2005 Nissan Micra vs. 2008 Nissan 350Z

To start off, 2008 Nissan 350Z is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Nissan Micra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Nissan Micra would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Nissan 350Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Nissan 350Z (309 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 221 more horse power than 2005 Nissan Micra. (88 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Nissan 350Z should accelerate faster than 2005 Nissan Micra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Nissan 350Z weights approximately 669 kg more than 2005 Nissan Micra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Nissan 350Z is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2008 Nissan 350Z. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Micra, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Nissan 350Z (358 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Nissan Micra. (128 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2008 Nissan 350Z will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Nissan Micra.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Nissan Micra 2008 Nissan 350Z
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Micra 350Z
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1386 cc 3498 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 88 HP 309 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 128 Nm 358 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 73 mm 95.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.8 mm 81.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.9:1 10.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.9 seconds 6.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1047 kg 1716 kg
Vehicle Length 3720 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.3 L/100km 11.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 46 L 80 L


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