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2011 Infiniti M 2011 Lexus GS 2011 BMW 5-Series
     
Base
  • Base
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • x AWD
4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 4dr Sdn
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
  • Wagon
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
  • Wagon

Prices

MSRP $58,450 $46,900 $45,050
Invoice $53,938 $42,210 $41,445
Avg. Paid $29,701 $29,015 $30,283

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.5 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.1 8.7
Performance 8.9 8.3 8.5
Interior 8.8 8.1 8.1
Operating Cost 7.7 7.6 7.3
Safety 9.3 9.2 9.6
Reliability 4.0 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Exciting driving dynamics and performance
  • Strong brakes
  • Comfortable seating
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Powerful engines
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Powerful engine options
Cons
  • Low safety scores
  • Comparatively poor fuel economy
  • Limited leg- and headroom for taller passengers
  • No manual transmission
  • Small trunk for the class
  • Reliability score not as strong as many rivals’

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.6L/339 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 16 City / 25 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.2 112.2 116.9
Length, Overall (in) 194.7 190.7 193.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 71.7 73.2
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 56.1 57.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4028 3704 3792

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
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.6 109.1 100.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.8 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.4 43.5 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 56.3 58.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.0 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.4 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.1 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 51.4 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 15.2 14

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Night Vision Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 5.6L/339 3.5L/210 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 420 @ 6000 303 @ 6200 240 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 417 @ 4400 274 @ 3600 230 @ 2600-3000
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 36.7 34.1 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 18.8 18.5

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone Independent Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Double Wishbone Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-link Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers

Transmission

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