Nissan 370Z Roadster (2010 – 2016) Review

Nissan 370Z Roadster (2010 – 2016) At A Glance


+Great feelgood roadster. Looks and sounds great. V6 engine delivers muscular performance.

-Firm ride on 19-inch wheels. High CO2 means expensive tax. Far from economical.

Insurance Group 47
On average it achieves 92% of the official MPG figure

The 370Z Roadster is every inch the sports car that the 370Z Coupe is. It's fantastic to drive, sharply styled and has an exhaust note to match anything else with a similar price tag. And that includes some pretty stiff competition, including the BMW Z4, 

The only difference is that the swooping coupe roof is replaced with a well-insulated fabric roof. It looks good too. When it's raised, the roof mimics the look of the coupe and, at the press of a button, is lowered in just 20 seconds behind a panel behind the seats.

Like the 370Z Coupe, on which the Roadster is based, it's both shorter and wider than the old 350Z and has power from a larger 332bhp 3.7-litre V6 engine. Much of the original 350Z 'proper sports car' recipe stays the same, though, with rear-wheel drive, a large large capacity naturally-aspirated engine and a solid-feeling six-speed gearbox.

Real MPG average for a Nissan 370Z Roadster (2010 – 2016)


Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance


Real MPG

19–27 mpg

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"I received an unexpected text from my Porsche dealer asking if they could buy my 2006 34,800 mile Cayman. I responded and apparently they've had a run on used sales and are in need of stock, with a high demand for Caymans. My car has metallic black paint and has been a brilliant, trouble-free car (as was the Boxster that preceded it for three years). They are offering £17-18,000 subject to inspection and condition. As I approach my 59th birthday, I'm thinking that something more interesting, but more comfortable might take my fancy, and if I accept the Porsche offer, and add about £4-5,000, I'm comfortably into an 2008 BMW 630 Convertible. My wife and I have had several BMWs previously (she runs a 325i M Sport) and our local dealer give a truly fantastic service. I'm very tempted. What do you think?"
Possibly not to your taste, but the next hot thing will be the new Toyota GT86 and its Subaru clone (the car is a mix of Toyota and Subaru. Another possibility is a Nissan 350/370Z, but comfort is very tyre dependent. Then there's the BMW Z4. I like the old shape coupe, but would need to find someone who could sort it out and give a bit of feel to the steering.
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"I own a 09 plate Scirocco GT TDi 140, but fancy a fun cabrio that can be used as an everyday vehicle. I've £20,000 to spend, in addition to trade-in. Any suggestions?"
That's about £14,000 for the Scirocco, plus your £20,000, so we've got £34,000 to play with. You didn't mention how many seats, but if you need four, this kind of money could put you in an Audi RS4 cabrio or a BMW M3 convertible or a Porsche 911 997 convertible. I don't recommend the Audi TTRS roadster (even though I do recommend the TTRS coupe). Down to two seats and there's the Porsche Boxster S, of course, and the Nissan 370Z roadster, or a used Jaguar XK roadster.
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