2011 Infiniti M56: High H Point
September 20, 2011
Our 2011 Infiniti M56 has some seriously comfortable seats. They're well trimmed, have nice thigh support and are pretty stylish, too. If not for one little thing, I could sit in these for hours and hours on end.
Unfortunately, there is one little thing that keeps this from being an Infiniti seat love fest: the high H (hip) point.
Like a number of men, my +- 6-foot frame is made almost entirely of torso and when I sit in the M56, I feel like I'm sitting ON the car and not IN the car. It's a small but crucial difference, especially in a sport sedan. Reclining the seat back doesn't really help and makes me look foolish, so that's out. The low roof ( thanks sunroof) doesn't help, either.
Now, it's understandable why they do this: People (mostly women if we're being honest) want a tall, commanding view of the road ahead and the more they get this from a sedan, the less they need an SUV. Feeling small does not encourage shopping. Still, in a sport sedan, there should be some sense of being one with the vehicle.
Me? I just want the 9,054-way power seat to go down another 2-inches so I don't feel like I'm riding a stool on top of a rocket ship.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor, Edmunds.com @ 15,998 miles