2006 Infiniti G35 Review | Edmunds.com

2006 Infiniti G35

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Infiniti G35 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 298 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2006 Infiniti G35

  • Fast, stylish and relatively affordable, the 2006 Infiniti G35 sedan and coupe offer high levels of performance and luxury at a competitive price.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6, balanced and capable handling, roomy cabin, reasonable price.

  • Cons

    Average interior materials quality, touchy brakes.

  • What's New for 2006

    Most of what's new for the 2006 G35 is related to the coupe version. Last year's Sport Package, which is standard on coupes with the manual transmission, now includes a unique front fascia, side sills and an optional rear spoiler. Infiniti has further bolstered the coupe's sporting intentions by making an active rear-steer system available. Unlike passive rear steering systems, this design features motor-driven control to help improve the vehicle's handling performance by adjusting the rear suspension geometry according to steering input and vehicle speed. A quicker steering rack is also part of the package. Other changes this year on the Infiniti car include standard HID headlights for the coupe and Bluetooth connectivity for all G35s.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
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  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



This car is my baby

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Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought this car 3 years ago used with 78,000 miles on it. It now has 123,000 and still drives exactly the same as it did when i got it. Simply put, I love this car. It is the most fun to drive, comfortable, and reliable car I have ever owned. To make a comparison; I bought a new 2008 Mustang in '07, and the thing started having issues within 6 months of owning it, including needing a new alternator. This car, however, has never given me any problems whatsoever. As far as performance goes, this car is like a muscular ballerina. She handles turns and sharp corners delicately, but then hits the straight-a-ways like a bat out of hell. If I had the space I could keep on for days. In short, I lo



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I have had this car 7 months and it has been a great car. It is very comfortable and can boost a persons driving confidence with its stability program. It has a lot of great things like its amazing looks and comfortable seating. warning the trunk is EXTREMLY small in the coupe (one suit bag and a couple of small bags. It has a large gas tank in that my average fill is usually 57 to 64 liters.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

108k miles later... still a

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Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased our G new off the lot nearly 6 years ago. Premium package, no nav. The car has been a rock and has survived our abuse and aged quite gracefully. No major repairs needed to date. Fuel consumption is probably the only major knock against the car, everything else is quite good. This car is my daily driver, and I drive it hard. I prefer sportiness over cush rides, but still like a bit of luxury so this car really fit the bill. The handling is excellent, the balance is good, and easy to know where the limits are. Now that the car has aged and the values have dropped quite a bit, I would suggest anyone looking for a fun daily driver or second semi-practical car to look into the G.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2006 g35x, fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35 x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my G35x with 68K miles on it in May of 2011. It is a fun car to drive and is extremely stable in rain and snow. My wife drove it on her vacation and hit a lot of rain. When she got back she did not want to give the car back to me. I had to have a tie rod replaced ($165) and scheduled maintenance required that fluid for the transmission, transfer case, and both differentials be replaced along with a radiator flush which cost me $650. Also the Bose CD changer died and I had to replace it with an aftermarket system ($400 which I installed myself). The aftermarket Pioneer actually sounds better. I will need to replace the Dunlop tires after 30K miles partially due to the AWD.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Worth every penny

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Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35 x 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I owned a 2001 BMW 330i before this vehicle and it was as beautiful as it was fun to drive, but the cost to repair was obscene. I purchased the 2006 G35x four years ago - used with 30k miles. It now has 142k miles and I have spent $0 on repair bills. It still runs, drives and looks practically new. I do not baby the car, I drive it hard, in fact I beat on it regularly - I commute the DC beltway and its easy to get carried away. It's fast and handles great. A few other reviewers have noted that it is not a luxury car. I would say that it is. Maybe not as luxurious as BMW or Mercedes but pretty close and much less cost up front and along the way. Unless you need the ego stroke...



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Amazing, although im 16yrs old

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Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti G35 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

This car is the best. I love it, The handling its responsive and will allow you to take sharp curves fast and will boost your courage while driving fast! Good value and is never had any problems.



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Full 2006 Infiniti G35 Review

What's New for 2006

Most of what's new for the 2006 G35 is related to the coupe version. Last year's Sport Package, which is standard on coupes with the manual transmission, now includes a unique front fascia, side sills and an optional rear spoiler. Infiniti has further bolstered the coupe's sporting intentions by making an active rear-steer system available. Unlike passive rear steering systems, this design features motor-driven control to help improve the vehicle's handling performance by adjusting the rear suspension geometry according to steering input and vehicle speed. A quicker steering rack is also part of the package. Other changes this year on the Infiniti car include standard HID headlights for the coupe and Bluetooth connectivity for all G35s.

