2011 Infiniti FX50 Overview
Get the best of all worlds: high-tech safety and entertainment options, massive power, versatile seating, and unique styling with the 2011 Infiniti FX50 SUV.
The 2011 FX50 is closely related to the FX35 and contains many of the same features and styling. The biggest difference is the powerful 390-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine, which is mated to a seven-speed automatic with auto-manual mode. Unlike the FX35, the FX50 boasts standard all-wheel drive and for those who need to carry more when they venture into the wilderness, can also tow up to 3,500 pounds. The FX50 requires premium gasoline and receives 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Competition includes the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, BMW X5, and Lexus RX 350. Optional Rear Active Steer angles the rear wheels to enhance turning precision, while an adaptive suspension continuously reacts to changing road conditions giving the FX50 exceptional handling capability.
Immediately setting the 2011 Infiniti FX50 apart from the competition is its unique exterior styling, which exhibits a long, slender hood, bi-xenon headlights, and functional side air vents. The FX50 sits atop standard 20-inch alloy wheels, while 21-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 FX50. Power leather front seats, a reclining rear seat, dual-zone climate control, and optional heated/cooled front seats give the FX50 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 FX50 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.
Racing-track power and handling is mixed with the utility of an SUV, and the high-tech safety and entertainment capabilities of a first-class vehicle in the 2011 Infiniti FX50.