The BMW 3-Series is the G37 Sedan's model natural rival; like the G37, it has head-of-the-class handling ability, with a poise and balance that builds confidence.
TheCarConnection.com's editors dare say they like the steering feel of the 2009 G37 Sedan even better than that in the latest 3-Series.
But compared to the G37, the 3-Series comes across as a more refined, more composed car in such respects as ride and noise.
The new Audi A4 is an even more refined competitor; its beautiful interior leads the group, with top-notch materials and a cohesive design inside and out.
With its new rear-biased Quattro all-wheel-drive system and a greatly improved weight balance, it's a blast to drive as well.
The Lexus IS is competent, but just not up to the lofty standards of the other vehicles in this group; its interior is a bit cramped and lacking in personality, and it just doesn't feel as spirited overall.
The Subaru Legacy is another alternative; in track-worthy Legacy GT Spec.B trim, the Legacy has the goods to keep up with the G37 on a twisty road.
But with 85 more horsepower, the G37 will leave it in the dust on straightaways.
The Spec.B also isn't any cheaper than the Infiniti, and you get much better dealer service from the luxury marque.
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|2009 INFINITI G37 SedanBrowse Used Listings||2009 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2009 Subaru LegacyBrowse Used Listings||2008 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|4-Door Base RWD||4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*||4-Door H4 Manual||4-Door Sedan Automatic||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV|
|Rear-Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||CVT||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual|