Overview & Reviews
Nissan launched its upscale Infiniti division in 1989 with two unique models and a polarizing ad campaign. More than two decades later, Infiniti continues to blaze its own trail in pursuit of luxury, performance and style. The Infiniti G37 sport coupe, sedan and convertible are prime examples of this corporate philosophy. Blessed with a split personality, the rear-wheel-drive G37 will deliver you to work in luxury during the week and then clip apexes all weekend without breaking a sweat.
The list of luxury sport coupes and sedans is typically dominated by elite Teutonic nameplates. In readying the G37, Infiniti honed it on test circuits throughout Europe, including Germany's famed Nürburgring. This athletic chassis, along with the G's attractive sticker price, distinctive interior appointments and ample array of technology, makes it well prepared for battle in this class.
Used Infiniti G37 Models
The Infiniti G37 was first introduced as a coupe for 2008, with the convertible arriving the following year. Technically, the G37 sedan arrived for 2009 as well, but it was really the same vehicle as the second-generation G35 sedan that arrived for '07, albeit with a larger 3.7-liter V6. Confused yet? It gets worse. For 2011, Infiniti officially broke these cars apart into separate models, so for information on a new G, please read the Infiniti G Sedan review, Infiniti G Coupe review and Infiniti G Convertible review.
Used Infiniti G37 models are available in coupe, sedan or convertible body styles, with four possible trim levels: base, Journey, G37x and Sport 6MT. The convertible was only offered in base or Sport 6MT trim, though. For 2010, a special range-topping Anniversary model added features that included navigation, an upgraded Bose audio system, iPod connectivity and ventilated seats (for the convertible only).
In addition to the long list of standard features packaged with each trim level, several options, including the Anniversary add-ons were available à la carte. Adaptive cruise control will alleviate some fatigue on long trips, while the available Sport package (standard on the G37 Sport 6MT and optional on the G37 Journey) will rouse the interest of more aggressive drivers thanks to features like a limited-slip differential, a sport-tuned suspension and brakes, sport seats and bigger wheels.
A four-wheel active steer system (4WAS) was available for those obsessed with pushing the technological envelope, but reactions were mixed, with several drivers noting diminished steering feedback in vehicles equipped with 4WAS. It was eliminated after 2009. Stability control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags can be found on all used Infiniti G37s, and a pre-collision preparation feature was optional.
During these years, the G37's 3.7-liter V6 produced a very healthy 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, fed to either the rear wheels or all four (G37x). In base, Journey and G37x trims, the G37 came with a seven-speed automatic transmission featuring paddle shifters, while the Sport 6MT featured a six-speed manual. Both transmissions have their devotees, but the clutch take-up in the manual is a little too abrupt. Acceleration and mileage numbers are comparable between the automatic and manual, so the choice is a matter of personal preference.
A used G37 from these years offered user-friendly controls, excellent build quality and a handsome design -- the latter highlighted by such items as the car's leather-accented magnesium transmission paddle shifters and attractive interior trim. The front seats are comfortable and well-bolstered, and the available sport-styled seats offer even more aggressive bolstering, though they may be a bit too snug for larger drivers. Both the sedan and coupe feel like sports cars wrapped in a luxury car package, but the coupe, with seats that are mounted slightly lower than the sedan's, feels a bit racier. We're less enamored with the convertible, as it's less refined and practical than its competitors from those years.
Overall, the Infiniti G37 stands shoulder to shoulder with all its contemporary rivals in the entry-level luxury segment. Used car consumers in the market for such a vehicle would be wise to put it at the top of their to-drive list.
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Unbeatable - 2008 Infiniti G37
By Mehdi Arani - December 4 - 9:23 am
I had MB-C320 and I was thinking between Audi A5, BMW 335 and G37S. I test drove all three several times and at the end, the G37S was the winner for several reasons and number one was the deal that I got. My G37S is fully, fully loaded, I get the performance, look, options, responsiveness, speed and power that I wanted for half price of A5 and I am very happy with my decision. My friends come over to my house just to go drive around with the car. I get good compliments all the time in the streets. The only thing is gas mileage when I push the gas otherwise I do get 17/27 but when I push the gas it would go down to 12/18.
