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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
as in many coupes, rear legroom is scant, and rear headroom is particularly compromised
"the exhaust note is a pleasing burble
Car and Driver
Improved materials, including aluminum trim that resembles handmade Japanese Washi paper, collectively raise the bars of luxury and sport
The 2009 Infiniti G37 boasts an upgraded interior but suffers from a lack of storage space.
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 2009 coupe.
As much as reviewers enjoy the build quality of Infiniti G37, they unanimously focus on the car’s lack of 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 2009 G37 coupe, hindering 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.
Other reviews read by TheCarConnection.com illustrate that four adults do not fit comfortably inside the 2009 G37. Car and Driver says, "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 2009 Infiniti G37 "are more accommodating than might be apparent."
Regarding the forward part of the cabin, 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 "this is good news for taller drivers," as the Infiniti 2009 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."
The Infiniti 2009 G37 does a wonderful job of reducing road noise. While Automobile Magazine 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 2009 Infiniti G37 isn’t the roomiest, but it’s extraordinarily well built.