Video Review: The 2012 Infiniti G25 is all about the moves but without the muscle


Is the Infiniti G25 or the more expensive, more powerful and more luxurious G37? That’s the question that Infiniti hopes your neighbor will ask if you decide to purchase the G37s cheaper identical twin brother. In an effort to bring new, younger and more budget-minded buyers to the luxury brand, Infiniti built an entry level car out of the brand’s popular G37 sedan.

Instead of the G37’s stoplight drag race winning 3.7 liter V6 the G25 has to make due with a small block V6 that puts out 218 Horsepower through a seven speed automatic transmission. This means that you won’t be winning many stop light drag races even though the smaller V6 loves to rev. But what you lose in power, you make up for in what Infiniti says is segment leading fuel economy.

If you can’t be fast you better better have the moves and the Infiniti G25 does not disappoint in this regard. Ride quality is superb thanks to the smaller wheels. On the other hand the smaller 17 inch wheels mean that when you take the G25 around a corner it doesn’t claw the tarmac and hang on to the apex like its bigger brother.

The G25 fits like a glove. In other words this is not a big car. The rear seats offer adequate room for 2 passengers but you don’t want to be the person stranded in the middle. The front seats offer more room as long as you don’t have a people in the back. This is after all an entry level near luxury sedans and it shows in the lack of head, shoulder and leg room.

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