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2009 Nissan 350Z

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$7,689 — $16,773 USED
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Convertible
2 Seats
20 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 3 reviews

The Good

  • Handling and maneuverability
  • Stability
  • Gearbox operation
  • Resale value
  • Stylish appearance

The Bad

  • Ride comfort
  • Cargo and storage space
  • Snug cockpit
  • Engine and road noise
2009 Nissan 350Z exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2009 Nissan 350Z
  • Convertible only
  • 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Bulging hood

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
The 350Z roadster carries on only as a convertible for 2009. The 370Z is new for 2009, and it replaces the 350Z coupe.

The roadster is available in three trim levels: Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring. The 350Z competes with the Porsche Boxster, Honda S2000 and BMW Z4.

The 2009 Nissan 370Z coupe is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2009
There are no significant changes to the 350Z roadster.

Exterior
The two-door 350Z has a modern design, but styling cues adapted from the original 240Z include a long-nose, short-deck profile. The automatic top goes down in 20 seconds and contains a heated glass rear window. The cloth top comes standard in black; gray is optional.

The 350Z is 71.5 inches wide and 169.8 inches long.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • HID headlamps and LED taillamps
  • Power, heated mirrors


Interior
The 350Z seats two. Considerable aluminum is used in the cockpit. Three gauge pods are installed on the instrument panel, and the steering wheel and gauges move together as a unit. Nissan's navigation system is optional.

Trunk capacity in the roadster is 4.1 cubic feet. There's no glove box, but there is a lockable box in the floor for storage.
  • Available cloth or perforated leather upholstery
  • Standard power windows, locks and keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Heated seats (Touring and Grand Touring)
  • Bose six-speaker audio system (Touring and Grand Touring)


Under the Hood
The 350Z comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 attached to either ...
Vehicle Overview
The 350Z roadster carries on only as a convertible for 2009. The 370Z is new for 2009, and it replaces the 350Z coupe.

The roadster is available in three trim levels: Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring. The 350Z competes with the Porsche Boxster, Honda S2000 and BMW Z4.

The 2009 Nissan 370Z coupe is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2009
There are no significant changes to the 350Z roadster.

Exterior
The two-door 350Z has a modern design, but styling cues adapted from the original 240Z include a long-nose, short-deck profile. The automatic top goes down in 20 seconds and contains a heated glass rear window. The cloth top comes standard in black; gray is optional.

The 350Z is 71.5 inches wide and 169.8 inches long.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • HID headlamps and LED taillamps
  • Power, heated mirrors


Interior
The 350Z seats two. Considerable aluminum is used in the cockpit. Three gauge pods are installed on the instrument panel, and the steering wheel and gauges move together as a unit. Nissan's navigation system is optional.

Trunk capacity in the roadster is 4.1 cubic feet. There's no glove box, but there is a lockable box in the floor for storage.
  • Available cloth or perforated leather upholstery
  • Standard power windows, locks and keyless entry
  • Standard cruise control
  • Heated seats (Touring and Grand Touring)
  • Bose six-speaker audio system (Touring and Grand Touring)


Under the Hood
The 350Z comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 attached to either a manual or automatic transmission. The engine includes features such as a dual-inlet air-intake system and variable exhaust cam timing.
  • 306-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with 268 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Optional five-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard viscous limited-slip differential


Safety
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Antilock braking system
  • Electronic brake-force distribution
  • Traction control
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability system (Grand Touring)


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
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Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.7)
(5.0)

Best Car Ever Owned

by Laxman350z from Arlington,texas on April 26, 2017

I've no complaints against 350z. Best car ever bought under the budget. Sports plus convertible. 17 city and 24 highway. Takes a bit of gas but rides like a real sporty. Read full review

(5.0)

Only way to go

by Guggie Gramma from Woodstock, CT on September 24, 2010

I love my 2009 and shopping for a 2010. I want the same features but this time I definitely want to include the blue tooth. the only option I currently do not have is navigation and blue tooth. I ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2009 Nissan 350Z currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2009 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
5 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Front Seat
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Nissan

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    6 years/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    84 months/100,000 miles from original new-car in-service date

  • Powertrain

    84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 350Z received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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