Jul 01, 2009
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
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
1.0 rating
Overall Experience
2.0 rating
Horsepower 303hp