Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The instrument cluster is one of the clearest in the class, and we found it relatively easy to find a comfortable driving position; our only complaint was that the electric steering column is missing some telescopic range. Visibility is also good, and although the refinement is somewhat affected by road noise, the petrol engines tend to remain hushed at a cruise.
In the back, passengers are treated to rather comfortable seats, although the leg room ahead of them isn’t overly generous. The middle seat, blighted by a high and intrusive transmission tunnel, is strictly reserved for children.
Infiniti claims a larger boot capacity than that of a BMW 3 Series, but with a floor that slopes up to make room for the car’s battery beneath, and a lid offering no hydraulic assistance, it actually feels less practical in the real world.
Unsurprisingly, the hybrid’s boot is smaller, because of the space taken up by the batteries, but it’s adequate for light everyday use.