Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan 370Z VS 2017 Infiniti Q60 Near Boerne, TX

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2017 Nissan 370Z

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2017 Infiniti Q60

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 Q60 Coupe doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the 370Z and the Q60 Coupe 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 5 times as many Nissan dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the 370Z’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 2 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 12th.

Engine Comparison

The 370Z has more powerful engines than the Q60 Coupe:

 

Horsepower

Torque

370Z 3.7 DOHC V6

332 HP

270 lbs.-ft.

370Z NISMO Coupe 3.7 DOHC V6

350 HP

276 lbs.-ft.

Q60 Coupe 2.0t 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

208 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

Q60 Coupe 3.0t 3.0 turbo V6

300 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The 370Z stops shorter than the Q60 Coupe:

 

370Z

Q60 Coupe

 

70 to 0 MPH

156 feet

164 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The 370Z Sport’s 275/35R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Q60 Coupe’s optional 40 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The 370Z NISMO Coupe handles at .99 G’s, while the Q60 Coupe Red Sport 400 AWD pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the 370Z’s turning circle is 3.9 feet tighter than the Q60 Coupe’s (32.8 feet vs. 36.7 feet). The 370Z Sport/NISMO’s turning circle is 4 feet tighter than the Q60 Coupe AWD’s (34.1 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan 370Z may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 500 pounds less than the Infiniti Q60 Coupe.

The 370Z is 1 foot, 4.9 inches shorter than the Q60 Coupe, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The 370Z has .3 inches more front headroom and .7 inches more front hip room than the Q60 Coupe.

Recommendations Comparison

The Nissan 370Z outsold the Infiniti Q40/Q60 by almost three to one during the 2016 model year.

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