2011 Infiniti FX35 Overview
With such a sleek and unique appearance, the 2011 Infiniti FX35 is a game-changer for those who want an SUV that’s high on style and substance.
The 2011 FX35 is no dud with a capable 303-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual mode. Available in standard rear-wheel-drive or optional all-wheel-drive configurations, the FX35 receives 16 mpg in the city and between 21-23 mpg on the highway. For those who need to carry a bit more when they venture into the wilderness, the all-wheel-drive version is rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds. The 2011 faces stiff competition from the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Lexus RX 350 in the midsize luxury SUV segment.
Immediately setting the 2011 Infiniti apart from the competition is its unique exterior styling, which exhibits a long, slender hood, bi-xenon headlights and functional side air vents. The FX35 sits atop standard 18-inch alloy wheels, while 20-inchers are optional. One key addition for 2011 is a power liftgate, which will become standard later in the year.
Plush and refined encapsulate the inside of the 2011 Infiniti FX35. Power leather front seats, a reclining rear seat, dual-zone climate control, and optional heated/cooled front seats give the FX35 a luxurious feel. Maximum cargo capacity is 62 cubic feet with rear seats stowed. Bluetooth® connectivity and a USB port with an MP3 interface are standard, while a hard drive navigation system with voice recognition, XM NavTraffic, a Bose audio system with 11 speakers, and a 9.3GB Music Box hard drive are optional.
The 2011 Infiniti FX35 is equipped with a suite of optional safety technologies, including an around-view monitor system, which utilizes several cameras for a bird's-eye view of the SUV's perimeter, and a lane departure prevention system. Infiniti’s Distance Control Technology helps keep an adequate distance between you and the car in front of you while in cruise control. Adaptive cruise control and a forward-warning system, which applies the brakes in the event of an impending collision, are optional. Active head restraints, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side-curtain airbags for both rows, traction control, an electronic stability system, and four-wheel antilock disc brakes come standard.
Packed with high-tech safety features and entertainment options, the 2011 Infiniti FX35 SUV also impresses with its ample horsepower and agility.