Best Bet
  • (4.2) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $11,793–$20,537
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 297-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 INFINITI EX35

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat room
  • Cargo room
  • Towing capacity
  • Ride comfort
  • So-so stereo

Notable Features

  • 297-hp V-6
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD or AWD
  • Five seats
  • Optional Around View Monitor
  • Blind spot warning system

2011 INFINITI EX35 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The EX35 is Infiniti's luxury midsize crossover. The EX35 competes with the Acura RDX, Land Rover LR2 and BMW X3 and comes with rear- or all-wheel drive.

New for 2011
A seven-speed automatic replaces a five-speed as the lone transmission offered in the EX35, and Infiniti's blind spot warning system has been added to the Technology Package. The standard wheel size is now 18 inches instead of 17, and all models come with standard dual-zone automatic climate control.

The EX35 fits right alongside its Infiniti stablemates: L-shaped headlights, a twin-port lower air dam and a curvy, windswept profile are all part of the mix. The horizontal taillights don't seem as chiseled as the ones on Infiniti's larger FX crossover. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • Dual chrome exhaust
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Fog lamps
  • Power sunroof
  • Intelligent Key
  • Optional bi-xenon headlights
  • Optional directionally adaptive headlamps

Five people can fit inside the EX. It features a standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a standard 60/40-split rear seat. Interior features include:

  • Leather upholstery with genuine wood trim
  • Standard automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Heated, powered front seats
  • Optional voice-activated navigation system
  • Optional 11-speaker Bose audio system

Under the Hood
Rear-wheel drive comes standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. The EX35's car-based chassis has a four-wheel independent suspension with extensive aluminum components. Mechanical features include:

  • 297-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with 253 pounds-feet of torque
  • New seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

The available Around View Monitor uses four cameras to give the driver a top-down view of the EX35 to reduce blind spots when parking. The newly available blind spot warning system signals when other vehicles are close by. Safety features include:

  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Active head restraints
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Rearview camera
  • Optional lane departure warning system
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional forward collision mitigation and intelligent brake assist


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 12 reviews

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Love this Car!!!

by Nichole P. from Atlanta, GA on November 3, 2017

Perfect for a little family of 2!!! Rides great, beautiful interior design. Fantastic stereo. Splurge on the journeyman package, it’s totally worth it!!

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4 Trims Available

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2011 INFINITI EX35 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on INFINITI EX35 Base

Head Restraints and Seats
Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on INFINITI EX35 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Driver Head Protection
Driver Head and Neck
Driver Pelvis/Leg
Driver Torso
Overall Side
Rear Passenger Head Protection
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Rear Passenger Torso
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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