Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan 370Z VS 2016 Jaguar F-Type Near New Braunfels, TX

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2017 Nissan 370Z

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2016 Jaguar F-Type

Safety Comparison

The 370Z has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The F-Type doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the 370Z and the F-Type have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and available rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 7 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the 370Z’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the 370Z gets better fuel mileage than the F-Type RWD:



3.7 V6 (332 HP)/6-spd. Manual

18 city/26 hwy

16 city/24 hwy

3.0 S.C. V6 (340 HP)/Manual

3.7 V6 (332 HP)/6-spd. Manual

17 city/24 hwy

15 city/24 hwy

3.0 S.C. V6 (380 HP)/Manual

The 370Z has 3.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Type R’s standard fuel tank (19 vs. 15.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The 370Z stops shorter than the F-Type:



60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

106 feet

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Suspension and Handling Comparison

The 370Z Touring Roadster handles at .95 G’s, while the F-Type R Convertible pulls only .92 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the 370Z’s turning circle is 2.2 feet tighter than the F-Type’s (32.8 feet vs. 35 feet). The 370Z Sport/NISMO’s turning circle is 3.7 feet tighter than the F-Type AWD’s (34.1 feet vs. 37.8 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The 370Z is 8.5 inches shorter than the F-Type, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Nissan 370Z amounts to more than styling. The 370Z offers aerodynamic coefficients of drag from .3 to .34 Cd (depending on bodystyle and options). That is lower than the F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the 370Z go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the 370Z get better fuel mileage.

The 370Z Touring/Sport/NISMO uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The F-Type doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the 370Z Coupe is quieter than the F-Type R Coupé AWD (82 vs. 83 dB).

Ergonomics Comparison

The 370Z’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Jaguar does not offer a locking feature on the F-Type’s power windows.

If the windows are left down on the 370Z the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the F-Type can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the 370Z has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Type doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The 370Z’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The F-Type’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

Standard air conditioned seats in the 370Z Touring Roadster keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The F-Type doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.

Economic Advantages Comparison

The 370Z will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. Kiplinger’s estimates that the 370Z will retain a greater percentage of its original price after three and five years than the F-Type.



Five Year

37% to 42%

26% to 29%

Three Year

50% to 57%

39% to 44%

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan 370Z will be $31549 to $40128 less than for the Jaguar F-Type.

Recommendations Comparison

The Nissan 370Z outsold the Jaguar F-Type by 60% during 2015.

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