Infiniti Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.58/5 Average
4,635 Total Reviews
Make Overview:

Infiniti is an upscale automaker from Japan. Though most of its products are related to those sold by parent company Nissan, Infiniti looks to achieve a premium status by infusing its cars and SUVs with spirited performance and additional luxury content.

The brand was launched for the 1990 model year. Its purpose back then, as it is now, was to create premium vehicles for America that wouldn't have otherwise fit in with Nissan's more mainstream image. This was the same tactic Honda used for the creation of Acura, and Toyota for Lexus. In its first full year, Infiniti started out with two vehicles, the Q45 sedan and the M30 coupe and convertible. The compact, entry-level G20 was introduced soon after.

As the 1990s moved along, Infiniti slowly added more vehicles to its lineup. The Q45 luxury sport sedan found its market. The car's 278-horsepower V8 was class-leading in its day. On top of that, the Q45 offered cutting-edge technology such as an active suspension system. By the late '90s Infiniti had rolled out the QX4, an SUV based on the Pathfinder. The sport-ute's truck platform gave it a leg up in off-road performance relative to competing car-based SUVs.

Although Infiniti's sales grew steadily, the marque still fell short of both Lexus and Acura in terms of popularity. The early 2000s saw Infiniti making a determined effort to sharpen its focus and upgrade its products. But it was the introduction of the entry-level, midsize G35 in 2003 that finally gave Infiniti the boost and identity direction it sorely needed. Based on the same platform underpinning the Nissan 350Z, the G35 coupe and sedan met with immediate sales success. The FX35/FX45 soon followed -- a crossover SUV that provided spirited acceleration and sports-car handling with the utility of a wagon.

Today, Infiniti's lineup has expanded to include the G (now a sedan, coupe and convertible) and FX as well as the midsize M sedan, the EX small crossover SUV, the JX midsize crossover SUV and the QX large SUV. Infiniti has also introduced the M Hybrid sedan, its first hybrid vehicle. No matter the model, shoppers will find Infiniti's latest vehicles to be focused on luxury, sport, quality and value.

User Reviews:

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  • Great Performance Sedan - 2005 Infiniti G35
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    I autocrossed this car twice so far. The handling and acceleration are terrific for a sedan. This car is so versatile. Trunk space for long trips, quiet comfortable distance cruiser, and wolf in sheeps clothing on the street. The exhaust growl when accelerating hard is just right.

  • The Best for Less !! - 2004 Infiniti Q45
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    While everyone has been paying so much attention to Lexus, BMW and Audi, Infiniti's Q45 has quietly slipped into the show room, and ahead of the class. Elegant styling, inside and out, and a warranty that rivals most others,but for less money than many cars in the same class. If you want dull and regular, go elsewhere, and pay more, but Infiniti is clearly thinking outside of the box.. and beyond

  • Infiniti's greatest luxury SUV - 2004 Infiniti QX56
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    The QX56 may be the best SUV on the road right now. Its big (the FX looks like a little kid next to it), its powerful, and it has all the luxury items that are expected of the Infiniti name. Traded in my 02 Escalade for it and never looked back.

  • Great car for the money - 2003 Infiniti G35
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    I purchased a 350z in May of 2003. For whatever reason I never considered purchasing a g35 coupe. BIG MISTAKE. Long story short after much deliberation I traded in the "Z" for the coupe. I counldn't be happier with my decision. The performace #'s are to close to even be a factor. Here are the main reasons for my decision: -Bose system in "Z" sucked horribly -better ride quality in the coupe with the same handling capabilities -much better fit and finish -Infiniti customer service! -every piece of cargo traveling in the car with me doesn't slide around right behind my head. -stores more than one grocery bag EXCELLENT CAR!

  • purchased 2/28/04 - 2004 Infiniti G35
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    vehicle technology has changed alot in the past 10 years, even the past 5. I love the near luxury, smooth ride, low road noise, and all the features that make this car a great vehicle to drive. I got in at the 2.9% promotion, with the sticker price (was looking at under 30K range) this car was a no brainer, and turned out to be a great deal, a little higher down payment than I'd like, but worked out to less than $500/mo. I've had the car less than a week, and just hit a hundred miles, every day I enjoy driving this vehicle more and more. This vehicle line, the infinity g35 series is going to be a very popular car when word gets around.

  • WoW - 2004 Infiniti G35
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    Just traded my Lexus IS 300 in for a G 35 Coupe. All I can say is WOW! The G 35 has all the performance that the IS lacked.......acceleration, tight precise handling and responsiveness. It's interior is roomy and comfortable with excellent supportive seats. The exhaust note is incredible! I actually find myself turning down the very good Bose stereo just to listen to the engine! This car is also a head turner. I almost feel a bit embarrassed driving this car as I see eyes following the car as it drives by.

  • Love it - 2004 Infiniti G35
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    Very happy with the car. A total blast to drive and a real bargain too!

  • Wow!!! What a car!! - 2007 Infiniti G35
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    Just picked up my '07 G35 Sport 5AT this weekend. What an AMAZING car!!! I have three young children, and they all fit extremely comfortably in the back seat, unlike my prior Volvo S60. Word of warning...this car teases your right foot. Get it on the highway and it wants to go. Have to admit...I give in to the tease :) Highly recommend this car. Great price, beautiful styling, upscale and spacious interior.

  • fdgfsdg - 2002 Infiniti Q45
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    Very Nice, I like the voice activation system very powerful

  • I Love It, I Really Do - 2005 Infiniti Q45
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    This car is a dream to have. I waited a lot of year to purchase one because of its pricing. It handles well and is a pleasurable driving experience. It is Classic but yet Sporty and I like that!

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