Low-End Utility

Low-End Utility  - 2010 Infiniti EX35 Review - Reviews - Infiniti EX

Though aided by a few tricks — among them optional power-folding rear seats — the EX35's cargo area is small. The steeply angled hatch means you'll have to fold the rear seats to fit taller cargo; indeed, with the seats up, cargo volume is just 18.6 cubic feet. With the seats down, it's 47.4 cubic feet. Both figures are the smallest in this competitive set, though they compare better with small luxury wagons.
Cargo Volume Compared
Behind backseat (cu. ft.) Backseat folded (cu. ft.)
2010 Lexus RX 350 40.0 80.3
2010 Lincoln MKX 32.3 68.6
2010 Volvo XC60 30.8 67.4
2009 BMW X3 30.0 71.0
2010 Cadillac SRX 29.2 61.2
2010 Audi Q5 29.1 57.3
2010 Acura RDX 27.8 60.6
2009 Land Rover LR2 26.7 58.9
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 23.3 54.7
2009 Infiniti EX35 18.6 47.4
Source: Automaker data

Another strike on the utility front: Infiniti says the EX isn't intended to tow anything. Most competitors are rated between 1,500 and 3,500 pounds.

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