2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2003 INFINITI G35 - Road Test Specs

2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan

(3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2003
StyleLuxury 4dr Sedan w/Leather (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$29,495.00
As-tested MSRP$34,322.00


Drive typeRWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)260
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260
Transmission type5-speed shiftable automatic


Suspension, frontmulti-link
Suspension, rearmulti-link
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle GS-D
Tire size, frontP215/55R17
Tire size, rearP215/55R17
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.0
0-60 mph (sec.)6.1
0-75 mph (sec.)9.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.7 @ 95.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)66.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)18
Sound level @ idle (dB)Below 50
@ Full throttle (dB)76
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)76

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWheelspin from the line was nil, even with the VDC switched off. We got the best numbers using a street start on the 0-to-30, 0-to-45, and 0-to-60 times. But got the best 0-to-75 and quarter-mile times by using a torque-brake start. The times were within hundreths of a second, or so close that start method didn't really matter. The engine revs quickly, but shifts well short of redline when the transmission is controlling the shift points. We experimented with higher-rpm shift points, by manually shifting near the 6,750 rev limiter. We did not produce times that were any faster, so those Infiniti engineers seem to have it dialed in.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsBraking was outstanding with distances that were within a few feet of the mighty Chevrolet Corvette Z06, an all-out sports car. That's mighty impressive for a four-door sedan, even beating such class leaders as the BMW M3. Stability was excellent, with no movement in the lane and virtually no noise or fuss from the ABS system. All four runs were within 3 feet, with the third run producing the best numbers.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsAs expected from this BMW 3 Series and Lexus IS 300 competitor, the G35 with the Sport package went through the cones rather well. Quick, responsive steering produced laser-sharp turn-in with minimum body roll. We did note that when unloading the rear going through the cones, the tail wanted to move around and could be prompted to come out with too much throttle. — Neil Chirico

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)65
Wind (mph, direction)0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 City 24 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)20

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3369
Length (in.)186.2
Width (in.)68.9
Height (in.)57.9
Wheelbase (in.)112.2
Legroom, front (in.)43.9
Legroom, rear (in.)36.2
Headroom, front (in.)40.5
Headroom, rear (in.)40
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 60,000 miles
Powertrain6 years / 70,000 miles
Corrosion7 years / unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / 60,000 miles (towing only)
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionN/A
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverN/A
NHTSA crash test, passengerN/A
NHTSA crash test, side frontN/A
NHTSA crash test, side rearN/A
NHTSA rollover resistanceN/A

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