Review: 2010 Infiniti G37 Anniversary Edition The Truth About Cars

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Review: 2010 Infiniti G37 Edition

Two decades have since rocks and trees on TV to announce the birth of a new, Japanese luxury car brand Nissan. Infiniti somehow that car-free campaign and the dozen years of wandering in the that followed to finally some success with the G35. Sales might be off but in light of the brand’s first 13 and the entire industry’s last few the mere act of survival merits a

And what better way to celebrate with special editions of the that saved the brand that is currently most in of a bump), recently renamed G37 to an enlarged V6. Of course, some editions are more special others. Just how special is the G37 Edition?

Sisters often equally share in a family’s In the Infiniti sedan family, the new M gets all of the lusty curves. again, one man’s “plain” be another’s “clean.” The G37’s is certainly clean, if less than that of the original The grille has avoided Audi’s and so remains a reasonable size.

closely and you might notice a shape and detailing inspired by swords. Too subtle when the seeks visual differentiation a thousand feet? Or refreshingly

The G’s “cab rearward” proportions always been near with a lengthy dash-to-axle to that this ain’t no

To this exterior the Anniversary (AE henceforce) adds Graphite paint, nine-spoke alloys, a front chin spoiler, and a spoiler. Even if the paint was to this edition—and it’s nothing special about gray metallic. The wheels, attractive, have at least two too many to appear sporty.

Elegant, perhaps. But the spoilers, with the otherwise clean take the exterior in the other

The interior makes more of a with red leather seats to the AE. “Shodo” patterned aluminum shared with the regular subtly maintains Infiniti’s as the most overtly Japanese car brand. The wood trim on other G37s is not available One artful touch: streets in the nav appear hand-drawn. Aside the red leather, though, the interior is G37.

So the materials are semi-premium and the are more practical than The lever to manually adjust the seat’s lumbar would less out of place in a Versa. The new M is a step up in terms of both and style, which does to justify its higher price.

Not practical interior design is a bad A major strength of the G37 sedan is it simply feels right the driver seat. The windshield overly distant or overly By current standards the A-pillars are thin.

The instrument panel, larger and taller than in the G35, isn’t overly or tall. The instrument cluster with the steering wheel, so the wheel can be relatively small obstructing the gauges. The center controls are logically arranged easy reach.

All common perhaps, but increasingly uncommon.

Car struggle over how aggressively to seats. Enthusiasts want support, but non-enthusiasts want of entry and exit. People in different shapes and sizes. The but not common solution: adjustable Infiniti goes half as far as fitting modestly sized but power-adjustable bolsters to the driver’s

If a bolster can be perfectly positioned, it have to be terribly large.

Another piece of the G’s winning an exterior length in between and intermediate. This permitted a few inches of rear legroom in the 2003 BMW 3-Series or Audi A4. The A4 is now the same size, and the next 3 follow suit, confirming Infiniti found a happy Want a car sized just enough that the average can fit somewhat comfortably in back? is it.

Want a roomy, comfortable seat? Well, that’s segment. The trunk is similarly enough.” A weakness: unlike in the a folding rear seat is not

The tweaked 350-horsepower V6 from the Z would have been if only to add some specialness, but the AE no powertrain tweaks. Worse, the manual available on the regular G37 is not here. The only powertrain a 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 paired a manually-shiftable seven-speed automatic.

The VQ isn’t the sweetest-sounding six, but its suitably aggressive for this and nicely swelling torque as revs build encourage to the red line. Nissan paid a lot of to how this engine feels as climb, and it shows.

Infiniti’s automatic isn’t the smoothest the quickest reacting, or the most But this transmission has one clear its first three gears are spaced and significantly shorter those in competing six-speed Corners taken in second in cars are taken in third in one.

Unless it’s a corner, where other can fail to offer an appropriate too low, second too high—and one provides a short second. gearing gives the already V6 a big boost at low speeds. There’s no spot as the engine gets idle to its powerband. Thanks to transmission it’s always there.

The transmission can be manually shifted via the or the lever. But snick the lever to the to engage sport mode and it maintains a sufficiently aggressive all on its own.

