By James Bergeron

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2009 Infiniti G37x Sedan

Day 1:

2009 Infiniti G37x Sedan
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Although it’s a little tough to give up an S8 for more pedestrian digs, I am only moving slightly down the price range of the luxury segment as I take a pit stop at Infiniti. This week, I am behind the wheel of the new 2009 Infiniti G Sedan, as they call it; the G37x is a car designed to battle it out with the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and Lexus IS.

The G starts at a most reasonable $37,990 for the rear wheel drive sedan, and provides quite the value with standard features such as a seven-speed automatic transmission and a 3.7-litre V6 engine producing 328hp. The all-wheel drive (AWD) model G37x starts at $41,300 (less than a $3,000 pricetag for AWD), dual-zone automatic climate control and auto headlights.

2009 Infiniti G37x Sedan
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My tester takes the basic G37x model and adds on the Technology package ($3,900) and the Premium package ($3,540) for a grand total of $50,565 including freight. Infiniti is really offering some excellent value with the new G37; one item to note is that the Technology package requires the addition of the Premium package.

The Premium packages only adds a few goodies to an already loaded car, but they are features that allow the G37 to play with the big boys: power driver’s seat with lumbar, moonroof, Infiniti Studio on Wheels (a premium audio system developed by BOSE), power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, iPod interface, bluetooth connectivity, and auto dimming mirror with home link.

Things really get interesting at this price point when you look at the Technology package with: Navigation system, back up camera, XM radio with NAV Traffic, a 9.3 gigabyte music box to store MP3 files, Infiniti voice recognition for climate control, audio and navigation, intelligent cruise control and an adaptive front lighting system.

2009 Infiniti G37x Sedan
MSRP as tested (including destination): $50,565

For more information on Infiniti and the G37 visit Infiniti Canada

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