Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan 370Z VS 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Near San Antonio, TX

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2017 Nissan 370Z

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro

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 Camaro doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the 370Z and the Camaro 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

The 370Z’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Camaro’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the 370Z have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Camaro.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Car and Driver the Nissan 370Z (base engine) is faster than the Chevrolet Camaro (manual transmissions tested):

 

370Z

Camaro turbo 4 cyl.

Camaro V6

Zero to 60 MPH

4.8 sec

5.4 sec

5.5 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

11.8 sec

15 sec

14.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.4 sec

14.1 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

107 MPH

97 MPH

99 MPH

Top Speed

157 MPH

145 MPH

151 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the 370Z Coupe Manual with its standard V6 gets better city fuel mileage than the Camaro Manual V6 (18 city/26 hwy vs. 16 city/26 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The 370Z’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Camaro LT are solid, not vented.

The 370Z stops much shorter than the Camaro:

 

370Z

Camaro

 

70 to 0 MPH

156 feet

170 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

118 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The 370Z’s standard 245/45R18 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Camaro’s standard 50 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The 370Z NISMO Coupe handles at .99 G’s, while the Camaro LT Coupe pulls only .89 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The 370Z Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Camaro LT Coupe (24.9 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 25.5 seconds @ .74 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the 370Z’s turning circle is 5.6 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (32.8 feet vs. 38.4 feet). The 370Z Sport/NISMO’s turning circle is 4.3 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (34.1 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The 370Z is 1 foot, 8.8 inches shorter than the Camaro, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the 370Z has standard flush composite headlights. The Camaro has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

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 Camaro doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the 370Z Coupe is quieter than the Camaro SS Coupe:

 

370Z

Camaro

At idle

48 dB

49 dB

Full-Throttle

82 dB

91 dB

70 MPH Cruising

71 dB

73 dB

Ergonomics Comparison

The 370Z’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Chevrolet does not offer a locking feature on the Camaro’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 Camaro can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The 370Z has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Camaro doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the 370Z is less expensive to operate than the Camaro because it costs $657 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the 370Z than the Camaro, including $30 less for an alternator, $299 less for front brake pads, $15 less for fuel injection and $107 less for a fuel pump.

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