2012 Infiniti FX35 Overview
Excellent sport handling, luxurious amenities and the versatility of a crossover define the 2012 Infiniti FX35.
There are several changes to the 2012 FX35, including a revised front grille and front fascia, updated meter illumination and the addition of heated front seats to the list of standard equipment. A new Limited Edition trim features many impressive appointments and technologies for those who want the best of the best. The FX35 is available in three trims: base FX35, all-new Limited Edition and more powerful FX50. Competition to the Infiniti FX35 includes other luxury crossovers like the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350, BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.
Under its curved hood, the Infiniti FX35 boasts a 303-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 262 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which adapts to changing conditions by constantly monitoring wheelspin and vehicle speed to automatically divert up to 50 percent of the available power to the front wheels, is optional. EPA-estimated fuel ratings are 16 mpg in the city and 21-23 mpg on the highway.
In addition to the sleek curves of the fluid FX35, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, while 20- or 21-inch alloy wheels are optional. Inside, the FX35 seats five and receives up to 62 cubic feet of cargo space and is adorned in in leather-appointed seating and Maple accents. Infiniti’s Advanced Climate Control System actively cleans the air inside the cabin eliminating up to 99.5 percent of airborne allergens. The Around View Monitor with Front and rear Sonar System uses four exterior cameras to give you a virtual 360-degree view of your surroundings so you won’t nudge any poles or obstructed items. A touch-screen hard drive-based navigation system with voice recognition, 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, rear seat DVD entertainment system, heated and ventilated front seats and a power liftgate are just some of the FX35’s impressive features.
If you thought that the interior was advanced, wait until you hear about the 2012 Infiniti FX35’s safety features. A lane departure system, adaptive cruise control and forward warning system that applies the brakes in the event of an impending collision are optional and team with an electronic stability system, traction control, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and a suite of airbags for maximum safety.
In terms of a luxury crossover that is both versatile and technology laden, the 2012 Infiniti FX35 has it all.