Childre Nissan Compares 2014 Nissan 370Z VS 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Near Dublin, GA

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2014 Nissan 370Z

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2014 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, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

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.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the 370Z second among compact premium sporty cars in their 2013 Initial Quality Study. The Corvette isn’t in the top three in its category.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the 370Z Coupe Auto gets better fuel mileage than the Corvette Auto (19 city/26 hwy vs. 16 city/28 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the 370Z’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Corvette:

370Z

Corvette

Corvette

Front Rotors

14 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

13.3 inches

13.3 inches

The 370Z stops shorter than the Corvette:

370Z

Corvette

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

104 feet

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Tires and Wheels Comparison

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

Chassis Comparison

The 370Z is 9.7 inches shorter than the Corvette, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

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

370Z

Corvette

At idle

48 dB

55 dB

Full-Throttle

82 dB

92 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

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

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 standard 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.

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