Infiniti's EX35 is a technological marvel. It has an array of driver aid features that should help prevent traffic and parking collisions. The EX35 is sporty, small crossover that is well-suited for urban environments.
Infiniti's EX35 looks like a smaller version of the FX35. The EX35 uses the same styling and engine as the FX35 has, and it has a similar seating arrangement; however, the EX35 a more compact vehicle.
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Infiniti has established its design language well, extending it to the G and M sedans as well as the FX and EX crossovers. All of these models exhibit prominently curved fenders and a bubble-like roofline.
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A 3.5-liter V-6 engine, producing 297 horsepower, powers the EX35. This is the same engine the company uses in many Infiniti and Nissan vehicles.
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The cabin can handle five occupants, with room left over for luggage. The interior is not as large as with the FX35 is, so bringing four people on a road trip would be a stretch. For two people, it would be very comfortable ride.
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The EX35 is available in rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive formats. We found that all-wheel-drive system gave the EX35 an edge in handling.
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The EX35's cargo area is not as big as that in the FX35, but it is a reasonable size.
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The EX35's cabin shows it has Infiniti's luxury quality with leather and wood trim elements.
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The steering wheel holds buttons for the audio system and various driver aid features, including adaptive cruise control and the car's Distance Control Assistance.
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Infiniti uses stylish gauges in the EX35, which contributes to the overall look of the car.
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Infiniti equips the EX35 with a five-speed-automatic transmission, a little primitive in an era when six-speed transmissions are coming in to vogue. The lack of the a sixth gear means the engine has to run faster at freeway speeds.
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We particularly like the Infiniti interface, which consists of a hardware knob, buttons, and a touch screen. It makes it easy to select items from the various screens.
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The EX35's maps are stored on a hard drive, and show good detail. In 3D mode, some landmark buildings on rendered in detail.
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The EX35's navigation system shows traffic information and uses the data to dynamically route around traffic jams.
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Weather information is shown on the car's LCD. It includes the current weather, along with a forecast.
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The EX35 audio system has iPod integration, letting you select music by artist, album, genre, and track.
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The EX35's audio system supports Bluetooth streaming audio is also included, with controls for pausing and playing the audio stream.
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The EX35 includes a capable voice command system to complement the touch screen and hardware controller.
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The EX35's around-view camera system gives you a top-down view of the car. It also includes rear, front, and side views.