The first thing that draws your eye as you sit in an Infiniti M is its broad centre console, which bisects the dash and carries on between the seats to create two distinct zones for driver and passenger. This impression is further enhanced by trim that curves across the dash and down the doors, adding contrast and interest to what is already quite a busy interior.
That’s not to say that it is an unsuccessful interior. There are few elements of the Infiniti’s cabin that don’t exude quality, though whether they’re quite up to the standard of a car at this price is debatable.
Ergonomically it’s relatively average. The driver’s seat offers good levels of support and (electric) adjustment, which may be needed here more than in many big execs because forward and rearward visibility is poor by class standards. In the rear there’s an acceptable amount of room for two adults, but it’s far from being the most spacious.
Luggage space is also a problem for the M-series, in that the boot has a capacity of just 450 litres in the conventionally engined cars, and less again in the hybrid. That’s noticeably less than the 520 and 540 litres of space that you get in the BMW 5 Series and Merc E-Class.