2009 INFINITI G vs. Its Competition

2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan Base

The BMW 3-Series is the G37 Sedan's model natural rival; like the G37, it has head-of-the-class handling ability, with a poise and balance that builds confidence.

TheCarConnection.com's editors dare say they like the steering feel of the 2009 G37 Sedan even better than that in the latest 3-Series.

But compared to the G37, the 3-Series comes across as a more refined, more composed car in such respects as ride and noise.

The new Audi A4 is an even more refined competitor; its beautiful interior leads the group, with top-notch materials and a cohesive design inside and out.

With its new rear-biased Quattro all-wheel-drive system and a greatly improved weight balance, it's a blast to drive as well.

The Lexus IS is competent, but just not up to the lofty standards of the other vehicles in this group; its interior is a bit cramped and lacking in personality, and it just doesn't feel as spirited overall.

The Subaru Legacy is another alternative; in track-worthy Legacy GT Spec.B trim, the Legacy has the goods to keep up with the G37 on a twisty road.

But with 85 more horsepower, the G37 will leave it in the dust on straightaways.

The Spec.B also isn't any cheaper than the Infiniti, and you get much better dealer service from the luxury marque.

2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan Base2009 INFINITI G
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2008 Acura TL 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2008 Acura TL
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2008 BMW 3-Series M32008 BMW 3-Series
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Quick Specs
The 2009 Infiniti G37 is a true sport sedan; it may be a little harsh for poseurs, but true driving enthusiasts will love it.
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement.
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I4Gas Flat 4-CylGas V6Gas I6
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Style Name    
4-Door Base RWD4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door H4 Manual4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan 328i RWD
Rear-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Automatic w/ODCVTManualAutomatic w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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