2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD: Ridelust Review

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2012 FX35 AWD: Ridelust

Pro#8217;s: Beautiful styling, engine and transmission, handling of a sports sedan

Con#8217;s: interior room, brakes

Thought: A beautifully styled with AWD capabilities that#8217;s a big up from the average SUV.

I hear the term #8220;crossover#8221; I think of the word #8220;compromise#8221;. I let#8217;s face it, that#8217;s most crossover vehicles are They#8217;re a compromise between a and an SUV which means that generally don#8217;t do anything all well.

I was recently handed the to the 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD Edition that you see here and enough, Limited Edition in case actually means it, as are only 550 units being All this exclusivity gets you nicely done trim special iridium blue 21-inch turbine style with V-rated tires, cameras that surround the and a hard drive navigation that#8217;s pretty damn

But what about the rest of the though, how does it stack up as an all everyday vehicle? Click to find out.

One look at the Infiniti FX35 Limited tell you that this (at least from the outside) is special. The blue iridium shines and those massive wheels definitely convey a of performance. Combine that a long flowing organic and short rear and you#8217;d that this was a flat out machine similar to the #8220;M#8221; SUV#8217;s from BMW.

where the #8220;M#8221; trucks are built for speed and performance, the is more of a look at me type of

In terms of technology the FX35 is to the hilt with all types of Things like a hard navigation system, satellite Bluetooth hands free push button start and a outstanding Bose audio with 11 speakers help to a wonderful interior experience.

All functions can be controlled in one of two ways; through steering wheel controls or the push button beneath the large navigation/menu in the center of the dash. The system is quite intuitive compared to we#8217;ve seen and only about 5 minutes of fiddling to Air conditioning and climate controls are located in the center stack and some other manufacturers, has chosen to keep them forward and easy to use.

a fit and finish standpoint the FX35 is top with no signs of cheapness on. The seats, door panels, wheel and center console are nicely with double-stitched while the rest of the interior is with soft-touch materials.

Infiniti FX35

Now, while the interior is to look at, there are a few faults The seats for instance are definitely not as as I would have liked and they were power with heat, they offer marginal inflatable support and no A/C ventilation. I say this at a price of $52,445.00 and a limited model I would have that.

Rear seat is also a bit compromised as is the FX35#8242;s capacity partially due to some made for styling. There is no that this is a very looking vehicle, but in developing the FX has negated some of what a is supposed to be, that being, For instance rear cargo is 24.8 cubic feet the rear seats up and 62 cubic with the seats down.

This however is marred by the low line and curved automatic Also, for such a large I would#8217;ve expected more leg room. Don#8217;t get me wrong, not terrible, but if you#8217;ve got a budding of four this may not be the best

Once in the FX35 you can either the key fob into the appropriate slot to the of the steering wheel or simply hit the starter button if the fob is in range. the hood lies Infiniti#8217;s 3.5-liter V6 that cranks out 303 hp and 262 of torque. Now at first I didn#8217;t this would be adequate for a that weighs in at over lbs, however I was thankfully

The V6 pulls hard all the way up to its 7,000 rpm all the while letting the 7-speed transmission make seamless the faster we went. 0-60 is rated at under 6.5 seconds is nothing short of amazing for a V6 AWD crossover. If there is one true in the FX35 it#8217;s this and transmission.

Another favorable mention be the FX#8217;s range. With a rating of 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway, with an almost 24 gallon tank, I was getting between miles to a tank.

Now, as for the quality, well that#8217;s thing entirely. As we mentioned the Limited Edition comes with 21-inch wheels in low profile 265/45/21 Bridgestone What this means is not a very stiff ride, but a one as well. Vehicles of this and weight need some on a tire for which to cushion the something that the FX simply have.

However, these big and tires, when paired up Infiniti#8217;s Vehicle Dynamic system did help dramatically the handling. In fact I found looking for twisty roads as thing handled more a sports sedan than a vehicle. The brakes on the FX are of course units with 12.6 discs and 4-piston aluminum

Braking performance was so-so in my and honestly, those little discs seemingly disappeared those massive 21-inch I feel that Infiniti to step it up in this department.

The Infiniti FX35 AWD Limited is a vehicle if you#8217;re considering a sport oriented crossover. It plush luxury and great and performance that#8217;s on par with luxury sport sedans. before you plop down $52,445.00 I#8217;d make that you#8217;re actually in of a crossover and not a full-sized luxury

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