The Infiniti FX is the sports car of SUVs. It drives and rides like a sports sedan. It's no good for driving off road but works really well on winding mountain roads. It comes stuffed with the latest in active safety and passive safety. State of the art technology includes a rear-view camera, cruise control that senses traffic ahead, a key that can automatically unlocks the doors when you approach the car, plus an amazing stereo and a DVD video player for back-seat riders. If you're looking for a unique, road-burning, high-style luxury SUV, the Infiniti FX is one of a kind.
New Car Test Drive editor Mitch McCullough is based in Southern California.
ABS with Brake Assist and electronic brake force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control, dual-stage front airbags, front side-impact airbags, front and rear roof-mounted side-curtain airbags, front active head restraints, front seatbelt pretensioners
Safety equipment (optional):
rear camera, Lane Departure Warning
5 years/60,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Infiniti FX35 2WD ($34,750)
power mirrors, windows and front seats; remote keyless entry; tilt-telescoping steering wheel/gauge package; dual-zone climate control with microfiltration; split folding and reclining rear seats; traction control; stability control; high-intensity discharge headlights; 18-inch wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):
Touring Package ($2,900) includes leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, driver's memory seat, power lumbar support, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated outside mirrors, power sunroof, 300-watt Bose audio system w 6-CD in-dash and 11 speakers, HomeLink universal transceiver, black roof rails, cargo cover and cargo net
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
3.5-liter dohc 24-valve variable valve timing V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
280 @ 6200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
270 @ 4800
5-speed automatic with manual shift program
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
64.5 cu. ft.
independent, MacPerson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
independent, multilink, coil springs
vented disc/vented disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of October 15, 2004.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
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