Last post on Dec 07, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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Infiniti EX35, SUV
#1 of 18 EX35 (09) - Rear Seat Legroom
Jun 20, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Did Infiniti increase the rear seat legroom space in the 09 EX-35 compared to the 08 EX-35?
#2 of 18 Rear Seat Legroom
Jun 22, 2009 (7:57 pm)
You will have to hold out for the 2010, according to an article in Automotive News.
The story said that Infiniti was losing sales to families. The original demographics for the EX was couples without children (or with small ones) and empty nesters like me.
#3 of 18 EX Rear Legroom
Jul 19, 2009 (7:23 pm)
Yes, the EX will not get an increase in both rear legroom and cargo room until the 2010 model year. I don't know how they are going to do it without making the EX longer than what it is, but both these items are badly needed!!!
#4 of 18 Re: Rear Seat Legroom [carjim]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:51 am)
well Infiniti updated their website for the 2010 EX35 the other day and it looks like they are doing nothing about the poor rear legroom in the crossover; it still list the rear legroom as 28.5 inches which is what it has been; I'm really disappointed because the rear legroom and no power liftgate were the reasons why I didn't even bother considering this car when my 05 FX35 lease was up; Infiniti better get their act together and get these two problems solved on this vehicle
#5 of 18 Re: Rear Seat Legroom [smarty666]
Oct 13, 2009 (12:56 pm)
I couldn't agree with you more. I love my EX35 but attempting to transport adults in the rear seat is unacceptable. Additionally, there is no logical reason to exclude a power liftgate. What was Infiniti thinking?
#7 of 18 a suggestion...
Nov 18, 2009 (9:38 pm)
If rear seat legroom, power liftgate, and cargo space are important criteria, should you consider a loaded Murano? Luxury features like the Nav/Music Box, leather, etc are the same as the Infiniti's , but at a price comparable to the EX35. (and ~$10K less than an equivalent FX35). (I am only comparing the redesigned 2009 Murano, which started shipping in early 2008.)
I know its not a luxury brand, but do you want the name, or the features? (Of course I bought a new Datsun in 1973, a 240Z which I still have, so my brand choices are probably suspect... When I was looking at a loaded FX35 and a loaded Murano (last December) the only real difference I could see was the FX35 had cameras on all 4 sides, not just in the rear. And, of course, the Murano AWD is biased to a front wheel drive vs the EX35/FX35 rear drive bias. Otherwise they have the same leather, same great hard drive based audio system and nav system, dual moonroofs, power liftgates, etc. All the same goodies. (Well, except the Murano does have a power liftgate, which is my wife's favorite feature!)
I think the EX35 is a really neat vehicle, a G35 SUV, so to speak, but when I looked at the size and luxury features I wanted, it was an FX35, but at better price. And the 2009 Murano was last December the top rated "mid size" SUV by both Edmunds editors and the Consumer Reports owner surveys, over all the luxury brand SUVs, including Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, Acura, etc.
Just a thought.
currently own a Datusn 20Z, a Nissan 300ZX, a 2009 Nissan Murano, and just scrapped a 1989 Nissan Maxima (the original 4 Door Sports Car. Which it wasn't, but which the G35 certainly is.)
#8 of 18 Re: a suggestion... [jayhawk70]
Dec 05, 2009 (6:33 pm)
""Datusn 20Z, a Nissan 300ZX""
How is the rear seat legroom and cargo capacity in those cars!??! "Gee, I really wanted a Miata, but my soccer team and all their equipment just wouldn't fit!! So I had to buy a bus!! When will Mazda redesign the Miata to fit my team!??!"
Leave the EX35 alone!! (Except for adding the 3.7L and 7-speed AT!!!) It is a 'sport wagon' for adults, those of us who don't want to drive with our knees in our faces just to have something sporty and fun to drive!! Room enough for shopping bags, but not shopping carts!! And, my wife and I don't need people yaking from the back seat all the way down the road!! There are way too many huge, 'roomy' buses available now!!
Rear seat, I don't ride there! Cargo room, 99% of the time these huge pickups, SUVs, and vans are being driven around as empty as my EX!!
I wanted a 370Z, or a new Camaro, or a Lotus, but I don't fit in the seats! I had a Ford E350 van, and a Durango, but they were too big, and empty all the time, (especially the gas tanks)!! The EX35 is just right!
#9 of 18 Re: a suggestion... [fourteen14]
Dec 06, 2009 (1:22 pm)
I'm with you 14....Wrote my review for my 2010 EX but it got edited by Edmunds folks a bunch:
What got axed was my opening speech that I wish people would start comparing it to applicable vehicles. Murano vs. EX35...not! Murano is mid-size SUV the EX35 is plush AWD sport sedan with a hatchback. If you need space don't waster your time figuring out how to squeeze everything in an EX35...get a Murano.
If you want to compare vs. EX35...check out Audi, MB & BMW. Loved my Tribeca in WI but tired of the SUV ride...ouch! How fun and yet functional for my needs is the EX35...love it!
#10 of 18 Reliability and gas mileage
Dec 06, 2009 (6:43 pm)
I am considering a new vehicle and short-listed to Murana, EX35 and Q5. I don't need the extra space so cannot rule EX35 out. But I do want good reliability and dependability and decent gas mileage since I fear that we may see $5/gallon gas in the coming year. Plus, regular maintenance costs like fixing some minor issues or a broken side-view mirror or new brakes, rotors.
Murano SL + Premium + Leather package would be compared against the base EX35 or perhaps the Journey. The Infiniti is perhaps the same price as the Murano with the packages.
Any views appreciated on this regard - if space isn't a huge deal, then what should I base my decision upon? Will one AWD perform better than the other in New England winters? Can I use 87 octane in both if I don't desire the extra power? EX35 has 16 mpg and Murano lists at 18 (both city) so Murano has a good 12% benefit.