Available as a two-seat coupe or a convertible soft-top roadster, the 2009 Nissan 350Z gets a color changes this year but remains a high-performance sports car at an affordable price. The rear-wheel-drive 350Z is propelled by a 3.5L V6 engine that churns out 306 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic, achieving zero to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. Although the standard trims are well-appointed, the Nissan 350Z Touring trim highlights luxury, including leather seating and an optional navigation system, while the Grand Touring trim adds front and rear spoilers, upgraded brakes and lightweight wheels. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 17 mpg city/24 mpg hwy for the manual transmission and 17/23 mpg for the automatic. Standard safety features include Nissan's Advanced Air Bag System featuring dual-stage front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors as well as active head restraints.