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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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

Safety
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