2010 Porsche
911 Turbo
vs. 2011 Nissan
370Z Touring

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 Touring

9.4

starting from

$38,210

Reasons to buy the Nissan 370Z Touring

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Quite expensive
$38,210
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Power outlets
Standard
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Average range in the city
361 miles
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Average range on the highway
494 miles
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Winner: 370Z Touring
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  • The best price we've seen is $95,540 cheaper (3.5x less), $38,210 vs $133,750
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 16 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Turbo 's standard sun roof
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.4
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  • The 911 Turbo can go around 30% faster than the 370Z Touring, 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
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Practicality - vs -
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  • The 911 Turbo 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the 370Z Touring
  • 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 the 911 Turbo and 370Z Touring are quite powerful
  • Both cars are sporty, but the 911 Turbo in particular is a responsive car
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the 370Z Touring
  • Both come standard with satellite radio
Overall 9.5 vs 9.4

Cost

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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MSRP $133,750 vs $38,210 The 370Z Touring has a reasonable price, while the 911 Turbo is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 19 mpg The 370Z Touring has OK city mileage, while the 911 Turbo is very inefficient
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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 Touring'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 Touring's is very short

Luxury Features

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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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 Standard Both have power seats
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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

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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0-60 mph 3.0 seconds vs 4.9 seconds The 911 Turbo has lightning fast acceleration, and the 370Z Touring 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 Touring is pretty good, too

Crash Test Ratings

Porsche
911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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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 Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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Passengers 4 vs 2 Few seats
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Highway driving range 425 miles vs 494 miles The 370Z Touring 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 Touring
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The 370Z Touring'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 Optional The 911 Turbo 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the 370Z Touring
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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

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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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 Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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Horsepower 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM Both the 911 Turbo and 370Z Touring are quite powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 The 370Z Touring has more gears and the 911 Turbo is OK, too
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the 370Z Touring's semi-automatic transmission and the 911 Turbo 's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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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 10.0 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 Touring can make tight turns, and the 911 Turbo is comparable to most other vehicles

Entertainment System

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911 Turbo
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring Nissan
370Z Touring
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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 Standard Both come standard with 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 Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the 370Z Touring

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2010 Porsche 911 Turbo 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T 911 Turbo vs Sonata Limited 2.0T
2011 Nissan 370Z 2012 Ford Mustang GT 370Z vs Mustang GT
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 Infiniti G37 Sport 370Z Touring vs G37 Sport
2011 Nissan 370Z 2011 BMW 335i 370Z vs 335i
2011 Nissan 370Z 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 370Z vs 911 Carrera
2011 Nissan 370Z Touring 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 370Z Touring vs Impreza WRX STI

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