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2013 Infiniti G

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2013 Infiniti G Review

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Note this revealing fact: Infiniti offers a genuine, stir-your-own 6-speed manual gearbox on every G37 body style. Performance with refinement is the message here and for 2013 the Infiniti G37 series continues to captivate hearts and minds with stylish good looks, modern technology and exceptional road manners. And, obviously, we aren't the only ones noticing: The G37 family is Infiniti's best-selling line. And it's a diverse line, with sedan, coupe and convertible body styles, rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) and two IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) limited-production specials. The G37s get categorized as "near-luxury," but that feels unfair somehow. These cars are all there.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you want an entry-level luxury vehicle that delivers thrilling performance, handsome styling and lots of bang for your buck, the 2013 Infiniti G37 series is worth a close look.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The 2013 Infiniti G37 is a terrific all-around performer, but if we had to nitpick, grievances would include the V6 engine's thirst for fuel and the coupe/convertible's meager rear-seat headroom. Additionally, if you obsess over "communicative steering feel," the BMW 3 Series deserves consideration.

What's New for 2013

The cars themselves get few changes but the lineup is rationalized for 2013. The 4-cylinder G25 Sedan and base model Coupe go away. Both sedan and coupe lines offer the same Journey, AWD (G37x) and Sport 6MT packages. The lusty IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) Coupe gets a Convertible stablemate.

Driving the G

Driving Impressions Every Infiniti G37 pampers its occupants with a comfortable ride, a strong sense of refinement and an array of high-tech goodies. But drive enthusiastically and the sportiest Infiniti satisfies like...

few competitors can, with accurate steering, crisp brakes and a planted feel. The responsive 3.7-liter V6 pulls strongly, whether mated to the 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. Should you find the Sport 6MT package not quite sporty enough, Infiniti offers a higher-performance variant, the IPL (Infiniti Performance Line) on the coupe or convertible bodies, with more power, tauter suspension and larger brakes. All G models benefit from a driver-selectable Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system that allows you to explore pretty far out toward the edge before the system intervenes. If you live in a frosty climate, or prefer a little extra traction driving out of corners, you can opt for the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system on the coupe or sedan (with automatic transmission only).

7-INCH LCD INFORMATION SCREEN
The 7-inch touch-screen display found in every Infiniti G37 features an intuitive, visually appealing interface and serves as the control center for options such as iPod integration, a hard-drive navigation system with real-time traffic and weather info, backup camera and hard-drive (9.3-gig) and CompactFlash card music access.

INTELLIGENT CRUISE CONTROL
As a G37 option, Infiniti's Intelligent Cruise Control system helps maintain a pre-set distance from the vehicle traveling ahead of you. When that distance becomes shorter than the driver's pre-set parameters, Intelligent Cruise Control will renew the predetermined distance by automatically reducing the vehicle's speed.

2013 Infiniti G Details
Interior

The 2013 Infiniti G37's interior is exceptional both in design and in the quality of materials used. The luxurious cabin is marked by supple leather-trimmed seating surfaces and elegant, soft-sheen "Silk Obi" aluminum trim. The form-fitting standard driver's seat features 8-way power adjustability, while Sport 6MT models offer increased support and 12-way adjustability (adds bolsters and thigh extensions). Complementing the G37's contemporary architecture is a sharp 7-inch, full-color display. Outward visibility is commendable on the G37 sedan, but the coupe and convertible sacrifice a little for their racy C-pillar contours.

Exterior

Every iteration of the Infiniti G37 series comes wrapped in a well-tailored suit of sleek sheet metal combined with subtle chrome accents and Infiniti's signature 4-bar grille design. When night falls, standard bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights provide an upscale, modern look. Both the 2013 Infiniti G37 coupe and convertible offer available 19-inch wheels, and both can now be ordered in the exclusive high-performance IPL edition, which adds aggressive front and rear styling, side sills and a rear spoiler.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Well-appointed from the start, the Infiniti G37 series includes leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Infiniti's Intelligent Key "keyless" entry system - the key never needs to leave your pocket or purse - with push-button start, a 6-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio jack for MP3 players, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power driver's seat with a 4-way power passenger's seat and bi-xenon headlights.

Optional Equipment

All G37 models offer an extensive list of optional goodies, most of which are wrapped into Premium, Navigation and Technology packages. There's a Bose premium audio system, sonar proximity warning system for those tricky parking spots, hard-drive navigation system with 3D building graphics and advanced voice recognition, adaptive cruise control to help alleviate the frustration associated with highway traffic, sport-tuned suspension, supremely comfortable 12-way power driver's seat and warm maple accents.

Under the Hood

The G37's robust 3.7-liter V6 is the latest iteration of Nissan's renowned VQ35-series all-aluminum DOHC engine. Highly sophisticated variable valve timing and lift beats the normal tuning compromises to benefit power, drivability and efficiency. With either a 7-speed automatic or close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission - offered on all three body styles, to Infiniti's credit - the G37 has EPA fuel economy numbers that are slightly above average for the class, and impressive considering the cars' performance potential. Different engine-management software and exhaust plumbing make the engine fractionally stronger in the coupe than the sedan, and the IPL versions squeeze out a little more still.

