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2014 Nissan 370Z vs Mazda RX-8

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Sometimes living in the lap of luxury pertains to where you live, and sometimes it pertains to how you travel. So if you are unfamiliar with how some people are getting around, you might want to visit your local Nissan and Mazda dealer to see what next year’s models have in store for you. That is because the purported releases of these two legendary auto manufacturers will surely be turning heads on a swivel.


What Car Will Win?

In the case of Nissan, the incredible vehicle they are slated to release is the 2014 Nissan 370Z. In the case of Mazda, they have supposedly reinvented the RX-8. With that said, these particular models were undoubtedly two of the most attractive sports cars already, so any improvements will likely elevate the newer versions to the top of the auto charts.

2014 Nissan 370Z

2014 Nissan 370z

2014 Nissan 370z

The Nissan 370Z will be available in 8 different models to satisfy an array of taste. Each model is rear wheel drive and equipped with a standard 3.7 liter frontal mid-engine V6 that pushes between 330 and 350 horsepower. Now if you desire more power, Nissan offers the more powerful 370Z Nismo version, which showcases a mind-boggling 395 horsepower. In addition to that, it also features a 6 speed manual transmission and 5 speed automatic to suit your preference.

2014 Nissan 370z Interior

2014 Nissan 370z Interior

The 370Z is a beast that can zip you from 0 to 60 in a stunning 4.3 seconds. This magnificent ride will get you a moderate 18 miles per gallon in the city, and around 26 on the highway. Other amenities include sleek Recaro bucket seats enveloped in genuine leather for your comfort. Needless to say, the 370Z is a pure sports car that warrants an individual who lives for speed.

2014 Mazda RX-8

The 2014 Mazda RX-8 plays no second fiddle to the Nissan 370Z. The engineers at Mazda have continued the Wankel engine tradition, and recreated the Rx-8’s 1.3 liter rotary 200 to 250 horsepower engine (depending on the model) into a more efficient 300 horsepower speedster. Like the previous RX-8, versions of the 2014 RX-8 will reportedly be manufactured as a 2+2 door coupe, and 2+2 passenger.

Even though the current RX-8 gets about 20 mpg in the city, and around 25 mpg on the highway, Mazda’s brain trust somehow managed to improve the mpg of the more powerful 2014 RX-8. This remarkable advancement by Mazda’s engineers occurred by recreating the famed Wankel rotary engine into a more efficient powertrain called the 16X (based on an efficient engine technology reportedly named Sky-R).

The new RX-8 will feature a 6 speed manual and 5 speed automatic to propel it from 0 to 60 in less time than the 6 seconds of its predecessor. Other amenities include Recaro bucket seats, wide 225/40R 19 inch performance tires, and a light frame that weighs just over 3000 pounds to help drivers hug the roads.

Which One?

Ultimately, the Nissan 370Z has a slight advantage over the RX-8, due to their comparable miles per gallon, despite the Nissan’s greater horsepower. The Nissan also handles better even though it is heavier. Regardless which brand you choose, both sports cars are excellent vehicles that will hang on to the curves and inclines throughout Cherry Hill.

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2014 Nissan 370z

2014 Nissan 370z

If you want to see the Nissan 2014 350Z for yourself, stop by your New Jersey Nissan Dealer in Cherry Hill. Cherry Hill Nissan is staffed with experts that can further explain the 350Z and get you in one for a test drive, today!



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