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2009 Infiniti M

At a Glance

Pricing $45,800 - $65,600
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 4.5l V8
Transmissions A5, A7
Fuel Economy 14-17 (city), 20-25 (highway)

With its powerful V8 and nondescript styling, the first generation M45 was a sleeper. Unfortunately, the styling was a little too drab for American tastes. The second generation of the M sedan features aggressive styling and a V6 model, broadening its appeal. The model range includes the 303-bhp M35, M35 Sport and M35 AWD V6 models and the 340-bhp M45, M45 Sport and M45 AWD V8 models. All are equipped with a five-speed automatic and stability control. The M features many common luxury touches but also offers rare optional features like a backup camera and a lane-departure system. Sport models feature a motor-actuated active steering system that changes the rear suspension geometry to augment handling. Infiniti's M is well-styled, well-powered and well-equipped to do battle in a robust market segment.

What Changed:

M35 models benefit from a bump in horsepower in the 3.5L V6. A 7-speed automatic becomes the standard transmission on RWD M35 models only.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
M35 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 $45,800
M35 Sport 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 $47,450
M35 Technology 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 $49,150
M35 Sport + Technology 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 $50,800
M35 Advanced Technology 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 $51,950
M35 Sport + Advanced Technology 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 $53,600
M35 Premium 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A7 RWD 17/25/21 $55,450
M35x 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $47,950
M35x Technology 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $51,300
M35x Advanced Technology 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $54,100
M35x Premium 3.5l V6 (303-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 $57,600
M45 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $52,150
M45 Sport 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $53,800
M45 Technology 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $55,500
M45 Sport + Technology 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $57,150
M45 Sport + Advanced Technology 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $58,300
M45 Advanced Technology 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $59,950
M45 Premium 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 RWD 16/21/18 $61,800
M45x 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 AWD 14/20/17 $55,950
M45x Technology 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 AWD 14/20/17 $59,300
M45x Advanced Technology 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 AWD 14/20/17 $62,100
M45x Premium 4.5l V8 (325-bhp) A5 AWD 14/20/17 $65,600