"The Infiniti G37 continues its reign as top in the class. The drivetrain is still the highlight of the car, delivering very strong performance while getting better fuel economy than the previous generation. The G37 is very quick and handling is agile and fun," David Champion, Consumer Reports director said in a release.
Together with the Acura TSX, the Infiniti G37 is the only vehicle recommended by Consumer Reports for June. The new G37, fitted with a larger, 3.7l engine mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission (for the G37 Journey version), develops 328 horsepower and provides a fuel consumption rating of 21 mpg (11.2l/100 km).
The "excellent" rating was given to the G37 after performing several tests, as it had at least average predicted reliability and performed at least adequately crash and roll-over tests. According to Consumer Reports, the G37 also got the credit for the following features:
"The new seven-speed automatic transmission shifts responsively and smoothly. The brakes are excellent. The cabin is snug, but there is adequate room even for tall drivers. Large and well-shaped front seats are comfortable and offer plenty of adjustments."
The Audi A4, on the other hand, lost points largely because of the fact that "some controls are overly complicated." The Volkswagen CC also lost points due to its interior design: "rear-seat headroom is compromised".