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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
adults sardined in the back are faced with the option of tilting their heads sideways or slouching past the point of reasonable comfort
Car and Driver
Excellent build quality
Improved materials, including aluminum trim that resembles handmade Japanese Washi paper, collectively raise the bars of luxury and sport
When it came to comfort and quality, the outgoing Infiniti G35 coupe was no slouch. Fortunately, Infiniti engineers and designers feel that a few improvements can't hurt, and the result is the extraordinarily well-built 2008 Infiniti G37.
The 2008 Infiniti G37 offers four seatbelts, but reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that fitting four adults inside will be difficult. Car and Driver illustrates this best when they say "adults sardined in the back are faced with the option of tilting their heads sideways or slouching past the point of reasonable comfort." Edmunds adds that "as in many coupes, rear legroom is scant, and rear headroom is particularly compromised by the G37's severely raked back window." On the positive side, Kelley Blue Book notes that "except for limited headroom, the rear seats" on the 2008 Infiniti G37 "are more accommodating than might be apparent." Enough of the rear seats, though, as Car and Driver points out that "as in any coupe, the front seats are the place to be," and the front seats on the Infiniti G37 "are mounted slightly lower" than in the G35 sedan "and offer a greater range of motion," according to Edmunds. They go on to say that "this is good news for taller drivers," as the Infiniti 2008 G37's setup affords greater headroom and allows for an even greater opportunity to find a comfortable driving position. Edmunds also comments that "the available sport seats, with their adjustable bolsters, are very comfortable and snugly hold you in place."
While reviews read by TheCarConnection.com rave about most aspects of the Infiniti G37, they unanimously mention one sore spot: storage space. Edmunds reviewers are quick to state "the trunk is on the small side, with only 7.4 cubic feet of space." Car and Driver also finds that, compared to the similar G35 sedan, there is a "loss of rear-seat and cargo space" on the Infiniti 2008 G37 coupe that hinders its usability as a daily driver. One nice feature that helps improve cargo space is the fact that "the rear seatbacks fold down to expand the trunk," according to Cars.com.
Perhaps the most improved aspect of the Infiniti 2008 G37 is the interior materials quality. Reviewers simply can't say enough about what Edmunds calls the "excellent build quality." Kelley Blue Book also attests that their "'most improved' vote goes to the passenger cabin," where features like "the visually soft aluminum alloy trim (inspired by Japanese washi paper, Infiniti says), as well as the optional African rosewood trim," help bring an upscale ambiance. Motor Trend reviewers conclude that the various interior upgrades "collectively raise the bars of luxury and sport," and they praise the "finer fit and finish" on this Infiniti 2008 coupe.
A further benefit of the fine construction exhibited on the Infiniti 2008 G37 is that it does a wonderful job of reducing road noise. While Automobile feels that the Infiniti G37's engine isn't "quite as melodic as the [BMW] 335i's twin-turbo straight six," reviewers at Car and Driver claim "the exhaust note is a pleasing burble." Other than the engine note, there will be little noise to disturb drivers in the Infiniti G37.
The 2008 Infiniti G37 boasts an upgraded interior but suffers from a lack of storage space.