ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags.
This rear-drive model is a pleasant car but has some drawbacks. The G35's 3.5-liter, 260-hp V6 is strong and the automatic is exceptionally smooth. Routine handling is fairly agile, but when pressed to its limits the tail can slide out unexpectedly--even with the standard stability control. The ride is well controlled with nicely suppressed noise levels. The front seats are comfortable, but a bit short on thigh support for tall drivers. The power-seat controls are poorly marked and confusing to use, as are a few other controls. A coupe version with 280 hp and a six-speed manual is available. All-wheel drive is now available in the sedan.