(4.7) 24 reviews
MSRP: $11,855$22,739
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 22
Engine: 332-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2009 Nissan 370Z

Our Take on the 2009 Nissan 370Z

Our Take

Nissan's latest Z car promises not to offend fans of the outgoing generation — it looks pretty similar but, not surprisingly, offers more power. Accordingly, the numerical designation changes from "350" to "370" to account for a larger V-6 under the hood, with output climbing to 332 ho... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Road noise
  • Cramped interior
  • No backseat
  • Limited cargo space
  • Hard-to-read gauges
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2009 (coupe only)
  • 332-hp V-6
  • Six-speed manual with optional rev-matching
  • Optional seven-speed paddle-shift automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 370Z convertible coming for 2010


Our Expert Reviews

Nissan's 370Z sports car delivers a lot of excitement for the money, and it's not a bad daily-driver, either. If you're looking for even greater sportiness, there's the Nismo 370Z, a factory-tuned edition of the regular 370Z. While the Nismo version increases the performance potential, it comes at the price of everyday comfort; the ride is jarring and the cabin loud. I could... Read full review for the 2009 Nissan 370 Z

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Consumer Reviews


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370Z first impression

by My first real sports car from W. Pennsylvania on July 10, 2009

I gave up my Mustang GT for this little gem (Silver touring with nav and 6 speed)and don't regret it. It handles like no other car I have ever driven and even the ride is better than expected. The pow... Read Full Review

3 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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Nissan 370Z.

Warranty Coverage





What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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