by Mike Tucker, Jr.
The Infiniti EX35 is like the bomb ex-lover; it’s just too pleasurable to leave alone. From the 3.5 liter engine with a touch button ignition stimulating the dashboard to the caress of the leather seats and excitable Bose sound system, it makes you want to start a new relationship…with your ride. I easily connected my BlackBerry to the Bluetooth hands-free phone system and once in drive, the Around View Monitor helped pinpoint parked cars within grazing distance.
Life gets even easier with your iPod/iPhone, which connects in the armrest and can be left there as you access all its features from the center console which keeps your focus on the road. Once it kisses pavement, the EX accelerates quick and corners well. The flow of its interior lines and tightness of close quarters allows for the driver to be one with the driving experience.
The EX35 is not too big, not too small, not too cocky, but not too timid. But, honestly, it is a little petite. But there’s nothing wrong with that in the right package and for the right person.
Price Tag: $45,015 (base price 36,250)
Power: 3.5-liter V6 produces 297 horsepower
Transmission: Five-speed automatic with manual shift mode and drive sport mode
Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
Fuel Economy (mpg): 16-city/23-hwy