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2012 Infiniti EX35 Review

Review Last Updated: 10/10/13

These scores and this review are from when the car was new.

Limited cargo and passenger space make the 2012 Infiniti EX a poor choice for parents, but reviewers say that its sporty performance, stylish looks and classy interior will please nearly everyone else.

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 report that the Infiniti EX is just as refined under the hood, thanks to its ample power and great handling.

Reviewers 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. However, 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.

Other Luxury SUVs to Consider

If you need a more spacious luxury SUV, consider the Volvo XC60. While the base model has performance that’s only pleasant, reviewers love the turbocharged T6 model. Plus, the XC60 has a lot more passenger and cargo space and costs less than the Infiniti.

The automotive press loves the Infiniti EX’s powerful base engine and great corning abilities, but they like the Audi Q5 even more, and it costs just as much as the EX. Its base engine is paired with standard all-wheel drive, and gets higher fuel economy ratings than the EX. The Q5 also has a lot more space for passengers and cargo.

Details: Infiniti EX

The 2012 Infiniti EX comes in base and Journey trims, and all-wheel drive is optional on either trim. For 2012, the EX gains standard HomeLink, which is compatible with garage doors and home security systems. See the full list of 2012 Infiniti EX specs.

  • "With its smooth, powerful engine and well-appointed cabin, EX35 is a sportier, more luxurious alternative to the Acura RDX. Like the Infiniti G's comfortable, posh interior, sporty performance, and available AWD but need more cargo utility? This premium-compact SUV has you covered." -- Consumer Guide
  • "There are a number of compact luxury crossover utility vehicles roaming the streets, but few can offer the level of luxury found in the Infiniti EX35." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "If it's room you need for passengers and cargo, the Audi Q5, the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 and the Volvo XC60 are worthy alternatives. The BMW X3 is also worth a look, as it is similarly sporty as well as being roomier inside. But if you like sport-sedan dynamics, small wagon utility and driving slightly above the fray, the EX is an endearing oddity in this evolving segment." -- Edmunds

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