3.7-liter V6
328 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm (Sedan)
269 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm (Sedan)
330 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm (Coupe, Convertible)
270 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm (Coupe, Convertible)
343 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm (IPL Convertible)
273 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm (IPL Convertible)
348 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm (IPL Coupe)
276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm (IPL Coupe)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 mpg (Coupe/ Sedan, automatic), 18/25 mpg (Coupe/Sedan, AWD), 17/25 mpg (Coupe/Sedan, manual; Convertible, automatic), 16/24 mpg (Convertible, manual)

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2013 Infiniti G Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 309 Ratings for the 2007 - 2013 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Some cars are good, this one is good & fun

By on Monday, June 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, and fast with great brakes!"

Cons: "It does burn some fuel."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is a very good car! Fun to drive, reliable and very fast! The only thing I've done is change a battery at 5 years and a new set of Michelins. I also changed to synthetic oil when I purchased it. If it has a draw-back it would be that it burns a little fuel. I gets about 26 mpg on the highway at about 70 mph and 16 mpg in town. I drive 8000 miles a year, so no problem."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Best car ever.

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great price and handles great."

Cons: "None, completely satisfied."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car going on 6 years and I am very satisfied with it. It is a beautiful car and handles great. It has plenty of horse power, the transmission shifts perfect and the interior is amazing. I am always getting compliments on what a great looking car I own and I must say I do agree with them. I will probably keep this car for a few more years, since I only have 41,500 miles on it. Now that I am retired I am sure I will be driving it more."

3 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Better cars out there for the money

By on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Power, appearance, handling"

Cons: "Not engaging to drive, auto trans, fuel economy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Purchase a used 2013 g37x coupe with 7k miles in June 2014. So far, dealer has replaced warped valve cover and leaking gasket, radiator hoses, and entire headlight assembly. Repaired under warranty thankfully, otherwise I would have been out of pocket $2400 ($1600 for headlight). Very odd repairs for a 2 year old "premium" luxury vehicle with only 12000 miles. PROS: -Car has WAY more than enough power. Zero complaints in this department. Fantastic engine. Cool exhaust note. -Beautiful, solid well-built car inside and out. -Excellent Bose stereo and Bluetooth integration. -Great backup camera with sonar sensors. -Decent handling and flat cornering for a heavy vehicle. -Snow and ice are a non-issue with the AWD option. Almost impossible to get stuck with 330hp and AWD, unless snow is deeper than 5-6 inches. -Engine uses conventional oil,so cheap oil changes (but more frequent...) -Wonderful dealer experience. CONS: -With great power comes horrible fuel economy. Driving very conservatively, I normally see 14-16mpg at best with 70% around town commuting. 22ish mpg on a 90% highway vacation trip. Premium gas only too. On board MPG computer is about 10% optimistic. - Avoid the 7-speed auto, as it is atrocious. Under light to normal acceleration, transmission will rev 1st gear to 3000-3200rpm before shifting to 2nd. Annoying and unnecessary. It is consistently either in too high or too low a gear. Sport mode helps slightly. However, Sport mode will downshift 2 gears if sensors detect heavy braking or cornering, which is a little unsettling if your are not expecting it. -Seats, too firm for my taste. More than an hour or so and they get uncomfortable. -Very unintuitive HVAC interface. Instead being able to individually select vent positions (like most vehicles), you must push the Mode button to cycle through the possible combinations. When cycling past the defrost mode, the AC turns on and needs to be manually turned off. Makes no sense and feels like a cheap afterthought. -Navigation/information interface is dated. -Window switches are mounted low on door, which sometimes makes for lots of fumbling to find them. -Expensive repairs. -Not much steering feel for a sporty car. -Not very fun to drive, unless under hard acceleration. Not worth $48-50k brand new. Not even close! I paid $32k used with low miles, and that is an OK value. I think you are paying mostly for that sweet engine and the Infiniti badge. Most cars now are packing all the same features for half the price."

10 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great vehicle

By on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive!"

Cons: "A little low to the ground..hey its a sports car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this vehicle for almost 6 years and have had no issues with it. The warranty on an Infiniti is amazing as well! Great gas mileage, very sporty and quick. Handles nicely! I would highly recommend an Infiniti to anyone!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Luv this car

By on Saturday, April 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,700

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"2nd Infiniti for me. What sold me was how tight the car remains after 99,000 miles. A few minor issues. Tmps needed replacement."

12 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Have had problem after problem with convertible

By on Monday, March 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Repairs expensive and top repairs were multiple"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Have spent 7,000+ on convertable top, including new motor for top, new module for trunk locking mechanism and leaks."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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