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2012 Infiniti FX50 Overview
For a complete all-around luxury crossover experience, the 2012 Infiniti FX50 is a force to be reckoned with.
There are several changes to the 2012 FX50, 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 FX50 is an all-wheel-drive model that comes with most of the upscale features of the less-powerful FX35. Competition to the Infiniti FX50 includes other luxury crossovers like the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350, BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.
The Infiniti FX50 boasts takes power and performance to another level with a 390-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-6 that produces 369 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 sleek curves and a fluid design, the 2012 Infiniti FX50 rides on 21-inch, 6-spoke alloy wheels and has bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, a power liftgate, power folding/heated mirrors and a 10-way power driver’s seat. Inside, the FX50 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 and heated and ventilated front seats are just some of the FX50’s impressive features.
Advanced safety technology abounds with 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.
Premium power and handling combine with luxury and cutting-edge technology in the 2012 Infiniti FX50 crossover.