Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There’s no official Euro NCAP crash rating for the 350Z but all UK-specification models come with ABS, electronic stability control, high performance Brembo brakes plus front, side and curtain airbags. There’s also a lightweight carbon fibre ‘safety propeller shaft’ which is strong, has no weak link and is said to be safer in a crash. Security is taken care of with remote central locking and an immobiliser.

The electrically folding roof is pretty fast and retracts into the boot in just 20 seconds. It’s easy to operate, although it’s not fully automatic as you have to twist a handle to release it first. The boot is capable of holding a couple of overnight bags or a small weekly shop, but to accommodate the roof, space is halved compared to the coupé. As a result there’s just 130-litres of space – less than a MINI.

Stowage in the cabin is limited too, although there is a decent glovebox, a pop-out cupholder and a lidded compartment behind the rear seats. Revised models from 2006 have more useful door pockets with an incorporated bottle holder.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan 350Z Roadster (05-10).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
GT optional equipment
  • Audio remote