If you've been hankering for an Infiniti G sedan but couldn't justify the brawny 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6, you've got a new option: the 2011 G25. On sale today, from a starting price of $30,950, the new 2.5-liter V-6 delivers lower cost of entry, better fuel economy, and, yes, a bit slower performance.
The G25 should still provide a bit of fun, though, with 218 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. We'll have to wait until we can get behind the wheel to find out. And at any rate, you still get the very fun-to-drive G sedan chassis. The real benefit is fuel economy, of course, but Infiniti hasn't released the EPA estimates for the new smaller engine, so until you see the window sticker, you won't know how much you're saving.
Between the smaller engine and seven-speed automatic transmission, the savings should be noticeable, however. The base G37 rates 19 mpg in town and 27 mpg on the highway, so figures closer to 22/30 mpg for the G25 are reasonable to expect. With pricing starting $2,300 below the G37 as well, the G25 is the most affordable way to get into an Infiniti.
The question we put to you: is it worth saving the initial cash and some fuel to give up 110 horsepower and 82 pound-feet of torque? Let us know in the comments below.
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