Compare 2008 INFINITI G35 Sedan vs 2008 Lexus IS 250

2008 INFINITI G35 Sedan
2008 Lexus IS 250
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4-Door RWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD Base 17 24 $29,663 $32,250
4-Door RWD Journey 17 24 $30,076 $32,700
4-Door RWD Sport 17 25 $30,396 $33,050
4-Door AWD x 17 23 $31,954 $34,750
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250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $27,460 $30,855
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $28,501 $32,025
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $30,689 $34,485
350 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic 18 25 $32,311 $36,305
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $49,840 $56,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,663
$27,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,250
$30,855
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$514 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're looking for a sporty, premium mid-size sedan, if you don't consider the 2008 Infiniti G35, you're doing yourself a disservice. The 2008 Lexus IS gives BMW, Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little softer than those sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 88.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.30 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.0 180.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 11.45 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.91
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P245/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3497 3455
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 17.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6800 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.28
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti G35 Sedan Lexus IS 250
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independant Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independant Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA

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