2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe Review: Pricing and Trim Levels
There are three versions of the 2013 G37 Coupe for sale, not counting the IPL G (Infiniti Performance Line), which demands coverage in a separate review.
For 2013, the base model is called the G37 Journey ($39,800) and it includes leather, 8-way power heated front seats, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, electroluminescent gauges, and aluminum interior trim. Infiniti Intelligent Key with push-button ignition and a universal garage door opener are also included, along with Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch in-dash display screen, a reversing camera, and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD/MP3 player, a USB port, and satellite radio (no, it does not automatically play “Don’t Stop Believin’” when you punch the ignition button). Exterior features include heated power mirrors, automatic xenon headlights, fog lights, LED brake lights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
If you add all-wheel drive to the car described above, you get a Snow Mode for the automatic transmission and a G37x designation on the trunk.
People seeking a manual transmission must purchase the G37 Sport 6MT ($44,900). In addition to a 6-speed manual gearbox, this sport-tuned model adds a viscous limited-slip rear differential, a sport suspension, a sport braking system, sport steering, and 19-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 245/40 summer performance tires. The Sport 6MT is also equipped with a 12-way power driver’s sport seat, an 8-way power front passenger’s seat, memory settings for the front seats, manual thigh support extensions, a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and aluminum pedals. Additionally, the Sport 6MT has an Infiniti Studio on Wheels premium sound system, a power sunroof, and a navigation system with voice recognition and real-time traffic and weather. A unique sport front fascia is also included on this model, along with rear park assist sensors.
If you’d like to turn a G37 Journey into a G37 Sport but you don’t know how to use a clutch pedal, that’s OK. First, check off the option boxes for the Premium Package and the Navigation Package, and then get the Sport Package. You’ll enjoy all the sport-tuning benefits of the Sport 6MT model, but with an automatic transmission, a set of magnesium paddle shifters, and better gas mileage.
Additionally, the Journey model can be upgraded with an Interior Accent Package that replaces the standard aluminum trim with maple wood trim, and with a Performance Wheel and Tire Package that adds the 19-inch aluminum wheels from the Sport Package but without all of the other Sport Package items. A Technology Package is also offered on the Journey model, adding Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking, an Advanced Climate Control System with a Plasmacluster air purifier and a grape polyphenol air filter, front seat Pre-Crash seat belts, and rain-sensing wipers.
A handful of other extras are offered, including a rear spoiler, a Midnight Black grille, splashguards, stainless steel illuminated kick plates, a carpeted trunk mat, a cargo net, and a first-aid kit. A number of dealer-installed upgrades are available, too, including upgraded brakes and a sport muffler.