While this technology might work well in suburban areas, leaving a large gap in front of you in the city is just begging to be cut off. . Also new are expanded Mocha Almond exterior color availability and the addition of a low-contrast Wheat interior color. Standard equipment levels are also fairly good. It features standard 7-passenger seating capacity, with 8-passenger capacity available.
Additional storage spaces include a good-sized glove box, door pockets, a shallow underfloor compartment in the cargo area, and a forward cubby in the second-row console. Among the many available active safety features are blind spot monitoring, distance control assist, predictive forward collision warning, rear cross traffic warning, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning and prevention. I found that just blind spot and lane departure warning were enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. But hey, it's what's inside that counts. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. Unless you drive regularly in inclement weather, the base trim will suit most buyers.
All versions are powered by a 400-horsepower, 5. It is offered in four select colors — Hermosa Blue, Graphite Shadow, Black Obsidian and Majestic White. Optional active safety features include a blind spot warning system, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, backup collision intervention and lane departure warning and prevention. Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection provides audio and visual display warnings to help alert the driver of a potential frontal collision and help reduce speed if necessary. Its curb weight ranges from 5,644 to 5,888 pounds, and its gross vehicle weight rating goes from 7,300 to 7,500 pounds. The second row can grab juice from a 12V plug as well as an ungrounded 110V, so good luck getting a computer with three-prong plug to charge.
It includes a standard dual occupant memory system for the driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors. I don't need that kind of technology in my life. A snow mode also adjusts the traction and transmission shift points to get the best performance on the slippery stuff. For instance, as expected from a 5. In fact, the only optional extra we would consider specifying is the Driver Assistance Package.
We remain unbiased by refusing pricey gifts and trips from auto manufacturers and employing an independent agency to manage the advertising on our site. Two advanced audio systems are also offered. It gets below-average fuel economy for its class: 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive. Flip-up second row seats allow for easy access to the third row. They recline but don't slide forward or backward. Otherwise, a 2015 will suit most buyers. The high-beam setting is restored when the traffic is clear.
The large 22-inch wheels make the ride more harsh than I would like over the rough city streets. Regardless, I sped along to my destination, following the car in front of me at what I deemed to be an appropriate distance. The emergency communication service includes automatic collision notification, enhanced roadside assistance, and remote locking and unlocking capability, among other features. Completing the long list of interior enhancements are uniquely branded stainless steel lighted doorsills. Braking is provided by 4-wheel disc brakes 13. The world-class inner sanctum offers a comfortable space and personal controls for every occupant.
After digging through some menus, I turned the system off. Things do start to improve for the Infiniti when you fold down all of the rear seats. It has a smoother ride, nimbler handling, and a better predicted reliability rating. The system is also designed to help avoid or mitigate frontal collisions with pedestrians, using a camera-based system to recognize human shapes. The driver's seat is 10-way power adjustable, including 2-way power lumbar support. The Good The many driver's aids can be customized for easy access via a steering wheel button.
The high seating position made me feel like the queen of all on the road, and though I had a few issues with the aforementioned 22-inch wheels on city streets, the ride on the highway was smooth as silk. The system allows playback of games or movies for rear passengers games and movies sold separately , while front occupants listen to audio at the same time. The second-row center console includes two cup holders and two storage bins. Leather-appointed seating is standard for all three rows. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not offered and the graphics and interface on the touchscreen are very much last-generation. Both include niceties like a 360-degree camera system and front and rear parking sensors, and their cargo capacities differ by less than 1 cubic foot. There were no changes for 2016, and the only change for 2017 was the addition of standard trailer sway control.
The Deluxe Technology Package also features semi-aniline leather seating surfaces and Stratford Burl-trimmed steering wheel. Infiniti wraps everything in leather, including the speaker grilles, and where there isn't leather there is open pore matte finish ash wood trim. The standard 22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels also feature a unique dark-finish treatment. The low-resolution monochrome trip computer between the analog gauges looks old, just like the graphics of the dashboard touchscreen. Also available is the Bose® Cabin Surround® sound system with 15 speakers, which is part of the Deluxe Technology Package. The headliner and pillars A-, B- and C-pillars are also covered with an Ultrasuede® leather lining.
It has impressive acceleration and nimble handling for a vehicle this size. However, it returns below-average fuel economy estimates for the class. I like how Infiniti hasn't suppressed the V-8's refined growl; it's not too loud, but the sound is ever-present in the cabin. As its Distance Control Assist kicked in, I felt the gas pedal actively push up against my foot. In addition, the speaker grilles on the instrument panel have also been leather-wrapped. The system brought me smoothly to a complete stop but I had to immediately reset the system using the button on the steering wheel to get going again. The standard technology is largely unchanged between the two model years.