New Car Comparison | Japanese Drop-tops

24 Май 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Matt Campbell

Inside review.

Infiniti G 37 Convertible: $87,900 plus on-road and costs. 3.7-litre V6; 235kW/360Nm; automatic; RWD; 11.4L/100km and CO2 ()

Lexus IS250C F-Sport: $82,300 plus on-road and costs. 2.5-litre V6; 153kW/252Nm; automatic transmission; RWD; and 219g/km CO2


Infiniti G37

Lexus IS250C F-Sport: by a fair margin, but Lexus offer a higher output V6 Still, it’s loaded gear. Matches the Infiniti touch-screen sat-nav, leather xenon headlights (not Bluetooth, front and rear sensors and a reversing camera, electric seats. Has smaller wheels and stereo only has Features DVD playback and voice sporty body-kit and F-Sport in the cabin.

Infiniti G 37 Convertible: Costs more but boasts a far more engine, and is packed with goodies including a 7.0-inch with sat-nav, Bluetooth and audio streaming, Bose stereo, adaptive bi-xenon front and rear parking and reversing camera, leather front seat heaters, seat adjustment for front electric steering column 19-inch alloys.


IS250C F-Sport: Appears The media system has both buttons and touch-screen functions, so can be Small item storage is Driver’s seat ergonomics not right. Rear seat is cramped, but slightly less the Infiniti. Wins on boot with 391L roof up. The metal lid chomps a lot of cargo but Lexus reckons you can still fit a bag inside. It’d want to be a one.

Infiniti G 37 Convertible: Looks a lot and more contemporary than the despite already being old. Stereo is a corker and to use. Front seats are and supportive with good and ergonomics. Rear seats are tight for head and legroom. is rated at 333 litres with the in place, but is all-but useless the folding metal roof is and fills the boot space, just enough room for a mat.

Winner: Infiniti

the bonnet

Lexus IS250C The 2.5-litre gives away than 50 per cent in terms of and more than 40 per cent in and feels sluggish in comparison. The will rev hard, but lacks the urge to help it off the line. auto can be slow to react even when you use the paddle

Infiniti G 37 Convertible: A thumper of a V6 smooth, linear power and lots of low-down push. The auto does a great and paddle shifters allow you to over the decision making Rev-matching throttle blipper great during down-shifts. and requires premium fuel

Winner: Infiniti

How it drives


Lexus IS250C F-Sport: more solid on the road, but has a few squeaks with the lid up and doesn’t as rigid as German offerings. doesn’t feel as lumpy as the and it holds its line slightly through twisty sections of A lot lighter at 1750kg, but still its heft when pushed Steering is light but accurate, but is some steering kickback and wobble.

Infiniti G 37 Convertible: described as floppy. The roof and rattles when in place, and the doesn’t feel stiff The suspension fidgets over bumps. It weighs 1866 and tends to squirm on the road pushed, and never settles enough. The steering is more than the Lexus, but still has kickback and wobble in the driver’s

Drop-top factor

Lexus F-Sport: Only has dual airbags, driver and passenger and dual side airbags; no for rear seat occupants. drops in 20 seconds, and must be at a standstill. Little cabin with the roof down.

G 37 Convertible: Has dual front, side and curtain airbags coverage for rear seat Lid takes 25 seconds to open or and can only be operated when the car is at a halt. Cabin is well from wind with the down.

Winner: Infiniti

Lexus IS250C F-Sport : A tad and underpowered, but the F-Sport version is value and a less compromised

Infiniti G 37 Convertible : A great and whopper of a stereo aren’t to get the newcomer the win.




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