Research

2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe Review

The Car Connection Expert Rating Breakdown?

8.8
on a scale of 1 to 10
Styling
9.0
Expert Rating
Performance
9.0
Expert Rating
Comfort & Quality
8.0
Expert Rating
Safety
9.0
Expert Rating
Features
9.0
Expert Rating
2017
The Car Connection
See the nominees and vote »
2017
The Car Connection
Best Car to Buy
Coming Soon

The Car Connection Expert Review

The Infiniti G37 Coupe isn’t just incredibly fast and nimble; it's good-looking in a well-heeled way.

TheCarConnection.com's editors drove the new Infiniti G37 Coupe in order to give you an expert opinion. TheCarConnection.com also researched available road tests on the new Infiniti G37 Coupe to produce this conclusive review and to help you find the truth where other reviews might differ.

Introduced last year and available in three different models (base, Journey, and Sport), the Infiniti G37 Coupe is joined by a fourth model for 2009, the G37x Coupe AWD. The new coupe utilizes Infiniti’s ATESSA E-TS all-wheel-drive system found on other Infiniti models.

The 2009 coupe's engine received a boost to 330 horsepower last year; redline is a high-revving 7,500 rpm. A new seven-speed automatic transmission with Drive Sport (DS) Mode and Downshift Rev Matching enhances the driving experience, working with electronic controls that help the box shift smarter, especially on the track where the downshift rev-matching keep the chassis balanced and the engine in the power band.

Compared to the Nissan 350Z, with which the G37 shares some unseen mechanicals, the G37 is far more suave outside and inside, with two additional seats in back. But honestly, while the G37’s front seats are very comfortable, the rear ones are nearly useless.

The 2009 Infiniti G37 comes with a stiff chassis, double-wishbone front suspension, a multilink arrangement out back, and stabilizer bars at both ends. At the corners are massive disc brakes. Base models get 13-inch platters all around, while 14-inch (front) and 13.8-inch units are used on the Sport 6MT variant. Covering the discs are aluminum 18-inch rims on the base, and 19-inch rims for the Sport 6MT.

Directing all this high technology is rack-and-pinion steering gear with electric, as opposed to hydraulic, assist. The feel of the steering isn’t ideal, however. On the track, it sometimes varies the effort unexpectedly, which is disconcerting. Roadholding is fantastic, while the ride is a bit nervous, thanks to big tires and a short wheelbase.

The 2009 G37 Coupe is as well-equipped as luxury coupes typically come, and the standard feature list includes automatic climate control, an intelligent key, and leather upholstery. Journey models get upgraded audio and a dual-zone climate system, and enable tech options like intelligent cruise control, adaptive front lighting, a hard-drive based nav system, and four-wheel active steering. A self-healing clearcoat finish called Scratch Shield paint helps make the G37 more appealing. 2009 models also feature a redesigned dial-type seat heater switch and automatic speed-sensing power door locks.

The Car Connection Consumer Review

Rate and Review your car for The Car Connection! Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own. Rate your car on Performance, Safety, Features and more.
Write a Review
Monday, April 4, 2016
2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-Door Journey RWD

Car Connection review is spot on!

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
It is incredible how spot-on the Car Connection review is of this vehicle. I just purchased the base G37 coupe but it has some upgrades specifically the 19 wheels and the performance is exactly what you said... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-Door IPL RWD

Excellent performance car very well made.

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Best car I have ever owned in my 30 years of driving. Infiniti G37 IPL is in a class by it self.
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes
Thursday, April 2, 2015
For 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe

2011 Infinti G37S Coupe review

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
The G37S coupe is a good performer and a decent commuter. It's handling is on Par with the BMW 328I and 335I but the G37 has got way more Horsepower. The BMW counter parts handle extremely well but there not... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? Yes
See all user reviews »
Looking for other models of the Infiniti G37 Coupe?
Read reviews & get prices
Compare the 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe against the competition
Compare All Cars
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
See More Used