The 2010 Infiniti EX35
is a compact luxury crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) that's stylish as well as sporty. Powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 297 horsepower paired to a five-speed automatic transmission, the Infiniti EX35 offers rear- or all-wheel drive. The crossover's major drawbacks are that it has only 28.5-inches of legroom, a cargo capacity of 16.8 cubic feet, and 5.7-inch ground clearance.
On the plus side, the Infiniti EX35 is priced well for a luxury crossover with excellent driving ability, including great handling, zesty acceleration, and agreeable ride. The crossover also boasts sleek styling, a luxurious cabin, and the versatility of a hatchback. Excellent standard safety systems allow the EX35 to achieve top-notch safety ratings. EPA fuel economy is rated in the 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway range.
New for 2010
The 2010 Infiniti EX35 is a carryover from the previous year. Among the few upgrades are heated outside mirrors, standard auto on/off headlamps, and a USB connection port. Other revisions include heated front seats on the EX35 AWD, Bluetooth on the Journey, and navigation as an option. The hard-drive navigation system was upgraded to include Bluetooth streaming audio, XM NavWeather, and a Zagat restaurant guide.
Engine: 3.5L V-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Body Style: Crossover SUV
Models: Base Sport Utility, Journey Sport Utility
On the Outside
Featuring a coupe-like roofline and aggressive proportions highlighted by a long hood, short overhangs, and rearward cabin, the Infiniti EX35 measures 182.3 inches long and only 61.9 inches tall. As a result, the EX35 is more compact than most in its class.
From the Inside
Inside, the Infiniti EX35 crossover features leather, black lacquer and aluminum trim, satellite radio, and iPod connectivity as standard. Maple wood trim, navigation, and Around View Monitor, which displays a 360-degree view around the vehicle, are optional.
Equipped with a 3.5-liter 297-horsepower 253-pound-foot V-6 engine paired to a five-speed automatic transmission, the Infiniti EX35 is rear-wheel drive, unless fitted with the optional ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system. With front control-arm suspension and a rear multilink setup, the EX35 delivers an excellent ride and body control, on the standard 17-inch wheels or optional 18-inch wheels. The EX35 runs the zero-to-sixty in only 6.5 seconds and travels a quarter mile in 14.9 seconds at a speed of 94.5 mph. Since it has a 123-foot sixty-to-zero stopping distance and 0.81 g of lateral gap, the EX35 handles and brakes like a sport sedan.
Standard safety systems on the 2010 Infiniti EX35 include driver and passenger front airbags, front side and side curtain airbags, stability and traction control, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist.
EX35, EX35 Journey: 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway
EX35 AWD, EX35 Journey AWD: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway
- Classy styling
- Choice of rear- or all-wheel drive
- Sport handling
- Zesty acceleration
- Tight back seat
- Limited cargo space
- Minimal ground clearance
- Only five speed transmission
Great luxury and sport for the price but don't expect a lot of cargo space
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