The ethos of back to basic motoring with driver enjoyment at the top of the priority list is noticeable as you take a seat inside the 2020 370Z. From the simplified dashboard design to the spread of analog buttons, the 370Z's interior offers the basic features most modern cars should have in their arsenal, but not much else. Getting in and out of the 370Z isn't troublesome, but as with any serious sports car, the Z sits low to the ground, necessitating a few grunts when getting in. Getting into a comfortable seating position can be an issue due to the lack of a telescopically adjustable steering wheel. Once seated, the 370Z offers poor visibility in virtually all directions, but a special mention should go out to the massive blind-spots on offer. Despite these issues, the 370Z is well put together and drives down the road with minimal squeaks and rattles.
During our time with the 370Z, we were mostly satisfied with the seats but found it difficult to get comfortable on a number of occasions. This might be due to a lack of lumbar support and a lack of a telescoping steering wheel. We suggest trying the 370Z for yourself but overall, the low driving position is ideal for sporty driving without feeling cramped.
|Nissan 370Z Coupe Trims||Coupe||Sport Coupe||Sport Touring Coupe|
|Headroom Front Seat||38.2 in.||38.2 in.||38.2 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||42.9 in.||42.9 in.||42.9 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||54.4 in.||54.4 in.||54.4 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||54.6 in.||54.6 in.||54.6 in.|
The 370Z is available with a selection of cloth and partial leather options but our 50th Anniversary tester was equipped with a uniquely-themed interior motif. Nissan wrapped the outside of the seats with leather while the inserts are a cloth mesh with a Z-logo stitched in. Elsewhere in the interior, there are several plaques and logos to let you know it is a 50th Anniversary Edition.
As with the C7 Chevrolet Corvette, the 370Z features a hatch-style liftgate which in theory should add to its daily practicality, but unlike the Corvette, the 370Z's sloping rear hatch and suspension placement negate any benefit; it actually makes the rear cargo space a hassle, and renders most of the space at the rear end unusable. Without the optional cargo cover, stuff in the back will be on display for all to see. Only 6.9 cubic feet of space is available in the coupe, the lowest in its class.
Small-item storage is severely limited by an already tight interior. There's a cupholder, a center console that offers barely enough space for a cellphone and the extra storage compartments behind the seats don't offer much. If you get any of the lower-trim models, Nissan does give you a small cubby where the navigation screen would live.
In a last-ditch effort, Nissan has thrown a number of features at the 370Z that help keeps its head above water, but only barely. Exterior features worth mentioning include auto on/off headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, as well as an aluminum hood, doors, and hatch. Inside, the 2020 370Z comes equipped with automatic climate control, push-button ignition, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. A HomeLink universal transceiver and rear cargo cover are standard features on the Sport Touring model. A sporty three-gauge cluster sits atop the dashboard and displays oil temperature, voltage and includes a digital clock, and a single USB port is offered for all your charging needs. It is clear to see that the features list, barring the infotainment system, is sparse, but offers enough to keep the driving enthusiast comfortable between sections of twisty roads.
Infotainment? What infotainment? Unless you opt for the Sport Touring trim, all you get in the 370Z is a base radio with AM and FM, a CD player (yes, those still exist), Bluetooth (for calling, not music streaming), and that's about it. There's no Apple CarPlay, no Android Auto, and even the legally required back-up camera lives in the rearview mirror rather than its own screen. We'd say things are better in the Sport Touring trim - which gets navigation and Bluetooth audio streaming - but that head unit hasn't changed much since 2009 and is more difficult to replace due to its odd fitment. We recommend just getting the base radio and swapping it out with an aftermarket unit.