The Nissan 370Z features a technological wonder: SynchroRev Match, which makes for uncannily perfect downshifting with the standard six-speed manual transmission, reviews say. When you downshift, the engine automatically revs so it’s at exactly the right speed when you re-engage the clutch. The 370Z also offers a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Either transmission delivers an estimated 21 mpg in combined driving with the 332-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine.
The 370Z’s interior is vastly improved over the previous 350Z’s, reviews say. The base Nissan 370Z includes cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control and push-button ignition. The 370Z Touring adds heated leather power seats, Bluetooth and an upgraded Bose stereo with satellite radio.
A Sport Package can be added to either trim for bigger wheels and brakes, front and rear spoilers, a limited-slip rear differential and the SynchroRev Match system for manual-transmission models. The top-of-the-line Nismo 370Z adds 18 more horsepower, more aggressive bodywork and a specially tuned suspension, but it fails to outperform the 370Z Touring in a head-to-head test at Edmunds.com Inside Line.
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