Best Buy - 2008 Infiniti G37
By Tscts - October 29 - 11:30 am
The G37 is a best buy for the money. Ive always liked the G35 coupe, but exterior and interior improvements in addition to the 330 hp engine make me glad I waited. The base model is loaded with standard features, including numerous safety and security items, so Im pleased to not need nor pay for the sport, premium, navigation nor tech packages. The G37 is a great buy for a luxury sport coupe.
Fun in the Sun - 2009 Infiniti G37
By 3andg - October 26 - 3:15 pm
I purchased the G37 Convertible new in November, 2009, and now have ~14k miles on it. Unlike most hard top convertibles, it looks great top up and top down. The car is an absolute blast to drive when the weather is sunny and one can take the top down. With the top up, it is a mediocre performer due to the weight of the retractable top and structural reinforcements. Creature comforts are great - the ventilated seats, iPod Integration, Bluetooth and Bose Audio System - make the car very liveable on a daily basis. Due to the styling, there is limited storage space in the trunk and car. I highly recommend the air deflector for the car - it makes a big difference at highway speeds (70mph+)
Luxurious Sportscar - 2008 Infiniti G37
By Super CR - October 12 - 5:56 pm
Performs like a V8. Super handling, yet comfy ride. Perfect fit for everyday drive, with power ready when needed. Much better improved than 2007 G35 model, from power, exterior & interior styling, ride quality, sound deadening material. Reasonable pricing. I love every minute of driving this car. Watch out for the enforcers.
Love this car!!! - 2008 Infiniti G37
By Lesa - September 20 - 3:10 pm
We had been looking for over a year and fell in love with this car first drive. The ivory pearl color is gorgeous! The car gets a lot of stares. It is hard to keep it at an approved speed because it is so fast and fun to drive. Love the seats and the interior comfort. I havent even begun to discover all that the car offers as far as technology. The car sounds real beefy. Love the 19" rims.
Sold a Lexus i loved.. for an Infiniti i love more! - 2008 Infiniti G37
By poolshark7 - August 25 - 10:10 am
Ever since i saw a Lexus IS300 in first year of production i knew i wanted one. Eventually got a black 5 speed with spoiler.. (had my mind on NEVER letting it go)...... daily driven, loved it for 6 years longest ive had a car.. and then just happened to stop one day at lunch and test drive an absolutely gorgeous athens blue G37S... just on a whim.. guess what - i ended up buying it that same day. Im 53" and find the G very comfortable. Like another reviewer said, its a little light on response, need to anticipate acceleration or use the paddles or tap over into DS mode for more immediate shifts. For a 6 cylinder this car is FAAAAASSST!! 0-60 much faster than a Straight 6 Lexus, wow...
All Around Awesome - 2009 Infiniti G37
By MBeaton - July 30 - 6:46 am
I have had the car for about five months. I love it! For the money, you cant beat it. It is fun to drive (the performance is amazing). The creature comforts are great. It also looks stunning. If you look at other hard top convertibles, no other make comes close to making the hard top look like the coupe the way Infiniti does. All around awesome car.
Best car I have every owned - 2008 Infiniti G37
By Mark - July 11 - 11:16 am
Bought a blk exterior, stone interior with sports package. This car looks nicer on the outside than Lexus and BMW. I am 6 ft 2 inches and plenty of room in the driver / front passenger. Right after purchase drove from Los Angeles to AZ and it performed / felt / looked great. This is my 5th new car off a lot and this is the best.
Cool Car - 2008 Infiniti G37
By A. Matthew Raggio - July 5 - 1:48 am
Great Coupe - 2008 Infiniti G37
By Javier - May 24 - 3:50 pm
I love this car! It reacts immediately when you hit the gas. The shifting is smooth. The interior looks great. All the accessories make it perfect. It corners really well at high speeds. It looks great. Before I bought the 6 speed manual, I test drove the automatic. The automatic was a complete letdown for me. The shifting was not smooth at all and the acceleration was not there. Its night and day between manual and automatic. I cant say enough about the G37. Its simply awesome.