2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan Review: Pricing and Trim Levels
Three versions of the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan are on sale: G37 Journey, G37x, and G37 Sport 6MT.
The G37 Journey starts at $37,795. It comes standard with leather seats, Shodo aluminum trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, Infiniti Intelligent Key keyless access and push-button ignition, and a 7-inch color in-dash display screen with a reversing camera. The heated front seats offer 8-way power adjustment, and the G37 Journey is equipped with heated exterior mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, automatic Xenon HID headlights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The standard stereo includes Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio input jack, a USB connection, and satellite radio.
The G37x costs $39,395, and is equipped just like the G37 Journey but adds an all-wheel-drive system.
Option packages are offered only for the G37 Journey and G37x. The Premium Package includes a power moonroof, Infiniti Studio on Wheels premium sound, a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a memory system for the driver’s settings, and rear parking assist sensors. The Navigation Package adds a hard-drive touchscreen navigation system, Bluetooth streaming audio, real-time traffic and weather reporting, and voice recognition technology. The Technology Package installs intelligent cruise control, brake assist with preview braking, pre-crash seatbelt functionality, rain-sensing wipers, and an Advanced Climate Control System with a Plasmacluster air purifier and grape polyphenol air filter.
In addition to these option packages, Infiniti G37 Journey and G37x buyers can also get 18-inch aluminum wheels with all-season performance tires and genuine Maple wood interior trim to replace the standard aluminum.
Now things get a little confusing. Customers seeking an extra edge in terms of performance can select a Sport Package for the G37 Journey or the G37x, or choose the Sport 6MT model separately. If a manual gearbox is a must, the Sport 6MT model is the only way to go, and this version includes the Premium and Navigation option packages but cannot be equipped with the Technology option package. If you want the contents of the Technology Package combined with performance-oriented hardware, you’ll need to choose the G37 Journey or G37x and then add the appropriate options.
Let’s talk specifics with regard to the Sport Packages. For the G37x, it is primarily cosmetic in nature, including unique styling details, 18-inch aluminum wheels, all-season performance tires, front sport seats with manual thigh extensions and power bolster adjustments for the driver, aluminum pedals, and solid magnesium paddle shifters. Add the Sport Package to the G37 Journey, and these cosmetics are enhanced with summer performance tires, ventilated-disc sport brakes with 4-piston front calipers and 2-piston rear calipers, a sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering, and a viscous limited-slip rear differential.
The Infiniti G37 Sport 6MT ($42,395) includes all of these modifications, but swaps out the automatic transmission and paddle shifters for a 6-speed manual gearbox and a clutch pedal. Additionally, the contents of the Premium and Navigation option packages are standard on this model.