2023 Nissan Z Overview: Price, Features, Performance and More

September 19th, 2023 by

New 2023 Nissan Z

When Nissan briefly stopped manufacturing its iconic Z sports car a few years ago, there was some speculation over whether or not it would ever return. It took Nissan some time to get back to the drawing board, but the Nissan Z is finally back and better than ever before. It’s different from previous Z models in that it doesn’t have an alphanumeric name like the original 240Z or the 370Z. It’s also different in many other ways. Let’s see what the latest Nissan Z brings to the table.


rear view of the 2023 nissan z in yellow

Nissan rethought almost every aspect of the Nissan Z when it was designing the 2023 model. One of the first things you’ll notice is that the exterior is clearly inspired by all the previous Z models. The latest version manages to present both a nostalgic look and feel while also maintaining strong ties to the modern day. This vehicle includes all the straight lines and sharp curves that have helped define the Nissan Z for so long. It’s also available in the bright colors that Z owners have come to know and love.


The 2023 Nissan Z is available in three trims, which include the Z Sport, the Z Performance, and the Z Proto Spec. But regardless of which trim you decide to go with, you’ll be treated to the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that can produce up to 400 horsepower. You will, however, get the chance to choose between a six-speed manual transmission or a nine-speed automatic transmission that both feature rear-wheel drive. Either way, the latest Nissan Z will be able to keep up with most of the other sports cars that are out on the road today.

The latest Nissan Z is also relatively fuel efficient compared to many other sports cars. A Nissan Z with an automatic transmission will be capable of getting up to 19 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway.


The advanced engine and transmission found in the 2023 Nissan Z will enable it to perform to your expectations and maybe exceed them from the moment you get behind the wheel. This model has been clocked going from zero to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds. The 2023 Nissan Z is also excellent when it comes to negotiating turns, and its suspension will provide a nice, smooth ride and help you maintain complete control of the vehicle at all times.


The one significant similarity between the interior of the 2023 Nissan Z and those of previous Z models is that it’s still a two-seat coupe. It features top-of-the-line materials, including leather upholstery. The 2023 model also has features that weren’t always found in older Z models, such as dual-zone automatic climate control and power-adjustable seats. But Nissan worked to change almost everything else inside the 2023 Nissan Z while designing it to bring it up to speed and enable it to compete with other sports cars in its class.

The 2023 Nissan Z doesn’t have much to offer in terms of cargo space since its trunk boasts just 7 cubic feet of storage. But since this obviously isn’t going to be a family car, that shouldn’t present a problem for most Nissan Z owners. The interior will provide them with more than enough bells and whistles to make up for the lack of cargo space.


In addition to reworking the design of the interior of the 2023 Z, Nissan also went all out when it came time to incorporate the latest technological touches on the inside. The manufacturer has ushered the 2023 Nissan Z technology into a new era by working a large 8.0-inch infotainment display into the mix. It has also made a bigger 9.0-inch display with a built-in navigation system an option. Besides this display, several other features include a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, and a six-speaker stereo system that can be upgraded to a Bose option.


When you’re driving around the St. Louis, Missouri, area in the 2023 Nissan Z, the last thing you want to have to worry about is safety. Thankfully, this is yet another area in which Nissan will have Z owners covered. Nissan has included a handful of driver-assistance safety features in the 2023 Nissan Z. Lane departure warning, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control all come standard in the latest Nissan Z.


Although the 2023 Nissan Z will cost more than most of the other cars in the Nissan lineup, it’s very affordably priced when you compare it to the other sports cars in its class. The Z Sport trim starts at just $39,990. The Z Performance trim, meanwhile, starts at only $49,990, while the Z Proto Spec starts at just $52,990. All three trims will be available on a limited basis, with the Z Proto Spec, in particular, being the most limited of the bunch. Only 240 of these models will be made and sold within the U.S.

Test-Drive a New Nissan Z near St. Louis, MO

Have you been driving Nissan Zs for a long time and anticipating the release of the newest addition to the Z legacy? Or are you kicking around the idea of investing in your very first Nissan Z? Either way, you’re going to be impressed with everything the 2023 Nissan Z has to offer. Those who waited for Nissan to put the finishing touches on this model will be rewarded for their patience.

If you would like to see what the 2023 Nissan Z can do, AutoCenters Nissan can help you check one out. We would love to get you into a 2023 Z so that you can push it to the limit. Our experienced team can also answer any questions you may have about the latest Z so that you’re able to decide if driving one off our lot would be the right move for you.

Reach out to us today to get more information on the 2023 Nissan Z and to discover what sets it apart from other sports cars.

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