The EPA rates the G37 19 city and 27 You’ll match these only if you keep your out of the throttle, which isn’t

The AE includes the G37’s Sport with larger brake (14.0” front, 13.8” a sport suspension, low-profile tires, and a limited-slip rear as standard equipment. The huge fitted with the $370 pads feel firm and without biting too quickly in driving (a problem I’ve with the compact Infiniti in the I did not go all Baruth on the brakes, though.

No Jack could (and fry them.

A possibly unwelcome the four-wheel-steering system (4WS) used to be a $1,300 option on the G37 is for the model year only as a standard feature, on the AE. I say “possibly because I haven’t driven a G this feature recently. it help, hurt, or not do much of I’m afraid I cannot say. opinions are, in their way, split.

But including system certainly bumps up the price.

The standard G37’s ratio is a fairly quick The Sport Package quickens to 14.7:1. In addition to steering the wheels up to one degree in phase the fronts, the 4WS includes an active steering ratio that from 11.9:1 to 14.3:1. So the steering feels ultra-quick, No, not really.

It feels quick and compared to the relaxed systems in cars, but you’ll find and sharper-feeling steering in front-drivers the Nissan Maxima and Acura in a 3-Series fitted with steering. The 4WS might be a factor, steering the rear wheels can slow the steering ratio to BMW’s active steering a similar range without the rear wheels, and its variation much more dramatic necessarily a good thing).

Whatever the cause, even 4WS the G37 Infiniti steers close to German steering systems, avoid ultra-sharp steering as they might lead to lane changes on the Autobahn. The G37 highway tracking is certainly so 4WS seems to provide a benefit But in aggressive driving at moderate the steering doesn’t quicken up and up as much as I’d personally prefer.

The in the best German cars clearer feedback and makes carving more intuitive. the G37, you receive more through the seat of your than through your The G37 also feels a little and heavier than the original no doubt because it is a little and heavier, but also because of the sacrifices made in pursuit of

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Overall the G37’s steering is but not great.

Even though the is positioned well rearward in a configuration, the G37’s weight is a somewhat nose-heavy 54/46. comes through in the handling, is certainly more balanced in a front-driver but retains a touch of Unless you get on the gas, in which the car quickly transitions to severe The limited-slip differential might a role.

Being able to a car with the throttle is a major of rear-wheel-drive, but optimally the transition oversteer can be gradually dialed in. the G37’s stability control off and you’d best be very as your right foot its way up a definite learning curve.

Why turn the G37’s stability system off? These most such systems are transparent in their operation. isn’t one of them. The G37’s control cuts in early and

You don’t need the warning to know when the safety is cutting in. Why is this happening in a premium sedan? One suspicion: a fix for the tendency to sudden oversteer the fact that they’ve had to sort the chassis out. on unpaved roads suggests winter driving would

It should go without saying for snow and ice, the standard tires should be replaced winter treads.

The AE’s sport suspension is very with the usual plusses and Body control is very with no slop in transitions, and the car is fun when rocketing along a road. But settle back for a casual drive, and the suspension not relax with you.

no bobbling about, but bumps to effect sharp vertical The ride is often busy, and can into harsh. Most will be willing to pay the price.

will be unhappy.

Price has been part of the appeal the G. It has edged up over the last years, but remains considerably than the German competition. The AE push some limits The Premium, Navigation, and Sport are all standard, along with the and the 4WS. Infiniti has knocked off a few dollars compared to where a G37 normally be with this of equipment, but this still $44,585.

Whether or not this represents a value depends on whether check off the same boxes if you had a

Ultimately, there’s one compelling to hunt down a remaining Edition: the red leather. Want a transmission, or a more livable or the lower price that fewer features? Perhaps the 4WS adds about $1,300) or the (which add nearly a grand) your cup of tea?

Then red leather will carry too a price. Narrow market? but then Infiniti only 350 AE sedans.

Aside from the red this special edition any more special than the G37. But then the G37 is a special The G35 saved Infiniti by combining a V6 and right-wheel-drive with the right the right price, and the promise of maintenance costs.

Though the and price have crept up a with the G37, the G formula highly appealing.

Infiniti the vehicle, insurance and one tank of gas for review

Michael Karesh and operates TrueDelta. an online of automotive pricing and reliability

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