May 11, 2007

Infiniti G35, Lexus ES350 and Nissan Maxima post “Excellent” ratings with Consumer Reports

2007 Infiniti G35
2007 Infiniti G35. Click image to enlarge

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2007 Infiniti G35

2007 Lexus ES350

2007 Nissan Maxima

Yonkers, New York – Three of six upscale sedans tested for the June issue of Consumer Reports have posted “Excellent” overall ratings. The Infiniti G35, Lexus ES350 and Nissan Maxima all earned the top ratings; the magazine says it is rare for so many cars to score so highly in a monthly test group.

The G35 now ranks as the best car tested by Consumer Reports in the Upscale Sedan category, out-pointing the previously-tested Acura TL. The ES350 came in closely behind it, while the Maxima rated somewhat lower overall.

The three other vehicles, the Lincoln MKZ (previously Zephyr), Buick Lucerne and Saab 9-5 all achieved “Very Good” ratings.

Consumer Reports recommends all six of the vehicles in the test group; it is the first time in many years that all of the vehicles in a monthly test group have had at least averaged predicted reliability. Consumer Reports only recommends vehicles that have performed well in its tests, have at least average predicted reliability based on a survey of Consumer Reports subscribers, and performed at least adequately if crash-tested or included in a government rollover test.

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