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#1 of 62 acura rdx vs infiniti EX35
Aug 28, 2007 (1:35 am)
I am planning to buy acura rdx and am happy to buy a real good car. Today i saw specs/pictures of the new infiniti EX35 that is going to be released in december and now i am thinking if i should postpone till december. What do you think of EX35..
check this link of production version EX35
#2 of 62 Re: acura rdx vs infiniti EX35 [sxm5808]
Aug 28, 2007 (5:35 am)
I think this will be the most annoying of all the Infiniti designs. It's surely subjective, but I think the FX was the last vehicle of theirs I liked. Although I didn't end up buying one, I would say the RDX is definitely the looker of the two. The EX would probably give it a run for its money handling and performance-wise, but Acura reliability is hard to beat.
Now if we could just get Lexus to get a small CUV on the market!
#3 of 62 Re: acura rdx vs infiniti EX35 [sxm5808]
Aug 28, 2007 (9:36 am)
I would get the RDX. The RDX has a great reputation and the Turbo is to die for. The EX35 albeit new and not too bad looking is new to the market. My advice if you really like the EX35, I will suggest you wait until the end of next year to get one. Reason being, many new models (GMC ACADIA), have problems that need to be addressed and aren't quite addressed in the first year. A friend of mines have an ACADIA and he has been going to the dealer more than often with little niggles about his vehicle. If you don't want to be a test driver for Nissan, I will suggest you wait for the second year model.
#4 of 62 Re: acura rdx vs infiniti EX35 [lovembad]
Aug 28, 2007 (5:02 pm)
I'm going to reserve judgment until I see the Infiniti in person. I thought the Infiniti FX looked good in photos, but in person the proportions look weird. Also, the cargo space was very small for such a big vehicle. The EX looks like it will come with lots of fun toys. I expect that the price will be significantly more than the RDX.
#5 of 62 Re: acura rdx vs infiniti EX35 [johnny98]
Aug 30, 2007 (4:21 pm)
It's too early to pass judgment on the EX35 since we haven't seen one yet. However, about 3 months ago we drove an RDX base and a loaded FX35 2-wheel drive the same day, only an hour apart. The Acura drove much better, it was like comparing a sports car to a Cadillac. Then again if you want a more cushy ride, the FX or the new EX might be better for you. I'm sure it will sell at least for 6-8 thousand more than the RDX. We were ready to get an RDX, but I drove a Volkswagen GTI twice and for me it was a much more exciting car, and that's what I leased. But I'm sure 3 years from now we'll be checking the RDX again when the lease is ending.
#6 of 62 Re: acura rdx vs infiniti EX35 [extech2]
Oct 18, 2007 (4:29 pm)
For me the choice is clear- how can you compare the Acura 4 cylinder turbo to the smooth & strong 6 cylinder engine in the EX?
#7 of 62 bought a BMW 335i instead
Oct 18, 2007 (6:29 pm)
I know i cant compare and suv to a sport sedan, but after driving both nothing can beat the 335i..i am missing all the tech from rdx though!
#8 of 62 Re: acura rdx vs infiniti EX35 [bobsoltz]
Oct 19, 2007 (12:42 am)
Easy... Honda/Acura make the smoothest, silkiest 4-cylinder engines, bar none. That "strong" VQ-family V6 sounds like rolling flatulence in every car/CUV I've ever heard it in.
That being said, I think I remember people being disappointed with the engine noise in the RDX, but a lot of that was turbo whine they heard (or thought they heard) IIRC.
#9 of 62 Re: bought a BMW 335i instead [sxm5808]
Oct 20, 2007 (8:04 am)
...actually, a more expensive car can beat a 335i, just as the more expensive 335i beats the rdx...in summary, that is a useless comment that adds no value as a post!...don't get me wrong, the 3-series is a nice car, but has no application here.
"After driving both..."? - so, after comparing the 335i to ONE other car not even in the same class of vehicles, you conclude that "nothing can beat the 335i"....a very interesting and well thought-out conclusion!
Maybe we can start forums comparing completely different cars more often...'Hyundai Elantra versus Toyota Land Cruiser', or maybe 'Carrera GT versus Dodge Caravan'
#10 of 62 Re: bought a BMW 335i instead [dairyshick]
Oct 20, 2007 (8:16 am)
I did not take the time to read far up the thread of this, although, this type of comparison does often occur. It's happening right now in our house My wife is considering an RDX, CRV, RX350, A4 (she currently leases an 05), and possible a few others. while these cars are apples to oranges you be surprised how many people like features they think are needs but mearly comforts.
Now back to the EX vs RDX since this is on her shopping list. She's now becoming more interested in the financial portion of this equation and simply asked how mush more will the EX be? She asked me what platform the EX was built off of and then said, "Oh no that would be around $40k right.?"
So until we see this car in December and have actually pricing i really is a hard question to answer. In the event the EX is within a few $1ks it should prove to be a hard decision.
Oh and I'll take he Land Cruiser and GT