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2011 Infiniti G37 2011 Acura TL 2011 BMW 3-Series
     
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • x AWD
  • Journey
  • Base
  • x AWD
  • Journey
  • Sport Appearance Edition
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • x Sport Appearance Edition
  • Sport 6MT
  • Limited Edition
  • x Limited Edition
  • Base
  • IPL 6MT
  • Sport 6MT
  • IPL
  • Limited Edition
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • 2WD w/Technology Package and 18" Wheels
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Manual
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Automatic
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Manual and HPT
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Automatic and HPT
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan South Africa
  • Sedan SULEV South Africa
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan South Africa
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $32,000 $35,305 $34,600
Invoice $29,575 $32,857 $31,830
Avg. Paid $17,389 $20,277 $21,002

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.8 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.4 9.6
Performance 8.9 8.1 9.4
Interior 8.5 8.8 7.9
Operating Cost 7.8 7.7 7.3
Safety 9.0 10.0 9.3
Reliability 3.5 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great handling
  • Upscale interior
  • Athletic handling on AWD models
  • Upscale, modern interior
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Potent engines
  • Fantastic handling
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Strong safety ratings
Cons
  • Cramped back seat in coupe and convertible
  • Low safety ratings for the class
  • Button-heavy center stack may be confusing for some
  • Polarizing exterior design
  • Cramped back seat
  • Low reliability score for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 20 City / 29 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 109.3 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 187.9 195.3 178.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 74.0 71.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.2 55.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3534 3721 3362

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 Standard Optional
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 Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid 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
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers 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 Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.0 98.2 93.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 38.4 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.5 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 58.1 55.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.7 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 36.2 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 56.2 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.8 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.5 13.1 12.0

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 Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

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 V6 Gas I6
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.5L/212 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 218 @ 6400 280 @ 6200 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 187 @ 4800 254 @ 5000 200 @ 2750
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 38.4 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.5 16.1

Suspension

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

Transmission

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