Used 2010 INFINITI EX35

Pros & Cons

  • Zesty handling and acceleration, compliant ride, classy cabin, sleek styling, versatile hatchback body style.
  • Limited cargo capacity for a crossover, cramped rear legroom.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2010 Infiniti EX35 is one of the best-driving entries in the growing compact luxury crossover segment, and the price is right. Just don't expect it to haul people and stuff like its roomier rivals.

Vehicle overview

For quite some time now the station wagon has been out of favor. But that doesn't mean that Americans aren't interested in convenience or practicality. That's pretty much how the crossover SUV revolution came to be, and the 2010 Infiniti EX35 is one of the more recent additions to this growing crowd. Truth be told, the EX35 is more akin to compact wagons like the BMW 328i than crossovers like the Volvo XC60 in terms of functionality. It's not a big car. But what it does offer is most of the G37's sport sedan goodness, along with a more useful cargo bay, and that should be close enough to the magical "wagon by any other name" formula to attract shoppers in this segment.

Like its crossover brethren, the EX35 is based on a car platform, in this case the G37 sport sedan. Its wheelbase is 2 inches longer and its ride height 1 inch higher, but other than that, the EX is largely a G under the skin. There are two interesting exceptions, though. First, the EX's 3.5-liter V6 is a carryover from the old G35, as is the five-speed automatic transmission (the G37 has a 3.7-liter V6 and an improved seven-speed automatic). Second, while the EX35 borrows its front double-wishbone suspension design from the G37, its rear multilink arrangement is derived from the previous-generation FX SUV.

That may sound like an odd mishmash, but the results are impressive. Indeed, we think the EX35 may have the best ride/handling balance of any current Infiniti product, providing ample cornering capability without beating up occupants over bumps. The V6 may be down on power relative to the G37's, and the transmission may be short a couple of gears, but the EX still moves out smartly when you give it the spurs. Overall, this Infiniti's driving dynamics are more akin to a sport sedan's than a crossover's -- think of it as a marginally slower G37 with a more practical trunk.

Inside, the EX sports an attractive, dual-cowl dash design that employs high-quality materials and an available two-tone color scheme. There are also numerous standard and optional high-tech features, including Infiniti's innovative Around-View Monitor camera system and a trick hard-drive-based navigation system. Interior space isn't as impressive, however. The rear seat is a bit cramped, and while the folding rear seatbacks (power-folding with the Premium package) and hatchback body style facilitate cargo-hauling, the EX35 still can't hold a candle to larger, more traditional crossovers in these areas.

So the 2010 Infiniti EX35 isn't the most practical crossover on the block. If that's what you're after, you'll be better off with competitors like the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK350, or the aforementioned Volvo XC60. But if you like the sound of sport sedan driving dynamics, a pleasant ride, a mildly elevated ride height and a still-useful wagonlike design, the EX35 is worth a close look. Americans may not like station wagons, but they're bound to appreciate this endearingly unusual Infiniti.

INFINITI EX35 models

The 2010 Infiniti EX35 is a five-passenger crossover luxury wagon available in base and Journey trim levels. Standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, automatic headlamps, foglights, cruise control, keyless ignition/entry, heated outside mirrors, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, eight-way driver and four-way passenger power seats (heated on AWD models), leather upholstery, two-tone cabin treatments, a rearview camera and a six-speaker stereo with single-CD player, satellite radio and a USB jack. The EX35 Journey adds a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable steering column, heated front seats, wood interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and an in-dash six-CD changer.

Notable options are limited to the Journey. The Premium package includes adaptive xenon headlights, aluminum roof rails, driver memory functions, an eight-way power passenger seat, a power-folding backseat and upgraded interior trim. Eighteen-inch wheels and an aero kit can be added to the Premium package. The Bose and Around-View Monitor package includes an 11-speaker Bose stereo with a single-CD player and digital music storage, a navigation system (including Bluetooth streaming audio, weather updates and the Zagat restaurant guide), a multicamera parking system with a bird's-eye view, and front and rear parking sensors. Note that the navigation system is only available via this package. The pricey Technology package includes lane departure warning and prevention systems, adaptive cruise control and intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning.

2010 Highlights

For 2010, AWD versions of the Infiniti EX35 get standard heated front seats, the Journey model gets standard Bluetooth and all models get automatic headlamps and heated outside mirrors. Additional techno-goodies include a standard iPod/USB interface, an optional "plasmacluster" air filtration system, and extra navigation features (Bluetooth streaming audio, weather updates and the Zagat restaurant guide).

Performance & mpg

The 2010 Infiniti EX35 is available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The sole engine is a 3.5-liter V6, and it's attached to a five-speed automatic with manual shift control. Output is rated at 297 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. In performance testing, a rear-drive EX35 went from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds -- a quick time for this class. Fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive, and 16/23/19 with all-wheel drive.

Safety

Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The optional Technology package adds the Forward Collision Warning (which uses the adaptive cruise control radar system to alert the driver of an impending collision), Intelligent Brake Assist (which automatically engages the brakes when the driver ignores FCW) and the lane departure warning system (which alerts the driver when the car starts to veer into another lane).

In government crash testing, the EX35 scored four out of five stars for frontal protection and five stars for side protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the EX35 scored the best rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and side impact tests.

Driving

The 2010 Infiniti EX35 is a treat to drive, even if you're not a fan of sport-utility vehicles. That's because the EX is really more of a car than anything else. The balance between ride quality and handling is close to ideal -- even with the optional 18-inch wheels, the EX35 is perfectly comfortable over broken pavement, yet it feels sharp and responsive around tight corners. The V6 pulls hard from almost any speed, and the brakes are strong and easy to modulate. Those who go with the EX instead of the G37 will rarely miss the G's slightly better overall dynamics.

