Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan 370Z VS 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Near Laredo, TX

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2017 Nissan 370Z

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette

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 Corvette doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the 370Z and the Corvette 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 Corvette’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 the engines in the Corvette.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the 370Z gets better fuel mileage than the Corvette:

 

 

370Z

Corvette

 

 

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

18 city/26 hwy

16 city/25 hwy

6.2 V8/Manual

 

3.7 V6 (332 HP)/7-spd. Auto

19 city/26 hwy

15 city/26 hwy

6.2 V8/Auto

 

3.7 V6 (332 HP)/7-spd. Auto

18 city/25 hwy

n/a

 

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The 370Z stops shorter than the Corvette:

 

370Z

Corvette

 

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

104 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The 370Z Coupe has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the Corvette, it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The front and rear suspension of the 370Z uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Corvette, which uses transverse leafs springs. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For better maneuverability, the 370Z’s turning circle is 4.9 feet tighter than the Corvette’s (32.8 feet vs. 37.7 feet). The 370Z Sport/NISMO’s turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Corvette’s (34.1 feet vs. 37.7 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The 370Z is 9.4 inches shorter than the Corvette, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

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 Corvette doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the 370Z Coupe is quieter than the Corvette Z06 Coupe:

 

370Z

Corvette

At idle

48 dB

60 dB

Full-Throttle

82 dB

93 dB

70 MPH Cruising

71 dB

77 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The 370Z has .3 inches more front headroom and .9 inches more front hip room than the Corvette.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

A low lift-over trunk design makes loading and unloading the 370Z easier. The 370Z’s trunk lift-over height is 35.6 inches, while the Corvette’s liftover is 41.2 inches.

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 Corvette’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 Corvette can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The 370Z’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Corvette’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the 370Z owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the 370Z with a number “3” insurance rate while the Corvette is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the 370Z is less expensive to operate than the Corvette because it costs $468 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the 370Z than the Corvette, including $243 less for an alternator, $373 less for front brake pads, $83 less for a starter, $2485 less for a fuel pump, $112 less for a timing belt/chain and $385 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan 370Z will be $17454 to $19928 less than for the Chevrolet Corvette.

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