2013 Infiniti M Hybrid Review

The 2013 Infiniti M Hybrid impressed reviewers with its unique combination of good fuel economy, power and agility, but some cautioned that it has a firmer ride than most rivals.

Pros & Cons

  • Strong acceleration
  • Nimble handling
  • Easy-to-use infotainment features
  • Small trunk




Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.8
Safety: 9.3
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2013 Infiniti M Hybrid Overview

The 2013 Infiniti M35h has a V6 engine, an electric motor, a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Test drivers wrote that the M35h has strong acceleration and seamlessly transitions between gas and electric power. According to the EPA, it gets 27/32 mpg city/highway, which is a bit less than what the 2013 Lexus GS Hybrid gets, but still quite good for a luxury large car. Reviewers reported that the M35h is nimble and has accurate steering. Many critics felt that the ride is comfortable and composed, though some noted that it rides a bit stiffly for a luxury sedan. Some reviewers also commented that the M35h's regenerative brakes are a bit over-sensitive, though most were impressed with their stopping power.

Automotive journalists said the 2013 Infiniti M Hybrid's cabin has a strikingly handsome design and rich materials such as Japanese Ash wood trim. Reviewers were pleased with the ample rear-seat legroom, but some noted that rear headroom is constricted for taller occupants. The M Hybrid’s trunk measures 11.3 cubic feet, which is small, even among hybrids in the class. The 2013 Infiniti M35h comes standard with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a moonroof, a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, proximity key and push-button start. Available features include lane departure warning, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, ventilated front seats, a 16-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system and navigation. Test drivers wrote that the Infiniti M Hybrid’s audio and navigation systems are some of the easiest to use in the class.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2013 Lexus GS Hybrid gets better fuel economy than the M Hybrid, and it has a larger trunk. Reviewers appreciated its strong acceleration, comfortable ride and poised handling.

Even though it’s not a hybrid, the 2013 BMW 528i gets superb fuel economy for the class and nearly matches the M35h's fuel economy rating. Test drivers liked the 528i’s lively acceleration, athletic handling and top-notch interior.

Compare the M Hybrid, GS Hybrid and 5-Series »


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