Employing a strong and smooth 3.7-liter V6, the Nissan Z delivers quick acceleration and respectable fuel economy.
The six-speed manual is a bit stiff but easy enough to use, and it can match revs on downshifts.
Handling is planted, with quick steering and lots of grip, but somehow the car isn't as engaging to drive as one would expect.
The ride is very stiff and choppy, and road and tire noise are constant.
The Z's well-finished interior is cramped, and visibility is lousy.
The radio and climate controls are very low, and their labels are small.
A higher-performance Nismo version is also available.
A noise cancellation/enhancement system helps to quiet some of the interior racket.
A redesigned Z will be available for the 2022 model year.
The Z doesn't offer any active safety features.