The 2011 Infiniti EX35 brings together the luxury of a four-door sedan with the convenience of an SUV's storage capabilities. This results in a sporty crossover with exceptional performance. The EX gives its driver plenty of power with its standard seven-speed automatic transmission and 297-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V-6 engine.
Body Styles: crossover SUV
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: Infiniti EX35 RWD, Infiniti EX35 AWD, Infiniti EX35 Journey RWD, Infiniti EX35 AWD
The 2011 Infiniti EX35 features a new Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system which illuminates if it detects another vehicle in a blind spot area. If a turn signal gets used, the indicator flashes, and a warning sounds. The Infiniti EX35 also receives a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. The ?35? has also been dropped from the vehicle name and now it simply goes by the ?EX?.
Integrating the looks of a luxury coupe and the crossover's flexibility results in sporty proportions, including a long hood and a smooth coupe-like roofline. Expect to see Infiniti's signature double-arch grille, L-shaped headlights, distinctive LED taillights and ?dynamic arch? profile. A few options include a power-sliding tinted-glass moonroof with tilt, a sliding sunshade, and roof rails. The available six colors include: Artic Blue, Midnight Garnet, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, and Moonlight White.
In a well-appointed interior, the Infiniti EX35 features the signature ?double-wave? instrument panel, easy-to-read gauges, and hospitality lighting. The instrument panel also features a seven-inch color display with a controller for the trip computer and the available Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with Music Box®. Owners also enjoy the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, push button ignition, an XM® Satellite radio.
Premium leather-appointed seats come in three interior color schemes: Graphite, Wheat, and Chestnut. The EX35 features aluminum accents; the Journey models offer maple interior accents. The interior offers a long list of features in addition to the leather-appointed seats, including RearView Monitor, advanced audio systems, and a power-folding second-row seat.
Performance & Handling
The 297-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V-6 delivers strong acceleration. It doesn’t lack responsiveness either from the new seven-speed automatic transmission. Handling feels easy and crisp, especially considering the height of the EX35. Both the base EX35 and the Journey configuration come with a choice of rear drive or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive takes away slightly from the handling but adds some all-weather ability.
The 2011 Infiniti EX35 earns a rating of ?good? in frontal-offset and side-impact protection crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In performance brake testing the EX35 achieves good results, stopping in 118 feet from 60 mph. Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints.
An optional Technology package provides an additional Forward Collision Warning system which warns drivers of an impending collision, Intelligent Brake Assist which engages the brake automatically when the driver ignores FCW, and to alert the driver when the vehicle starts to veer into another lane it uses the lane-departure warning system.
EPA Fuel Economy
Infiniti EX35: 17/24 mpg city/highway
- Nice-looking exterior
- Good handling
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- Tight interior and cargo space
Sleek and handsome, it delivers crisp handling and a smooth ride.
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