Infiniti G Review
The 2013 Infiniti G ranks 3 out of 23 Upscale Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti G, as well as reliability and safety data.
Though it isn’t as spacious as some rival midsize cars, auto critics applaud the 2013 Infiniti G37 for its combination of performance and luxury.
Available as a sedan, coupe or hardtop convertible, the 2013 Infiniti G comes with a V6 engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission. In general, reviewers love this combination, saying that the V6 is powerful and that the transmission is smooth and refined. Combined with athletic handling, many agree that the Infiniti G is one of the most fun-to-drive cars in the class. The G37 sedan and coupe earn an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg city/highway, which is a bit low for the class. However, many of the most fuel-efficient upscale midsize cars can’t match the G37 in terms of power. While critics like the G37’s performance, a few critics say that its firm suspension isn’t the most composed over rougher roads. Additionally, a handful of critics note that the clutch and shifter in G models with manual transmissions aren’t as precise as they would like. The 2013 G37 also has a lower safety score than most upscale midsize cars.
Inside, the G37 is swathed in high-quality materials, which reviewers consider appropriate for the class. While some critics note that the sedan’s cabin could be more spacious, nearly all agree that the back seat in coupe and convertible models is best left to small children. All G37 models come with a strong list of standard features, which includes leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a backup camera and USB and Bluetooth connections. When compared with rival cars, many reviewers agree that the 2013 G37’s tech features are among the most user-friendly you’ll find.
- "What the Infiniti lacks in some of the brand cachet of its German rivals, it makes up for with real driver engagement, a comfortable ride and all of the electronic features you expect from other cars in this class." -- Edmunds (coupe)
- "Again, other cars I've driven here have been better, but they often didn't have a back seat or much of a trunk. The G37S represented one of the nicest compromises between full sports car and good-looking sporty poseur you can get." -- AutoWeek (coupe)
- "Infiniti's G sedan offers performance, refinement, and available all-wheel drive, making it a Best Buy in this highly competitive class. Pricing that undercuts most rivals is an added bonus." -- Consumer Guide (2012 sedan)
Other Cars to Consider
If you’re drawn to the G37’s dynamic performance, reviewers agree that the BMW 3-Series is one of the most fun-to-drive cars in the class. Like the G37, the 3-Series is available as a sedan, coupe or convertible, and it’s also available with all-wheel drive. Most 3-Series models also earn better fuel economy, though the G37 comes with a few more standard features and more horsepower.
The Acura TL offers a high-quality cabin with numerous standard features, just like the G37, but it also has a more spacious back seat. While it’s not as performance-oriented, the TL’s well-rounded driving dynamics and powerful V6 engine earn praise from most auto writers. The TL isn’t available as a coupe or convertible, it but is available with all-wheel drive, just like the G37.
Details: 2013 Infiniti G37
The 2013 Infiniti G comes in three body styles: sedan, coupe and hardtop convertible. Sedans seat five, while coupe and convertible models seat four. There are five different G models for buyers to choose from: G37 sedan, G37 coupe, G37 convertible, IPL G coupe and new-for-2013 IPL G convertible. All models come with a V6 engine and rear-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is available on G37 sedans and coupes. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models. A six-speed manual comes with the Sport trim, and is also available on the IPL G coupe.
Along with the introduction of the IPL G convertible, Infiniti has discontinued the G25 sedan for 2013. The rest of the Infiniti G lineup hasn’t changed much since it was redesigned in 2008. This review uses applicable research from the current model year, as well as 2012, 2011 and 2010.