2013 Infiniti EX37 Journey AWD Review: Features and Controls
- The 2013 EX does not introduce any significant new features or controls.
Infiniti is exceptionally good at putting together dashboards, consoles, and steering wheel control sets that simply work, without the need to learn a complex workflow to do something as basic as changing a satellite radio station. The hard buttons used to interact with Infiniti's navigation and entertainment system were well-labeled and performed as advertised, and the touchscreen itself was also a joy to use. Many of Infiniti's competitors should be taking notes the next time they ride in one of its products.
As good as Infiniti is at human/vehicle interfaces, we were disappointed that the electronic stability control feature was buried under the dash to the left of the steering wheel where it was almost impossible to find. In fact, it took us a couple of days to locate the button after a run-in with an unplowed parking area made its use necessary. We also would have preferred if the buttons for interacting with the LCD screen perched between the speedometer and tachometer weren't located on the gauge cowl but instead found on the center stack or possibly even the steering wheel, obviating the need to lean forward awkwardly while driving.