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UPDATED: Sep 9, 2019

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If you’re considering the purchase of an upscale midsize car like the Infiniti G, it’s a great idea to research the vehicle’s cost of ownership before you commit.

There are lots of hidden costs associated with vehicle ownership, including taxes and fees, scheduled maintenance, unexpected repairs and car insurance premiums.

By getting reliable estimates for ownership costs like these, you’ll gain a better understanding of how much money you really need to budget to buy and maintain your Infiniti G.

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While most of these costs are fairly consistent from owner to owner, the cost of car insurance is an exception. Your personal car insurance premiums will be affected not just by the car you choose to drive, but also by your area of residence, your driving record and even your credit history.

Infiniti G History

The first member of the Infiniti G family, the Infiniti G20, was introduced in the United States in 1991. It was also sold on the Japanese market as the Nissan Primera.

The Infiniti G20 was redesigned to offer even more luxury in 1999, but this second generation model was abandoned in 2003 for the updated Infiniti G35.

This new version was completely redesigned both inside and out. The redesign paid off, and the new Infiniti G won top honors like Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” designation.

The Infiniti G35 was also a contender for the North American Car of the Year award, and it ranked among Car and Driver’s “Ten Best” in 2003 and 2004.

Infiniti G Rankings

The 2011 Infiniti G is ranked sixth on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top 22 upscale midsize cars in America, tying with the 2011 Cadillac CTS. The Infiniti G bested competitors like the Audi A5, the Lexus IS, the Acura TL and the Lincoln MKZ to earn its place.

The 2011 BMW 3 Series took first place in the upscale midsize category, and the 2011 Buick Regal won U.S. News’ “Best Upscale Sedan for the Money” award.

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Infiniti G Trims and Options

U.S. News says that the Infiniti G is one of the most versatile upscale midsize vehicles on the market. It is offered as a coupe, a convertible and a sedan.

Buyers can also choose from among two engine types, the 2.5 liter V6 available on the G25 and the 3.7 liter V6 engine that accompanies the G37. The Infiniti G25 lineup includes the base model ($31,900), the Infiniti G25 Journey ($33,300) and the Infiniti G25x AWD model ($34,900).

The Infiniti G37 engine can be packaged as the Infiniti G37 Journey ($35,800), the Infiniti G37x AWD ($37,400) or the Infiniti G37 Sport 6MT ($40,200).

The base model Infiniti G25′s exterior is outfitted with xenon headlights and fog lights, while the G25 Journey package includes these features as well as heated mirrors and remote window opening capability. A moon roof is optional on the G25 Journey and the G25x AWD.

Inside all Infiniti Gs, drivers enjoy a push-button ignition, an automatic temperature control system with a microfilter, leather seats and an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat.

Drivers who upgrade to the Journey package or the G25x AWD enjoy all of these features as well as heated seats, dual zone temperature controls and iPod/Bluetooth connectivity.

Both the Infiniti G25 and G37 feature standard XM Satellite Radio, MP3 connectivity and a 6-speaker sound system.

All Infiniti G37s are equipped at the level of the G25 Journey package or higher. However, some additional optional features are available on the Infiniti G37, including a 10-speaker Bose sound system, a power 12-way driver’s seat, an occupant memory system and an Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with a touch screen.

Other optional features include the following:

  • 2.0GB or 9.3GB Music Box hard drive
  • Rear sonar system
  • Telescopic steering column

Infiniti G Performance

Reviewers say that the Infiniti G is more sport-oriented than many other upscale midsize sedans, but it is not as powerful as the BMW 3 Series. Still, at 218 horsepower, the base model Infiniti G25′s engine provides a “satisfying” amount of power, according to U.S News.

Automobile Magazine says that the Infiniti G37′s 330 horsepower engine makes driving it “a joy,” and Edmunds applauds its “thrilling acceleration.”

Reviewers like Consumer Guide and Car and Driver praise the Infiniti G’s ability to wed exceptional handling with a smooth ride. Edmunds describes its ride as “poised and compliant,” while Automobile Magazine notes the vehicle’s responsive braking.

Infiniti G Safety Features and Ratings

All Infiniti G models come equipped with six airbags, active head restraints for front seat passengers, traction control, electronic stability control and antilock brakes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2011 Infiniti G a rating of “Good” for front and side impacts, but it only gave the vehicle a “Marginal” rating for rear impacts.

The federal government gave the 2010 Infiniti G 4- or 5-star ratings on all tests, but it has not yet tested the 2011 model.

How much is car insurance for the Infiniti G Series?

Kelley Blue Book estimates that the cost of ownership for an Infiniti G is approximately $42,357 over five years, which is about $4,500 less than the cost of ownership for comparable vehicles. This estimate includes $16,191 in depreciation, $3,966 for financing and just over $2,400 for maintenance and repairs.

Car insurance for the Infiniti G costs the average owner about $8,500 over the first five years or around $1,700 per year. To get the most accurate and up-to-date car insurance quotes, enter your zip code in the box.

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