1996 Infiniti G20

  • 1996 Infiniti G20 Base Sedan

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      2.0L I4
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1996 Infiniti G20 Review

Affordable luxury and performance.

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A small, affordable luxury sedan, the 1996 Infiniti G20 is an entry-level vehicle in its line of high-end automobiles. A sporty little vehicle, its interior is comfortable and can fit a family of four. It is not the fastest car on the road, though it handles extremely well and its braking is excellent. Due to consumer oversight, it was not made after this year, though it is well known as a reliable car with solid performance. It received top scores in terms of reliability and performs well on tests inside and out. Coming in the base and Touring models, both are loaded with standard features. The Touring includes a rear spoiler for some better performance, but it also comes with several features found only as options on the base model, including leather seats and a power moonroof.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Infiniti G20, Infiniti G20 Touring

What's New

Even 1996 is the last model year for the Infiniti G20, there are a couple new updates for the final model. Emergency locking has been added to the front and rear safety belts. The Leather Appointment Package is also now available, which adds wood trim throughout.


The 1996 Infiniti G20 is a small four-door sedan with a sporty, attractive exterior design. It comes equipped with tinted glass, power heated mirrors, lighted entry system, remote trunk release, and 14-inch alloy wheels. The Touring model offers a rear spoiler and keyless entry system.


The 1996 Infiniti G20 isn't anything particularly special; however, it offers a good selection of standard features including AM/FM/CD audio system, power windows and door locks, cruise control, center console, power heated mirrors, cloth seating, and leather steering wheel trim. The Touring model features leather seating and a power moonroof as standard, as well as power driver and front passenger seats. The seats are comfortable and the leg room is sufficient, even in the rear, which provides 33.2 inches of leg room.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Infiniti G20 will not win any races, though its handling is above par. The 2.0-liter V-4 is designed for economy over performance, though it has competent power on the road, producing 140 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 132 lb-ft of torque. The Touring model comes equipped with standard limited slip differential and wider rear tires for better road grip. Overall, the handling, braking, and performance is solid.


Safety features for the 1996 Infiniti G20 include driver and passenger front airbags, fog lights, anti-theft alarm system, and four-wheel anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS). At this time, there is not published crash test data.

EPA Fuel Economy

Infiniti G20: 21/29 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good fuel economy
  • Excellent standard features

You Won't Like

  • Shifting can be rough
  • Boring design

Sum Up

Affordable luxury and performance.

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