2013 Infiniti EX37 Journey AWD Review: Design
- The 2013 Infiniti EX37 is unchanged from a design perspective versus the 2012 EX35.
The 2013 Infiniti EX37 is very recognizably a member of the Infiniti family, albeit one that wears a less extroverted version of the automaker's now-familiar multi-banded grille and angular headlight front fascia. The EX37's long hood adds a muscular feel to the small crossover, and helps to distract from the fact that its roofline slopes abruptly to the rear, cutting off the cargo area just behind the C-pillar. The optional 19-inch rims on our test vehicle looked great inside the crossover's fender wells, but they introduced a couple of practical issues that we'll discuss later on. Overall, the vehicle doesn't stand out amongst its compact crossover rivals from a personality standpoint, but it does present perhaps the most conservatively attractive set of looks in the entire Infiniti lineup - particularly in the bland 'Asgard Grey' finish that the EX we were driving came in.
The passenger compartment of the Infiniti EX37 is replete with the small touches and high quality materials that have helped to define the luxury automaker's interiors for many years. The EX features many of the same leathers, plastics, and trim that can be found in larger, more expensive Infiniti models, and this willingness to keep the entry-level crossover 'in the family' rather than banishing it to the realm of cost-friendly accoutrements is commendable.