Childre Nissan Compares 2014 Nissan 370Z VS 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Near Warner Robins, GA

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2014 Nissan 370Z

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2014 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 and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

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.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the 370Z’s reliability will be 83% better than the Chevrolet Camaro V6 and 93% better than the Chevrolet Camaro V8.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan 370Z (base engine) is faster than the Camaro V6 (manual transmissions tested):

370Z

Camaro

Zero to 30 MPH

2.1 sec

2.6 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.3 sec

6.6 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

3.6 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter Mile

13.9 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

104 MPH

95.8 MPH

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The 370Z stops much shorter than the Camaro:

370Z

Camaro

80 to 0 MPH

197 feet

212 feet

Road & Track

70 to 0 MPH

156 feet

173 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

127 feet

144 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The 370Z NISMO Coupe handles at .99 G’s, while the Camaro SS Coupe pulls only .85 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The 370Z Touring Roadster handles at 1.00 G’s, while the Camaro SS Convertible pulls only .89 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The 370Z Touring Coupe goes through Road & Track’s slalom 5.6 MPH faster than the Camaro SS Coupe (72 vs. 66.4 MPH).

The 370Z Coupe performs Car and Driver’s emergency lane change maneuver 7.2 MPH faster than the Camaro RS Coupe (67.1 vs. 59.9 MPH).

The 370Z Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.7 seconds quicker than the Camaro LT Coupe (24.9 seconds @ .73 average G’s vs. 26.6 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

The 370Z Touring Roadster executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.2 seconds quicker than the Camaro RS Convertible (24.8 seconds @ .76 average G’s vs. 27 seconds @ .66 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the 370Z w/18" wheels’ turning circle is 4.9 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (32.8 feet vs. 37.7 feet). The 370Z w/19" wheels’ turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Camaro’s (34.1 feet vs. 37.7 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan 370Z may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 900 pounds less than the Chevrolet Camaro.

The 370Z is 1 foot, 11.4 inches shorter than the Camaro, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the 370Z has a liquid-filled front engine mount. The liquid helps further dampen engine harshness. The Camaro uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

The design of the Nissan 370Z amounts to more than styling. The 370Z offers aerodynamic coefficients of drag from .3 to .34 Cd (depending on bodystyle and options). That is lower than the Camaro (.35 to .37). A more efficient exterior helps the 370Z go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the 370Z get better fuel mileage.

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

As tested by Road & Track while at idle, the interior of the 370Z Coupe is quieter than the Camaro ZL1 Coupe (49 vs. 55 dB).

Passenger Space Comparison

The 370Z Coupe has .8 inches more front headroom and .5 inches more front legroom than the Camaro Coupe.

The 370Z Convertible has .9 inches more front headroom and .5 inches more front legroom than the Camaro Convertible.

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 Intelligent Key standard on the 370Z allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Chevrolet Camaro doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

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.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the 370Z has standard extendable sun visors. The Camaro doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The 370Z’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Heated mirrors cost extra on the Camaro and aren’t offered on the Camaro LS.

The 370Z Touring Roadster’s standard air conditioned front seats cool the driver and front passenger and help take the sting out of hot leather in Summer. The Camaro doesn’t offer air conditioned front seats.

The 370Z’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Camaro doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

With optional voice command, the 370Z Touring offers the driver hands free control of the radio, climate controls, cell phone and the navigation computer by simply speaking. The Camaro doesn’t offer a voice control system.

Economic Advantages Comparison

The 370Z will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The Intellichoice estimates that the 370Z will retain 47.25% to 57.18% of its original price after five years, while the Camaro only retains 42.63% to 46.57%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the 370Z is less expensive to operate than the Camaro because it costs $532 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the 370Z than the Camaro, including $97 less for front brake pads and $11 less for fuel injection.

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