Used 2010 INFINITI FX SUV
INFINITI FX SUV
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There are only a handful of true performance-oriented crossover SUVS. Among the more notable are the Porsche Cayenne, the BMW X6 and the trend-setting 2010 Infiniti FX. Like its competitors, the FX is more a tall performance sedan than a rugged off-road explorer. True to its Infiniti roots, the sleek FX is fast, loaded with luxurious trappings and technological gadgetry, and is one of the most alluring and fun-to-drive vehicles in its class. Plus, if you can live without the V8 engine, the V6-powered FX35 can even be classified as affordable – at least by luxury car standards.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you need the versatility of a wagon or SUV, but you prefer a driver's-oriented vehicle that looks as good as it performs, the 2010 Infiniti FX is well worth a test drive.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you like open and airy cabins and need plenty of cargo space behind the second-row seat, the FX's cocoon-like cockpit and diminutive cargo hold won't cut the mustard. Enthusiast drivers with these needs might be better off in the Porsche Cayenne or Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
What's New for 2010
Newly added standard equipment for 2010 includes Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, a USB port and iPod interface and the addition of 2GB hard drive to the standard Bose audio system. Bluetooth Streaming Audio, XM NavWeather and Zagat Restaurant Guide have all been added to the available navigation system.
We drove the FX50 on a number of winding mountain roads and it performed to expectation, exhibiting excellent steering and braking response, a well-balanced chassis and quick acceleration. The rev-matching seven-speed transmission seemed to have a problem making quick decisions, but we were able to bypass the computer brain with the paddle shifters. Push the FX50 into a turn too quickly and you'll activate a whole host of electronic chaperones (the Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Rear Active Steer and Continuous Dampening Control suspension assist) that quickly return control to the driver. When not pushing the FX hard, we thought the ride was a bit harsh over uneven or rough surfaces, with the large 21-inch wheels being a possible reason. Those looking for a softer balance between ride and performance might prefer the FX35.
Intelligent Cruise Control with Distance Control Assist
This feature not only maintains a set distance between the FX and a vehicle ahead of it, the Distance Control Assist can actually slow and even bring the FX to a complete stop with no driver intervention.
Around View Monitor
Using strategically placed cameras under the side-view mirrors and at the vehicle's front and rear, a full 360-degree outside view can be displayed on the FX's LCD monitor, helping reduce blind spots when parking.
The FX's interior was designed to create the feeling of driving in a low-slung performance sedan. The narrow side glass and ten-way adjustable front seats (FX50) create a cozy cockpit, while the rear seat provides two adults with surprisingly good rear-seat head and leg room. Available steering wheel-mounted magnesium shift paddles help the driver keep both hands on the wheel when shifting gears, and a large console-mounted LCD display set at eye level provides at-a-glance access to the navigation and audio settings. Although the instruments are generally well arranged and easy to operate, the myriad of buttons that accompany the Technology Package can be a bit overwhelming, and are clustered near the driver's knee where they are difficult to see and reach.
Although the overall shape is still familiar, fresh sheetmetal and an aggressive new front end make the second-generation FX a bit more edgy than the original. The three-dimensional grille is patterned after rippling water, while the swept-back cat's-eye headlamps create a rather menacing scowl. When viewed from the side, there are prominent and massive wheels, a short hood, even shorter front and rear overhangs and a very short rear end. Infiniti has also tacked on a few things we think the design could do without, such as the cliché side fender vents that now appear on everything from economy cars to premium sedans.
Notable Standard Equipment
The V6-powered FX35 features dual-zone automatic climate control, Intelligent Key with push-button start, a power moonroof, eight-way power seats with power driver's lumbar support, 18-inch wheels, leather seating surfaces, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, a rearview monitor and an 11-speaker Bose audio system with CD player, USB port, 2 GB hard drive storage and an auxiliary audio input jack. The FX50 adds a V8 engine, Intelligent all-wheel drive, Around View parking monitor, heated and cooled front seats, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, 21-inch wheels, hard-drive navigation and an iPod interface. Standard on all FX models are front side-impact and front and rear side-curtain airbags, electronic stability and traction control and anti-lock brakes (ABS).
Notable Optional Equipment
Most of the FX's options are bundled into packages, with many of the FX50's standard features being made available on the FX35. The Premium package adds climate-controlled front seats with driver's-side memory, tilt-down side-view mirrors, quilted leather seating pattern, aluminum roof rails and a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The Navigation Package adds a hard-drive navigation unit with voice recognition and 9.3 gigabytes of music storage, XM NavTraffic, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Around View monitor and front and rear sonar parking assist. The Technology Package is offered on both trims and adds Adaptive front headlamps with auto-leveling feature, Intelligent Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Distance Control Assist and rain-sensing wipers. Unique to the FX50 is the Sport Package, with adjustable Auto and Sport-mode suspension, Rear Active Steer, and driver's seat with power side bolsters.
Under the Hood
The FX35 is powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 engine as in models past; with 303 horsepower, it's all the FX really needs. Status and speed will lure many to the all-new 5.0-liter V8, which employs Infiniti's Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) technology to maximize fuel economy and performance. Rated at 390 horsepower, the V8 provides a big increase in power over the V6 without much difference in fuel economy.
303 horsepower @ 6800 rpm
262 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 (RWD), 16/21 (AWD)
390 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
369 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20
The rear-drive FX35 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just over $43,500, while all-wheel drive adds about $1,500. The FX50 starts around $60,000 and, when fully loaded, approaches the $70,000 mark. The Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 are similarly priced, while the BMW X6 starts at about $14,000 more. To make your best deal, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price paid for the FX in your area. We expect the FX to hold its resale value as well as the previous generation, which is to say, very well indeed. Over time, resale values should be slightly higher than the Porsche Cayenne V6, Audi Q7 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport, but below those of the BMW X6.
INFINITI FX Consumer Reviews
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December 03, 2015
Quality #1, service centers can't be beat
Will not buy anything else but Infinity!
September 05, 2015
Superb vehicle! A lot of car for the price.
Best vehicle I've ever owned (2 Land Rovers, 6 GMC autos/SUVs/Trucks, 3 Fords sedan, mustang, LTD, & 1 Toyota sedan). For a fat guy (360...
March 27, 2015
Fun to drive
Great all around car.Not real good in snow even though it is awd.
March 12, 2015
Always felt secure driving an Infiniti, any model
Have driven an Infiniti since 1990. This is my 4th Infiniti. Have never had any problems.
January 23, 2015
Reliability and Performance in one Great Package
I’m a second time FX owner (03-FX45, 12-FX-35). I have loved both of my FX’s, possibly too much if you ask my significant other. My 03...
October 20, 2014
Luxury cross-over that acts like a race car!
I have driven my FX35 for three years. My wife and I liked it from the very first drive till today. She drives it like the luxury...
June 21, 2014
One of the best vehicles I've ever owned
I've wanted an FX for a long time. Last year I finally got one. The car is fantastic to drive. I particularly like the voice activated...
May 19, 2014
Great SUV--for what it is
You will love this SUV if you are looking for handling on street roads. If you are looking for an off roader, or third row seating for...