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2011 Infiniti G25 Journey

The G25 is Infiniti’s entry-level sedan and is the perfect solution for those that cannot afford its bigger brother, the G37. With a lower base price and a smoother V6 engine, it offers a pretty good package. To do a better differentiation between these two models, Infiniti decided the drop a significant amount of additional equipment for the G25 and in comparison to the G37, the smaller brother is not available with the 10-speaker Bose stereo system, 18-inch rims, navigation and paddle shifters.

However, the Journey trim which is the most expensive G25 money can buy, comes with 17-inch alloy rims, auto headlights, tilting/telescoping steering wheel, auto up/down windows, auto-dimming rearview mirror, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth support, keyless ignition, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, heated mirrors and 8-way adjustable power/heated seats. The only option available for the highest trim is the $1,000 power sliding moonroof. Add to this the destination fees and the 2011 Infiniti G25 Journey will set you back exactly $34,225. It is only a few thousands away from the entry-level G37 and only a couple of hundreds cheaper than the Lexus IS 250 which goes for $34,690 (base price). The Lexus has less horsepower under its hood and lacks several of the options offered by the G25.

2011 Infiniti G25 Journey

The Infiniti G25 follows the design lines of its more expensive sibling, featuring just about the same elegantly sporty rugged looks. The 17-inch rims are the same ones available for the G37, which makes it hard for almost anyone to differentiate the cars, without looking first at the rear trunk badge. Of course, the situation is a little bit different under the hood as the G25 is fitted with a 2.5-liter V6 engine that churns 218 hp and 187 pound-feet of torque. The 3.7-liter engine of the G37 produces 100 hp more, but the G25 has a few weight advantages, but not that relevant.

With its 2.5-liter V6 engine, the Infiniti G25 will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 7.6 seconds and it will need about 15.7 seconds for the quarter-mile trap which will occur at 90.9 mph. As far as real road conditions, the car does a pretty good job, without standing out in any category. The acceleration of the G25 feels more than adequate; the gear changes are quite smooth and fast, with the same 7-speed automatic gearbox as the one found in the G37. The handling of the car is borderline perfect, making the car pretty enjoyable to drive.

2011 Infiniti G25 Journey

The Infiniti G25 has a curb weight of 3514 lb, divided 53% in the front and 47% in the back. The car will do 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. CO2 emissions stand at 0.83 lb/mile. It is certainly one of the good budget-oriented RWD sedans available and Infiniti made a good decision introducing this model. However, taking into consideration that the G27 is only a few thousand dollars away, we are curios to find out if the little brother will gain some fans that are comfortable with a lower engine power and less features.

Source: MotorTrend.com

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