2010 INFINITI EX vs. Its Competition

2010 Infiniti EX35
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The EX35 occupies the sporty end of the compact-luxury crossover spectrum.

Nearest to it are the Mercedes-Benz GLK, with tight cargo space and clean steering to match its angular styling, and the Acura RDX, with its whizzy turbo powertrain and new front-drive edition making up for somewhat sparse interior space.

The bigger vehicles in this class don't have the same driving engagement; from the off-road specialist Land Rover LR2 to the capable but Spartan BMW X3, some are aimed more at all-weather adventure.

Others like the Cadillac SRX, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60 put the emphasis on pure luxury and safety, with advanced technology and rich interiors with the latest DVD, GPS, and Bluetooth technology.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2010 Infiniti EX35 drives as well as any compact crossover, but rear-seat room and cargo space are serious drawbacks.
8.6
The 2010 Acura RDX keeps its energetic personality intact-along with its slightly nervous feel-and gets a more fuel-frugal front-drive edition that's worth considering on price and gas mileage.
8.4
The 2010 Audi Q5 tops TheCarConnection.com's ratings, thanks to sleek lines and a weekend-worthy cabin-though the gimmicky handling features would be better left behind.
8.4
The boldly styled 2010 Cadillac SRX is richly appointed, with more enthusiast appeal than other crossovers.
7.8
The 2010 Land Rover LR2 has the hallmarks of SUV styling, with a much more street-friendly driving feel than other big Rover utes.
8.2
The 2010 Volvo XC60 brings unexpected style and a heavy dose of safety technology to families with all-weather needs.
MSRP From     
$33,800$32,520$37,350$33,830$35,500$32,395
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6Gas I6
EPA Class     
Small Station Wagon2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
RWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door PremiumFWD 4-Door BaseAWD 4-Door HSEAWD 4-Door 3.2L
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll wheel driveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SUV4 Door4dr SUV4 DoorSport Utility5 Door Wagon
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic,
Detailed Spec Comparison
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