The 2011 Infiniti G25 sedan is not billed as sporty, but it is capable of delivering a comfortable ride, with a sporty pick-up-and-go when needed. Powered with a new 2.5-liter, V-6 engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission, the G25 is a great stepping stone into the world of Infiniti luxury sedans. Available in rear-drive as well an intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration, the G25 can be matched to your driving style and conditions.
Body Styles: Sedan
Engines: 2.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V-6
Transmissions: seven-speed automatic
Models: G25, G25 Journey, G25x
The 2011 Infiniti G25 is new to the luxury sedan market. Think of it as an entry-level G37. Equipped with a V-6 and instead of the bigger V-8 featured in the G37, the Infiniti G25 sedan still has enough of the bells and whistles to meet the needs of many consumers looking for a luxury sedan, only with a lower price tag.
The G series sedan received an exterior and interior refreshing in the 2010 rollout and little has changed. The big news for 2011 is the addition of the G25 and its smaller engine option.
The 2011 Infiniti G25 bears the signature Infiniti grille, large L-shaped headlights and lower foglights on the front end, while in the rear, it sports oversized taillights. The exterior is all flowing contours and is sleek in its design with chrome accent trim, adding a finishing touch to this sedan along with its 17-inch alloy wheels. Optional equipment, such as a power sunroof and a rear-deck lid spoiler, can add a sporty look to this already good-looking sedan. Available colors are Vibrant Red, Liquid Platinum, Smoky Quartz, Graphite Shadow, Blue Slate, Black Obsidian, and Moonlight White.
In the Japanese style of harmony, you'll find balance between what Infiniti calls the ""dedicated driver's cockpit"" and passenger space. Leather-appointed seats are standard and the driver's seat features eight-way adjustments. The aluminum trim is inspired by a Japanese calligraphy style. White is the main color component for the instrument panel, where you'll also find an Infiniti tradition: an analog clock.
In keeping with the harmonic theme, Infiniti manages to consistently place controls in a logical and easily accessible manner. The telescopic steering wheel adjustment ensures that the controls remain in just the right position for the driver conveniently to access.
The interior provides a comfortable ride with little road noise. Front seating is quite sufficient as is seating in the rear. It can be something of a challenge to install a child's car seat, but once done, access to your precious cargo is simple enough. Storage for other cargo is pretty good as well, with interior door pockets; the center console has decent storage, and the trunk is nice and roomy.
Standard features include a six-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio system upgradable to a Bose® audio system, leather-covered steering wheel, and temperature control with microfiltration system. Standard on the G25 Journey and G25X AWD models are heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, RearView monitor, and Bluetooth® Hands-free phone system.
Performance & Handling
Although lacking a manual transmission option or a paddle shifter option for the automatic transmission, the 2011 Infiniti G25 delivers a smooth ride and responsive handling. The V-6 engine offers nice pick-up when needed. It performed in testing with zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, and braking was impressive, with stopping from 70 mph in 159 feet.
From as simple a thing as a remote keyless entry system with panic alarm to the Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-supplemental front airbags with seat belt and occupant sensors, the 2011 Infiniti G25 has you covered for safety features. Additionally, you'll find front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags, roof-mounted curtain-side supplemental airbags, front seat belt pretensions, and adjustable upper anchors. The G25 also features the LATCH system and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ensures optimal handling.
EPA Fuel Economy
G25: 20/29 mpg city/highway
G25 Journey: 20/29 mpg city/highway
G25X AWD: 19/27 mpg city/highway
- Athletic handling
- Attractive design
- Braking power
You Won't Like
- Some road noise
- Automatic transmission with no manual paddle shifting available
A great option for an entry-level luxury sedan.
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