2011 Infiniti
EX35
vs. 2011 Infiniti
FX35

2011 Infiniti FX35

9.9

Winner

Infiniti FX35

starting from

$43,495

Reasons to buy the Infiniti FX35

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Average cargo space
62.0 ft3
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.3"
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Moon roof
Standard
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Navigation system
Optional
2011 Infiniti EX35

9.1

Runner-up

Infiniti EX35

starting from

$36,095

Reasons to buy the Infiniti EX35

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Quite expensive
$36,095
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Average city fuel efficiency
17 mpg
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Average highway fuel efficiency
24 mpg
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Very sporty performance
12.7 lb/hp
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.4
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Almost the same
  • The FX35's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The FX35's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for around 3.5x more stuff, 62.0 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3
  • Almost the same, 58.3 ft3 vs 56.9 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Almost the same
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti EX35 Winner: EX35
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  • The EX35's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 12.7 lb/hp vs 13.7 lb/hp
  • The EX35 needs around 10% less space to turn, 34.8 ft vs 36.7 ft
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti EX35 Winner: EX35
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  • The best price we've seen is $7,400 cheaper (around 20% less), $36,095 vs $43,495
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 16 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Overall 9.9 vs 9.1

Entertainment System

Infiniti
FX35
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Number of speakers 11 vs 6 The FX35 has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the EX35 is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The FX35's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the EX35 does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the FX35's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The FX35 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the FX35; but it's not available at all on the EX35

Practicality

Infiniti
FX35
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 62.0 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 The FX35 has OK cargo room, while the EX35 has very little
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front seats 58.3 ft3 vs 56.9 ft3 The FX35 has roomy front seats and the EX35 is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,213 lb vs 1,096 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The FX35 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the EX35
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

Infiniti
FX35
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the FX35's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

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FX35
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Horsepower 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 297 HP @ 6,800 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 7 vs 7 Plenty of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.7 lb/hp vs 12.7 lb/hp Both cars are very sporty
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 34.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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FX35
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MSRP $43,495 vs $36,095 The EX35 has a reasonable price, while the FX35 is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 17 mpg The EX35 has OK city mileage, while the FX35 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Fantastic basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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FX35
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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FX35
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Infiniti
FX35
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EX35
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0-60 mph 6.8 seconds vs 6.7 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs 130 ft The EX35 has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the FX35 is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.2 s s @ 95.0 mph mph vs 15.1 s s @ 96.0 mph mph Both posted blazingly fast 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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