2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test


2011 Infiniti M56: Cooled Seats Are Cool

September 10, 2011

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I don't know about you, but I don't give a crap about heated seats. I have no use for them in southern California, ever, even during what people here term "winter." I'm sorry, but where I come from, a 65-degree day can't ever be termed winter. Not saying no one needs or wants heated seats, just that they aren't on my radar.

What I do care about, though, are cooled/air conditioned/ventilated seats, or whatever you want to call them.

It was especially hot the other morning as I was rushing to get to the airport. Had just come back from a run and was still pretty toasty even after my shower.

But the Infiniti M56 and its ventilated seats saved me from showing up to the airport with swamp-back syndrome. In terms of recent inventions, two near the top of my list would be: 1) the DVR and 2) ventilated seats.

As much as I appreciated the M56's seats, they could be even better. Setting number 3, the highest, should be stronger. And the seat back fans need to go further up the seat so that they hit more than just your lower back.

Mike Monticello, Super Hot Editor @ 15,552 miles.

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