A Comfort Mode Away From Greatness - 2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Infiniti M56: A Comfort Mode Away From Greatness

December 06, 2011

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Look at all of those glorious settings....

This is the interior of an Audi. It offers Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual settings that can modify the engine, transmission, steering, shocks and sport differential. It's way better than the Snow, Sport, dot and Eco setting on our M56. In fact, you can't even get adjustable suspension on an M56, let alone adjustable steering and diff.

And that's a real shame. After nearly a year with the M56 I'm finally used to the way the throttle works (sport and snow are the best settings), I love the interior and besides being a little high, I really like the seats. But I just couldn't put up with this car's ride.

Brent Romans offered this critique, "Again, I agree that our M56's ride isn't as good as a 5 Series or an E-Class, particularly if they're fitted with their optional adaptive suspensions. But my overall take would be that while the ride isn't quite as refined as what you can get from other mid-size luxury sedans, this deficiency is a pretty minor issue."

Not for me. Not for my commute. Not every day and certainly not for $67,225. I love this thing as a sport sedan when the road opens up and gets all twisty, but at 6:30am in bumper-to-bumper traffic I just want to be comfortable.

The GTR has Comf, why can't this?

Mike Magrath, Features Editor, Edmunds.com @ 19,040 miles

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