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Nissan Z Reviews from Consumer Reports

Nissan Z Reviews

The Nissan Z is a convertible, coupe offered in a Coupe Auto, Coupe Touring Auto, Roadster Touring Auto, Roadster Touring Manual, Coupe Manual, Coupe Touring Manual, Coupe NISMO Manual, Roadster Auto, Coupe Sport Manual, Coupe Sport Auto, Coupe Sport Tech Manual, Coupe Sport Tech Auto, Coupe NISMO Auto, Coupe NISMO Tech Manual, Coupe NISMO Tech Auto, Roadster Touring Sport Manual and Roadster Touring Sport Auto. The powertrains include 3.7-liter V6 (332 hp) and 3.7-liter V6 (350 hp) engines, and 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from NA mpg city to NA mpg highway. The Z uses Premium fuel.

Competing models include Toyota 86, Subaru WRX, Ford Mustang, Subaru BRZ, Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen Jetta, Fiat 500, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta and Mini Cooper.

Last Model Reviewed: 2009

Reviewed Nissan Zs from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2009 Nissan Z coupe Touring V6 MT

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