2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test


2011 Infiniti M56: Head and Shoulders

November 29, 2011

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It's been a while since I've been in our Infiniti M56, so when I saw it was available last night, I jumped at the chance. Once seated, though, I remembered a minor comfort issue I have with this car.

I ghosted back the image of myself to show you how the top of the seatback runs right through the middle of my shoulder blades. Normally, that's not a problem, but I can actually feel where the seatback stops and it presses me ever so slightly forward.

Then there's the headrest. It feels like it's canted just a bit too far forward, putting me in a mild slouch. Unlike other luxury sedans, the Infiniti's headrests aren't adjustable in this manner. I know that these issues aren't a big deal on my 40-minute commute, but on a road trip, I think this could really get on my nerves.

On a side note, as we get close to the one-year mark with our M56, the interior looks as fresh as it did when it arrived here. After almost 20,000 miles, there are few, if any scuffs, faded spots or evidence of daily wear and tear that you'd expect.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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