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Differences in the Infinity G37 and G35

by Lou Martin

The Infiniti G35 is a sports car produced from 2002 until 2008. Infiniti replaced the G35 in 2009 with the G37 models, which include sports coupe, sedan and convertible versions. The G35 was offered as a coupe from 2002 to 2006 and as a sedan in 2007 and 2008. Both the G35 and G37 are based on Nissan's 350Z sports car, which was produced from 2003 to 2009, but they have several key differences.

Engine

The biggest difference between Infiniti's G35 and G37 sports cars is the engine. Each of the four 2008 G35 models features a 3.5-liter, 306-horsepower V6 engine that produces 268 pound-feet of torque. However, each of the four versions of the 2010 G37 contain a 3.7-liter, 328-horsepower V6 engine that puts out 269 pound-feet of torque. Three of the 2008 G35 models are equipped with five-speed automatic overdrive transmissions, while one contains a six-speed manual overdrive transmission. Only one of the 2010 G37 models offers a five-speed automatic overdrive transmission, while the other three feature a seven-speed manual overdrive transmission. Fuel economy for the G35 is 18 miles per gallon in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, and fuel consumption for the G37 is 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Prices

The four 2008 Infiniti G35 models varied in original retail price from $32,250 to $34,750 while the 2010 G37 ranges from $33,250 to $37,000. As of 2010, the Kelley Blue Book prices for the used 2008 G35 range from $26,900 to $28,300.

Safety

In terms of safety, the biggest difference between the Infiniti G35 and G37 sports cars is the addition of traction control in the 2009 G37. The 2008 G35 did not offer traction control in any of its models.

Exterior

Though most of the exterior features of the Infiniti G35 and G37 sports cars are identical, a few minor differences exist. For instance, the three 2008 G35 automatic-transmission models range in weight from 3,497 pounds to 3,704 pounds, while the 2010 G37 automatic-transmission models range from 3,605 pounds to 3,807 pounds. The 2008 G35 and 2010 G37 manual-transmission models weigh 3,532 pounds and 3,640 pounds, respectively. Another exterior difference between the two cars is ground clearance. The 2008 G35 models' ground clearance ranged from 5.1 inches to 5.3 inches, while the ground clearance of the 2010 G37 ranged from 4.9 inches to 5.2 inches.

Entertainment

The 2008 Infiniti G35 and 2010 G37 are equipped with nearly identical entertainment features, including a radio and CD player. However, the G37 comes with the option of an onboard DVD player, while the G35 model did not.

Convenience

Three 2008 Infiniti G35 models offered sunroofs as optional equipment, while only one of the 2010 G37 models come standard with a sunroof. Sunroof options for both cars include manual or power versions.

About the Author

Lou Martin has been writing professionally since 1992. His work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," the "Long Beach Press-Telegram" and the "Deseret Morning News." Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in history and communication.

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