One of the most popular cars on this website is the Nissan 350Z (also known as the Fairlady Z in some markets).
Our 350Z buyer’s guide is one of the most-read articles on this site, so we have decided to spend some time answering the most frequently asked questions about this ever-popular Japanese sports car.
Although it seems like a bit of an odd question, one of the most common FAQs about this car is “does the Nissan 350Z have back seats”?
Let’s find out!
Are There Rear Seats In The 350Z?
No, there are no rear seats in the 350Z.
The 350Z was designed and built as a two seater sports car only, so if you’re hoping for rear seats then you are out of luck.
Instead, you get a nice little parcel shelf to put things on!
Nissan 350Z Rear Seat Conversion
If you’re Googling the question this article answers, then you may well have seen an image online (or even an example in real life) of a 350Z that has rear seats.
While they were never sold with back seats from the factory, some options do exist for Nissan 350Z rear seat conversions.
Generally, this involves retrofitting the seats from a Skyline Coupe/Infiniti G35 of the same era.
In fact, there is a very interesting thread on one of the 350Z forums out there from an owner who installed rear seats so his Hungarian Vizsla dog could ride in the car when he needed to take a human passenger at the same time.
We don’t recommended undertaking a 350Z rear seat conversion as the body shape really wasn’t designed for rear seats, and you will also lose some of the features like the storage cubby and possibly even some structural rigidity that might affect the handling of the 350Z.
To top it all off, you’ll wind up with rear seats that would only be suitable for people with no legs. It’s also likely that retrofitted rear seats would not be particularly safe for the occupants (read our article here on whether the Nissan 350Z is a dangerous car for more information).
Does this look particularly comfortable to you?
Basically, if you want a four seater/2 + 2 350Z, then buy an Infiniti G35/Skyline coupe. Trust us when we say that messing around with retrofitting rear seats to a 350Z just isn’t worth it.
Conclusion – Does The 350Z Have Rear Seats?
No, the Nissan 350Z does not have rear seats. It is a two seater sports car.
The 350Z was never available with rear seats, and we don’t imagine it is possible to retrofit rear seats due to the very compact nature of the interior.
If you are looking for a sports car with four seats that is somewhat similar to the 350Z, then you might want to look at the Skyline Coupe (sold in America as the Infiniti G35).
This combines the same drivetrain as the 350Z (with some subtle differences) but a four seat interior.
While it isn’t quite as sharp to drive, we guarantee you’ll have a better time with one of these than trying to retrofit seats to a 350Z.
If you are thinking of buying a 350Z, then read our Nissan 350Z buyer’s guide here for more information on scoring yourself a great example of this popular sports car.