Since its debut 20 years ago, Infiniti has remained among the most dynamic manufacturers. It’s no different in 2010 with the Infiniti G37 sedan debuting prior the scheduled launches of the next generations of the Infiniti M and Infiniti QX.
For 2010, the G Sedan, Infiniti’s top-selling model, features revised exterior styling, an enhanced interior treatment, upgraded technology features and remains a top player as a near-luxury sports sedan.
Click HERE to watch a video review of the 2010 G37x coupe
Most of the enhancements, except for the exterior refinements, are also available on the 2010 G37 Coupe and G37 Convertible. Infiniti buyers have four choices — G37 Sedan, G37 Sedan Journey, G37S Sedan Sport 6MT and G37x Sedan AWD.
All 2010 G sedans are equipped with a 328-horsepower 3.7-liter VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) V6. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models except the G37 Sport 6MT, comes with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. The G37x Sedan AWD is equipped with an advanced Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system for enhanced all-weather performance.
For 2010, the G Sedan retains its striking exterior design, with its long, wave-like hood, raked A-pillars and athletic stance projecting a balance of power and grace that is suggestive of the performance potential within.
The front of the G Sedan is highlighted by new crisp-looking headlights and grille. The G’s standard fog lights have been moved from their previous location in the headlight cluster to the lower fascia where they help provide a more upscale and distinctive appearance.
The interior features upgrades to the navigation system and revised optional package content. Standard leather-appointed seating and an available Infiniti premium audio system add to the upscale interior.
All G37 sedan include Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with standard seat belt and occupant classification sensors standard.
The Weekly Driver’s First Impressions:
Infiniti changed its coupe’s name to G37 in 2008, a reflection of the car’s newly powered 3.7-liter engine. Last year, the brand’s sedan and convertible joined and shared the same title, with all three now having a lot to offer.
The coupe was named to several top-10 lists in 2008 and likewise the sedan in 2009. With its refinement updates for 2010, which all seem good, should there be anything less expected for 2010?
My weekly test drive, the G37 Sedan Journey had a stunning exterior color (Liquid Platinum) and interior color (Graphite), beautiful body design and great dark wood interior trim. It looked proud and elegant in the driveway and everywhere else for that matter.
Fact & Figures: 2010 Infiniti G37
Class — Sports sedan.
Primary competition — Acura TL, Audi A4 sedan, BMW 3-series sedan, Cadillac CTS
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price — $34,45000
Price As Driven — $39,575.00
Mileage Estimates — 19 mpg (city), 27 mpg (hwy).
Warranty — Bumper-to-bumper, 4 years/60,000 miles; Powertrain, 6 years/70,000 miles; Corrosion, 7 years/unlimited miles.
What Others Are Saying:
“The G37 is a great street car that borders on the luxury side of the BMW. The G sacrifices the performance of its predecessor for a more compliant ride, supple interior, great comfort and quietness.” —- Road and Track
“The value story here is that the G37 sedan offers BMW 335i power for BMW 328i money, which is hard to ignore when it’s so close to the 3-series in its driving manners.” —- Car and Driver
“It’ll still be priced competitively, but value doesn’t enter the picture. Instead, we’re thinking about how stiff and composed our Infiniti G37 sedan’s chassis feels through the lumpy corners, and how much we like the torque and drama of the 3.7-liter V6. We’re enjoying the drive.” —- Edmunds.com.
The Weekly Driver’s Final Words:
“The G37 has received considerable attention as a near-luxury sports coupe, sedan and convertible and what’s not to like? It growls. Its handsome. It moves down the road with confidence and does so rather quickly when asked. All things considered, it’s among the best combined performance/comfort vehicles on the market for under $40,000.”
On our TFLcar recommendation scale of:
– Buy it
– Lease it
– Rent it or
– Forget it
James, a journalist since 1976, is co-author of Tour de France For Dummies. He owns several websites, contributes to many print and online publications and is also the editor of TheWeeklyDriver.com. A long-distance runner for nearly 30 years, Raia also rides his bike — to nearby coffeehouses. E-mail: email@example.com.