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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
spacious cabin" has a "contemporary classic flavor
Kelley Blue Book
Large cabin seats five comfortably
Four of the five seats offer ample legroom and headroom
Interior storage is OK
The 2010 Infiniti M is especially comfortable for long-distance highway hauls, with plenty of space in front for adult passengers and lush fittings facing them from every angle. Supple leather upholstery and nice wood veneer trim, with a handsome oval clock and wide center console, contribute to an interior feel that's more traditional than you might expect. It contrasts nicely with the M's real driving personality, as do the larger, well-appointed backseat and the swell amount of trunk and interior storage.
Cars.com notes of the 2010 Infiniti M, "Four of the five M's seats offer ample legroom and headroom, but the bulky floor hump in back means a fifth passenger has to share foot room." They like the fact that "after you park, the steering wheel automatically powers upward to ease exit and entry-and does so much faster than in some of the M's crankier peers." According to Edmunds, "the Infiniti M35's large cabin seats five comfortably," and "its seats are firm, highly adjustable and comfortably bolstered."
Passengers have it good, but cargo gets less love in the 2010 Infiniti M. "Interior storage is OK," says ConsumerGuide. "[There's] good trunk volume and lid hinges don't intrude, but short aperture means drawer-like access." Kelley Blue Book points out "a pull-down center armrest [in the rear] conceals a modest pass-through opening to the M's 14.9 cubic-foot trunk."
The M's assembly and material quality could hardly be better, and aside from tire and engine noise, it's a quiet, well-insulated sedan. Cars.com notes, "There are leather wrappings around the door pulls and chrome runners along the steering wheel." However, Edmunds warns that in its experience, "the quality of materials is a bit uneven, and we find that the layout of the center stack controls isn't as clean and intuitive as it could be." ConsumerGuide finds that noise is a problem in this Infiniti, saying the 2010 M35X and M45 "thump more loudly over cracks and bumps." Edmunds agrees, "It is somewhat less peaceful than other performance luxury cruisers," and "at highway speeds, the Infiniti M35 also exhibits a noticeable amount of engine and road noise." Cars.com reminds enthusiasts, "under hard acceleration its high-pitched whine should be music to any gearhead."
The 2010 Infiniti M sedans spoil occupants with lavish room and fine materials, with maybe more sporting noise than you'd find in other four-doors.