Infiniti G Review - What the Auto Press Says
The 2012 Infiniti G ranks 2 out of 20 Upscale Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 63 published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti G, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
If you're shopping for a sleek, sporty and powerful upscale midsize car, and rarely have back-seat passengers, auto reviewers think the Infiniti G is a great choice.
The 2012 Infiniti G exudes luxury and is extremely fun to fling around corners. With its potent V6 engines, excellent handling and high-end interior, reviewers have trouble finding fault with the Infiniti G.
Despite its impracticality, test drivers love getting behind the wheel of the 2012 Infiniti G. It leans on the sporty side of the spectrum, but reviewers say it's still comfortable enough for long road trips. Overall, auto critics think the Infiniti G offers a good balance of fun and luxury, and its lower base price compared with many of its rivals makes it a good option among upscale midsize
Infiniti M Review - What the Auto Press Says
The 2012 Infiniti M ranks 4 out of 13 Luxury Large Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 25 published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti M, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
Reviewers say performance, luxury and user-friendly tech features make the 2012 Infiniti M a strong contender among luxury large cars.
They're happy with the 2012 Infiniti M's unusually good combination of sedan utility and sporty performance. Its combination of powerful engine choices, nimble handling, a luxuriously-appointed interior and good safety scores mean that reviewers have found a lot to like about the M.
Three models are available: the M37, which features a 330-horsepower V6; the M56, which comes with a 420-horsepower V8; and the M Hybrid, which is reviewed separately. Reviewers say that while the V6 provides ample power, the V8 is blisteringly fast, and most consider the M to be one of the sportier luxury large cars. While both V6- and V8-powered cars are agile on twisty roads, a few test drivers note that the V6-powered M37 has the handling edge due to its lighter weight.
Leather, Japanese ash wood and metal trim surround the M's occupants inside. It's a cabin loaded with high-quality materials, but the M doesn't stop there. It also features electronics that many reviewers think are the most user-friendly among luxury large cars. Unlike German rivals such as the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class, the M does not use a single-knob interface to control vehicle, climate and entertainment functions. Instead, the Infiniti M maintains separate controls so that you don't need to navigate through on-screen menus to make simple adjustments. Most reviewers think Infiniti's system is easier to use, but a few reviewers say that it also makes the M's dash appear button-heavy.
The 2012 M's cabin is generally considered roomy by the automotive press, with front seats that reviewers say are comfortable and supportive.
Infiniti EX35 Review - What the Auto Press Says
The 2012 Infiniti EX35 ranks 4 out of 8 Luxury Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 43 published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti EX35, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
Slide into the 2012 Infiniti EX's front seat, and the EX greets you with standard leather-appointed seating and a swanky dashboard, making the EX one of the most luxurious models in the class. Reviewers say the Infiniti EX is just as refined under the hood, thanks to its ample power and great handling.
Test drivers think that these characteristics will appeal to anyone shopping for a luxury compact SUV, but they add that two limitations, a tight second row and little cargo space, won't appeal to parents who need to haul kids and their stuff. But, singles and couples in the market for a small and sporty compact SUV that receives high marks for luxury and performance will find just what they're looking for in the 2012 Infiniti EX.
Infiniti QX56 Review - What the Auto Press Says
The 2012 Infiniti QX56 ranks 5 out of 9 Luxury Large SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 23 published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti QX56, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
Test drivers say the 2012 Infiniti QX56 is one of the best luxury large SUVs you can buy,
Reviewers praise both the Infiniti QX56's interior and performance, but they're not so sure about its looks. The QX56 strays from the traditional boxy luxury large SUV look, and instead relies on curved surfaces and functional side vents. While reviewers agree that much like other Infinitis, the QX56's looks make it stand out from the crowd, there's no consensus as to whether this is a good or a bad thing.
But this big Infiniti's looks are one of its only drawbacks, according to reviewers. Its cavernous interior provides enough space for adults in all three rows, and test drivers say that its materials outshine more-established luxury brands like Cadillac. Plus, it's surprisingly nimble for such a hefty SUV, and it packs more power than most other luxury SUVs.
If you really need all of the capabilities of an eight-seat, truck-based SUV, the 2012 Infiniti QX56 is a leading choice.
Infiniti FX Review - What the Auto Press Says
The 2012 Infiniti FX ranks 5 out of 18 Luxury Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 24 published reviews and test drives of the Infiniti FX, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
Test drivers say that the 2012 Infiniti FX puts the "sport" in "sport utility vehicle".
There's no question that driving the 2012 Infiniti FX is like driving a sports car on stilts. Reviewers can't get over the way it handles the curves they throw at it, especially in models equipped with all-wheel drive. The FX50's V8 engine packs just as big of a punch as rivals from BMW and Porsche. And the FX's interior upholds Infiniti's reputation for combining advanced technology with high-quality materials and workmanship.
the Infiniti FX's priced with other midsize luxury crossovers. The tightly-calibrated suspension is meant to give the FX sporty handling on twisty roads.
If a sports-oriented SUV with loads of power and an outstanding interior is on your shopping list, test drivers say the Infiniti FX is a fantastic choice.