Cruise control -- it's something we don't often use in traffic-congested Southern California, but it can quickly become a necessity on a long drive. We recently drove our long-term Infiniti
EX35 800 miles round trip to Santa Cruz, California, and, as the miles flew by, we really got to know its adaptive cruise control feature. Although we enjoy driving Highway 101 through California, in certain portions it's easy to lose track of your speed and suddenly end up with a $300 speeding ticket. However, with the EX35's adaptive cruise control, it's easy to set your speed and manipulate it using the toggles on the steering wheel. The "adaptive" part occurs when you get too close to the car in front of you; the EX35 uses radar to detect them and slow down in order to match speeds. Then, when there is enough room between you and the car ahead, the adaptive cruise control will bring the car back up to speed -- saving the trouble of having to reset it. The adaptive cruise control feature allowed us to cruise easily during our trip, and we'd like to think it even saved us a return trip to the court house.