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5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan

2/22/2013
Infiniti is Nissan's luxury car brand, and the Infiniti G37 is its entry-level vehicle model, offered as a 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, and a 2-door convertible with a power-retractable hardtop. All models are equipped with a V-6 engine, choice of transmissions, and rear- or all-wheel-drive. The new 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sedan is scheduled to replace the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan by the end of the year, which means that Infiniti dealers will be eager to clear stocks of the outgoing model. If you find such a prospect appealing, here are 5 fast facts to know about the Infiniti G37 Sedan.

1) The 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan is offered in Journey and Sport trim levels, and Journey models with all-wheel drive are called G37x. The previous G25 model is discontinued for the 2013 model year. According to the federal government, the Infiniti G37 Sedan qualifies as a midsize vehicle, even if it competes in the entry-luxury market. The trunk, however, measures 13.5 cubic feet, on par with smaller models. The G37 Sedan was last redesigned for the 2007 model year.

2) The 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.7-liter V-6 engine generating 328 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 269 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm while burning premium unleaded fuel. The engine is mounted directly behind the front axle, in a front-midship location that Infiniti says provides a better-balanced distribution of weight and, therefore, better-balanced handling. A 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control, Drive Sport mode, and Downshift Rev Matching is standard on the rear-wheel-drive G37 Journey and all-wheel-drive G37x. The G37 Sport model is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The G37 Journey is rated to get 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway; the G37x is rated to get 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway, and the G37 Sport is rated at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway.

3) Infiniti calls the G37's standard patterned aluminum trim Shodo, and says its look and texture are inspired by Japanese calligraphy. Standard equipment for the G37 Journey includes leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless access and push-button ignition, bi-xenon headlights, LED taillights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Options include a navigation system, premium surround-sound system, power sunroof, reversing sensors, Bluetooth streaming audio capability, and maple wood interior trim.

4) An optional Sport package is offered for the G37 Journey and G37x, adding many of the performance-oriented upgrades that are included with the G37 Sport model. They include more aggressive tires wrapped around unique 18-inch aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering, sport braking components, and magnesium paddle shifters for the automatic transmission. Power-adjustable front sport seats and slightly revised front styling are also included with this option.

5) An optional Technology package includes an intelligent cruise control system, brake assist system with preview braking, pre-crash front seat belts, rain-sensing wipers, and an Advanced Climate Control System with a Plasmacluster air purifier.

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