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2006 INFINITI G35

2006 INFINITI G35

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$2,871 — $11,367 USED
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Sedan
4-5 Seats
21-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Handling
  • Performance
  • Ride quality
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability
  • Resale value, especially for coupe

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2006 INFINITI G35
  • Bold appearance
  • RWD or AWD
  • 280- or 298-hp V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available reclining rear seats in sedan

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2006 INFINITI G35 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 nearly 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 went into manual-shift versions of both the sedan and Sport Coupe. Automatic-transmission sedans got a 20-hp boost to 280 hp, matching the output of the automatic-equipped Sport Coupe. Sedans also flaunted a redesigned exterior, a refined interior, and a new instrument panel and console.

Rear Active Steer is available on 2006 coupes, which have bi-xenon headlights and revised taillights this season. The Sport-Tuned Suspension Package for coupes features a unique front fascia and side sills. A Bluetooth-based hands-free phone system has been added to the Premium Package.

Infiniti also markets an all-wheel-drive version of the G35 sedan called the G35x.
(Skip to details on the: G35x)

Exterior
Each G35 model features short front and rear overhangs. The 2005 redesign included 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 sh...

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 nearly 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 went into manual-shift versions of both the sedan and Sport Coupe. Automatic-transmission sedans got a 20-hp boost to 280 hp, matching the output of the automatic-equipped Sport Coupe. Sedans also flaunted a redesigned exterior, a refined interior, and a new instrument panel and console.

Rear Active Steer is available on 2006 coupes, which have bi-xenon headlights and revised taillights this season. The Sport-Tuned Suspension Package for coupes features a unique front fascia and side sills. A Bluetooth-based hands-free phone system has been added to the Premium Package.

Infiniti also markets an all-wheel-drive version of the G35 sedan called the G35x.
(Skip to details on the: G35x)

Exterior
Each G35 model features short front and rear overhangs. The 2005 redesign included 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 versus 7.8 cubic feet for coupes.

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 and either XM or 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, active front-seat head restraints, 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-monitoring system and the Vehicle Dynamic Control electronic stability system. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
81 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Performance There Is No Comparison

by DanK from Aurora, CO on October 30, 2020

I love this car. I have owned it for 7 years. I bought it used and I have never had any issues with this car. There are now 140,000 miles on my G35 and she shows no signs of giving out anytime soon. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Perfect car fpr perfect price.

by City cruiser from Phoenix ASU campus AZ on August 12, 2020

This car is so useful in many way, it has most conveniences a driver ever need for safe and stylist driving, nice sport looking design, cool sunroof to let cool air circulate in, power seats, power ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 INFINITI G35 currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 INFINITI G35 Base w/6-Speed Manual

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
poor
Overall Rear
poor
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
poor
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
acceptable
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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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