Bose and Around View Monitor Package ($2,150 -- includes 11-speaker Bose Premium Audio system with 2 subwoofers; AM/FM/CD with MP3 playback capability and Radio Data System; Around View monitor with front and rear sonar system; advanced climate control system with Plasmacluster air purifier; Infiniti hard drive navigation system with 7-inch color touch-screen, lane guidance and 3-D building graphics; XM NavTraffic with real time traffic information; XM NavWeather; Zagat restaurant guide; Infiniti voice recognition for audio and navigation; single in-dash CD/DVD player; 9.3GB Music Box hard drive; streaming audio via Bluetooth wireless technology); Premium Package ($1,750 -- driver's seat memory with steering wheel, outside mirror and seat synchronization; 2-way driver's seat power lumbar support; coat hanger on driver's headrest; 8-way power front-passenger's seat; power up-folding second-row seats; premium stitching on meter hood; xenon auto-leveling headlights with adaptive front lighting system; HomeLink universal transceiver; aluminum roof rails; outside mirror with reverse tilt-down); 18-Inch Tire Package ($500 -- 18-inch x 8-inch 8-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels and 225/55R18 all-season tires); Illuminated Kick Plates ($280).
Enjoys a bit of wheelspin on the launch when VSC is shut off. That said, the EX is dead consistent, shifts smartly at redline (but not harshly) and power doesn't wane as redline approaches.
Confident, consistent and powerful brakes that showed very little signs of fading. Minimal dive and every stop was arrow-straight.
Skid pad: VSC is not truly "off" and slight brake intervention combines with throttle closing to maintain intended path. Excellent steering load and information. Very good balance and the rear wants to play, but is ultimately checked by VSC. Slalom: Very little difference between VSC on/off speed, however, the EX feels less encumbered when the VSC is switched off. Well-tuned VSC applies brakes subtly and effectively. Excellent, crisp turn-in, very good weight transfer and enthusiastic RWD character that rewards throttle manipulation.