|Honda Accord Touring
||Infiniti G37 Journey
||typical monthly payment, $0 down
||total payments, 36 months
|278-hp V-6, 6-speed automatic
||328-hp V-6, 7-speed automatic
||EPA city/highway fuel economy, mpg
|Brought the six-cylinder Accord back to the 10Best list for 2013.
||C/D trophy case
||Rarely wins comparison tests, but only loses to the most acclaimed car.
|Refinement, power, spaciousness, and visibility.
||Acceleration, handling, steering—you know, driving.
|It can feel a little nose-heavy, so we prefer the four-cylinder and a stick.
||Thrashy engine, cramped back seat, and a harsh highway ride.
|Leasing is a well-defined, risk-free commitment.
||why lease instead of buy?
||So you can drive the replacement soon after it comes out.
|Frugal and responsible.
||I want my co-workers to think of me as . . .
||Different and edgy. Not psycho, just edgy.
|Why’d he spend BMW money on a Honda?
||My co-workers will actually think . . .
||Why’d he spend BMW money on an Infiniti?
|Avoided. That’s why I have lane-departure warning.
||drifting should be . . .
||Enjoyed early and often.
|Rearview camera, heated seats, voice-activated nav, or adaptive cruise control.
||go ahead and ask me about my . . .
||14-second quarter-mile or the platform shared with the Nissan 370Z.
|The Crosstour, a.k.a. the Medusan Ambassador.
||if i like it but need more space i’ll trade it in on . . .
||The jacked-up FX35 station-wagon version of my car.
|Is a politically correct word for “ostentation.”
||styling . . .
||Should reference Japanese calligraphy.
|It’s a nearly flawless entry-luxury car.
||get it instead of the other one because . . .
||It’s a true sports sedan.