Safety, Reliability & Features

Safety, Reliability & Features  - 2011 Infiniti G37 Review - Reviews - Infiniti G

In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the G sedan scored the top score, Good, in front and side impacts, but just Marginal in rear impacts. The scores don't apply to the as-yet untested coupe or convertible, whose unique structures could render very different results. (Note, for example, the side-impact differences between the 3 Series sedan and convertible.) IIHS hasn't conducted its roof-strength test on the G.

Standard safety features include the usual panoply of front, side-impact and curtain airbags the last of which deploy from the doors in the G37 convertible plus antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning is optional on the G37. Click here for a full list of safety features, or here to see our evaluation of child-seat provisions in the G37 sedan.

Reliability has been average for the G coupe but above average for the sedan a stalwart record, given that entry-level sport sedans are all over the map when it comes to reliability. Standard features on the G25 include an automatic transmission, leather seats with power adjustments, automatic climate control, a CD stereo with an auxiliary MP3 jack, and keyless access with push-button start. Short of USB/iPod stereo compatibility it's optional but ought to be standard that's an impressive list of standard features given the G25's $32,000 starting price.

Move up to the $35,800 G37 and beyond, and you can get heated seats, a moonroof, a navigation system, a backup camera and Bose audio. Checking all the options can nudge a G37 sedan past $44,000, and a coupe past $50,000. As is the case for most cars with folding hardtops, the G37 convertible is decidedly not cheap. It starts at close to $46,000, and a well-optioned model can approach 60 large.

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