2020 Nissan 370Z for Sale in West Springfield, MA
The 2020 Nissan 370Z is a zippy, rear-wheel drive performance coupe that offers plenty of thrills at an affordable price. It’s a special year for this remarkable car, as it marks five decades since it debuted as the Datsun 240Z. Nissan has released two 50th anniversary special edition variants in commemoration, with distinctive badging, unique paint-color schemes, and additional features inside and out. On the whole, this two-seater is quick, stylish, and loads of fun to drive. That’s especially so when it’s set up with the six-speed manual transmission with its high-performance clutch and available rev-matching (more on that below).
Trims and Powertrain
For this 50th-anniversary model year, the Nissan 370Z is sold in Base, Sport, 50th Anniversary, Sport Touring, and NISMO trim levels. Their 3.7-liter V6 engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic transmission (except for the Sport, which only comes with the manual, and the Sport Touring, which only gets the automatic). The manual is no ordinary stickshift: it’s a close-ratio transmission paired with an EXEDY performance clutch for the quickest and easiest shifting. The NISMO trim’s manual transmission is really tricked out, as it adds Nissan’s SynchroRev Match for the most butter-smooth gear transitions.
While the first three trims blast out 332 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, the NISMO is specially tuned to boost that to 350 hp and 276 lb.-ft. of torque. In terms of efficiency, the manual-transmission-equipped models achieve 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, while the automatic models return 19 city/26 highway.
Amenities and Technology
The Base gets 18-inch wheels, performance tires, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a “Z” fender emblem, keyless entry and push-button start, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Sport trim enhances its aerodynamics by adding a front chin deflector and rear spoiler, and upgrades performance with a limited-slip differential, enhanced brakes, the aforementioned rev-matching downshifter, and 19-inch wheels with high-performance Bridgestone tires. It also gets illuminated “Z” side marker emblems and heated side mirrors.
The 50th Anniversary comes in a choice of two versions that differ simply by their two-tone color scheme: either silver/black or red/white. It gets a great slate of special-edition touches, from the forged-alloy wheels and graphics on the outside to the unique tachometer and leather seating (heated in front) on the inside, as well as a steering wheel wrapped in lush Alcantara leather. The Sport Touring comes, as mentioned, only with an automatic tranny and swaps out some of the sporty enhancements to focus more on the amenities you’d look for on a long drive. It gets a rear cargo cover, aluminum pedal covers, a leather-wrapped shifter knob, a navigation system, and a HomeLink universal receiver.
The NISMO is loaded with the higher-output V6 and upgraded versions of the Sport trim’s performance features: a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance tires, a race-inspired clutch, aerodynamic body pieces, Recaro sport seats with Alcantara leather inserts, and a simulated-suede-trimmed steering wheel.
The base receives Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and a six-speaker audio system. The Sport adds an eight-speaker Bose audio system, while the Sport Touring and higher get a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming, satellite radio, and a USB data port.