Friday, July 26, 2013

2013 Infiniti JX35: Luxury and Surprisingly Good Value

When you think luxury family vehicle, you probably think of a vehicle that, while nicely appointed, is hugely expensive and consumes way too much fuel.

Well, if you’re talking about the 2013 Infiniti JX35, you’d be dead wrong, except for the first characteristic, that is.

This crossover SUV has three rows of seats, rides smoothly and has a number of convenient features.

And for a vehicle of this size and level of luxury, both its sticker price and fuel economy are quite reasonable.

The JX35’s engine is a 3.5-liter six-cylinder that makes 265 horsepower and is mated to a continuously variable transmission.

You can choose from front- or all-wheel drive.

The JX35 is rated at 17 mpg city, 23 highway, which isn’t bad for such a large vehicle.

In our extended road test of the JX, we set the drive mode to Eco (Sport and Snow are the other settings), and got right around 20 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

Unfortunately, like many luxury rides, it takes premium fuel, so that drives your cost up somewhat.

The styling of the JX35 is simple, yet with a slightly sporty flair.


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