2012 Infiniti G25 Overview
In its second year of existence, the 2012 Infiniti G25 sedan is the entry-level, affordable sibling of the larger G37. But don't let that fool you - the G25 still packs plenty of punch both under the hood and with an interior full of features.
The 2012 Infiniti G25 is available in two trim levels: base and Journey, and has a 218-horsepower, 2.5-liter V-6, which generates 187 pounds-feet of torque. The V-6 engine is paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching. The rear-wheel drive G25 is also available in an all-wheel-drive version (G25x, reviewed separately) and is closely related to the more powerful G37. For a luxury sedan, the 2012 Infiniti G25 receives impressive fuel economy with 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Competitors include the Acura TSX, Audi A4, and BMW 3-Series.
Even though it is the entry-level Infiniti, the 2012 G25 is well-equipped in all guises with standard features like leather-appointed seating, aluminum interior trim, eight-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, Infiniti Intelligent Key with illuminated push button start, XM Satellite Radio, six-speaker sound system, steering wheel-mounted controls, electroluminescent gauges, auxiliary audio/video input jacks, and a seven-inch color display. Exterior features include fog lights, LED rear brake lights, high-intensity discharge xenon headlights, and 17-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels with all-season performance tires.
Take it up a notch with the G25 Journey, which adds heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth® connectivity, USB port and iPod interface, power sliding tinted glass moonroof, auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink Universal Transceiver, and a rear view camera.
When it comes to safety, the 2012 Infiniti G25 is similarly well-equipped. Infiniti’s Advanced Air Bag System includes dual-stage front airbags with seat belt sensors, side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags. Active front head restraints, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, four-wheel antilock brakes, vehicle dynamic control with traction control, and a tire pressure monitoring system round out the list of safety features.
If you’re looking for an entry-level luxury sedan that features excellent handling, sleek style, and a plethora of premium appointments, then the 2012 Infiniti G25 is definitely worth checking out.