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2015 Nissan 370Z Vs Porsche Cayman In Stuart, FL

Serving Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City & Jupiter, FL


Published March 23, 2016

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If you're finally ready to treat yourself to an aggressive, sleek sports car that won't put you into debt, then the 2015 Nissan 370Z is your car. Wallace Nissan in Stuart, FL, serving Port Lucie, Palm City, White City and Jupiter, have just the 370Z you're looking for. Stop by our dealership and let our friendly staff answer and question you might have about this superior performance machine. You'll be chomping at the bit to take one out for a spin!

Let's see how the 2015 Nissan 370Z stacks up against the Porsche Cayman.

Nissan 370Z Powertrain versus Porsche Cayman Powertrain When it comes to two-seater sports cars, the power and performance you can get out of your vehicle might be what matters the most. Nissan knows that, which is why they packed the base model 2015 370Z with a big engine. Under the aluminum hood, you'll find a 3.7L, 4th-generation VQ V6 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology and a massive 332 hp and 270 pounds of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission with close-ratio gears is standard while a 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev matching is optional. The base Cayman comes with a 2.7L V6 that revs at 275 hp with 213 pounds of torque. A 6-speed manual with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch is also standard. An automatic transmission is not even an option on any Porsche Cayman.

Pricing and Value

What's in a name? Well, if it's Porsche, expect to pay a premium for a similarly-equipped sports car that can rev up with the best of them. The 2015 Nissan 370Z is just that car. With a starting price of $29,990, it's almost a full $23,000 LESS than the Porsche Cayman, with its MSRP of $52,600. Granted, Porsche has a certain pedigree, but it's nothing the Nissan 370Z can't handle. Standard exterior features include 18"x8" black finish alloy wheels on the front and 18"x9" in the back. HID headlights and LED taillights and a dual exhaust are also standard. The interior has automatic temperature control, Bluetooth, a 4-speaker audio system (who needs more in a 2-seater?), a 3-bay gauge cluster, and power windows and door locks, and leather-wrapped steering wheel, parking brake and gear shift knob. For $23,000 more, you get a lot of the same features on the Cayman, but you do get the Porsche badge. Is that really worth the extra 20 grand?

370Z Dimensions Compared to Cayman Dimensions

With sports cars of this magnitude, little things can make a big difference. For instance, the 2015 370Z has a turning radius of 32.8 while the Cayman has 36.4. In this case, smaller is better, as you can make sharp or curb to curb turns in tighter spaces. And the 370Z has a fuel tank capacity of 19 gallons vs. the Cayman's 16.9. Given that they get similar mpg, that's more times you'll have to go to the pump in the Cayman.

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