Following an exciting debut, Nissan’s 370Z Heritage Edition is back for another model year, adding even more value and styling to one of the market’s most accessible sports cars.
Topping the list of highlights for this year are an exclusive new color, exterior graphics, and more standard safety features. And of course, head-turning good looks and electrifying performance are a given.
Let’s take a closer look at this new generation of Nissan’s storied Z car with the help of our 2019 370Z Heritage Edition test model.
2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Exterior
While the exterior remains largely unchanged in terms of shape and design, the 2019 370Z Heritage Edition is now available in three colors, including a model-exclusive Deep Blue Pearl, as seen on our test model. After this year, the Deep Blue Pearl color will most likely no longer be available — just like 2018’s Chicane Yellow — strengthening the Heritage Edition’s status as a collectible car.
All of the updates seen on the previous model have been carried over for 2019, including dark headlight accents, redesigned 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, dark tinted rear lights, and a blackout rear lower fascia. The Heritage Edition trim further enhances the car’s visuals with black side mirrors, in addition to gloss decals that run across the top surfaces and just above the side sills.
The 370Z’s unmistakable body lines deliver a dramatic yet refined feeling, and its wide track paired with flared rear fenders contribute to the vehicle’s “low visual gravity.” It’s arguably the perfect sports car shape, and should have no problem becoming a favorite among enthusiasts and collectors.
2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Interior
The 370Z Heritage Edition’s motorsports-inspired DNA continues in the cabin by offering a clean and functional experience. You won’t find large digital screens here — only the most essential equipment takes center stage inside the traditional 2-seat layout.
Cloth bucket seats keep both occupants securely in place, and the driver’s seat features unique cushion cut-outs as well as enhanced frame construction to allow for unrestricted pedal access and superior holding capability during cornering.
As part of the Heritage Edition trim, yellow leather accents adorn the steering wheel, console, and shifter knob, while yellow contrast stitching adds an exciting element to various interior panels. The sport seats also feature exclusive yellow “370Z” embroidering.
Despite the analog look of the interior, the 2019 370Z is actually packed with plenty of technology, like Bluetooth phone connectivity, voice command, steering wheel-mounted controls, USB connectivity, and a Drive Computer that delivers pertinent vehicle data. Cargo space is also adequate considering the coupe’s compact dimensions. Storage solutions include shelving behind the seats for bags or outerwear, and a trunk that can fit a golf bag and carry-on luggage — perfect for a quick weekend getaway.
Other interior amenities include an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, push button ignition, automatic temperature control, 6-speaker audio system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Performance
If you weren’t already in love with the 370Z’s looks, its power and agility are sure to win you over. Under the hood lies Nissan’s tried-and-true 3.7-liter V6 engine, which now produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. An EXEDY high-performance clutch helps transfer this performance through a 6-speed manual transmission and then into the pavement via staggered 225/50/R18 and 245/45R18 tires.
The result is better launches, accelerations, and decelerations, in addition to effortless clutch pedal operation and control. Ultimately, this allows the driver to focus more on steering and throttle inputs during spirited driving sessions.
When carving through twisting roads, the 370Z Heritage Edition stays flat and delivers impressive levels of grip thanks to a lightweight, sport-tuned suspension. The independent multi-link rear suspension is stiffer than previous years, but “high response” shock absorbers on all four corners offer a ride that’s more comfortable than ever before. It’s an incredible feat of engineering to simultaneously enhance grip and comfort without major compromises.
Piloting the 2019 370Z Heritage Edition is an extremely rewarding experience, with precise steering handled by a speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion design. The slightest inputs are accurately translated, and gives the feeling that the driver is directly linked to the road below.
All of these characteristics are why the 2019 370Z Heritage Edition is easily one of the best driver’s cars available today. Few vehicles offer as pure of a driving experience as Nissan’s legendary Z car.
Fuel economy for the 2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition is an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway when equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission**.
2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Safety
This year’s 370Z Heritage Edition comes with a long list of standard passenger safety equipment. Our test model featured front, side, and curtain airbags, active head restraints, energy absorbing steering column, and seat belt pretensioners with load limiters.
Systems that aid the Z’s on-road behavior include anti-lock brakes, vehicle dynamic control, and traction control.
For the 2019 model year, all models of the 370Z now come standard with a RearView Monitor back-up camera system that is embedded in the rear view mirror.
2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Overall
Those looking for a thrilling, everyday-sports car will be very pleased with the unique formula of performance and usability offered by the 2019 370Z. It’s a refined machine for the seasoned driver who loves to let loose every once in a while, but doesn’t want to sacrifice comfort and convenience.
Starting MSRP for the 2019 Nissan 370Z is $29,990, and the Heritage Edition adds a small upcharge that brings the total to $31,805*.
Visiting your local AutoNation Nissan dealership to experience a new level of driving enjoyment that only the 370Z can provide.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.