2011 Infiniti FX35 Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, For 2011, FX receives standard Bluetooth hands-free phone capability as well as USB/iPod connectivity. For FXs without navigation, a 2GB music hard drive is now part of the Bose premium audio system. Conversely, for FXs with navigation, Bluetooth streaming audio, XM NavWeather, and Zagat restaurant guide are now included. Infiniti has also simplified the FX’s exterior/interior color combinations.
Fusing luxury, performance, and utility is the FX by Infiniti. The FX is a luxury vehicle and a serious competitor in its segment. Nevertheless, the FX is substandard in terms of utility; it only offers 34.6-inches of legroom in the rear and 32 cubic-feet of cargo space. Meanwhile, the ML by Mercedes Benz sports 42.2 inches of legroom and 32.4 cubic-feet of cargo space.
The FX is presently in its second generation. In 2010, the SUV is offered with a DOHC V-6 3.5 Liter, FX35 with 300 hp or a V-8 5.0 Liter FX50 with 390 horsepower. Both come married to a 7-speed automatic gearbox with downshift rev-matching. The Infiniti FX has power steering that’s speed sensitive, a front control arm/rear multilink suspension, and 4-wheel disc brakes. Standard features in the FX50 include rear active steering, All-Wheel-Drive and Around View Monitor inclusions.
The FX exonerates itself by offering high style and speed. It’s made of attractive sheet metal and it hosts eighteen, twenty, or twenty-one-inch alloy wheels. It has gracious exterior curves, an impressive powertrain, and excellent driving manners.
With available 21-inch Enkei wheels, the Infiniti FX, with its fenders flared and dark chrome grille subtly sparkling, commands attention on the road. A fusion of “power and grace,” the FX is a bold, aggressive standout.
Infiniti’s range-topping crossover delivers an upscale interior replete with standard leather seats, Bluetooth phone capability, intelligent key, hand-stained maple wood accents (FX50), and a 300-watt Bose sound system with satellite radio. The optional Around View Monitor is a must.
The FX35 boasts a 3.5-liter 24-valve V-6 good for 303 horsepower, while the FX50 ups the ante with a 5.0-liter 32-valve V-8 that churns out 390 horses. Both engines are paired to a standard seven-speed automatic with available magnesium paddle shifters. For a sizeable SUV, the FX handles and brakes well, thanks to a sport-tuned four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel vented disc brakes.
In addition to an array of airbags (dual front, front side, and side curtain) and stability and traction control, the FX is available with intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning, and lane departure prevention and warning.
Engines: 3.5L V-6, 5.0L V-8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Models: FX35, FX35 AWD, FX50
EPA Fuel Economy
FX35: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway
FX35 AWD: 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway
FX50: 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway
Price : $42,850 – $44,300