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2009 Lexus IS 2009 Infiniti G37 2009 Acura TL
     
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and HPT

Prices

MSRP $31,305 $35,900 $34,955
Invoice $28,174 $33,169 $32,136
Avg. Paid $17,110 $18,395 $16,840

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.1 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.3 8.8
Performance 8.1 9.0 8.2
Interior 7.7 8.5 8.8
Operating Cost 7.7 7.6 7.5
Safety 9.4 9.6 10.0
Reliability 5.0 2.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Ample power in IS 350
  • Great reliability rating
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Refined interior
  • Good handling in AWD models
  • Upscale, modern interior
  • Comfortable seats
  • Stellar safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Small back seat
  • Limited front-seat headroom
  • Below-average reliability and safety scores
  • Convertible top limits trunk space
  • Button-heavy center stack may be confusing for some
  • Polarizing looks

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas V6 3.7L/225 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.5 112.2 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 183.1 195.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.8 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 54.8 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 3633 3708

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard 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 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 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.3 85.0 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.4 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 43.8 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.7 58.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.4 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 34.5 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 29.8 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.7 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 48.2 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.0 7.4 13.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.7L/225 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 204 @ 6400 330 @ 7000 280 @ - TBD -
Torque (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 4800 270 @ 5200 254 @ - TBD -
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 33.5 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 26 26 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 20 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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