• Sep 30th 2010 at 1:21PM
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Infiniti G25 Sedan – Click above for high-res image

Infiniti now has a online configurator for the G25 powered by a 2.5-liter V6, and the details are, quite frankly, a bit of a mixed bag. We already knew that the base G25 starts at a very reasonable $30,950 ($31,825 with $875 destination), or $4,100 less than the base G37 Journey. That starting price won't come with such niceties as Bluetooth, dual climate control or a USB interface for your electronic gadgets. To reach that level of refinement you'll have to step up to the G25 Journey, which stickers for $32,350 ($33,225 with destination). To add all-wheel drive to your G25 you'll have to come up with still more cash. The G25X has all the standard equipment of the G25 Journey, but adds AWD and a snow mode for $33,950 ($34,825 with destination).

You'll undoubtedly save money up front if you opt for a G25, but you'll also save at the pump... a little. The G25's EPA numbers read 20 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. That's not bad for a luxury sled, but it's also only fractionally better than the far more powerful G37, which nets respectable 19/27 numbers. The G25X tells a similar story, with 19/27 numbers only marginally better than the G37X's 18/25 totals.

There is little doubt that there's a market in the U.S. for the G25. After all, there are plenty of folks out who will be happy to rock a G Sedan with a lower MSRP and better fuel economy than the now up-level G37. But the G25's 2.5-liter V6 with 218 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque is 110 horsepower and 82 lb-ft behind the G37's fabulous 3.7-liter V6, and when you consider the mediocre improvement in fuel economy, we're inclined to keep saving pennies until we can afford the G37.

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Infiniti announced that the latest addition to the popular Infiniti G Line, the G25 Sedan, is on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The 2011 Infiniti G25 Sedan, which features a new 2.5-liter V6 and 7-speed automatic transmission, has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) $30,950 USD.

The Infiniti G25 Sedan shares the same dynamic exterior, interior and chassis as the G37 Sedan, but with a smaller displacement engine and improved fuel economy. The 2.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 produces 218 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, versus the G37's 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve VVEL V6's 328 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The G25 Sedan is available in both rear-wheel drive and intelligent all-wheel drive.

Three models are offered: G25 Sedan with an M.S.R.P. of $30,950 USD, the G25 Sedan Journey priced at $32,350 USD and the G25x Sedan AWD with an M.S.R.P. of $33,950.

The G25 Sedan's extensive list of standard equipment includes leather-appointed seating, Shodo aluminum interior trim, 8-way power driver's seat and 4-way power front passenger's seat, Automatic Temperature Control, six-speaker audio system, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and much more.

"With the new Infiniti G25 Sedan, we're broadening the appeal of the G Line with a model designed to provide an additional choice for buyers looking for a true luxury sedan, but who might not need the higher levels of performance provided by our larger engine-equipped G37 models," said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore. "The G25 is positioned in the heart of the luxury sport sedan market, allowing us to bring Infiniti's Inspired Performance to a wider selection of buyers."

Other standard G25 Sedan features range from 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights, 4-wheel Anti-lock Disc Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS). The G25 Sedan Journey model adds RearView Monitor, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, auto on/off headlights, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control and more.

The Infiniti G Sedan is also offered in five G37 Sedan variations, each equipped with a 3.7-liter V6: G37 Sedan Journey, G37x Sedan AWD, G37 Sedan Sport 6MT, G37 Sedan Limited Edition and G37x Sedan AWD Limited Edition.

In addition, the 2011 Infiniti G lineup includes the Infiniti G37 Coupe and Infiniti G37 Convertible.

About Infiniti
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure this will do well for Infiniti. Most people aren't going to miss the 100hp and $4K is a big difference for a lot of people. But only 1 mpg improvement in FE... That's not going to help.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The savings in FE and price isn't worth the trade-off in performance at all.

      Unless this engine is significantly more refined than the VQ37, then I don't see this doing well.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Nov Viktor
        Rarely do I find myself saying "Rarely do I ever find myself needing that extra 100 hp."

        This is why I chose the IS350 over the IS250
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yah that's my initial impression, but I suspect that there may be more customers looking for a less harsh engine note than the VQ37. Personally I'll rather get a VQ35, but with it not being available new, the VQ25 might not be such a poor compromise. Rarely do I ever find myself needing that extra 100 hp.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you want a smoother G37 with 218 hp, up shift sooner.

