2011 Nissan
370Z Touring
vs. 2011 Subaru
Impreza WRX STI

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

9.8

starting from

$36,910

Reasons to buy the Nissan 370Z Touring

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Good braking distance from 60mph
102 ft
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Great cornering ability
1.01 g
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Average top speed
155 mph
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Fast 0-60 time
4.9 seconds
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

9.2

starting from

$34,720

Reasons to buy the Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Spacious front seats
55.6 ft3
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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Average cargo space
11.3 ft3
Safety Features 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Winner: Impreza WRX STI
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  • Almost the same
  • The Impreza WRX STI has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Winner: 370Z Touring
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  • Almost the same
Road Tests 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Winner: 370Z Touring
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  • The 370Z Touring needs around 20% less space to stop from 60mph, 102 ft vs 123 ft
  • The 370Z Touring can change direction around 10% faster, 1.01 g vs 0.93 g
  • The 370Z Touring can go around 10% faster than the Impreza WRX STI, 155 mph vs 144 mph
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Winner: 370Z Touring
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  • Almost the same
  • The 370Z Touring's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Winner: 370Z Touring
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  • The 370Z Touring needs around 10% less space to turn, 32.8 ft vs 36.1 ft
  • The 370Z Touring's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 9.9 lb/hp vs 11.1 lb/hp
  • Around 10% more powerful, 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have power outlets
Overall 9.8 vs 9.2

Safety Features

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370Z Touring
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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru
Impreza WRX STI
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 5 The Impreza WRX STI has a good number of airbags, but the 370Z Touring is just OK (missing Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Impreza WRX STI; optional upgrade on the 370Z Touring
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Luxury Features

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370Z Touring
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the 370Z Touring's power seats; not available on the Impreza WRX STI
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

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370Z Touring
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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru
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0-60 mph 4.9 seconds vs 5.4 seconds The 370Z Touring has a good 0-60 time, but the Impreza WRX STI is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 102 ft vs 123 ft The 370Z Touring has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Impreza WRX STI is just OK
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1/4 mile 13.4 s s @ 105.2 mph mph vs 13.8 s s @ 101.0 mph mph The 370Z Touring's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Impreza WRX STI's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 1.01 g vs 0.93 g The 370Z Touring has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the Impreza WRX STI is just OK
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Top speed 155 mph vs 144 mph The 370Z Touring's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Impreza WRX STI is just OK

Entertainment System

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370Z Touring
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The 370Z Touring's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Impreza WRX STI does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the 370Z Touring's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Performance

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370Z Touring
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Horsepower 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The Impreza WRX STI's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 9.9 lb/hp vs 11.1 lb/hp The 370Z Touring is a sporty car, while the Impreza WRX STI is just average
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Impreza WRX STI has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 32.8 ft vs 36.1 ft The 370Z Touring can make tight turns, and the Impreza WRX STI is comparable to most other vehicles

Cost

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370Z Touring
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MSRP $36,910 vs $34,720 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 17 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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370Z Touring
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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru
Impreza WRX STI
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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370Z Touring
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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru
Impreza WRX STI
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Passengers 2 vs 5 The Impreza WRX STI has lots of passenger seats, but the 370Z Touring has very few
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Highway driving range 494 miles vs 389 miles The 370Z Touring has great highway range, but the Impreza WRX STI is very limited
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Cargo space 6.9 ft3 vs 11.3 ft3 The Impreza WRX STI has OK cargo room, while the 370Z Touring has very little
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front seats 51.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Impreza WRX STI has roomy front seats and the 370Z Touring is OK
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Impreza WRX STI's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the 370Z Touring
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Unknown
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 3 vs 8 The Impreza WRX STI has an absurd number of cupholders, 1 extra in front and 4 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 Audi TT 370Z Touring vs TT
2011 Nissan 370Z 2012 Ford Mustang GT 370Z vs Mustang GT
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is 370Z Touring vs Z4 sDrive35is
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited 2012 Ford Mustang GT Impreza WRX STI Limited vs Mustang GT
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011 BMW M3 Impreza WRX STI vs M3
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011 MINI Cooper Impreza WRX STI vs Cooper
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX 2012 Honda Civic Si Impreza WRX vs Civic Si
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Impreza WRX STI vs Camaro SS

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