2008 INFINITI G35 Sedan vs. Its Competition

2008 Infiniti G35 Sedan 4-door Base RWD Side Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

When it comes to premium sedans, there is no shortage of candidates worthy of your attention.

The best-selling car in this bunch is the well-respected BMW 3 Series.

There's no doubt that the Bimmer is an excellent choice, but the 2008 Infiniti G35 is an equally good selection.

The Audi A4 is due for a remake in 2009, so the current model is getting a little old.

However, if you're looking for a front-wheel-drive sedan, the Audi qualifies (it also offers AWD).

The Acura TL is another solid front-wheel-drive option, but it is not as sporting in character as the G35.

Ditto for the Lexus IS, even though it is rear-wheel driven (with an all-wheel-drive option).

A less expensive alternative to the G35 is the Subaru Legacy.

2008 Infiniti G35 Sedan 4-door Base RWD Side Exterior View2008 INFINITI G35 Sedan
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2008 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2008 Acura TL
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2008 Audi A4 4-door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Open Doors2008 Audi A4
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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-Series
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2008 Lexus IS 250 4-door Sport Sedan Man RWD Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Lexus IS 250
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Quick Specs
If you're looking for a sporty, premium mid-size sedan, if you don't consider the 2008 Infiniti G35, you're doing yourself a disservice.
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
The 2008 Audi A4 is a competent, high-quality entry-level import that’s in its last year of production.
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
The 2008 Lexus IS gives BMW, Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little softer than those sedans.
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4-Door Base RWD4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T FrontTrak4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD
Rear-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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