Compare 2011 Lexus GS 350 vs 2011 INFINITI M37

2011 Lexus GS 350
2011 INFINITI M37
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 26 $42,210 $46,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $43,966 $48,850
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37 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $43,438 $47,050
37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $45,418 $49,200
56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 25 $53,938 $58,450
56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $56,241 $60,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,210
$43,438
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$47,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$784 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Lexus GS sedans are fast, refined, and well-appointed; but low points include a cramped backseat and, for the 450h Hybrid, lackluster fuel economy.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size 4-door Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 44.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.1 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 114.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 194.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.2 14.9
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)
18.8 20
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.09
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 36.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50WR17 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50WR17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
274 @ 3600 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA VQ37VHR
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
303 @ 6200 330 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.98
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)
- 0.78
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 350 Infiniti M37
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
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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