Compare 2011 Lexus IS 350 vs 2011 INFINITI G37 Sedan

2011 Lexus IS 350
2011 INFINITI G37 Sedan
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
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4-Door RWD Journey
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD Journey 19 27 $33,075 $35,800
4-Door AWD x 18 25 $34,549 $37,400
4-Door RWD Sport Appearance Edition 19 27 $36,898 $39,950
4-Door RWD Sport 6MT 17 25 $37,129 $40,200
4-Door AWD x Sport Appearance Edition 18 25 $38,372 $41,550
4-Door RWD Limited Edition 19 27 $40,767 $44,150
4-Door AWD x Limited Edition 18 25 $41,319 $44,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,748
$33,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,720
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$597 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 look and drive like sport sedans, but they're not as performance-oriented as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti. The 2011 Infiniti G Sedans remain one of the top choices driving enthusiasts willing to sacrifice a little comfort for responsiveness and poise.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 99.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 187.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.90 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
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)
3527 3618
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 269 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.7L/225
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 328 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 (Est)
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350 Infiniti G37 Sedan
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/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5 (2010)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -
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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