2013 INFINITI G37 Coupe vs. Its Competition

2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Right up against the BMW 3-Series is where Infiniti wants to be with its G37 Coupe; and for the most part, this model measures up, providing a sharp, athletic driving experience, as well as a design and overall feel that simultaneously channel true sports cars and more plush luxury coupes.

The G37's a strong competitor to BMW's 3-Series coupe, even if the G37's IPL edition isn't in the same league as the multifarious M3.

Both get more heat from Mercedes, now that the C-Class comes in two-door form--even as an AMG.

The pretty Audi A5 comes up a little empty-headed when it comes to performance, but its high-performance S5 variant is a fast, mature touring car.

Lexus' IS sedans and convertibles are also worth a look, though they feel small and tight, and with the smaller V-6, underpowered.

The Nissan 370Z is another alternative that only the die-hard enthusiast crowd might consider alongside the G37; it's not as refined or as luxurious as the G37 Coupe, but it's a brilliant performer.

Just beware that engine and road noise are omnipresent—to a much greater degree than in the G37.

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Quick Specs
The 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe is a sexy, lavishly equipped luxury car that isn't quite up with its German targets for refinement, but enthusiasts may prefer its sharper performance.
A pretty, talented family of coupes and convertibles, the A5 lineup ranges from the black-sheep CVT Cabrio to the unabashedly awesome RS5.
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.
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.
For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
While the performance-per-dollar value of the 2013 Nissan 370Z remains largely intact, enabling it to play with more expensive sports cars for less money, rising prices narrow that advantage.
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Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class     
SubcompactSubcompact CarsCompact CarsSub-CompactCompactTwo-Seater
Style Name     
2-Door Journey RWD2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa350 4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD2-Door Coupe Manual
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
2 Door CoupeCoupeSedanSedan4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Automatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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