It is disconcerting to note that the Nissan 370Z has not been rated by any of the major crash test rating agencies, including the IIHS and NHTSA. What is even more worrisome is the fact that the previous generation 350Z was named the deadliest car by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; the figures showed an average death rating of 143 per million registered vehicles. The 370Z has however gone through a complete redesign, and most of the safety issues that plagued the 350Z have been ironed out of the current generation Z car.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Nissan has done the bare minimum to protect occupants in the 370Z, with even basic driver assistance tech, found in most modern sports cars missing from the list. What you do get is dual front airbags with seat belt and occupation sensors, side-impact airbags and roof-mounted curtain bags. Active head restraints should keep heads from rolling, and a tire pressure monitoring system will let you know when you've hit a nail. Other than the above mentioned, the 370Z offers no other safety features such as blind-spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking.
|Nissan 370Z Coupe Trims||Coupe||Sport Coupe||Sport Touring Coupe|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
Nissan has gone through enough trial and error with the 370Z to ensure it is one of the most reliable modern sports cars on the market. The bulletproof V6 under the hood has been abused by first-time drivers and professional drifters alike and has stood the test of time. The same goes for the rest of the car, which seems to enjoy a good beating. According to the NHTSA, the 370Z has only been recalled once in the past three years. The 2018 recall was issued for an incorrectly installed airbag system that could deploy incorrectly in case of an accident. This recall affected certain 370Z models manufactured in 2018. Nissan offers an industry-standard three-year/36,000-mile warranty which includes a five-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty, and a three-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance plan.