Advertisement

Why ads?
Popular at KBB.com
  • 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000
  • 2014 Small Luxury Sport Sedans
  • Class of 2015: New Vehicles Ready to Roll
  • 10 Best Midsize SUVs
Go

2007 Infiniti FX

Overview
Share this page
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

2007 Infiniti FX Review

By

Infiniti's FX35 and FX45 crossover SUVs actually look more like sports cars than light-duty trucks. The racy FX twins definitely know how to stand out in a crowd, but their flashy design sometimes places form over function. The rear hatch opening, for example, is rather small and there is not much cargo space behind the second-row seats. Narrow side glass and a small rear window create large blind spots, although the standard RearView Monitor helps alleviate this concern. If you can live with these minor shortcomings, the FXs' impressive handling and brutally quick acceleration make them the ideal performance crossovers, with expressive exteriors that can definitely turn heads.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you love the feel of a sport sedan but need something that can also carry a bit more cargo, offers all-wheel drive and looks likes no other crossover SUV on the planet, the FX may very well appeal to you.

You May Not Like This Car If...

You may not like the FX if you have to carry both cargo and passengers. Some of the FX's more attractive options are grouped into pricey packages and cannot be ordered separately. And the cost of replacing the huge 18- and 20-inch tires every 30,000 miles may require a second loan.

What's Significant About This Car?

No major changes for 2007

Driving the FX

Driving Impressions The FX shares its basic platform with one of Infiniti's most aggressive performance sedans: The G35. This platform creates a nearly perfect front-to-rear weight ratio that allows the...

fully independent suspension to work superbly. In the FX45, an enormous set of 20-inch wheels and tires cements that connection. While their grip is not in question, the firm ride of these round rubber giants might be somewhat unsettling.

Once under way, the FX's steering is tight and linear, responding instantly to the driver's input while the sophisticated suspension keeps the FX nearly level in all but the most extreme cornering maneuvers. The steering can feel a bit heavy due to the large tires, and tight turning circles are not what the FX does best.
Favorite Features

RearView Monitor
A rear backup camera allows you to see beyond the narrow rear window.

Interior Colors
The FX's wonderful interior colors give you many more choices than black, tan and gray.

2007 Infiniti FX Details
2007 Infiniti FX photo Interior

The FX interior has sort of a cocoon-like atmosphere. The front passengers sit low, and the big dash seems to tower over them. The seats are wonderful, as is the clever motorized instrument cluster that moves with the tilt/telescopic wheel. Rear passengers have plenty of legroom, but may find headroom a bit tight. Cargo space behind the rear seat is minimal, but handy rear-seat levers let you fold the rear seats without having to reach into the cargo hold to release them.

Exterior
2007 Infiniti FX photo

Infiniti describes the FX as a "Bionic Cheetah." The 20-inch wheels (of the FX45) seem enormous given the vehicle's short wheelbase and, with its short hood and minimal rear overhang, the FX in the side view seems to be all side doors and big wheel wells. The step-in height is low enough that entry and exit are easy, but the squat rear doors require tall passengers to watch their heads.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The FX35's standard features include a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and snow-mode feature, rear-wheel drive, power windows, power locks, heated power mirrors, heated leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), stability control, fog lights, keyless entry, xenon headlamps, 300-watt 11-speaker Bose audio with iPod accessory and a six-disc MP3-compatible CD changer, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, RearView Monitor, 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support and memory, head-curtain and front side-impact airbags, cruise control, 18-inch alloy wheels, traction control and rear wiper. The FX45 adds 20-inch wheels, all-wheel drive, power sunroof, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, automatic headlamps, aluminum roof rails and a Sport suspension.

Optional Equipment

Options for the FX include all-wheel drive (FX35), Intelligent Key and a rear-seat DVD player. Both models offer a Technology Package that includes DVD navigation, Lane Departure Warning System, SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio and Intelligent Cruise Control.

Under the Hood

The FX35's 3.5-liter V6 has all the power this vehicle needs and delivers reasonably good fuel economy. The extra cost of the V8 is hard to justify considering you can load the FX35 with every option imaginable for the price of a base FX45.

3.5-liter V6
275 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
268 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23 (RWD), 16/21 (AWD)

4.5-liter V8
320 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
335 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/18

Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

2007 Infiniti FX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 275 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Best suv

By on Sunday, April 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Had a range rover before this SUV and loved them both but I have to say I would take the infiniti over the rover anyday because of the reliability. Both very similar, but never have to worry about anything but routine maintenance on this car, and that's what I was looking for. Will probably drive this fx35 forever! Bought it used with 80,000 miles but it's like brand new! I love it. Highly recommended"

didn't hold up like i thought an Infiniti should

By on Sunday, April 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive and really good looking vehicle"

Cons: "just fell apart"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"everything just broke on it, mirrors, back latch, low tire sensors, etc was always something, got new tires at the dealership and it started shaking, was never right again, they tried to fix it and didn't know how. My advice is don't own one without the extended warranty. I will never buy another one."

Very Dependable

By on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Quality, dependability, comfort."

Cons: "Hard ride, gas mileage could be better."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"After 130K miles I can say this is one of the best cars we've ever owned. Only one repair in 10 years and all the miles. Only negative is that it rides a little hard and it has some blind spots. Also suggest that you buy high quality tires, i.e. Michelin, because they make a HUGE difference. No rattles, and it looks and drives like the day we bought it."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

loved my car rip

By on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable, safe, lots of power"

Cons: "fuel economy isnt what they say it is."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i truly loved this car. unfortunatly it is not a commuter car. i drive 55 miles one way highway. only get 16mpg. tank will only get you 345-350 miles. other than that car drives amazing and is extremly comfortable. car is built very strong and extremly reliable. i recommend this 10/10 for safety. today i hydroplaned at 70 mph off the road flipped 10 times and stopped once i hit the trees. the inside of the vehichle held up amazing and i ended walking away with 2 scratches and a sore lower back from the seatbelt holding me in place while the car was flipping. the air bags did there job. im really going to miss my infiniti fx35 but i really do need a more fuel efficient car."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Some downfalls

By on Thursday, January 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"FX35 drives great. Down fall about the interior seats durability: the driver seat motor broke and it was stuck in one position. There were also some major tear on the "leather seat". The automatic door opener gets stuck when it gets too hot outside."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love My FX35

By on Monday, October 21, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and be seen in, comfortable, luxury"

Cons: "Not much room in cargo or rear seat"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I absolutely fell in love with the exterior and interior look of the FX35, and when I drove it. wow! It has more than enough power, it takes off much like a rocket, I have no idea how fast it will go, but it will get there very quick! I love the way the vehicle handles around corners, great center balance, no sway or "top heavy" feeling. She has been very reliable, averages 19 mpg - and must have premium fuel. The two downfalls - when something does go wrong, it's expensive; and there isn't much room inside for passengers or luggage. I am 50 years old, female, and this car is my favorite of all the cars I've owned."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Share this page

Advertisement

Why ads?
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?