2013 Infiniti FX50 AWD Test Drive and Review

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Infiniti FX50

Sports Car Meets SUV

I’ve wanted to own a sports car, but addicted to the capability of an SUV. never had enough space (or income) to have two cars at The solution would be a sports car SUV attributes. There are a few out there and my favorite has always been the FX.

The 2013 Infiniti FX50 AWD in my driveway recently with a price of $60,650 ($67,850 as a 4-year/60,000-mile warranty, a 6-year/70,000-mile warranty and EPA fuel economy of 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway. Let’s

First Glance

The first FX was a model, with a more second generation emerging in FX got some cosmetic tweaks for and stands pat for 2013 with a few technological feature upgrades. packages a bigger engine more standard content, to a wide price gap between the FX37 ($44,850) and the top-of-the-line ($61,400).

The FX37 variants get a potent 325-hp V6 engine, and either drive or all-wheel drive. The is only available with drive and a 5.0-liter V8. Which is with me.

I love the way FX looks. It reminds me of my favorite sports the Porsche 911. Bold fenders and muscular flanks the sharp, angular look for a organic, rounded appearance. FX smaller in photographs than it in person. I think that’s an of proportion, and the result of FX’s stance.

Arched wheel give the impression that the SUV is in even while parked. A car design rewards the eye from angles, and FX is eye-catching from vantage point. Add world-class fit and and some of the best paint on any production vehicle, and you’ve got a beauty on your hands.

Can you tell that I’m in with this SUV?

In the Seat

2013 Infiniti

Photo #169; Infiniti

start with FX’s row, because once I talking about its cockpit, never stop.

Three can sit comfortably in FX’s second but I’ll admit that the seat is not the best place to be. passengers will feel between the high beltline and backs — making FX a choice for family sightseeing At least they’ll be cocooned in a luxurious environment with of leg room.

Up front, things are nicer. I’ve often Infiniti’s seats, and the FX’s are comfortable, with thick and all the right adjustments, including my favorite — adjustable support. Too many times my legs are left dangling which makes for terrible distance driving.

I’d the FX around the globe.

Ergonomically, everything is just with controls in easy and redundant controls for audio and on the steering wheel. My test also got the Sport Technology (a whopping $6,250 option), added solid magnesium shifters for direct access to the seven forward gears.

On the

Infiniti FX50

As much as I enjoyed looking at the FX and its interior design, I really driving it. FX50 has been at 5.0 seconds in the rush from mph, and I don’t doubt figure. My father, who is very to impress, actually exhaled an Wow when I punched the throttle on a onramp, initiating a rapid run traffic. The 5.0-liter V8 has 32 valves, helps it crank out 390 hp and 369 lb-ft of

With a curb weight of lbs, when the FX rockets the road, it really conveys a of momentum. Incredibly, FX feels planted through the corners, the road with sports car This is one fun SUV.

Infiniti loves technology, and the Sport Technology Package on my vehicle, I had lots to explore. I was impressed with the ride the Continuous Damping Control — never too soft or too and totally transparent in operation. Rear Steering is supposed to low speed steering, and must worked well, as it was also in operation.

Lane Departure and Intervention is a feature that proves annoying, but was relatively on the FX, so I never bothered to turn it though it didn’t enhance my experience much. The feature I really liked was Intelligent Control, which works to following distance as well as speed. When traffic so does the FX, all the way to a complete stop if

It’s a great feature for traffic and freeway driving, you get it dialed in and learn to trust it I spent my whole week FX adjusting electronic features, and about had it dialed in when it was to return the vehicle. I wish I had week (or year) with the FX to its capabilities.

FX does have limitations to go with those Despite a sophisticated all-wheel system, I would never my FX off-road with just of ground clearance. That’s not the strength. Also, the way that the of the vehicle slopes to meet the the luggage space behind the row is limited to 24.8 cubic

The second row folds flat to up 62.0 cubic feet of space, but expect to struggle tall packages or suitcases. I try to get Truman, my Standard Poodle, in the area — he wouldn’t be to stand up.

Journey’s End

2013 Infiniti

Photo #169; Infiniti

I this review by confessing the Infiniti FX50 is my favorite SUV. I’ll be the first to that it’s not for everybody. 20 mpg on the with premium gas might be to turn off many buyers, with the limited luggage and space that challenges the SUV.

But I’d be willing to put up FX’s shortcomings in order to access to its tremendous assets.

If got a garage (and budget) big for an SUV and a sports car at the same time, FX not be for you. But even my fantasy would have room for an FX50, if only for those when I wanted to be ready for

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