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2009 Infiniti G37 2009 BMW 3-Series 2009 Acura TL
     
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Convertible
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and HPT

Prices

MSRP $35,900 $36,500 $34,955
Invoice $33,169 $33,580 $32,136
Avg. Paid $18,395 $15,992 $16,840

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.0 8.9
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.8 8.8
Performance 9.0 9.3 8.0
Interior 8.5 8.0 8.8
Operating Cost 7.5 7.1 7.4
Safety 9.6 9.0 10.0
Reliability 2.0 2.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Refined interior
  • Smooth manual transmission
  • Sporty, composed handling
  • Refined engine options
  • Good handling in AWD models
  • Upscale, modern interior
  • Comfortable seats
  • Stellar safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Below-average reliability and safety scores
  • Convertible top limits trunk space
  • Finicky iDrive system
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Button-heavy center stack may be confusing for some
  • Polarizing looks

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/225 Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 108.7 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.1 180.6 195.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 70.2 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 54.1 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard
Sunroof Wind Deflector Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3633 3351 3708

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 85.0 88.5 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 37.1 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.8 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.3 58.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 - TBD - 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 34.5 36.1 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8 33.7 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 51.9 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 48.2 - TBD - 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 7.4 11.1 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard
Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/225 3.0L/183 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 330 @ 7000 230 @ 6500 280 @ - TBD -
Torque (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 5200 200 @ 2750 254 @ - TBD -
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.1 36.1 19.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18 18 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 26 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.9 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Pivot Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard