Road Tests Real world tests of Subaru BRZ vs Nissan 350Z

0-60mph

Subaru BRZ
6.4 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

Subaru BRZ
143 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph

0-100mph

Subaru BRZ
16.2 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

1/4 mile

Subaru BRZ
14.9 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Subaru BRZ

Reasons to consider the
Subaru BRZ

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Lighter curb weight 2,684 lb vs 3,370 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Nissan 350Z

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Nissan 350Z

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Faster in the quarter mile 13.8 s vs 14.9 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 13.8 s vs 16.2 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
More torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM vs 152 ft-lb @ 6,400 RPM More than 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 155 mph vs 143 mph 12 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,500 cc vs 2,000 cc 75% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Subaru BRZ  vs
Nissan 350Z 
Brand Subaru Nissan
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2002-2007
Highway mileage 27 MPG 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.62 lb/hp 11.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 152 ft-lb @ 6,400 RPM 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 3,500 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in 3.78 in / 3.19 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Subaru BRZ  vs
Nissan 350Z 
Top speed 143 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s 13.8 s
0-60mph 6.4 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 16.2 s 13.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 4.1:1 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 11.61 in Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes 11.61 in Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 432/? 17 457/? 203
Rear wheels 432/? 17 216/? 180

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,684 lb 3,370 lb
Width 69.9 in 71.5 in
Height 50.6 in 51.9 in
Length 166.7 in 169.4 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 104.3 in
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