You might wonder how the 2006 Infiniti M35 Luxury can pack in so many standard features. The rear-wheel drive, mid-size luxury sports sedan seats four, with 44 inches of front legroom and 37 in the back. The trunk holds 15 cubic feet and comes with a net and tiedowns. The seats are covered in leather, complemented by leather and wood trim. The whole package rides on a double wishbone front and multilink rear independent suspension, fueled by a 24-valve, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine. Paired with a 5-speed shiftable automatic, the powertrain delivers 280-hp and 270 ft-lbs of torque at 4800 RPM.
Earning the top marks in crash tests from the Insurance Institute, the 2006 M35 Luxury features standard 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all rows. Foglights, automatic headlights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror head up the lighting department. Also standard are a tire monitor, mirrors with turn signals, a first aid kit, and rain-sensing wipers. Options add a rearview camera, adaptive headlights, a lane departure warning system, and xenon lamps.
Beyond the power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, the 2006 M35 Luxury serves up remote start and remote entry, power tilt and telescopic steering, power front seats (with driver's memory settings), a power sunroof, and a trip computer. The steering wheel holds controls for cruise control, Bluetooth, and the 6-CD changer sound system. On the dash rest a power outlet, tachometer, temperature display, and compass. Intermittent front wipers, multi-zone climate control, and a security system are also standard. If you feel there are no options left, you're wrong. Heated and cooled front seats, a navigation system, rear climate control, satellite radio, and a DVD player are all available.