2005 INFINITI G35

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Key Specs

of the 2005 INFINITI G35. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-22 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    298-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Handling
  • Performance
  • Ride quality
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability

The Bad

  • Difficult entry and exit in coupe
  • Engine noise
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Price

Notable Features of the 2005 INFINITI G35

  • Bold appearance
  • RWD or AWD
  • 280- or 298-hp V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available reclining rear seats in sedan
  • High-performance personality of coupe

2005 INFINITI G35 Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Shortly after introducing the rear-wheel-drive G35 sedan as an early 2003 model, Nissan's luxury division added a sumptuously shaped G35 Sport Coupe. Though the two body styles are related, they share no body panels. The Sport Coupe has a near 50/50 weight distribution, and Infiniti says its suspension tuning is slightly more aggressive than the sedan's because it makes extensive use of aluminum to reduce unsprung weight.

For 2005, a 298-horsepower version of the original 3.5-liter V-6 goes into manual-shift versions of both the sedan and Sport Coupe. Automatic-transmission sedans get a 20-hp boost to 280 hp, matching the output of the automatic-equipped Sport Coupe. Sedans also have a redesigned exterior, a refined interior, and a new instrument panel and console. The sedan's Sport-Tuned Suspension Package adds 18-inch tires and a viscous limited-slip differential. Coupes with this package ride on new 19-inch forged alloy wheels.

For 2004, Infiniti introduced an all-wheel-drive version of the G35 sedan called the G35x.
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Exterior
The G35 features short front and rear overhangs. The 2005 redesign includes a new hood, trunk, bumpers, body-colored side sills and dual-circle LED taillamps. The aerodynamically styled G35 Sport Coupe rides on the same 112.2-inch wheelbase as the sedan but is 4.3 inches shorter and 3 inches lower.

Interior
Leather upholstery is standard in the G35 sedan's five-passenger interior, which feat...
Vehicle Overview
Shortly after introducing the rear-wheel-drive G35 sedan as an early 2003 model, Nissan's luxury division added a sumptuously shaped G35 Sport Coupe. Though the two body styles are related, they share no body panels. The Sport Coupe has a near 50/50 weight distribution, and Infiniti says its suspension tuning is slightly more aggressive than the sedan's because it makes extensive use of aluminum to reduce unsprung weight.

For 2005, a 298-horsepower version of the original 3.5-liter V-6 goes into manual-shift versions of both the sedan and Sport Coupe. Automatic-transmission sedans get a 20-hp boost to 280 hp, matching the output of the automatic-equipped Sport Coupe. Sedans also have a redesigned exterior, a refined interior, and a new instrument panel and console. The sedan's Sport-Tuned Suspension Package adds 18-inch tires and a viscous limited-slip differential. Coupes with this package ride on new 19-inch forged alloy wheels.

For 2004, Infiniti introduced an all-wheel-drive version of the G35 sedan called the G35x.
(Skip to details on the: G35x)


Exterior
The G35 features short front and rear overhangs. The 2005 redesign includes a new hood, trunk, bumpers, body-colored side sills and dual-circle LED taillamps. The aerodynamically styled G35 Sport Coupe rides on the same 112.2-inch wheelbase as the sedan but is 4.3 inches shorter and 3 inches lower.

Interior
Leather upholstery is standard in the G35 sedan's five-passenger interior, which features a tilting gauge cluster and an in-dash six-CD changer. The sedan's available Premium Packages include dual-zone climate control, driver's seat memory and a Bose audio system. The sedan's trunk holds 14.8 cubic feet of cargo, and the coupe's trunk volume is 7.8 cubic feet.

Up to four occupants can fit inside the Sport Coupe, which features a sculpted fold-down rear seat. Options include a DVD-based navigation system, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.


Under the Hood
In G35s equipped with a five-speed-automatic transmission, the 3.5-liter V-6 develops 280 hp and 270 pounds-feet of torque. The five-speed automatic incorporates a manual-shift provision. When a six-speed-manual transmission is installed, engine output is 298 hp and 260 pounds-feet of torque.

Safety
Dual-stage front airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags and side curtain-type airbags are standard. All-disc antilock brakes include brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution. Infiniti's Vehicle Dynamic Control electronic stability system is standard.

Driving Impressions
The G35 sport sedan takes curves beautifully. Body roll is minimal, and the engine's power helps when heading through quick turns. With both the regular suspension and the tauter setup, the ride is surprisingly smooth on most surfaces. Because the base model is so stable and flat, differences with the sport suspension aren't dramatic. Engine noise is definitely noticeable, but it's not unpleasant.

The G35 Sport Coupe is sporty in both appearance and feel. It has plenty of power and operates with stunning precision and stability. Even though its suspension is taut, the ride is surprisingly smooth, but jolts inevitably occur on rougher surfaces. An automatic-transmission model is nearly as satisfying as one with the manual transmission. The driver's seat is comfortably snug, but front headroom with the sunroof could be better.


G35x
The all-wheel-drive system on the G35x is called ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split). The system automatically transfers optimum engine torque to the appropriate wheels according to road and driving conditions. Torque distribution can range from 100 percent to the rear wheels to an even split front to rear. A Snow-Mode switch is included. Equipped with a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and a five-speed-automatic transmission, the G35x also has 17-inch alloy wheels, a tire-pressure monitor and the Vehicle Dynamic Control stability system. Back to top


Latest 2005 G35 Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

The car is fast and nice. It is a bit outdated.

by Robbie taylor from Louisville on July 7, 2018

The car was fast and quick. It was outdated for its age but the car has one of best VQ engines that Infiniti and Nissan have to offer. With a quick 0 to 60 time it is convenient that the vehicle is ... Read full review

(5.0)

Most reliable car I?ve ever had

by Ryanyegelwel from Bellmore, NY on June 24, 2018

This car never lets you down, it?s fast, stylish, luxioruis and safe. It has all your needs. I drove the car for 7 plus it?s been though it all and never had any problems but still only has 67000 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2005 INFINITI G35 currently has 1 recall

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The G35 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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