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Comparison Test: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey - Put the spec charts of the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO and 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey next to one another, and there are good reasons to believe these two sport sedans are peers — on paper, at least.(more)
#1 of 35 Article Comments - 2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 2009 Infiniti
by KarenS HOST
Jul 07, 2009 (6:24 am)
When Ford announced its all-new 2010 Taurus SHO as a new-generation premium performance sedan, we took it to mean the term literally. So what better yardstick to measure Ford's claim than a current premium performance sedan with a proven record, the 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey?
Comparison Test: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey
#2 of 35 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 2009 Infiniti [KarenS]
Jul 07, 2009 (1:47 pm)
Well a test of a rear drive G37 vs. an AWD SHO is not apples to apples. They should have tested the G37X. Those extra few pounds, the extra cost of the AWD system as well as the parasitic losses of the drivetrain for fuel economy would have evened out the score alot. Not to say that that is the proper car to compare. Really, size for size they should have compared the M35X. The SHO is cheaper and I bet the performance numbers would be almost the same. Now I'm anything but an Infiniti hater. My current ride is a 2005 G35X bought new and just passed 90000 miles! I just think that article is irresponsible.
Jul 07, 2009 (2:10 pm)
The difference in that back seat and trunk room is the difference between having a grown family and not having one. With 6'1 and 5'8 teenagers, the G isn't an option. The SHO, the doomed G8, and the 300C/Charger (THAT'S what should be compared with it) are in their own way crossovers. They can be fun, entertaining daily drivers which you can take on vacation. If you included an SHO in, say, a group with the G37's natural competitiors (3-series BMW comes to mind) the test looks like even more of a reach. I don't even think the slightly larger CTS is a good comparison. The G8 was a good stand-alone car and should probably be tested with the Taurus anyway because even with GM's problems, it could show up as an Impala SS if the SHO sells. The SHO should be evaluated as a stand-alone if there really aren't any competitiors. However, when you tried to compare the G8 to something, you went to the Charger. That seems to be the right test here.
#4 of 35 At least test an AWD G37, come on!
Jul 07, 2009 (2:25 pm)
Of course the G37 is gonna spank the SHO in this comparo. You compared the AWD Taurus vs the RWD G37. Even if you couldn't get the SHO with the performance package (which should be standard on the SHO in my opinion), at least get an AWD G37.
#5 of 35 Come on, the whole comparison is a sham
Jul 07, 2009 (2:49 pm)
Chris Walton makes it appear that Ford has subpar performance.
I would say, stop the deception!!! A person who shops for AWD SHO would defintely look at the G37X (not the RWD) for comparison. So what's the point????
Otherwise, he should have compared the FWD SHO vs G37 RWD.
Did he compare the 2 in inclement weather like on wet snow, or icy surface?
This article is useless in my book.
G37X is 3859 lbs, compared to G37 it is 150 lbs heavier and half second slower 0-60 (Motortrend). The fuel usage by motortrend with highway bias is 20 MPG.
If we compare apples to apples, the G37X is SLOWER, slightly lighter and smaller but same fuel economy, smaller trunk, smaller rear space.
The G37X and AWD SHO could have been an even match but now my vote is in SHO after this irresponsible and deceptive comparo.
#6 of 35 Irresponsible
Jul 07, 2009 (4:50 pm)
This article totally irresponsible and ridicules article/comparison I have seen. Reviewer was just looking to bash a ford and practicing his/her Japanese/Import ass kissing. (This coming from a Indian).
Jul 07, 2009 (5:29 pm)
G35X is trapped at 5.4s by CD, the G37X should be slightly faster than that, maybe a 0.2 to 0.4 difference from the RWD model. Fact of the matter is, the FWD SHO would have lost in this comparison to the G37S anyways. So they brought the better version which still lost, no suprises there.
I have not read the article, fact of the matter is the SHO will never arouse my interest and in any case the current VQ engine in the G37 is on its way out, to be replaced by a Direct Injection engine making around 350HP at which point it wont make a difference (not that it does now) which they compare, X or RWD.
I had not realized that Edmunds choice is the G sedan in this category, good choice Edmunds, thats my choice too. Many dont realize how much of a beast this thing is, but thats just the way I like it, I just wish my back up camera could take pictures of the salty looks I get sometimes. LOL
#8 of 35 Just read the article
Jul 07, 2009 (5:40 pm)
Are you guys serious, the SHO does the 1/4 mile in 14.2s 99.1mph, the X will smoke this thing. Does the same in 14s 100mph, and thats my G35X with 306HP, the SHO has HP well north of this number but can still be smoked by my G35X. The G37X will have better results than my X. So no matter which car they bring the X or the RWD, the results will be the same.
Again Edmunds, clearly lots of people continue to hallucinate about the X not performing as well as the RWD. Guys, do the research, go to CD they have the numbers.
Its always pathetic to me for a car to not make good use of its horses, get the Camaro SS, better use of ones money in the domestic market IMHO
#9 of 35 Mustang Vs G37
Jul 07, 2009 (7:02 pm)
It may have lost to every version of G37 but the point is these cars are in different class SHO is much-2 bigger car. Why not compare G37 with Mustang GT it hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and costs 10K less.
#10 of 35 Re: Mustang Vs G37 [ram88]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:52 am)
Problem is the SHO could be compared with the A6, 5 series, E Class. But since that is a category for a person who has evolved financially and in maturity as well, I doubt it will win there too, neither will the G. Thats why they probably defaulted to this segment. I do see your point though, maybe the ES, 09+ TL are the better comparisons for the SHO. IMHO, its very likely it may come out on top if compared to these 2.
However I do like the fact that they compared the G to the SHO, its these comparisons that give me more information to see if the G is worth it. Pit the SHO against the 328i with pleather manual seats, see how that goes. I will pick the SHO in that comparison BTW