Battle of the Xs
Posted: 30 Jun 2010
The EX is no exception. It's a premium hatch/SUV crossover, nuzzled into a snug corner of the niche thanks to that engine and a rather sturdy £36,500 asking price for this GT version. It will go head-to-head with the BMW X1, though the EX is a smidge bigger and clearly more expensive, at least until you tick all the options on the X1 to match it spec-for-spec, at which point you've splashed £34,875 on the Beemer. That still undercuts the Infiniti, but then the EX gets a V6 over the 2.0-litre engine in the X1.
Inside, the EX is about as roomy as your average hatch, though you sit a little higher. It feels good in here, like being in the low-lit lounge of a boutique hotel; classy without being too bling, ideal for the more modest rapper.
Standard kit on the GT includes part-leather, heated electric seats, Bluetooth, and back seats that flip down at the touch of a button then rise again electrically.