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Infiniti G37 vs Lexus IS 250

Infiniti G37 vs Lexus IS250

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Compare Infiniti G37 vs Lexus IS250

When you are looking for used cars, it helps to know the history. If you compare the Infiniti G37 and Lexus IS250, for instance, you'll discover luxury and performance on these rival cars. Whether you are looking for a coupe, a small sedan or even a convertible, these competitors may offer the right ride for you.

 History

The Lexus IS 250 is part of IS family of Luxury Compacts that started in 1998. The 250 editions became part of the lineup in 2005 as part of the second generation. In 2009, the IS 250 C joined the lineup, offering faster performance. In 2016, Lexus discontinued the IS 250 in favor of the IS 200t, a high-torque I-4 turbo.

The Infiniti G series dates back even further. Starting in 1990, this compact sedan was introduced to the U.S. It lasted four generations until the name was discontinued in 2015. The series was renamed Q40 or Q50 in 2013. The name Q60 was added for the coupe and convertible models. While the G series was popular, Infiniti wanted to rename its lineup. Even by today’s standards, G37 editions were quite powerful with plenty of horses under the hood. Coupes and convertibles were sold under the G37 model name. Sedans are listed as G37 Journey editions.

 Awards and Public Perception

Infiniti and Lexus are both known for their technology, durability and quality. This reputation was built on the backs of such cars as the Lexus IS 250 and the Infiniti G37. The G Series, for instance, has won Motor Trend Car of the Year and been on the 10Best List by Car and Driver. Infiniti won best luxury brand and best residual value from ALG in 2011.

Meanwhile, the IS family earned top marks from JD Power in 2010 and 2011. It has also earned a Ward’s Auto Best Engine award. Since 2011, Lexus has earned top luxury brand from JD Power every year including this one.

Infiniti G37
Lexus IS250

 Performance

The IS 250s have a 205 horsepower engine that produces 184 of torque. On some editions, this V6 is tuned for 212 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque. The IS 250 C produces 230 horsepower and 220 lb.-ft. of torque with its V6. Choices include manual and automatic transmissions as well as rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. If you like the car, but you want something faster, you can step up to the IS 300 or IS 350.

The Infiniti G37 is more of a driving enthusiast’s choice. In 2009, for instance, the V-6 was already cranking out 328 horsepower. The 2011 G37 Infiniti Performance Line cranks out 348 horsepower. More recent Q60 editions offer a choice of a 208-horsepower twin turbo I-4 or a 300-horsepower twin turbo V-6. There’s also a 3-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 400 horses under the hood.

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