- Formerly named the G37
- Sport sedan with rear- or all-wheel drive
- Seven-speed automatic transmission
The artist formerly known as the G37 sedan gets a new alphanumeric model name going forward: Q40.
Besides getting a new name, the 2015 Infiniti Q40 is otherwise unchanged from last year’s model. The sport sedan was supposed to be replaced by the more modern Q50 sedan, but Infiniti continued to sell the G37 as an older model and that persists into 2015. The G37 coupe was also rebadged last year to the Q60, which is covered separately on this site.
Styling hearkens back to the older Infiniti design language, which was simpler and more understated. The front fenders arch gracefully as they peel back from the hood, while the rear features LED tail and brakelights and dual chrome exhaust pipes. 17-inch alloy wheels come standard, as do automatic on/off headlights, fog lights, and powered/heated side mirrors. For hot days, the windows can be opened with one click of the remote to vent the cabin before you step inside.
Under the hood, each Q40 features a 328-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 with an aluminum engine block for reduced weight. It is mated to a seven-speed automatic with a manual shift mode that includes downshift rev matching. The Q40 is offered in two trim levels: Q40 (rear-wheel drive) and Q40 AWD (all-wheel drive). The all-wheel drive system includes a snow mode, which helps to regulate throttle inputs and provides improved traction on snowy roads.
Inside, the Q40 offers plenty of luxurious features as standard equipment, giving it pretty good value for money. Leather upholstery, powered and heated front seats, USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch information screen, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and dual-zone automatic climate control all come standard. Options include an upgraded stereo and navigation.
Standard safety features include a rearview camera, six airbags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system.