A car whose official fuel consumption figures in the city are stated at 15.3 liters per 100 kilometers (US 15.4 mpg) couldn't exactly be nicknamed a... city car, could it? As a matter of fact, during our stint in busy city driving we achieved even worse figures. How do approximately 17-18 liters per 100 kilometers (US 13.1-13.8 mpg) sound? Of course, having 320 horsepower under our hindquarters naturally meant we didn't exactly went "green" with the pedal from the right, so we suspect a lower fuel consumption can be achieved.
Even so, the G37 Sedan is no fuel sipper, and having a naturally aspirated and somewhat large engine coupled with an automatic transmission can't possibly help its fuel economy in busy traffic. For example, on a highly congested part of our test drive in the city, the onboard computer was showing 23 liters per 100 km (US 10.2 mpg). As far as visibility goes, we can't give it top marks either, but the truth is it's better than you would expect just by looking at it.
The rear view mirrors are decently-sized and you also get enough parking aids. There are front and rear parking sensors and a pretty helpful rear view camera with graphics telling you were the steering wheels are heading you. Pretty cool and highly helpful if you're a bit of a parking fanatic.
Moreover, the sport-tuned suspension isn't as hard on your kidneys as you would expect, so speed bumps and tram lines aren't much of a problem. We should also mention the fact that, despite its rather poor fuel economy, the Infiniti G37 has a pretty good mileage, since the fuel tank can host up to 80 liters (21.1 gallons).
Either way, if we were to choose between driving this car exclusively in the city or on the open road, well... you can pretty much guess our answer. The G37 Sedan is simply not made for strolling around in the city doing errands or shopping, this is a wolf in sheep's clothing.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
I must say that I had never heard of this car brand until I arrived in the States after that two week illegal boat ride. And I consider myself a real car connoisur, or whatever you spell it. Seems like they were initially made by Nissan only for Americans, and only last year they decided to ship them into Europe as well.
Read the full opinion and flame the editor →