2012 INFINITI G37 Sedan vs. Its Competition

2011 Infiniti G37 Sedan 4-door Journey RWD Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The BMW 3-Series remains the top rival to the G37; it also has great dynamics and near-perfect steering, though our editors like the steering feel of the G37 best.

On the other hand, the 3-Series is more refined, composed, and day-to-day livable—especially if you reside in a place with rough roads.

The new Audi A4 is another top rival, with its rear-biased Quattro all-wheel-drive system promising more driving enjoyment, plus top-notch materials and a cohesive design inside and out.

For those who want a sporty but comfortable choice, the Lexus IS would work; its interior is a bit more cramped and it doesn't feel as sporty overall, but otherwise it's comfortable.

The Acura TL is a slight step up in interior space, and in TL-SH guise it can be a lot of fun to drive; however it's somewhat less racy-looking.

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Quick Specs
7.8
Forget that the 2012 Infiniti G Sedans are somewhat practical four-door designs; they can provide all the sensory thrills and dynamic satisfaction of full-fledged sports cars.
8.0
The 2012 Acura TL is a surprisingly well-rounded luxury sedan, with a host of advanced tech features, and in top SH-AWD trim morphs into a complete and compelling sport sedan.
8.2
The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans.
8.4
The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers the class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling enthusiasts have come to expect, yet it makes substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity.
7.4
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.
MSRP From    
$36,900$35,705$32,500$34,900$40,220
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMid-SizeCompact CarsCompact CarsSub-Compact
Style Name    
4-Door Journey RWD4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shift