Interior

The EX35 has one of the warmest and most inviting interiors in its class. High-quality leather and interior trim available in a classy two-tone color scheme complements the soft lines and pleasing contours. The front seats are supportive and the driving position is excellent -- more so with the Journey's power tilt-telescoping steering wheel. The controls for the climate, stereo and optional navigation system are some of the most intuitive in the business, as is the case with the standard iPod interface.

The rear seat is less impressive, as its limited legroom can be a pain on long trips. The cargo area is also somewhat compromised -- the 18.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seatbacks is only marginally greater than the trunk space in many sedans. Infiniti doesn't say what the cargo capacity is with the rear seatbacks folded, but suffice it to say it's going to be less than what you'll find in most competing crossovers.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2010 INFINITI EX35.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
32 total reviews
5 star reviews: 72%
4 star reviews: 16%
3 star reviews: 9%
2 star reviews: 3%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4/5 stars, What a solid well balanced machine
ronkent,
Journey 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I had been looking for the smallest most luxurious SUV on the market and sort of stumbled upon the EX35. Bought a 2010 from CarMax in Jan. 2014 and have enjoyed it so much. I truly cannot even imagine driving a more refined, comfortable, practical (I have no kids), good looking, quick vehicle. Adding a new set of Michelin all season performance tires helped a lot. I like everything about this car and have no complaints other that the so so gas mileage. I plan to own this for a long time. as of November 2016 i am still very pleased. and Modern Infiniti does a great job. Update 11-2017. just drove the newest little SUV from Infiniti while my car was being serviced. It did show me that the EX35, while a great car, is very clunky by comparison. But i still like the EX35 a lot and would recommend it without hesitation.
4.875/5 stars, Seasoned Audi owner switches to the EX 35
rockyf,
4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I drove Audi's for 12 years; after looking at the Q5, Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota & Ford decided on the EX35, and have never looked back. Fun to drive, classy interior, tight fit & finish, cozy cabin, retro clock, warm leather, wood accents, the works! Was surprised that the XM nav, weather & traffic require separate purchases after 3 months. Mileage isn't what they promise or other reviews mention. Had one problem within a week of purchase with a rear "clunk" when going over a bump which Infiniti immediately repaired. Storage is fine for short trips or 2 passengers. I would recommend the car to anyone. Bubye Audi!
5/5 stars, Comfort, style, and fast!
Carolyn S.,
Journey 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Absolute most favorite auto I've ever owned! Cost of ownership (maintenance and repairs) are higher because it is a high performance vehicle and high-end luxury automobile. Worth every penny, and Rickenbaugh Infiniti in Dacono, CO is the only place I will ever take it. Has only required basic preventive maintenance. So spoiled by this little gem, I won't own anything other than Infiniti!
5/5 stars, Love this car!
onionring1,
Journey 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I decided to wait one full year from purchase to give an accurate review of this car. On every level this car has been an absolute joy to drive! Beautiful interior and exterior design, rock solid construction, outstanding performance and handling. After 13k miles, not one problem to report. This is such a well engineered vehicle, I love riding in this car! Riding on snow was effortless thanks to the auto AWD. The all around view monitor is a great feature that is extremely useful when in reverse. When it comes to designing useful features, as well as interior and exterior styling, the engineers at Infiniti are in a class by themselves.


Features & Specs

Journey 4dr SUV3.5L 6cyl 5A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
297 hp @ 6800 rpm
Journey 4dr SUV AWD3.5L 6cyl 5A
MPG 16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
297 hp @ 6800 rpm
4dr SUV3.5L 6cyl 5A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
297 hp @ 6800 rpm
4dr SUV AWD3.5L 6cyl 5A
MPG 16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
297 hp @ 6800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good


FAQ

Is the INFINITI EX35 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2010 EX35 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about INFINITI EX35 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the EX35 gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the EX35 has 18.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a INFINITI EX35. Learn more

Is the INFINITI EX35 reliable?

To determine whether the INFINITI EX35 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the EX35. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the EX35's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2010 INFINITI EX35 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2010 INFINITI EX35 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2010 EX35 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2010 INFINITI EX35?

The least-expensive 2010 INFINITI EX35 is the 2010 INFINITI EX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $33,800.

Other versions include:

  • Journey 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $36,000
  • Journey 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $37,400
  • 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $33,800
  • 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A) which starts at $35,200
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What are the different models of INFINITI EX35?

If you're interested in the INFINITI EX35, the next question is, which EX35 model is right for you? EX35 variants include Journey 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Journey 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A). For a full list of EX35 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2010 INFINITI EX35

Used 2010 INFINITI EX35 Overview

The Used 2010 INFINITI EX35 is offered in the following submodels: EX35 SUV. Available styles include Journey 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Journey 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

What do people think of the 2010 INFINITI EX35?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2010 INFINITI EX35 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2010 EX35 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2010 EX35.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2010 INFINITI EX35 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2010 EX35 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2010 INFINITI EX35?

2010 INFINITI EX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

The 2010 INFINITI EX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,675. The average price paid for a new 2010 INFINITI EX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) is trending $26,521 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $26,521 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $8,154.

The average savings for the 2010 INFINITI EX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) is 76.5% below the MSRP.

2010 INFINITI EX35 Journey 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

The 2010 INFINITI EX35 Journey 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,875. The average price paid for a new 2010 INFINITI EX35 Journey 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) is trending $28,644 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $28,644 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $8,231.

The average savings for the 2010 INFINITI EX35 Journey 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) is 77.7% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2010 INFINITI EX35?

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