|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$58,415|
Welcome boost from 275 to 303 hp from DOHC, 3.5-liter V6. AWD non-intrusive and surefooted, brakes, steering well balanced. Interior nicely finished, also with reclining, heated rear seats; driver controls and nav system intuitive, superior Bose stereo. Almost every safety device.
Bland, familiar design. $10,000 of unnecessary gadgets, including smart cruise control, lane-changing warning and guidance, preview (i.e. early) braking. Choppy ride on rough surfaces, only 16 mpg.
Hey, I’M driving, let me be. And I know what a $60,000 car looks like – a BMW. Infiniti is still the Avis of the luxury car world; only Acura seems more irrelevant. Buy this only to drive it out. “Early withdrawal comes with stiff penalties”, as banks used to say when they had money.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Jul 01, 2009