Introduction

The rear-drive Infiniti G35 is a BMW 3 Series fighter if ever there was one. A discussion of the G must start with what's underneath. Like the 350Z, both the sedan and sport coupe are built on Nissan's FM platform. FM stands for "Front Midship" and refers to the positioning of the engine. Compared to most front-engine cars, Infiniti's engineers have located the G35's V6 further rearward behind the front wheels to improve balance and handling. Dimensionally, the Infiniti G35 sedan is bigger than most of its competition. It's also taller than most. This doesn't translate to extra weight, however, as both G35s weigh about as much as their peers. Weight savings comes from a carefully designed body structure, an aluminum hood and extensive use of aluminum for the front and rear suspension components.

The performance equation gets even better when you check out the engine. Under the hood of every Infiniti G35 is a 3.5-liter V6 similar to that found in the 350Z, Maxima and Altima. This advanced V6 features 24 valves, dual-overhead cams, variable valve timing and an electronically controlled throttle. Output is rated at 280 hp in coupes and sedans equipped with an automatic transmission; opt for the six-speed manual in either and you'll top out at 298.

The driver is greeted by a T-shaped instrument panel that is modern in appearance. Once strapped in, the driver might notice that the driver seat is actually different from the front-passenger seat. The seat cushion has a special center-mound shape that contains firmer foam to support the driver better during sporty driving. Other features include a gauge cluster that tilts in tandem with the steering wheel (though there is no telescope function), an optional and concealable LCD screen for the navigation system and an analog clock. Infiniti's target from the beginning was to create a high level of driving performance in a package that offers day-to-day functionality. If you are shopping for an entry-luxury sport coupe or sedan, the 2006 Infiniti G35 is one that you'll want to check out.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The Infiniti G35 is available in coupe or sedan form. The sedan is available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. There are no trim levels to choose between, and all G35s come with features like 17-inch wheels, HID headlights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat and four-way passenger seat, seat heaters and an in-dash six-disc CD changer. Two major option packages available for the Infiniti car: Premium and Sport. The Premium Package adds items like dual-zone climate control with rear vents, an upgraded 225-watt Bose sound system, a sunroof, automatic headlights and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Sport Package adds a sport-tuned suspension, bigger wheels and tires, a limited-slip rear differential and, on G35 coupes, special exterior aero pieces. G35s equipped with a manual transmission receive the Sport package as standard equipment. Stand-alone options include a navigation system, wood interior trim and an active rear-steer system (coupes only).

Powertrains and Performance

Though the Infiniti G35 comes with just one engine, it should satisfy all but the most power-hungry drivers. This smooth-revving 3.5-liter V6 makes 280 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque when hitched to the five-speed automatic transmission. Models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission get a 298-hp and 260 lb-ft version of this engine. The G35 is rear-drive, but automatic-equipped G35 sedans are eligible for an electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system.

Safety

All G35s come standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and BrakeAssist, torso-protecting side airbags and head-protecting side curtain airbags. A stability control system is also standard. In frontal offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, the Infiniti G35 earned the top score of "Good." Side-impact testing resulted in an "Acceptable" rating, the IIHS' second highest.

Interior Design and Special Features

Thanks to a long wheelbase, the Infiniti G35 offers a spacious cabin. The sedan's passenger compartment has ample amounts of front and rear headroom, legroom and shoulder room. The sport coupe is also roomy in front; those seated in back will find adequate legroom, but the sloping rear glass limits the available headroom for adults. Materials quality is solid but unimpressive compared to what you'll find in an Audi or BMW. The sedan offers 14.5 cubic feet of trunk capacity, while the coupe's cargo area holds just 7.8 cubes.

Driving Impressions

As expected, the G35 offers a very entertaining ride. Acceleration is strong, and the prodigious midrange torque is something not often found in this class of car. Handling, too, is on par with the best and you'll likely find yourself leaving the windows down just to hear the exhaust note of the coupe. And on those occasions when you just want to cruise along in comfort and quiet, the 2006 Infiniti G35 will accommodate.

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Talk About The 2006 G35

2006 Infiniti G35 Discussions See all Started By

fsttrp
fsttrp
11-22-2005
I'm planning on getting either a 2006 Subaru STI or a 2006 Infiniti G35 coupe. I know those two are kind of in different class where the STI more a teenage performance car, and the G35 is luxury sport...


lookinaround1
lookinaround1
06-16-2005
When will infiniti update the g35....


lenscap
lenscap
06-18-2001
Infiniti has issued official information on the upcoming 2003 G35. It can be found on www.infinitinews.com. The car seems just like the XVL show car from 1-1/2 years ago....



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