Infiniti’s G37 Coupe and G37 Convertible
both represent smart choices for entry-level luxury performance cars, and both return largely unchanged for the 2012 model year. Buyers demanding the most practicality and sharpest handling will be drawn to the G37 Coupe
, while those seeking wind-in-the-hair bliss will likely find the power-retractable hardtop G37 Convertible more to their liking.
Either is a superb choice, since both offer a great mix of performance, comfort and handling. We’d include value in that mix as well, but opting for the G37 Convertible
in Sport trim will push the sticker price north of $52,000. Even choosing the IPL (for Infiniti Performance Line) version of the coupe with a seven-speed automatic will drive the sticker above the $52,000 price barrier, so value-minded buyers will want to stick to lower-trim versions.
Both the Coupe and the Convertible come powered by a 3.7-liter V-6, good for 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed...