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Selected Style 2-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Base 17 25 $43,194 $46,650
2-Door Sport 6MT 16 24 $47,489 $51,300
2-Door Convertible Manual
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,194
$38,308
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,650
$41,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$778 / month
$687 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Infiniti G37 Convertible doesn't suffer the usual styling compromises, but it's a little less exciting to drive than its Coupe cousin. The 2012 Lexus IS 250C strikes a good middle ground between racy roadsters and luxury convertible cruisers, but its sluggish powertrain performance will be a deal-breaker for many.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) 41.7 43.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 78.4 87.9
Second Head Room (in) 34.5 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 45.8 44.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 44.1
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 27.2 25.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.3 182.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.9 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.3/1.9 10.8-2.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 11.7 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) 13.0 x 0.6 12.2 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) 38.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4083 3836
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 5200 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 325 @ 7000 204 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.92 3.79
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.19 2.27
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Infiniti G37 Convertible Lexus IS 250C
Body Style Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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