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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New 2011 Infiniti G25 Sedan On Sale Now With a Starting M.S.R.P. of $30,950 USD
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.