2010 Porsche
911 Turbo
vs. 2011 Nissan
370Z

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

9.5

starting from

$133,750

Reasons to buy the Porsche 911 Turbo

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Fewer passenger seats
4
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Blazingly fast top speed
194 mph
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Quite powerful
500 HP @ 6,000 RPM
2011 Nissan 370Z

8.6

Runner-up

Nissan 370Z

starting from

$32,210

Reasons to buy the Nissan 370Z

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Very inexpensive
$32,210
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Power outlets
Standard
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Average range on the highway
494 miles
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Average range in the city
342 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • Leather comes standard on the 911 Turbo ; the 370Z only offers cloth seats
  • Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Turbo 's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the 911 Turbo 's power seats; not available on the 370Z
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan 370Z Winner: 370Z
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  • The best price we've seen is $101,540 cheaper (4.2x less), $32,210 vs $133,750
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 16 mpg
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.4
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo Winner: 911 Turbo
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  • The 911 Turbo can go around 30% faster than the 370Z , 194 mph vs 155 mph
  • Around 20% faster in the 1/4 mile, 11.2 s @ 125 mph vs 13.4 s @ 105 mph
  • The 911 Turbo hits 60mph around 40% faster, 3.0 seconds vs 4.9 seconds
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have very limited cargo room
  • Few seats
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Limited number of airbags
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars are sporty, but the 911 Turbo in particular is a responsive car
  • Both the 911 Turbo and 370Z are quite powerful
  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.5 vs 8.6

Luxury Features

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Turbo 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the 911 Turbo 's power seats; not available on the 370Z
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the 911 Turbo ; the 370Z only offers cloth seats

Cost

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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MSRP $133,750 vs $32,210 The 370Z has a reasonable price, while the 911 Turbo is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 18 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The 911 Turbo 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the 370Z 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The 911 Turbo 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the 370Z 's is very short

Road Tests

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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0-60 mph 3.0 seconds vs 4.9 seconds The 911 Turbo has lightning fast acceleration, and the 370Z isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs 102 ft Both cars have extraordinary braking abilities
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1/4 mile 11.2 s @ 125 mph vs 13.4 s @ 105 mph Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 1.01 g vs 1.01 g Both cars have phenomenal cornering abilities
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Top speed 194 mph vs 155 mph The 911 Turbo can hit an extraordinarily high top speed, and the 370Z is pretty good, too

Crash Test Ratings

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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Passengers 4 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 425 miles vs 494 miles The 370Z has OK highway range, but the 911 Turbo is very limited
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Cargo space 3.7 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats Unknown vs 51.6 ft3
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The 911 Turbo 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the 370Z
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The 370Z 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the 911 Turbo
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roof rails Optional vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? Get the roof rails upgrade on the 911 Turbo
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the 370Z , but the 911 Turbo 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 4 Limited number of airbags
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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 Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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Horsepower 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM Both the 911 Turbo and 370Z are quite powerful
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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 Unknown
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The 911 Turbo 's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 6.9 lb/hp vs 9.7 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the 911 Turbo in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The 911 Turbo has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.8 ft vs 32.8 ft The 370Z can make tight turns, and the 911 Turbo is comparable to most other vehicles

Entertainment System

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Nissan
370Z
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Number of speakers 13 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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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 911 Turbo 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 911 Turbo ; no amount of money can buy it on the 370Z

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2011 Nissan 370Z 2012 Ford Mustang GT 370Z vs Mustang GT
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 370Z Touring vs GT-R Black Edition
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 370Z Touring vs Impreza WRX STI
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