2017 Nissan 370Z Review
Coupe enthusiasts, Nissan enthusiasts and sports car fanatics alike will rejoice at the release of the 2017 Nissan 370z. Never before have we seen a race car so capable of dominating on the track while maintaining an equally refined air fit for a nighttime cruise along Edmonton’s downtown streets. With the name Nissan backing it, you can guarantee that you are getting into a vehicle that prides itself on reliability, comfort and all-around charm.
From the speed seeking NISMO followers to those simply looking for a sleek ride dressed to impress, the new 370z has a model for every adventure-seeker. It’s long, aggressive nose blends seamlessly into a laid-back windshield which leans into a short but sweet cabin – an iconic design that finishes as either a coupe or opens into a convertible, as seen carried over from previous model years. The unique, aerodynamic design of the 370z has remained unchanged since its inception in 2009. Rightfully so, we wouldn’t change a thing about it.
Beneath the 2017 370z’s impressive frame lurks the same powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine that was in the 2015 model. Paired to your choice of a 6-speed manual transmission with SynchroRev automatic rev-matching technology or a 7-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, the new 370z produces an impressive 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The power of this rear-wheel drive race horse is evident in the way it throws you back in your seat when your foot touches the accelerator. Even the base model that I had at my disposal performs impressively well, not leaving any slack to be picked up by its more expensive counterparts.
Sitting atop a well-balanced chassis is a well-dressed interior. Granted, the interior of the base model is simple, but it is simple without being cheap. It has a solid aesthetic to it, not the plasticky feel that most other base-model cars have. Quality materials cover the interior of the 370z, and the dash is uncluttered with clean lines. Nothing that doesn’t serve a direct purpose is there, which is a refreshing change from the computers on wheels that we have become accustomed to seeing.
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Full power accessories, keyless entry and a push-button start are all standard features of the 2017 370z, but upgrade to the touring model for leather heated and ventilated seats with driver lumbar support, soft suede door inserts, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rearview camera and a nifty remote windows down feature. Technological additions for the Touring include a navigation system, SiriusXM satellite radio with real-time traffic reporting and an upgraded Bose sound system. The Touring comes equipped with Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement technology, which the base model does not have – but there is hardly a noticeable need for it. Road and tire noise seep into the cabin at points, but a driver focused on the sporty handling and solid response of the vehicle won’t even hear it.
True race car enthusiasts may choose to opt for the NISMO racing edition of the new 370z. Its specially-tuned suspension, reinforced suspension tower bracing and body dampers give the feel of a true street-legal racing machine, especially given its upgraded V6 engine pushing out 350 horsepower. Recaro racing seats complete the impression along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Signature badging and attractive red interior stitching make the NISMO edition of the 2017 370z a stand-alone car.
Nissan is not a company that fits into any average mould. They do not follow anybody else’s footsteps, nor do they tip-toe around other automakers like a mouse, hiding in the shadows and riding their coat-tails. Nissan is a prize fighter that has always come out swinging – just the right kind of animal to set the bar for the competition, and the street-ready 2017 Nissan 370z in Edmonton is one more speed machine in their lineup that leaves comparable models in the dust. Beyond being a sleek and attractive sports car, the new 370z is also very well-equipped with standard safety features, including stability and traction control as well as anti-lock brakes. The estimated fuel economy for the manual shift model is at 18/26/21 city/highway/combined miles per gallon. For the automatic, there isn’t much of a difference, sitting at 19/26/22 city/highway/combined mpgs. Top that off with the $10,000 price drop that Nissan has offered on the 2017 versus the 2015 models and you are facing a reliable, affordable sports car with a spirited personality. The new 370z is a thoroughly modern guilty pleasure with excellent driving dynamics and an amazing ride quality. Let your wild side fly free and see what you’ve been missing out on.
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