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2009 - 2012 Infiniti FX

The Infiniti FX is the Nissan Nissan -owned company’s mid-size luxury crossover SUV. It was released back in 2003, along with its main competitors, the Porsche Cayenne and Volvo Volvo XC90. Its first generation lasted six years on the market before it was revamped and given another chance at increasing sales for the Japanese automaker.

The second generation Infiniti FX was launched on the market in 2009, and despite the fact that it has had a less than stellar performance, its sales are still stable and have lead Infiniti in their expansion to new markets all over the world. For the 2012 model year, the FX has been revised with subtle styling changes inspired by the Essence Concept and has received an extra version in the "Limited Edition" for the FX35 AWD.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2009-2012 Infiniti FX.

Exterior and Interior

2009-2011 Infiniti FX

Infiniti FX

The second generation launched in 2009 came with a new front end appearance, led by a black chrome double-arch front grille, standard fog lamps and iconic High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional projector headlights. Side air vents were also added behind the front wheels, while the window frames received a chrome treatment. At the rear, the model received LED taillights and large dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers.

For the interior, the most striking elements were an Infiniti signature "double-wave" instrument panel and white/violet Fine Vision Vision electroluminescent gauges. Another new addition was the 7.0-inch multi-information display monitor. The sporty appearance of the SUV was further improved thanks to the addition of a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel and aluminum-accented shift knob.

2012 Infiniti FX

Infiniti FX

While the Infiniti FX is no doubt a very successful model, things had to be improved if the company wanted to stay on top of the market. As a result, for the 2012 model year, the FX has been improved with a revised front grille and front fascia design, revised meter illumination, and standard heated front seats on all models.

The SUV’s bold new front grille and fascia design have been influenced by the stunning Infiniti Essence Concept. The new front is combined with fog lamps and iconic High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights, a strong front-to-rear shoulder line, tight greenhouse, kicked-back roofline, and integrated rear spoiler.

The interior has been specially designed to help the driver. It features a command center-style cockpit and an automatic driving position system, which moves the steering wheel and outside mirrors adaptively into the correct position when the seat is adjusted.

The Limited Edition will be distinguished by an exclusive Iridium Blue exterior color, 21" 10-spoke aluminum-alloy graphite finish wheels with P265/45R21 V-rated all-season tires, dark tinted headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) and auto-leveling, and dark tinted side air vents and lower door trim.

Engine

2009-2011 Infiniti FX

Infiniti FX

For the 2009 model year, the Infiniti FX was launched with two different configurations: FX50 and FX35. The base version was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an output of 303HP at 6,800 rpm (versus the previous generation FX35’s 275 HP) and 262 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. The FX50 featured a 5.0-liter V8 engine that outputs a total of 390 HP at 6,500 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm (versus the previous generation FX45’s 320 HP and 335 lb-ft of torque). Both engines could have been had with a standard all-new 7-speed transmission, the first ever offered on an Infiniti vehicle.

2012 Infiniti FX

Infiniti FX

Under the hood of the 2012 model, everything remained the same. The FX35 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an output of 303-HP and 262 lb-ft of torque, while the FX50 gets the same 390 HP V8 engine. The only difference is that for the 2012 model year, the company is offering only one transmission: a refined 7-speed transmission that offers both a wide ratio of coverage and a wide lock-up area, as well as a manual shift mode, Downshift Rev Matching, and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).

Prices

Infiniti FX

Models

FX35 RWD$43,4503.5L V67-spd auto w/ manual shift mode
FX35 AWD$44,9003.5L V67-spd auto w/ manual shift mode
FX50 AWD$59,3505.0L V87-spd auto w/ manual shift mode
FX35 AWD Limited Edition$51,5503.5L V67-spd auto w/ manual shift mode

Packages

Technology Package$2,900
Deluxe Touring Package$3,150
Premium Package$3,950
Sport Package$3,100

Accessories

Splash Guards$165
Roof Rail Crossbars$330
Stainless Steel Rear Bumper Protector$260
Dual DVD Headrest Restraint Monitors$1,515
Cargo Area Organizer and Protector$225
Tonneau Cover$390
Cargo Net and First Aid Kit$90
Stainless Steel Illuminated Kick Plates$300
Vehicle Alarm Impact Sensor$140
First Aid Kit$35
Tow Package$695

Competition

Infiniti FX

While we find it more elegant and better looking than its German competitors, the Infiniti FX is still not as successful as models like the Audi Q7 or the BMW X5 . This may be a pure case of brand loyalty, or snobbery depending on how you look at it. The Infiniti FX has been taken on test drives and has provided the same smooth acceleration, tight handling, and firm ride as any of the other two models. The FX is also cheaper than it German pals: the Q7 starts from $46,250 and the X5 from $47,200.

Infiniti FX
LOVE IT
  • Excellent to drive
  • Two engine options, both with great power
  • Driver-oriented interior
LEAVE IT
  • Visibility in rear not great
  • Some say the ride is a bit brutal


10 comments:

A minimal changes was made on this car, the exterior looks good and cool only in blue guys. Sorry for that. The interior of this mid-size crossover is the same with their past models.

A minimal changes was made on this car, the exterior looks good and cool only in blue guys. Sorry for that. The interior of this mid-size crossover is the same with their past models.

A minimal changes was made on this car, the exterior looks good and cool only in blue guys. Sorry for that. The interior of this mid-size crossover is the same with their past models.

It only had a simple platform and detailing. I’m still impressed with the other features of this FX. It is just too bad that it’s only a limited edition.

I simply love this Infiniti FX for the fact that this one is so reliable on the road and very decent on their aesthetic design plus it also had a cozy and comfortable interior feature and amenities.

Infiniti FX is already stunning and looking good on its body paint, though I noticed that it only had a simple detailing, and I noticed that the interior of it is not so impressive at all instead I found it so boring.

I would really prefer this kind of car than the other car. It maybe looks so simple and ordinary but at least it is so reliable for the road and practical to use in everyday transportation.

It seems so fun to drive. smiley Though it only had a simple platform and detailing. I’m still impressed with the other features of this FX. It is just too bad that it’s only a limited edition.

Totally a dominant car for men. Its color gave a masculine appearance. Surely an ideal car for bachelor type or professional people.

The concept of hybrid cars designed and built without adding, removing elements of driving and a key element of the various applications for Infiniti. So, there’s no worry at all.

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