Review: 2011 Infiniti FX50

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Infiniti FX35

Review: 2011 Infiniti

In the world of luxury/performance crossovers, the FX-series has stood apart the crowd. It#8217;s controversial definitely separates it from the The first generation FX debuted as a model, while the second was introduced in 2009. The FX is getting a refresh for 2012 but is essentially the as the 2011 model seen

So while the FX has been around for this is The Garage#8217;s first at living with one for a week, and to see how it up against the competition.

To say the FX stands out the crowd is an understatement. This is not a for the timid. The FX is all about style and While in general Infiniti restraint in its use of chrome, I could not but wonder if the side gills really adding to the design. I the FX#8217;s styling to that of a fit NFL dressed in a Savile Row suit.

Elegant, fit, yet aggressive. down the highway with our FX the mirrors of slower cars, the aggressive face and stance was to parting the Red Sea. Our test finished in a tasteful Blue oozed class, while the wheels definitely added to the sport factor intoned the FX.

Inside, the FX continues the fine-tailored Fit and finish cannot be faulted, and the of materials were exceptional. in wood, leather, and aluminum, the ranks as one of my personal favorites for the The quilted leather front looked terrific, and were comfortable.

As tech-laden the FX is, the controls are intuitive, and should not take for the average person to mind way around the FX#8217;s features. Our car #8216;s interior was finished in Infiniti calls #8216;Wheat#8217;, but I consider a cash cow for auto The hue is simply too light to be practical.

Less than a year old and 10k miles on the clock, our test floor mats were in need of a shampoo job, and little mark or scratch everywhere. This is an interior that will age and soil very quickly.

Infiniti FX35

The FX is available two engines-an FX35 V-6 or FX50 While the FX35 is available in or all-wheel drive, the FX50 is offered with all-wheel

Our test car was the FX50, featuring a V-8, good for 390hp, with a seven-speed automatic. town, the FX50 is easy to with, but to experience the FX50 is to it on the highway. Acceleration is explosive on an on-ramp, and passing power is done before you even about it.

The soundtrack coming from the V-8 adds to the intense character the FX on when pushed. However, you pay a at the gas pump for all this, with MPG city/highway. The FX35, which has a reasonable 303hp, is better at the but the buyer of the FX50 wants V-8 audacity, and is willing to pay for it.

The FX50 has a price of $56,400USD, and is very equipped. Our test car added the Touring Package (maple accents, aluminum pedals, wheels), Sport Package Damping Control, rear steer, sport seats, paddle shifters) and R-Spec friction brake pads for a of $62,295, including delivery.

Hardly, But our FX50 has nearly creature comfort known to man performance that can keep up modern muscle cars. The Cayenne S has similar power, but if like our Infiniti, it would run you more.

Yet for as much as I#8217;ve the FX50#8242;s praises, in closing, I don#8217;t understand it. It#8217;s fast and luxurious, but at the end of the day, it is a A crossover is a car/suv mix, and by definition, the FX isn#8217;t so great. I think I could fit three in decent comfort in the back As for cargo space, the FX is pathetic, and its lift over doesn#8217;t matters at all.

With the FX, Infiniti has chosen and performance over practicality. that may be fine with people, I walked away the FX50 confused. While I the performance and comfort, why would I buy a that offered so little in the way of

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