Best Bet
(4.6) 53 reviews
MSRP: $5,992$16,708
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 22
Engine: 300-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2006 Nissan 350Z

Our Take on the 2006 Nissan 350Z

Our Take

Only a handful of cars become legendary in their own time, and Nissan's original Z-car falls into that category. First seen in 1969 as the Datsun 240Z, the two-seat hatchback was the first Japanese-built sports car to sell strongly in the U.S.Nissan's modern-day 350Z coupe went on sale ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Cargo and storage space
  • Snug cockpit
  • Engine and road noise

Notable Features

  • Coupe or Roadster
  • 287- or 300-hp V-6
  • Automatic or manual
  • Styling updates for 2006


Our Expert Reviews

THE BASICS Base price/as tested: $39,800/$40,495 Fuel economy: 20.2 miles per gallon in Globe testing Annual fuel cost: $1,931 (at $3.00 per gallon, regular, 13,000 miles per year)THE SPECIFICS Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive Seating: Four Horsepower: 300 Torque: 260 lb.-ft. Overall length: 169.8 inches Wheelbase: 104.3 inches Height: 52.5 inches Width: 71.5 inches Curb weight: 3,580 p... Read full review for the 2006 Nissan 350 Z

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Consumer Reviews


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Great car, little money

by 06 Tampa Z from Tampa on April 10, 2010

I own a 2006 Z base coupe, 6sp. 300hp, am/fm/cd, power windows/doors/mirrors. Nissan did a fantastic job in designing and powering the Z. Pros: beautiful lines and power at an unbelievable price. With... Read Full Review

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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