As entry-level luxury sedans go, the 2007 Infiniti G35 is definitely worth a look. It keeps up with competitors, although certain improvements could help push this vehicle above and beyond the competition. Additionally, the lower price tag makes it a very attractive option.
The 2007 Infiniti G35 comes in a sedan or coupe body style.
Body Styles: entry-level luxury sedan
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6 engine
Transmissions: five-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift mode
Models: Infiniti G35, Infiniti G35 Journey, Infiniti G35 Sport, Infiniti G35x, Infiniti G35 coupe
Although the 2007 Infiniti G35 coupe remains practically unchanged this year, the sedan’s interior and exterior have undergone a complete redesign. Some changes include a more powerful V-6 engine, sharper handling, and a stiffer chassis, combining to produce one attractive vehicle.
The Infiniti G35 sedan has a newly redesigned silhouette and a stiffer body structure, which improves handling and performance. Standard equipment on the exterior is rather flashy, even on the base model.
The interior of the 2007 Infiniti G35 is very spacious due to the vehicle’s long wheelbase. This gives front and back passengers a lot of room to stretch out and relax. The sloping roofline of the coupe does cause some issues with headroom, especially for those in the back seat. The interior build quality is very good, although some competitors boast higher-quality materials. The redesigned sedan replaces the cheap, plastic materials common in previous models with more soft-touch materials throughout the cabin, giving it a very pleasant and luxurious feel. There are also aluminum accents or optional Rosewood trim.
Trunk space is at a premium with 13.5 cubic feet in the sedan, compared to only 7.8 cubic feet in the coupe.
Standard equipment on the base model includes leather seating, front power-adjustable seats, automatic climate control, full power accessories, a CD player, a trip computer, and keyless entry. The Journey has all of these features, but adds dual-zone climate control and a six-CD changer. Next in line, the x model, includes heated front seats. Lastly, the Sport model boasts all the equipment of the Journey trim model, but also includes front sport seats and a sport steering wheel.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Infiniti G35 sedan comes equipped with a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that produces 306 horsepower with 268 lb-ft of torque. Coupe models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission boast 293 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque, and the automatic version produces 275 horsepower with 268 pound-feet of torque. As you can see, all versions are fast and aggressive. In fact, Infiniti claims that the Sport model can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 5.6 seconds.
The manual and automatic transmissions are fun to drive. Manual shifting has quick response due to the rev-matching feature on downshifts. The handling is also excellent: the grip is incredible in corners and there is limited body roll, giving you confidence in corners. The sport suspension on the Sport model is a bit stiff for some drivers. Brakes are excellent on all models, stopping the car in distances that beat most of the competition. Brake assist could use a bit of calibration, especially in situations with frequent speed changes, such as in mountainous driving regions. Brake assist will stick at times, causing some jerky motion.
The 2007 Infiniti G35 comes standard with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with the brake-assist feature, full-length side-curtain airbags, active head restraints to prevent whiplash, traction control, stability control, and a tire pressure monitoring system on all sedan models.
EPA Fuel Economy
2007 Infiniti G35 Base: 17/24 mpg city/highway
2007 Infiniti G35 Journey: 17/24 mpg city/highway
2007 Infiniti G35 Sport: 17/25 mpg city/highway
2007 Infiniti G35x: 17/23 mpg city/highway
2007 Infiniti G35 Base Coupe: 17/23 mpg city/highway
- Lots of trim lines to choose from
- Powerful V-6 engine
- Great handling
- Superb braking
- Spacious cabin
- Cheaper than the competition
You Won't Like
- Stiff sport suspension
- Small trunk space
- Weird steering feedback
The 2007 Infiniti G35, although not as refined as the competition, still holds its own as an entry-level luxury sedan.
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