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Best Japanese 2-seater Cars for 2024

The best used and new Japanese 2-seater cars based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

The best Japanese 2-seater car is the Nissan 370Z (coupe) based on our analysis of 12 million vehicles to assess their reliability, resale value and safety. Its overall rating of 8.5 out of 10 reflects the 370Z’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Nissan 370Z (coupe) costs between $30,090 and $47,190 while a used version costs between $26,171 and $42,994. This Japanese 2-seater car can seat up to 2 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 22 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Japanese 2-seater Car category consists of 5 models priced between $28,050 and $64,990 for new vehicles and between $23,443 and $66,565 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 3 of these 5 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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Which Japanese 2-seater car is the best?
  1. Nissan 370Z (coupe)
  2. Mazda MX-5 Miata
  3. Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
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The best Japanese 2-seater car is the Nissan 370Z (coupe) based on our analysis of 12 million vehicles to assess their reliability, resale value and safety. Its overall rating of 8.5 out of 10 reflects the 370Z’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Nissan 370Z (coupe) costs between $30,090 and $47,190 while a used version costs between $26,171 and $42,994. This Japanese 2-seater car can seat up to 2 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 22 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Japanese 2-seater Car category consists of 5 models priced between $28,050 and $64,990 for new vehicles and between $23,443 and $66,565 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 3 of these 5 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 8.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 8.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
7.3 / 10
  • Reliability 6.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.4 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 8.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 8.3 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Japanese Cars are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Japanese Cars. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).