2009 Nissan 350Z

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

169.8” x 52.5”


Rear-wheel drive



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

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Convertible only
  • 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Bulging hood

2009 Nissan 350Z review: Our expert's take

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.

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

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


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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


I am the first owner

Always kept inside , this car will set a smile in your face every time you drive it. I just changed the clutch and brake pads because they were due.


Amazing Car

This car is extremely nice to look at and catered to every single one of my daily needs. I would buy this car again in an instant! I miss driving manual.


Best Car Ever Owned

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.

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Based on the 2009 Nissan 350Z base trim.
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Frontal passenger
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan Certified Select
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Nissan and non-Nissan vehicles less than 10 years old and less than 100,000 miles. (Nissan vehicles less than 6 years from original new car in-service date must have more than 60,000 to qualify for Certified Select.)
6 months/6,000 miles from date of sale
Dealer certification required
84-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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