2011 Infiniti
G37 Journey
vs. 2011 Nissan
Maxima SV

2011 Infiniti G37 Journey

9.6

starting from

$36,695
"Capable of delivering a smooth and compliant ride."
edmunds.com | talking about the G's ride quality
"Attractive design inside."
edmunds.com | talking about the G's interior quality

Reasons to buy the Infiniti G37 Journey

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More gears
7
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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OK drivetrain traction
rear-wheel drive
2011 Nissan Maxima SV

9.2

Runner-up

Nissan Maxima SV

starting from

$35,210

Reasons to buy the Nissan Maxima SV

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
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Folding rear seats
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Moon roof
Standard
Performance 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Winner: G37 Journey
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  • Almost the same, 7 vs Continuously variable
  • The G37 Journey's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Nissan Maxima SV Winner: Maxima SV
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  • Almost the same
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Winner: G37 Journey
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  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Good highway range
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 9.6

Performance

Nissan
Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 7 The G37 Journey has more gears, but the Maxima SV has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The G37 Journey's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 12.3 lb/hp vs 11.0 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The G37 Journey has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

Nissan
Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Maxima SV's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

Nissan
Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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MSRP $35,210 vs $36,695 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 19 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The G37 Journey's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Maxima SV's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The G37 Journey's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Maxima SV's is very short

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs 4 stars The Maxima SV is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the G37 Journey
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Nissan
Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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0-60 mph 6.2 seconds vs 5.6 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 126 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 14.7 s s @ 99.0 mph mph vs 14.1 s s @ 104.0 mph mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.89 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

Nissan
Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 520 miles vs 540 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 14.2 ft3 vs 13.5 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.9 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Maxima SV's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the G37 Journey
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Nissan
Maxima SV
2011 Nissan Maxima SV
2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Infiniti
G37 Journey
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Number of speakers 9 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Maxima SV's satellite radio; in the G37 Journey, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Maxima SV; but it's not available at all on the G37 Journey

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport 2011 Nissan 370Z Touring G37 Sport vs 370Z Touring
2011 Infiniti G37 Sport 2012 Infiniti M56 G37 Sport vs M56
2011 Infiniti G37 Sport 2011 BMW 335i G37 Sport vs 335i
2011 Infiniti G37 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport G37 vs C300 Sport
2011 Infiniti G37 2012 Acura TL G37 vs TL
2011 Nissan Maxima SV 2011 Honda Accord EX-L Maxima SV vs Accord EX-L
2011 Nissan Maxima SV 2011 Toyota Camry XLE Maxima SV vs Camry XLE
2011 Nissan Maxima SV 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Maxima SV vs Altima 3.5 SR
2011 Nissan Maxima SV 2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Maxima SV vs 6 i Touring
2011 Nissan Maxima SV 2012 Ford Fusion SE Maxima SV vs Fusion SE

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