This rear-wheel drive sedan with its carved flanks, low-slung grille, long hood, and short deck sits lower and wider than its predecessor. The Zen-like cabin includes butter-soft leather seats and Japanese ash wood trim. An available forest air system mimics a natural breeze, the air purifier reduces cabin odors and bacteria, and a grape polyphenol filter removes dust and allergens. You can also fill that clean air with the bumpin’ sounds of a Bose 16-speaker surround system, available as an optional upgrade. In addition, this Infiniti includes two cutting-edge technologies: One feature gives visual and audio warnings of nearby automobiles that are hard to see, and another system gently applies the brakes if you change lanes and a vehicle is in your blind spot.
Stats: The M37 and M56 are both available in AWD and come equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission and manual shift mode. The M37 comes with a 3.7-liter V-6, which puts out 330 horsepower. The more aggressive M56 has a 5.6-liter direct-injection V-8 with 420 horsepower. (A zero-to-60-mph capability was not available from Infiniti at press time.) Pricing from $46,250 for the M37. MPG: 18 city/26 hwy.