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2013 Infiniti EX37 Review
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The 2013 Infiniti EX37 is a midsize crossover SUV produced by the luxury car manufacturer. The crossover SUV debuted in 2008, and has remained relatively the same since then. It seats up to five passengers and comes with either rear- or all-wheel-drive systems.
For the launch of the 2013 model lineup, the Infiniti EX crossover SUV underwent a name change from the Infiniti EX35 to the Infiniti EX37 due to the introduction of a new, larger, and more powerful V-6 engine. Based on the same platform as the Infiniti G37, the 2013 Infiniti EX37 provides drivers with sedan-like agility and comfort, with the additional room of a wagon.
New For 2013
The launch of the 2013 Infiniti EX37 sees one major change, leading to a change in its name:
- The 3.5-liter, V-6 engine of the 2012 Infiniti EX35 upgrades to a 3.7-liter V-6 that produces almost 30 more horsepower
The 2013 Infiniti EX37 is designed in keeping with its place in the model lineup. It has a low roofline and a long hood making it visually appealing. Coupled with its raised height and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, the 2013 Infiniti EX37 looks more like a larger SUV and less like a wagon. A dual chrome exhaust, heated side mirrors, and fog lights are also standard features of the 2013 Infiniti EX37. Nineteen-inch wheels, a power sunroof, and adaptive headlights are all available options. The 2013 Infiniti EX37 is covered by the Scratch Shield created by Infiniti. This clear-coat paint finish is highly elastic and heals light scratches and scuffs when exposed to sunlight and heat.
Interior & Cargo
The 2013 Infiniti EX37 comes in two trims–the base model and the premium Journey model. Although the 2013 Infiniti EX37 is the entry-level SUV offered by the luxury car manufacturer, the interior is anything but entry-level, even in the base. Five passengers can be accommodated in the elegant interior equipped with leather upholstery and high-quality materials for the dashboard and trim. Upgrading to the Journey adds genuine wood trim elements to the interior.
The rear seat is a 60/40 bench that can be folded to increase the cargo space in the rear. As an option, power flip-up seats can be included for the rear seats. The cargo space is smaller than that found in many of the competitors of the 2013 Infiniti EX37, and legroom in the back seat can be cramped for most adults. The same cannot be said of the front seats, where passengers enjoy ample leg and headroom, and the dash is chock full of high-end technology gadgets. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, USB port, and dual-zone climate control system are all standard for both models. Upgrading to the Journey adds a power moonroof, heated front seats, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Standard safety features for the 2013 Infiniti EX37 include anti-lock brakes with electronic emergency brake assist, front-seat side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, front-seat active head restraints, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an electronic stability system. Adaptive cruise control is available, and maintains a preset distance from vehicles by adjusting speed based on the speed of the traffic ahead. The optional around-view monitor uses four cameras to give the driver a top-down view of the vehicle, and is particularly useful for making difficult maneuvers. A blind-spot warning system and lane-departure warning system are also available as options.
The 2013 Infiniti EX37 comes equipped with a new, more powerful, V-6 engine. The 3.7-liter, V-6 engine produces 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, and it couples with a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift. Both models come standard with rear drive, but can be fitted with all-wheel-drive systems.
The 2013 Infiniti EX37 is built on the same platform as the G37, and with the four-wheel independent suspension, this provides agility and handling like that found in a sedan. The ride is smooth and comfortable, although it can be a bit bumpier with the addition of the 19-inch wheels. Acceleration from a stop is quick, and the extra power of the engine is great for passing and maneuvering on the highway. The 2013 Infiniti EX37 has relatively good EPA gas ratings of 17/24 mpg city/highway.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Infiniti EX37
- Audi Q5
- BMW X1
- Cadillac Escalade
- Acura RDX
- Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class