Infiniti EX35

The Infiniti EX35 is a luxury compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) that was launched in 2007 at the New York Auto Show. It represents the entry-level SUV for the Infiniti brand, as it cost less than the Infiniti FX, which serves as a luxury midsize SUV. Although the Infiniti EX35 is smaller than the Infiniti FX, it uses the same Nissan FM platform, as do the Infiniti G and the Infiniti M sedans. While the concept version of the Infiniti EX35 was unveiled in 2007, the first models sold in North America in the 2008 model year.

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Infiniti EX35 Origins

Depending on where the SUV is marketed, it carries a different designation. In the North American market, the Infiniti EX sells as the Infiniti EX35. It goes by the name Infiniti EX37 and EX30d in Europe, while the Infiniti EX25 sells in Russia, the Ukraine, and China. The Infiniti EX35 hit the market first, in 2007. The EX37 followed shortly after with sales commencing in Europe in 2008. Infiniti began offering both the EX30d and the EX25 models in 2010.

About the Infiniti EX35

The Infiniti EX35 is a luxury crossover SUV, which means that optional features and upgrades on other vehicles come standard on this vehicle. A full leather interior, XM satellite radio, UV-reducing solar glass, a push button ignition, and a dual-zone climate control system represent just some of the more upscale features found on all trim levels.

There are two different versions of the Infiniti EX: the base model and the Journey. Both models come in either rear or all-wheel drive versions. The all-wheel-drive system is the Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system designed by Infiniti. It adapts to changing road conditions by monitoring the speed of the SUV, the throttle position, and the wheelspin. The system can divert up to 50 percent of the power to the front wheels if additional traction and control is needed. When driving conditions are good, the all-wheel-drive system disengages, and all the power goes to the rear wheels to provide better performance.

Infiniti EX35 Features

The Infiniti EX35 remains in its first version, although some changes have been made over the years. The Infiniti EX35 first launched as a five-door SUV equipped with a V-6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. The five-speed automatic transmission comes equipped with a manual mode that allows the driver to make selected gearshifts. In 2011, the transmission upgraded to a seven-speed automatic transmission, which also includes the manual shift mode and adaptive shift control.

The layout of the vehicle has a front engine with rear drive or all-wheel drive. It contains a V-6 piston engine created by Nissan. It is a 3.5-liter engine with 24 valves, and it produces 297 horsepower. Other features of the Infiniti EX include an automatic vehicle monitoring system, a lane departure prevention system, adaptive front lighting, and integrated fog lights.

The Infiniti EX35 is the first vehicle in its class, and in all classes, to provide an around view monitor. Unlike other parking assist systems, the Infiniti version comes with four cameras instead of just one. By using small cameras mounted on the front grille, both side mirrors, and just under the license plate holder at the rear, the around view monitor provides the driver with a top-down view of the exterior of the vehicle. This assists with parking, particularly with parallel parking, as it reduces blind spots for the driver.

The paint used on the Infiniti EX35 features a scratch shield. The Infiniti EX35 was one of the first vehicles to come with this shield. The scratch shield paint is a clear coat, self-healing paint applied to the vehicle. The paint repairs fine scratches to the vehicle in one day to one week. The length of time for repair depends on the size and depth of the scratch, as well as the temperature outside the vehicle. The clear coat paint self-heals through the addition of a highly elastic resin. The increased elasticity increases the flexibility and the density of the paint.

The Infiniti Lane Departure Prevention system was first introduced on the Infiniti M sedan. Through the use of an electronic stability control system, both the Infiniti EX35 and the Infiniti M help the driver remain in his or her lane. The electronic stability control system gently applies brake pressure to each wheel, causing the vehicle to move so that its position within the lane is adjusted. When the system detects the vehicle drifting from its intended lane, it sounds an alert to notify the driver and applies the brake pressure to nudge it back on the right course. To detect lane changes, the system relies on a small camera mounted on the windshield.

Select an Infiniti EX35 Year

2012 Infiniti EX35

SUV, Utility/Offroad

New to the EX for 2012 is HomeLink Universal Transceiver and is standard on the EX35 Journey. A new exterior color, Malbec Black, also makes its debut for 2012.

2011 Infiniti EX35

SUV, Utility/Offroad

The 2011 Infiniti EX35 brings together the luxury of a four-door sedan with the convenience of an SUV's storage capabilities.

2010 Infiniti EX35

SUV, Utility/Offroad

The EX enters the 2010 model year with minimal changes. Revisions include heated outside mirrors on EX35, heated front seats on EX35 AWD, Bluetooth on EX Journey, navigation as a standalone option, and standard auto on/off headlamps and a USB connection port for all models. Bluetooth streaming audio, XM NavWeather, and Zagat restaurant guide are now included in the hard-drive navigation system.

2009 Infiniti EX35

SUV, Utility/Offroad

The 2009 Infiniti EX35 walks the fine line between SUV sport and sedan quality.

2008 Infiniti EX35

SUV, Utility/Offroad

The Infiniti EX line is a premium-modeled compact crossover SUV that’s got a smaller sticker price than the more upscale Infiniti FX.