2012 Nissan 370Z

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12 reviews
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Available Price Range $16,569-$28,397 Trims5 Combined MPG 21-22 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2012 Nissan 370Z

Our Take

The two-seat Z competes with cars ranging from the Mazda RX-8 to the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro. Trim levels include the 370Z and uplevel 370Z Touring. There is also a con... 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

  • Standard 332-hp V-6
  • Six-speed manual with optional rev-matching
  • Optional seven-speed paddle-shift automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Convertible and high-performance NISMO versions available


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2011 about the 2011 Nissan 370Z. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.The brunette in the dark SUV caught me off guard. "I like your car!" she hollered. "Uh, thanks," I muttered, though I doubt she heard me. The ... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 12 reviews

Most fun I've ever had behind the wheel

by dmhenderson from Germantown, MD on February 3, 2012

This car is not intended to be a daily driver although it can be used for that purpose. It seats two people comfortably (I'm 6'4") and handles like a dream. It has enough power and room for improvemen... Read Full Review

5 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 2012 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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