Shopping for a new Infiniti M35?
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STYLING | 8 out of 10
Shoppers focused on the sport side of the equation will feel right at home
cabin has warm, upscale appearance
A subtle but wide-ranging exterior revamp adds a bit bolder character
Kelley Blue Book
Redesigned in 2006, the handsome shape of the Infiniti M is aging gracefully. For 2009, the Infiniti M has an "enhanced, cleaner appearance...including revised front and rear fascias, grille, rear fender panels, rear decklid and taillights, and updated 18- and 19-inch wheels," reports Edmunds, which adds the latest Infiniti M is "a much more alluring and well-rounded midsize performance sedan with the form to match its already impressive function."
“The 2006 original took the field by storm, and today's car is nine-tenths as terrific,” raves Cars.com, while Edmunds calls this generation “more stylish” than the first M sedan Infiniti sold in the United States. The 2009 M35s and M45s differ little from each other "aside from the badging," says Cars.com. They describe the M as having "a long wheelbase...and short overhangs."
The Infiniti M cabin has a "warm, upscale ambiance," coos ConsumerGuide, adding, "Trim consists of satin-finish wood or real metal [aluminum], precise-movement switchgear, and ample soft-touch surfaces." Changes to the gauge cluster consist primarily of the addition of Infiniti's white and purple lighting motif for "even greater legibility," describes Kelley Blue Book. "Warm and accommodating," "contemporary classic," and "upscale" are words used to describe the Infiniti 2009 M interior in various reviews read by TheCarConnection.com. Edmunds notes of the 2009 Infiniti M, "most shoppers will discover a spacious interior that's both warm and accommodating...though some might find minor quibbles with cabin design."
The 2009 Infiniti M with the optional Sport Package has "unique alloy rims, more aggressive front and rear soft-trim contours, integrated side sills and charcoal-colored headlamp bezels," attests Kelley Blue Book. Infiniti Ms with the Sport package also receive, for 2009, a distinctive interior. Edmunds explains, "Shoppers focused on the sport side of the equation will feel right at home...with [a] unique steering wheel and shifter stitching, exclusive front sport seats, aluminum cabin accents and bright-trimmed pedals."
The 2009 Infiniti M isn’t going to draw crowds, but you’ll feel confident from its neat, conservative appearance.