2013 INFINITI G37 Sedan vs. Its Competition

2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Among compact sport sedans, it's the BMW 3-Series that's definitely the top rival to the G37.

And with the 3-Series redesigned this past year, it's tougher competition than ever.

The latest 3-Series has a fuel-efficient turbo four-cylinder engine offering up to 34 mpg highway, yet its handling retains some of the expected sharpness (with excellent steering).

A turbo six is also offered in the 335i models.

The Audi A4 is another top rival, with its rear-biased Quattro all-wheel-drive system promising more driving enjoyment; it has top-notch cabin appointments, although it's quite tight inside.

The interior of the Lexus IS 350 is also quite cramped, with a design that looks more dated, and it doesn't feel quite as sporty overall as the G37.

The Acura TL, in its performance-oriented TL-SH guise, would make a good alternative to the G37 if you size up the G37 as just too cramped and noisy.

So actually would be the somewhat larger, somewhat more refined Infiniti M sedans, which are still quite engaging.

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7.8
The 2013 Infiniti G37 offers some of the sensory thrills of a sports car, in a more practical sedan body style, although it's not as refined as other premium-brand alternatives.
8.0
The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.
8.2
Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
8.6
The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect.
8.8
With sharp handling, scorching performance, and decent comfort, the 2013 Infiniti M sedans are bold and beautiful but not overwrought.
7.4
The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans.
MSRP From     
$32,850$35,905$32,500$32,550N/A$40,320
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4N/AGas V6
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMid-SizeCompact CarsCompact CarsN/ASub-Compact
Style Name     
4-Door Journey RWD4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South AfricaN/A350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5555N/A5
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SedanSedanSedanSedanN/ASedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/Manual ShiftN/AAutomatic w/Manual Shift