Infiniti G37 vs Genesis Coupe; Hyundai wins again!
We just came across the second Genesis Coupe-Infiniti G37 comparison test. This time, Edmunds Inside Line published their comparo with lots of attractive images showcasing Genesis Coupe and Infiniti G37 in action. They also have a video, which is a must see for any shopper considering either the Genesis Coupe or Infiniti G37.
Here’s some text from Edmunds. To read the rest, you’ll have to follow the link posted below, which leads you to official Edmunds website…
It’ll Run Ya
If you’ve read our full test of the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8, then you know it’s a solid machine with ample power, gorgeous styling and a low price. A really low price.
For $29,500 you can have yours with a 3.8-liter V6 and the Track package, which adds a stiffer suspension, a Torsen limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes and 19-inch wheels. A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment and our test car has one. Complete with its floor mats, iPod connector and destination fee, it costs $30,375. This number, by the way, is $6,625 less than the base price of the Infiniti G37.
But let’s not rule the G37 out of the game just yet. It has proven itself to be a sufficiently bad-ass machine by winning multiple comparison tests in sedan form and remaining a favorite among editors here at IL.
Our G37 test car piled on the options: a $3,200 Premium package added a Bose audio system, memory driver seat, Bluetooth and other amenities. The Navigation package added $2,200, the rear spoiler $550 and illuminated door-sill plates another $330.
The grand total for the 2009 Infiniti G37, which also had a six-speed manual, totaled $44,095 with destination. Cha-ching.
Specs Face Off
Let’s not mess around; the price of entry for both of these machines is considerable. The G37’s is just far more considerable, that’s all. But the Infiniti also has the more impressive specs of the two. Its 3.7-liter V6 is rated at 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It has huge 19-inch wheels and sticky Bridgestone Potenza summer tires, plus fixed four-piston brake calipers are matched with 14-inch front rotors.
But the Genesis holds its own on paper with 306 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque from its own 3.8-liter V6. It, too, comes with 19-inch wheels and the same Bridgestone summer tires, and four-piston Brembo calipers are up front with 13.4-inch rotors.
So are G37’s extra amenities, power and proven platform enough to better a competitor which both in-person and on paper appears to have it covered in most critical arenas?
Head over to Edmunds Inside Line to read the full test-drive report. Click here.