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The 2008 Infiniti EX35 has plenty of power and a drivetrain that makes it a pleasure to drive.
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handles like a sport sedan...quite entertaining on back roads

sporty handling...strong V6 powertrain

doesn't suffer from a lack of performance
Motor Trend

exhilarating driving performance
The Auto Channel

The 2008 Infiniti EX35 provides sporty driving enjoyment atypical of most vehicles in its class, according to reviews consulted by TheCarConnection.com.

Motor Trend reports that “the EX is inspired by a 3.5-liter version of Nissan's VQ-series V-6, which delivers 297 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque.” A five-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive round out the package, Cars.com says. Edmunds notes “the "transmission's ability to match revs on downshifts."

Edmunds calls the engine "responsive...with more than adequate oomph over the rev range, and competent passing power." On the subject of fuel economy, TheCarConnection.com finds there is minimal difference between the two- and all-wheel-drive versions; both average around 20 mpg. Cars.com says, “At 17/24 mpg with rear-wheel- and 16/23 mpg with all-wheel drive, the EX's mileage is typical of small luxury SUVs but a bit lower than the sport wagon average.” Edmunds reports that "premium gasoline is recommended for optimal performance and mileage," but the vehicle will run on regular as well.

The all-wheel-drive option--which costs $1,400 extra--offers "snow mode," which splits the power between the front and rear wheels 50/50, according to ConsumerGuide.

Car and Driver calls the 2008 Infiniti EX35 the "sportiest ute yet," succeeding where the late and unlamented AMC Eagle failed, as a carlike SUV that "looks good and promises to drive even better."

According to Edmunds, the 2008 Infiniti EX35 is "quicker than any of its peers and arguably has the best ride/handling balance of any premium compact crossover as well." Cars.com says, “the EX35 offers spirited handling with excellent dynamics,” and
“the ride quality is firm but comfortable — more like a sport sedan than an SUV.” AutoWeek adds that it “handles with aplomb, carving freeway ramps nicely for a small SUV while always exhibiting a stable ride.”


The 2008 Infiniti EX35 has plenty of power and a drivetrain that makes it a pleasure to drive.

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