2013 INFINITI G vs. Its Competition

2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Among compact sport sedans, it's the BMW 3-Series that's definitely the top rival to the G37.

And with the 3-Series redesigned this past year, it's tougher competition than ever.

The latest 3-Series has a fuel-efficient turbo four-cylinder engine offering up to 34 mpg highway, yet its handling retains some of the expected sharpness (with excellent steering).

A turbo six is also offered in the 335i models.

The Audi A4 is another top rival.

Its rear-biased all-wheel-drive system promises more driving enjoyment and it has top-notch cabin appointments, although it's quite tight inside.

The interior of the Lexus IS 350 is also quite cramped, with a design that looks more dated, and it doesn't feel quite as sporty overall as the G37.

The Acura TL, in its performance-oriented TL-SH guise, would make a good alternative to the G37 if you size up the G37 as just too cramped and noisy.

So actually would be the somewhat larger, somewhat more refined Infiniti M sedans, which are still quite engaging.

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8.2
The 2013 Infiniti G37 offers some of the sensory thrills of a sports car, in a more practical sedan body style, although it's not as refined as other premium-brand alternatives.
8.0
The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.
8.2
Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
8.6
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.
MSRP From   
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Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4
EPA Class   
Midsize CarsMid-SizeCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name   
4-Door x AWD4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa
Drivetrain   
All-Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
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Body Style   
4 Door SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/Manual Shift
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