2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan Road Test Review

Arv Voss - CAP staff
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Infiniti introduced their third generation G sedan as a 2007 model, and then made improvements to the 2009 model which featured a new, larger 3.7-litre V6 engine that pumped out 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, connected to an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with column-mounted paddle shifters.  All but one of the G Series sedans are driven by their rear wheels – the G37x, with the "x" denoting All-Wheel Drive (AWD).  For 2010, the G Sedan, Infiniti's top-selling model, features revised exterior styling, an enhanced interior treatment and upgraded technology features.  There are new headlights, and the fog lights have been moved from the headlight cluster to the lower fascia.  The interior has been freshened as well. 

The 2010 Infiniti G sedan is available four different ways: the base G37, the G37x AWD, the G37 Sport M6 with a 6-speed manual transmission, and the G37x AWD Sport model.  Any of the four G37 Sedans make for a fitting stablemate to the G37 Coupe model lineup.  The entire G37 Series (there's a retractable hardtop convertible too) offers the consumer individual choices that each incorporate sleek styling, scintillating performance and luxurious appointments. 

Visually, the G37 Sedan displays an elegant, seductive exterior that is defined by its aerodynamic wave form hood, signature LED taillights, sharply angled A-pillars and powerful stance, along with smaller outside mirrors from the G37 Coupe.  Other design cues include a double-arch grille with sculpted grille blades, a unique front fascia and side sills on G37 Sport M6 models and models equipped with the Sport Package, an available rear spoiler, an optional sliding glass moonroof, available heated outside mirrors, and up to eight exterior colours with standard "Scratch Shield" paint (self-healing clearcoat). 

Moving inside, the G37 Sedan showcases an expertly crafted, heritage-inspired environment and luxurious features such as a leather-appointed seating and an audiophile-quality Infiniti Sound Studio on Wheels by Bose, which blends Bose's first three-way front door speaker array utilizing 10-inch woofers with a head unit that incorporates double over sampling and 24-bit Burr Brown Digital Audio Converters.  The sound quality is very impressive. 

The G37 Sedan's new engine is integrated into the second-generation FM (Front Mid-ship) platform, which features a four-wheel independent suspension with lightweight aluminum components, resulting in rapid acceleration response and sporty handling. The AWD version G37x adds Infiniti's "intelligent" ATTESA E-TSTM all-wheel drive system to the stability equation. 

Some of the advanced technological features include proximity sensing Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and available RearView Monitor, a touch screen navigation system with a 9.3 gigabyte music hard drive, adaptive front lighting (that "bends" around corners before you do), and Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking.  Other technologies include a 7-inch colour monitor display, available iPod interface, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system. 

All G37s are equipped with standard leather-appointed seating.  Along with the standard Washi-style aluminum trim, premium genuine maple accents are optionally available. 

In addition to its sensual visual appeal, the G37 sedan serves up a delightful performance package.  The acceleration is brisk, with a smooth linear response as it progresses through the gears, automatically or manually shifted.  The rev-matching feature will be appealing to many drivers.  The ride quality is quite comfortable without being too compliant or too firm.  Handling is precise, but for some will seem a bit over-assisted.  It is sporty and fun to drive. 

The interior appointments lean toward the luxurious level with pleasing fit, finish and textures to enjoy along with all the onboard technology.  The layout is intuitive from a driver's perspective with legible instruments and gauges.  Safety and security aren't lacking in the G37, and the state-of-the-art content provides a heightened sense of security when motoring in a spirited fashion.  Which of the four flavours to choose could prove to be difficult, given the attractive possibilities. G37 sedans are assembled by Nissan in Tochigi, Japan.

©(Copyright Canadian Auto Press)

Topics: Sport Sedan, Infiniti, 2010, G37, $40,000 - $49,999,

Organizations: Infiniti

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