2013 INFINITI M vs. Its Competition

2013 Infiniti M
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 2013 Infiniti M37 and M56 sedans compete with the Audi A6, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 5-Series, the Lexus GS, the Jaguar XF, and even the Hyundai Genesis and Lincoln MKS.

The Audi A6 was redesigned last year, getting a plush, well-detailed interior and advanced interface shared with the A7.

Its exterior is quite conservative, but there's a lot to love (including fuel efficiency) in its available supercharged V-6.

The latest BMW 5-Series has good handling and even more safety tech, while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class feels a little more forma--although in its latest versions it has sharper, quicker steering.

The Jaguar XJ can't be forgotten either; especially in 510-hp XFR form, it's almost exotic-quick while drawing looks from all kinds; but its tight backseat remains a major drawback.

Stronger performance and a sharper look make the Lexus GS 350, which was redesigned last year, a stronger contender, although it's not quite as responsive and balanced as the Infiniti M.

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Quick Specs
8.8
With sharp handling, scorching performance, and decent comfort, the 2013 Infiniti M sedans are bold and beautiful but not overwrought.
8.4
Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec.
9.0
The 2013 Audi A7 and S7 are design standouts, refined performers, and more exciting, practical alternatives to sedans.
8.6
The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
8.4
Refined, nimble, and a scorcher in R trim, the Jaguar XF's only remaining hurdle to greatness is back-seat space.
8.2
The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity.
MSRP From     
N/A$42,200$60,100$47,800$46,975$47,250
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbocharged Gas I4Supercharged Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class     
N/AMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMid-SizeMidsizeMid-Size
Style Name     
N/A4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan I4 RWD4-Door Sedan RWD
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A54555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A44N/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
N/AContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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