2009 Infiniti G37 scores “Excellent” in Consumer Reports’ upscale sport sedan category

Even though the 2009 Infiniti G37 faces strong competition from three new-updated vehicles, the sports sedan still came out on top in Consumer Reports’ tests. The 2009 G37 scored “Excellent” in the overall road test score, CR’s highest-rated vehicle in this category.

Consumer Reports’ said that it tested three other vehicles including the redesign Acura TSX, Audi A4 and the Volkswagen CC. All of the Infiniti G37 “rivals” scored an overall test score of “Very Good.”

“The Infiniti G37 continues its reign as top in the class,” said David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center. “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.”

The 2009 Infiniti G37 gets a more powerful 328-hp 3.7L V6 mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission in place of the 5-speed automatic. It also gets best overall fuel-economy with 21 mpg on premium fuel.

– Kap Shah