In contrast, the seven-speed automatic is smooth and quick, delivering precise changes devoid of the hunting and pecking found on some of the competition. Shift paddles rendered in magnesium are there for those who want to play, as well as a gate for sport/manual mode. Not all cars with manual-gated automatics are successful, but the G37 pulls it off by being responsive and obedient, with rev-matching downshifts for an added bit of balance and excitement.
The ride and handling balance is what's always been difficult for challengers to match compared to the established champions. Infiniti has achieved a nearly perfect supple but sporty alchemy in the G37.
"The G37 may be the point where Infiniti's upstart challenge comes fully into its own...It's got a sumptuous interior as standard equipment, its performance is truly that of a sports car wrapped in sedan bodywork, and the changes wrought with the larger engine and extra shiftability give the G37 a sheen of refinement. Considering the $43,000 price of our well-equipped G37XS, you're never going to miss whatever je ne sais quois you think might be baked in to cars from The Continent, and yes, the G37 is still a far better deal."
Infiniti G37 Ranks as the Most Highly Recommended Vehicle
Car and Driver
"This is a serious machine: planted, professional, poised."
"Zero to 60 now takes only 5.0 sec, with the quarter-mile obliterated in just 13.5."
"Further, the new powertrain pays dividends at the pump as well, thanks to EPA numbers (18 city/26 hwy) that are up one mpg for city and two for highway."
"The G37 coupe and sedan offer exceptional value, a refined and sporting driving experience, and more interior space than their German competition."
"The G37 is the four-door sports car you always wanted."
"This thing is serious fun."
"The 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD couldn't claw its way back from the drubbing given to it by the sheer speed of the 2009 Infiniti G37."
"Infiniti's sport-sedan line should continue to provide stiff competition for the likes of BMW's 3 Series and the Cadillac CTS in 2009."
Automotive Lease Guide (ALG)
Received the ALG Near Luxury Residual Value Award
"...offers a very sleek and elegant design that's going to look great on the road for many years."
"[The G Sedan] has become a benchmark in the segment with its potent combination of power, finesse and Japanese design."
"...the new G37 is a shot that hits the 3-series square in its Angel Eyes."
Road and Track
"Inside and out, [the Infiniti G Sedan's] styling impresses...Its elegant exterior possesses a distinctive European flair that's both sexy and tasteful."