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Selected Style 2-Door Base RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door RWD IPL 6MT N/A N/A $46,102 $49,800
2-Door RWD IPL N/A N/A $47,859 $51,700
2-Door RWD Base 19 27 $35,017 $37,800
2-Door RWD Journey 19 27 $36,358 $39,250
2-Door RWD Sport 6MT 17 25 $40,930 $44,200
2-Door AWD x 18 25 $37,882 $40,900
350 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 28 $31,430 $33,795
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,017
$37,403
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,800
$40,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$670 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A sexy, lavishly equipped luxury car, the 2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe has much of the vaunted performance feel of its primary German target. The 2012 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 aren't as focused and fun to drive as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti, though especially in F Sport guise they still look great.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8 30.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) 48.2 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.4 85.7
Second Head Room (in) 34.5 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 43.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.1 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.4 13.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 13.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 17.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR18 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50VR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3633 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear 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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 5200 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/225 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 330 @ 7000 306 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.19 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.92 3.52
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.40
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97 3.22
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name Infiniti G37 Coupe Lexus IS 350
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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