Road Tests Real world tests of Impreza WRX STI vs Nissan 370Z

0-60mph

Top speed

Impreza WRX STI
158 mph
370Z Touring
157 mph

1/4 mile

370Z Touring
13.91 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Reasons to consider the
Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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Faster to 60mph 5 s vs 5.45 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 13.5 s vs 13.91 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Side view of Nissan 370Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 370Z Touring

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More expensive sticker price $44k vs $30k More than 45% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 3,696 cc vs 2,457 cc More than 50% bigger engine
Slightly more powerful engine 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Impreza WRX STI  vs
Nissan 370Z 
Brand Subaru Nissan
Price 30,000 44,170
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2013
City mileage 17 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 2,457 cc 3,696 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V6
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,319 lb 3,479 lb
Width 70.7 in 72.8 in
Height 57.9 in 52.2 in
Length 180.3 in 167.2 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in 100.4 in

road tests

Impreza WRX STI  vs
Nissan 370Z 
Top speed 158 mph 157 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 13.91 s
0-60mph 5 s 5.45 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.21 lb/hp 10.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 457/? 216 225/50 18
Rear wheels 457/? 216 483/? 254
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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Nissan 370Z Touring
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