2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Overview
The 2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster: If you are looking for a car that combines sporty performance with premium materials, this is that car. If you are looking for a car that can take a corner at high speed and stay flat, this is that car. And if you’re looking for a car that can do that while still staying under $50,000 MSRP, this is most definitely that car.
The 2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster comes in three trim levels: Base, Touring, and Touring Sport. This sporty convertible comes with a number of accessories and a full spread of NISMO optional systems, like the Cat-back Exhaust System, Suspension Stabilizer Kit, Suspension Strut and Spring Kit, Front and Rear Brake Pads, Graphics Kit, Carbon fiber Shift Knob, Chrome License Plate Frome, and even a set of Valve Stem Caps.
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What’s New for the 2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster?
There have been complaints in the past about a harsh engine noise coming from the 370Z’s V6 engine and distracting road noise while at speed, so for the 2016 model year, Nissan has added Active Noise Control and Active Sound Enhancer to minimize road noise and remove the undesirable low-frequency engine noise while making the engine sound sportier. On top of those, Nissan added a new standard Bose audio system on all but the base trim.
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Photos:
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Exterior
The 2016 Nissan 370Z is built for performance and handling, with a wide stance, long body, and short wheelbase, which all combine to give the 370Z a low center of gravity and superior maneuverability. On the top side, the 370Z features a power convertible top. Then, when it comes to design, all sports vehicles should in some way look on the verge of motion, and the 370Z positively looks ready to pounce.
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Exterior Photos:
Exterior available on Base:
- Automatic headlights, Power convertible soft-top with glass window, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, Heated sideview mirrors
Exterior available on Touring:
- LED illuminated Z® side marker emblems, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
Exterior available on Touring Sport:
- 19-inch forged-alloy wheels
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Performance
The 370Z roadster is uniformly powered by a 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 aluminum-alloy engine which produces 332 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The base model comes with a standard seven-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shifting paddles, and the Touring and Touring Sport models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. According to Edmunds, with a manual transmission, the Roadster went from 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds.
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Efficiency
When it comes to fuel economy, the Roadster gets a nicely respectable 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for the manual transmission and a slightly improved 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission.
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Interior
Inside the 370Z Roadster is a number of surprising features, including Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, Climate-controlled seats in the higher trims, USB iPod connection port, and DVD video playback capability (as well as speed-sensitive volume control) in the higher trims. Otherwise, this two-seater’s interior is clearly made to be driven. The seats are made with anti-slip material to hold you in place during “spirited driving,” the car includes a uniquely bolstered driver’s seat, and the interior features knee pads on either side of the center console. Oh, and three cup holders—make sure you use a lid.
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Interior Photos:
Interior available on Base:
- Steering-wheel-mounted cruise control, Bluetooth® connectivity, Cloth seat trim, Push button ignition, Eight-way adjustable driver’s seat
Interior available on Touring:
- Aluminum-trimmed pedals, Leather-appointed seats, Driver’s adjustable lumbar support, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Power seats, Heated seats
Interior available on Touring Sport:
- Heated seats, Aluminum-trimmed pedals, Power seats, Driver’s adjustable lumbar support, Auto-dimming rearview mirror
2016 Nissan 370Z Roadster Safety
When it comes to safety, the 370Z Roadster has the same safety features across all trims. These features include a RearView Monitor (a camera that shows directly behind the car), Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control Systems, Electronic Brake force Distribution, and Active Head Restraints. Other features include Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System and Supplemental Air Bags.
Standard Safety Features:
- Nissan Advanced Air Bag System
- Active head restraints
- Energy-absorbing steering column
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System
- Seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
- Three-point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver)
- Active Head Restraints
- High-strength side-door guard beams
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- RearView Monitor
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