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.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor