The 2009 facelift suffered by the Infiniti G Sedan brought very few visual differences to be acknowledged by the naked eye, since most of them happened under the hood, but the interior has been revised nonetheless. From what we heard, the doors received softer side-panels, albeit they didn't exactly managed to impress us that much.
Also, some of the old-school switches have transformed into rotary dials - take the front seat-heating knobs, for example, which now have no less than five different heating stages for your tooshie. Other than that, the interior looks quasi-identical to the non-facelift version, making use of the same quirky arrangement.
In typical Nissan 350/370 Z fashion, the dashboard dials are connected with the steering column, therefore moving in the same direction whenever you adjust the steering wheel position – which is two-way adjustable. The matte aluminum trim section on the center console is a bit brighter now but looks as good as ever.
Also, the optional navigation system's controllers sit at the same height on the dashboard, thus extracting all the "ergonomics out of cool." The center LCD provides the same 1990s Sega graphics, which look a bit obsolete in a car that competes with head-up display and night vision-equipped vehicles.
The leather seats are near-perfect and the overall space is OK(ish) if you're traveling with just three of your friends, since the transmission tunnel somewhat turns the G37 into a four-seater. The Infiniti-exclusive reclining rear seats are still there, providing quite a pleasant experience for the rear passenger on longer trips, or if they're suffering from narcolepsy.
On the whole, the interior fit and finish is much better than average, but the overall space isn't as large as you would expect judging from the exterior size. It's not cramped but it's not extremely large either - especially in the rear, mostly because of the rather low roofline. The luggage compartment isn't either the biggest ever, nor is it perfectly shaped. All in all, apart from the driver's position, which is almost perfect no matter what your height is, we were more impressed with the G37's exterior than with its interior. Continue reading