segment love it and keep buying it, Every year Nissan offers something new to enhance the 370 Z and to make it more attractive, the legendary Z.
New 2019 370 Z Roadster
The new 2019 370Z Roaster continues to offer the feeling on unlimited possibilities with its fast convertible top, new packages and options available to transform your roadster according to your wishes. This roaster features an easy, single-action open-close operation of the top.
The interior cabin of the 370Z Roadster comes with a three-layer design, organized and based on the driver. The interior is designed to make the driver the center of the car, connected and engaged with all controls.
The soft convertible top is designed to provide a sleek silhouette with a beautiful look with the top roof up or down.
370Z Roadster, is the base model, the one I am test driving.
370Z Touring Roadster, and
370Z Sport Touring Roadster
The 370Z Roadster is the base trim model with a starting price of $41,820.
It is not the cheapest 2 passenger roadster on the market, but it is cheaper that similar models made in Europe, providing great quality and value.
Engine and Performance
The new 2019 Nissan 370Z includes a powerful 3.7-liter Engine, 24-valve DOHC V6, producing 332 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque. A 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and paddle shifters is standard on the new 370Z. The 370Z is rear-wheel drive.
This Nissan roadster is loud and powerful, it feels very solid and strong on the road. The steering wheel is very precise, it feels stable and solid on curves. It is fun to drive!
For those who like luxury turning-heads sport and loud powerful cars, the 370Z can be a dream come true. It can compete with a Porsche Boxster, but saving you around $20,000 on the purchase price.
The base 370Z Roadster includes Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, USB input and black-finished 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The base model doesn’t have power-seats, it come standard with driver Seat 8-way-manual and 4-way manual passenger’s seat. Standard features include auto-dimming rearview mirror with RearView Monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, power windows with one-touch auto up/down feature, power door locks with auto-lock feature and a center console box with a non-intrusive cover design, automatic climate control, two 12-volt power outlets, three cupholders and an AM/FM/CD/AUX 6-speaker audio system with illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls.
For an additional $5,000 you can upgrade to the Touring trim level that adds power seats, a Navigation System with 7.0-inch touch-sensitive display, Bose Audio, cooling and heated ventilated leather-appointed seats and more.
Should I buy it?
This Nissan convertible continues to offer impressive performance and enjoyment for a reasonable price, especially compared to European competitors.
If your budget is around $42K and want to have a beautiful compact roadster for 2 passengers then the 370Z can be a great choice. If you like sport roadsters like Porsche Boxster but you don’t want to spend $60K or more, then the new 2019 Nissan 370Z is a great alternative priced at $41,820.
The Z roadster is very fast and beautiful. It has a good quality interior that makes a great sports car.
If your budget allows you to pay an additional $5,000, the I strongly suggest to upgrade to the Touring trim level with many important features like power seats, a Navigation System with 7.0-inch touch-sensitive display, Bose Audio and cooling/heated ventilated leather seats.
If you are looking for a vehicle with full performance, cabriolet and sporty two seats, in this price range, the convertible 307Z is a YES! I should buy it!