The Good The 2012 Infiniti M35h's next-generation hybrid system generates 360 horsepower and returns fuel economy in the high 20s. Driver assistance systems handle braking in traffic. The cabin tech interface is easy to use.
The Bad Copying contacts from phone to car is a manual process. Trunk space is compromised by the hybrid system battery pack.
The Bottom Line The 2012 Infiniti M35h pushes the envelope with its hybrid system and its driver assistance features, making for one of the most economical luxury sedans, without sacrificing power.
2012 Infiniti M Hybrid
Hybrid cars may be high tech, but after hitting an apex in theand , the technology stagnated. But now a new generation of hybrid drive system is revitalizing the market. Using lithium ion batteries, these systems operate under electric mode over a greater range of speeds, delivering more efficiency. Such is the case with the 2012 Infiniti M35h, one of the first of the new generation of hybrid vehicle.
The M35h boasts EPA fuel economy of 27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, an impressive achievement for a luxury sedan that also generates 360 horsepower. The car accelerates quickly, using both the 258 pound-feet of torque from the gas engine and the 199 pound-feet from the electric motor to press you back into the seat when the accelerator is mashed. And this same power train slips into EV mode for long stretches, even when traveling above 60 mph on the freeway.