30K mile review
October 23, 2018
SUV is very comfortable, good road trip car. Probably the best car I've ever owned in snow (including Audi's, Mitsu Montero, others) meaning snowy roads. I think it's a beautiful car inside and out. Feels quality sitting in it and driving it. Tows OK, not like other vehicles I've owned, but adequate. Not sure what the big hoopla around the CVT is, as long as it continues to work - delivers power fine and MPG is very good for the size engine and SUV. Downsides: developed bad rear hatch rattle which I fixed myself with a little black tape on the elbow latch (easy), bigger issue is I think the paint job is poor, it is easy to develop paint chip dings on this vehicle. In comparison, I have over 100K on a 2009 M35X and the paint still looks new. Have also noticed some rust looking spots on drip panels underneathe the rear hatch chrome. At 30K miles, that is not good. Overall, I have no complaints on the car, however, its been totally reliable, looks and feels good, performs adequately. Own a 2015 Pathfinder Platinum as well, for price difference, probably favor the Nissan, but the Infiniti is definitely plusher.