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  • (5.0) 18 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,297$14,565
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 335-hp, 4.5-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 INFINITI M45

Our Take on the 2006 INFINITI M45

A newly redesigned pair of M sedans joins the lineup of Nissan's luxury division for the 2006 model year. Equipped with a V-8 engine, the M45 went on sale in spring 2005 along with its V-6-powered M35 companion. Infiniti launched the first-generation M45 sedan in 2003. The M45 is available w... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat doesn't fold
  • Sport trim's tires not for winter
  • Navigation lacks touchscreen
  • Many features bound in costly packages

Notable Features

  • Lane-departure warning
  • Rearview camera
  • 5.1-channel DVD Audio
  • Drop-down DVD video system
  • Rear-wheel steering
  • Heated reclining backseat

2006 INFINITI M45 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Infiniti's M45 Sport is one of those cars that made me rethink the definition of a sports car.With a muscular, 335-horsepower V-8 stuffed under the hood and 19-inch wheels hanging on to the pavement like cat claws, the M45 Sport is easily as quick, and as nimble, as many two-seat sports cars. And you don't have to sacrifice a usable back seat and a nice-sized trunk to enjoy sports-car... Read full review for the 2006 INFINITI M 45

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Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 18 reviews

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The Best Sports Sedan I've Ever Driven

by BBgun from Westerville, OH on May 14, 2007

This car is way more than a luxurious sedan to take to Sunday brunch or to drive to the office. Its a sports car. The five-spoke 19-inch wheels give the car its beast-like appeal. The racing tires tea... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2006 INFINITI M45 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on INFINITI M45 Base

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on INFINITI M45 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
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.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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