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2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$11,044
5 listings nationwide

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2016 Scion FR-S
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,919
78 listings nationwide
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10 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The big news from Nissan regarding their 350Z for '09 is that this sporty speedster will be available only as a drop-top. Nissan has decided to discontinue the coupe for this model yea...

2016 Scion FR-S
Base
Andrew Newton Preview:

After years of development and several tantalizing concept cars, the FR-S first became available for the 2013 model year. Toyota had been toying with the idea of a cheap rear-wheel-dri...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
35
2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Yup — LUV. i liek the car soo much its amazing looking and the performance is amazing, very resonsive. rel...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Nice Nissan 350z — All the performance is so greaat, the accelaration is so beautiful,the break i dont know,its easy t...

65
2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Drafting Addict — It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 306 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque!!! so for me ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2016 Scion FR-S
Base
15
writes:
Loved it, but the italian in me went for the 2017 Fiat 124. It drove amazing and is a great value for the mon...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica RWD better.
"Both cars were comfortable, but the Fiats seats cradle you perfectly."
Value Ranked 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica RWD better.
"I looked into leasing both cars and the Fiat was about $100 less per month."
writes:
Solid car only barely outclassed by the BRZ. Very fun to drive looks great as wel.
Handling Ranked 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The 2017 manual has a slight increase in power and I think the increase allowed the car to pull through corners faster."
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD better.
"The cars looks are very similar I just prefer the 2017 facelift on the BRZ."
35
writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 Nissan 370Z better.
"Better body stile , also it performs like a dream..."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Nissan 370Z better.
"Cargo wised both cars have little cargo space , not that I will carry anything heavy in it , but yeah you need that cargo space just in case..."

Specs

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
2016 Scion FR-S
Base
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
17 MPG
22 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
23 MPG
30 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 20 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
200 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 6,600 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 6,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
10.6:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 5 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom -- 29.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.1 cu ft 6.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 537 lbs --
Exterior
Length 169.8 in 166.7 in
Width 71.5 in 69.9 in
Height 52.5 in 50.6 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast

Exterior Colors

  • Carbon Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Metallic
  • Moonlight White Pearl
  • NOGARO Red Metallic
  • San Marino Blue Metallic
  • Silver Alloy Metallic

Option Packages

  • [R95] 18" Chrome Wheels
2016 Scion FR-S
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Ablaze
  • Asphalt
  • Halo
  • Hot Lava
  • Oceanic
  • Raven
  • Special Color
  • Steel

Option Packages

  • TRD Lowering Springs
  • Bespoke Audio With Navigation
  • Bespoke Audio with Navigation
  • TRD Exhaust System
  • TRD Sway Bar Set

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