2011 Infiniti G25

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6

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2011 Infiniti G25 Promo
With the G25, Infiniti is adding a second, smaller V-6 to its G sedan lineup, thereby lowering the cost threshold for Infiniti ownership and handily undercutting rivals like the Lexus IS250 and the BMW 328i. The resulting G sedan is somewhat slower, but Infiniti expects that it will juice sales and account for between one-third and one-half of G volume.
2011 Infiniti G25 Front Three Quarters In Motion
That result would not be atypical. At Lexus, the IS250 outsells its more powerful brethren, and a majority of BMW 3-series cars have a 328i badge on the trunk. Unlike BMW, which offers the 328i in all body styles, Infiniti is selling the G25 as a sedan only; the coupe and the convertible will continue exclusively with the larger engine.
With the arrival of the G25, the base G37 four-door has been dropped. The G37 sedan now starts with the Journey model. Compared with that car, the G25 is $4100 cheaper. A G25 Journey, which except for its engine has all the same standard equipment as the G37 Journey, saves buyers $2700 over its more potent sibling. So, too, does the all-wheel-drive G25x.
As its name suggests, the G25 uses a 2.5-liter version of Nissan's VQ V-6, its 218 hp a notable ride down from the muscular 3.7-liter's 328 hp. Acceleration is a lot more relaxed than what you get with the G37, but it's hardly anemic. Working through the same seven-speed automatic as the G37 (there's no stick-shift option), the G25 manages only 1 extra mpg in the city and 2 more mpg on the highway, so you reap your big savings at the dealership, not at the gas station.
What is nice is that Infiniti hasn't cheapened the G25's interior or appearance at all; nor has the steering or suspension tuning been dumbed down. The difference versus the G37 is confined to the engine compartment. Well, that and the options sheet. Don't expect to add the premium package, the sport package, or navigation to the G25. But if you can find your own way, and you don't mind getting there a little less quickly, you can save some cash with the G25.
The Specs
On sale: Now
PRICE: $31,825
ENGINE: 2.5L V-6, 218 hp, 187 lb-ft
DRIVE: Rear- or 4-wheel
Infiniti Etherea Concept Front Three Quarter
Automotive News is reporting that Nissan plans to introduce a new compact Infiniti model to take on such cars as the Audi A3 and Lexus CT 200h. The introduction of this new model is part of Nissan’s plan to increase Infiniti’s lineup to 10 vehicles by 2017, and will follow the launch of the brand’s JX crossover and Nissan Leaf-based EV.
2011 Infiniti G25 Promo
I managed to nab the G25x on the weekend of the second biggest and fastest-accumulating snow storm this winter. Why didn't someone else grab the keys before me, you ask? Because it was such a freak event that even the local weathermen were taken by surprise. The real kicker was that this blizzard coincided perfectly with a Costco trip that was 3 months in the making.
2011 Infiniti G25 Front Three Quarters In Motion
What the G25 lacks in power compared with the G37 it makes up for in its appeal to buyers who want a premium sedan at a competitive price. Yes, buyers of the G25 forgo the extra 130 hp offered by the G37, but for the kind of driving that most people do every day, the 218-hp V-6 in the G25 is perfectly adequate. Combine that engine with Infiniti's seven-speed automatic (with paddle shifters) and you get a very nice, if not overly exciting, powertrain. Prospective buyers can save even more money if they decide to forgo all-wheel drive (a $3000 expenditure), which is a feature we appreciate here in the upper Midwest, but which might be considered superfluous in other parts of the country.
2011 Infiniti G25 Side
This G25 is not the rorty G sedan we've come to know and love over the past few years. Ironically, the smaller engine is not to blame. The 2.5-liter V-6 won't slay V-8-powered Camaros like the 3.7-liter V-6 will, but it provides more than enough punch for spirited driving. Unfortunately, this baby G isn't available with a sport suspension, only skinny, tallish all-season tires that rob the steering of its precision. Add in all-wheel-drive, and it's hard to tell this is basically the same vehicle that regularly slices and dices with the Audi S4 and BMW 335i. Both the A4 and the 328i do much better job preserving their brands' sporting characters at entry-luxury prices.
2011 Infiniti G25 Rear Three Quarter
This seems like just the right amount of powertrain for this tidy little sport sedan. I really enjoyed driving it. The engine is very responsive and makes a nice sound. I never felt that the car was underpowered, and I was happy to have the all-wheel drive in the midst of winter. It's very much a nice entry point for the G sedan, which in full-boat form carries a price that can give one pause.
2011 Infiniti G25 Side
Clearly the G25 is not as quick as the G37, but it still sounds fast, thanks to Nissan's not-terribly-refined VQ-series engine. Nor does this car feel sluggish, and it should have more than enough power to satisfy the needs of many small-luxury-car buyers.
2011 Infiniti G25 Front End
2011 Infiniti G25x Sedan
2011 Infiniti G25 Front Three Quarters In Motion
2009 Infiniti Essence Concept Front Three Quarter View
Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand enjoyed the most success of its competitors, increasing sales over 27 percent, but the brand still lacks both a true halo model and entry-level vehicle -- a debate that’s been swriling around Infiniti’s headquarters for a number of years, now with a decision coming.

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2011 Infiniti G25 Specifications

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2.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
218 hp @ 6400rpm
187 ft lb of torque @ 4800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
60,000 miles / 48 months
70,000 miles / 72 months
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
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