Car and Driver
Crossovers are hot this year, so Infiniti put its “wet finger on the polls” and announced the EX35. Technically, this is listed as a station wagon, but as a fashion statement we think it’s “the automotive equivalent of cargo pants.” Nevertheless, this refined machine delivers reasonably good performance—0 to 60 in 6.2 seconds. Its fade-free four-wheel discs are exceptional, and an aluminum hatch swings with one finger.
The styling is certainly “polarizing.” Some love it; others are repulsed. Yet everyone likes the “extremely pleasant” interior. When the car shifts into reverse, the spiffy around-view monitor displays an image of “the area around the entire car.” But opt for all the high-tech gizmos available on the EX, and you’re suddenly in $45,400 territory.
Forget the look. The “glorious” sound of the EX35’s 3.5-liter V6 is as unmistakable as that of a Ferrari. More tall hatchback than SUV, this “impossibly sporty” luxury crossover is “strictly for the street.” The all-seeing Lane Departure Prevention System makes sure you stay within the painted lines. If you don’t, the EX applies the brakes on whichever side is needed to nudge you back on course.