2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Apr 16, 2021

Which coupe can strike the coup de grâce?

In this article...

  1. Battle of the beastly coupes
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO: Battle of the beastly coupes

Currently, there are a number of sports cars in the Philippine market that can satiate your need for speed. Toyota Motor Philippines offers the Supra 3.0 Turbo AT, the successor of the famed A80 Supra from the 1990s. Nissan Philippines, on the other hand, offers the 370Z NISMO, the more powerful trim of the 370Z coupe.

So, which of these two performance beasts have the better specs? Let’s find out with this comparison. 

A picture of the Toyota Supra and the Nissan 370Z NISMO head to head

Which sports car has the better specs?

2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO: Exterior

In terms of size, the Toyota Supra is 4,379mm in length, 1,854mm in width, and 1,294mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,470mm, and a ground clearance of 115mm.

Moving over to the Nissan 370Z NISMO, its length measures 4,330mm, its width is 1,870mm, and it has a height of 1,315mm. Its wheelbase is 2,550mm long, and it has 122mm of ground clearance. 

Toyota SupraNissan 370Z NISMO

Compare the Toyota Supra (left) and the Nissan 370Z NISMO (right) using this slider

When comparing the two, the Toyota Supra is slightly longer, but the Nissan coupe is both wider and taller. It also has more ground clearance and wheelbase length than the Toyota-made sports.

In terms of exterior features, both the Supra and the 370Z NISMO are equipped with spoilers, LED signal lights, and LED taillights. Both models also ride on a set of 19-inch wheels. 

Toyota Supra SideNissan 370Z NISMO

Which car looks better from the side?

While the Toyota coupe comes with a pair of LED headlights, the Nissan 370Z NISMO is equipped with Bi-Xenon HID headlights. It also lacks front fog lamps, which come standard on the Toyota Supra.

Moreover, both of these sporty models come with useful features like power-folding side mirrors and automatic headlamps. The Nissan 370Z, however, lacks the rain-sensing wipers which are available on the Supra.

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2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO: Interior

Inside, both the Supra and the 370Z NISMO come standard with automatic air-conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheels, leather-wrapped seats, and a dark-colored interior theme.

The Supra, however, does have an electronically adjustable front seat and a tilt/telescopic steering wheel. The Nissan coupe meanwhile, only has manual adjust seating and a tiltable steering wheel.

A picture of the interior of the Toyota Supra

The Toyota Supra's cockpit

For infotainment systems, the Supra’s dash is equipped with an 8.8-inch touchscreen with USB connectivity, Bluetooth, and Toyota’s MirrorLink smartphone app.

The aforementioned infotainment system is then hooked up to a 12-piece JBL Hi-Fi speaker system.  

The 370Z NISMO meanwhile, has a smaller 6.8-inch touchscreen connected to an eight-piece speaker system. This touchscreen head unit can connect to your phone via Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Both touchscreens also have offline navigation.

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A picture of the 370Z NISMO's interior

A peek into the 370Z NISMO's interior

For the convenience of the driver, both the Toyota Supra and the Nissan 370Z NISMO are equipped with cruise control, a push-to-start button, and a digital trip computer.

The Nissan-made coupe, however, comes with an analog gauge cluster, while the Toyota model has a digital gauge cluster.

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2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO: Engine and Performance

When it comes to engines, the Supra and the 370Z are quite different.  

Underneath the Toyota coupe’s bonnet is the 3.0-liter B58B30 inline-6 turbo gasoline engine capable of making up to 336 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

The said engine is then paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which can be controlled with paddle shifters. 

In comparison, the Nissan 370Z NISMO is propelled by the naturally-aspirated 3.7-liter VQ37 V6 gasoline engine. At most, this engine can put out up to 344 horsepower and 371 Nm of torque.

This mill is then paired with a seven-speed automatic, which also comes with paddle shifters. 

Supra engine370Z NISMO engine

The Supra's inline-6 (left) and the 370Z NISMO's V6 (right)

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To sum these up, the Toyota sports car produces significantly more torque, while the Nissan model pumps out more horsepower. The Supra, however, has one more gear over the 370Z’s gearbox. It also has a turbo, which the Nissan coupe lacks. Both cars though are rear-wheel drive. 

Suspension-wise, the Toyota Supra uses a McPherson-type front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. The Nissan 370Z NISMO meanwhile, utilizes a double-wishbone front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension.

For both models, braking is handled by disc brakes. The Nissan model however uses a hand-operated manual parking brake, while the Toyota Supra comes with an electronic parking brake with an auto-brake hold function.  

Toyota Supra 3.0 Turbo AT
Nissan 370Z Nismo 3.7 AT
B58B30 Inline-6 turbo gasoline
VQ37 V6 turbo
500 Nm
371 Nm
Eight-speed automatic
Seven-speed automatic

2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO: Safety

For safety, the Toyota Supra has seven airbags, while the Nissan 370Z NISMO only comes with dual-front airbags.

Both however come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, hill start assist, parking sensors, a rear parking camera, speed-sensing door locks, a security alarm with engine immobilizer, stability control, and traction control.

2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO: Price

Toyota Supra Variants
Supra 3.0 Turbo AT
Php 4,990,000
Supra 3.0 Turbo AT Black Metallic
Php 5,050,000

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Nissan 370Z Variants
370Z Premium 3.7 MT
Php 2,779,000
370Z Premium 3.7 AT
Php 2,879,000
370Z NISMO 3.7 AT
Php 3,888,000

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2021 Toyota Supra vs Nissan 370Z NISMO: Conclusion

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, the current generation Nissan 370Z has been around since 2013. The platform that it uses however has been in use longer than that. In the car world, that’s a bit old.

As such, there will be some trade-offs with the 370Z NISMO. To be specific, its interior is a bit dated. For one thing, the touchscreen, while capable, is a bit tiny, there’s also a lack of convenience features like rain-sensing wipers, etc.  

Toyota Supra rearNissan 370Z NISMO rear

Which car looks better from the rear?

For sure, the 370Z NISMO is still a good value if what you’re looking for is an all-out high-performance coupe. Then again, the Toyota Supra just has more torque, and it also has those aforementioned convenience features which the 370Z lacks.

The one downside of the Supra, when comparing it to the 370Z NISMO at least, is its price. But hey, that’s just the price you’ll have to pay for more onboard tech.

For more spec sheet comparisons and car reviews, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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