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2007 Nissan 350Z Review

An affordable sports car.

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Overview

The 2007 Nissan 350Z provides an affordable sports car that comes in five trim levels: the Base, Enthusiast, Touring, Grand Touring, and NISMO. All five trim levels sell as a two-seat coupe; the Enthusiast, Touring, and Grand Touring also offer the soft-top roadster.

The 2007 Nissan 350Z NISMO is a limited-edition vehicle that focuses on performance, as opposed to luxury features.

The Range

Body Styles: two-door coupe, two-door convertible roadster
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, six-speed shiftable automatic, six-speed manual
Models: Nissan 350Z Base, Nissan 350Z Enthusiast, Nissan 350Z Touring, Nissan 350Z Grand Touring, Nissan 350Z NISMO

What's New

The 2007 Nissan 350Z comes equipped with a new 3.5-liter, 306-hp V-6. The hood has been restyled with a power dome to accommodate the new engine. Bluetooth connectivity also provides a new feature. The Track from the past has been replaced by the NISMO. It offers the same wheels and brakes of the Grand Touring and adds a large rear spoiler; a stiffer, sport-tuned suspension; red and black cloth upholstery; and a dash-mounted plaque indicating the build number.

Exterior

The hood has a power dome to accommodate the new V-6 engine. Many of the styling features remain similar to past models. Eighteen-inch wheels come standard; 18-inch front and 19-inch rear forged alloy wheels remain available on the coupe. The power convertible top in the roadster can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds.

Standard equipment on the 2007 Nissan 350Z includes 18-inch alloy wheels with P245/45R18 96W performance tires, variable intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, a rear window wiper, and power heated mirrors.

The Grand Touring adds the following standard equipment: 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels, performance tires, Brembo brakes, a front spoiler, and a rear spoiler.

Interior

The 350Z comes as a two-seat coupe or roadster. The interior features aluminum trim, highlighting its performance reputation. The gauges and controls prove easy to read and simple to operate. The sport seats feel well-bolstered, and the overall cabin feels snug for two adults. The coupe’s trunk capacity totals only 6.8 cubic feet; trunk space in the roadster totals just 4.1 cubic feet.

Standard features for the 2007 Nissan 350Z include a driver’s seat with height adjustment, cloth upholstery, bucket front seats, power door locks, power windows, a front console with storage, retained accessory power, speed-proportional power steering, a 12V power outlet, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, climate control, a tachometer, a trip computer, and a 160-watt audio system with AM/FM/CD and six speakers.

The Nissan 350 Z Enthusiast adds the following standard equipment: cruise control, a universal remote transmitter, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control functions, and a power convertible top (on the roadster).

The Touring adds a four-way power heated driver’s seat with height adjustment, a two-way power heated passenger seat, leather upholstery, pre-wiring for cell phone use, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 240-watt Bose premium audio system with an AM/FM radio, a six-disc CD changer, a subwoofer, and seven speakers.

Performance & Handling

The 350Z’s V-6 engine generates 306 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. The NISMO has been timed at 5.1 seconds in a zero-to-60 mph sprint, making it the quickest car you can buy for the price. Braking proves excellent, stopping from 60 mph in 109 feet.

All of the 2007 Nissan 350Zs in this model year come equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, available across the vehicle line, and a five-speed shiftable automatic, which comes in all trim levels except the NISMO.

Steering proves responsive and quick, and overall handling feels excellent. The tight suspension gives it a bit of a rough ride for occupants when driving on uneven pavement. The engine sits behind the front axle, offering an even 50/50 weight distribution between the front and rear. This enhances the 350Z’s ability to hug the road on curves.

The NISMO, with its sport-tuned suspension and hand-welded chassis, has all of the sports car competition beaten with regards to performance and handling on the track.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2007 Nissan 350Z includes four-wheel ABS with emergency braking assist and electronic brake force distribution, traction control, and tire pressure monitoring. Side-impact and side-curtain airbags come standard on convertibles and optionally on the coupe. The Grand Touring offers optional electronic stability control (with the manual transmission only).

EPA Fuel Economy

Nissan 350Z Coupe: 18/25 mpg city/highway
Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Coupe: 17-18/24-25 mpg city/highway
Nissan 350Z Touring Coupe: 17-18/24-25 mpg city/highway
Nissan 350Z Grand Touring Coupe: 17-18/24-25 mpg city/highway
Nissan 350Z NISMO Coupe: 18/25 mpg city/highway
Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Roadster: 17/23-24 mpg city/highway
Nissan 350Z Touring Roadster: 17/23-24 mpg city/highway
Nissan 350Z Grand Touring Roadster: 17/23-24 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Superb handling
  • Performance
  • Stylish exterior

You Won't Like

  • Tight interior space
  • Small cargo capacity

Sum Up

An affordable sports car.

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