        The VQ37 is making more power at 4300 rpm than this new motor makes screaming past 7K.

        • 4 Years Ago
        The MPG is still good for a car with this performance, the fact that the 3.7 has a slight penalty is a attribute of the 3.7, not a failure of the 2.5.

        If the 3.7 came out after the 2.5 the reaction would be 100+ hp and ONLY 1 mpg penalty, that's great.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ mortalrift

        "This is why I chose the IS350 over the IS250"

        Same here... there is no replacement for displacement.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not only that, but from what I've read, you can't get nav on the G25 on ANY trim level. Heck, you can even get nav on the Versa and Sentra! What gives?
      • 4 Years Ago
      right...this would be better off as a turbo I 4
        • 4 Years Ago
        then you are down on fuel economy AND power...
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, it just needs a little bit more displacement, for a little bit more power-250hp.

        Maybe 2.8 liters, increase bore from 85 to 90mm
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only draw here is the lower MSRP.

      The VQ engine is obviously more efficient for the power and performance it generates per unit of fuel used versus this engine.

      Just another example of smaller engines not delivering a significant increase in miles per gallon versus a larger one in the same vehicles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that's it? lol. My $28K G8 has 140 more horsepower, tons more room, and gets about the same gas mileage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nissan should have thrown in the 2.5 V6 into Altima range as well and completely eliminate the Maxima. I'd go for a G25 anyday over a Maxima with the extra 100 hp that doesn't work well with front wheel drive.
      The only down side is there are no Manual 6 speed for G25. Direct Injection from Japanese models could have improved the fuel economy a bit, too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dual Temp A/C and bluetooth are easy, cheap (probably a few dollars), items that should be standard on anything over $30K. People looking for an entry luxury car will expect that, specially when they are giving up the higher performance version of their vehicles. If you remove the luxury niceties (or what I consider, expected items), then you have a less valid argument as to why they would purchase a vehicle and rather, the version with the lesser engine.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This will probably make things tough(er) on the Maxima. I'm thinking the G25 will do well in the market. Most people here are car guys who like power, but I see far more IS250s, 328is and C300s on the road then the bigger engined models - and most of them driven by women.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I checked this car out last night at the dealer
        definitely sounds just as mean and has a nice burble to it
        the only difference in sound is the 2.5L sounds more refined

        if someone put you in both cars blind and you revved them you'd pick the 2.5L as it sound more powerful than the 3.7L but maybe that was just the harshness in the 3.7L that made it look that way

        the G25 will not come with a Nav since that will get you to a $36-37K price at which point the market that can afford that price will go for the G37 anyhow

        the guys at he dealer were saying it's geared towards the crowd that wants luxury and likes the G but can't afford to step up another $4k or does not want to step up and goes and buys an IS250 instead.

        for us enthusiasts this could mean that you buy the G25 base models for less than $32k and then you go aftermarket with your own parts. the engine is beefy enough to handle 450HP easy, considering it's the same block as the 3.5L, but as a 2.5 it has thicker walls so it's going to be one durable engine

        thing is also not that bad, and will hit 60 is just over 6 seconds, so it's almost as fast as the original '03 G35, of course the AWD version will be at 7seconds which means it's going to feel a bit slow

        now women and older people will not care much and for the young guy out of college with a degree it will be just fine as well
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's because the IS250s, 328s, C300s, TSXs have a huge price advantage over the larger displacement versions. This G25 is less than $3k less versus MSRP of the G37. Street prices for 2010 G37s are about $5k under MSRP right now. If you can get the G25 for $5k off MSRP than you're looking at about $27k. It would then be a good deal. As it stands the price would be almost equal to the G37 which is quite ridiculous when you think about.

        Infiniti needed to come in at a starting price of $29k and 22/30 mpg to really generate some excitement for this car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Mike B

        That has to be an error.

        There is no way that they wouldn't allow you to get navi on the G25.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tourian, the price difference between those that you are talking about are greater though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hmm, seems like the Maxima can come with a lot more toys though.. doesn't look like you can even get navigation with the G25. For now at least the only substantial option on the G25 Journey is a moonroof.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bought the G35 when it first game out 7 years ago for the same price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ... You don't even save enough mpg to justify the power you're going to give up. Geez, just put the Juke engine in there and call it a day. I guess the turbo parts would be costly than using an existing engine is cheaper.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's what smartphones are for.

      I would like to see less technology creep and driver distraction built into automobiles (and the price hikes that come with them) than more.
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