Compare 2012 Lexus IS 250C vs 2012 INFINITI G37 Convertible

2012 Lexus IS 250C
2012 INFINITI G37 Convertible
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250C 2-Door Convertible Manual
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
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
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
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2-Door Base
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,308
$43,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,190
$46,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$687 / month
$778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The Infiniti G37 Convertible doesn't suffer the usual styling compromises, but it's a little less exciting to drive than its Coupe cousin.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
25.9 27.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.3 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.9 78.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 45.8
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 43.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8-2.4 10.3/1.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact 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)
3836 4083
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4800 267 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
204 @ 6400 325 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 250C Infiniti G37 Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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