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2012 Infiniti FX50 SUV

2012 Infiniti FX50 Review

(0 Stars)  New face, same fun.

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Overview
The Infiniti FX is a sports car trapped in a small truck's body. Even when Infiniti did a complete overhaul of the crossover awhile back, it didn't dare touch the car's dynamic ability. Sure, it's not your traditional SUV -- no low gear for off-roading, not a lot of rear-seat room, and limited storage capacity under its handsome hatch. But if you want to carve apexes and look good doing so, the FX might just be the best sport-utility vehicle out there. The FX35 and the FX50 have two different powerplants. The FX50 gets a high-strung -- but still highly polished -- 390-hp, 5.0-liter V-8. In the FX35, a 303-hp, 3.5-liter 24-valve V-6 does duty. It's less mellifluous but still strong. Both engines are paired with a standard seven-speed automatic transmission with available shift paddles (made of solid magnesium). All-wheel drive comes standard on the FX50 and is optional on the FX35, where rear-wheel drive is standard. Both models have double-wishbone front and multilink rear suspensions, and large four-wheel disc brakes. The driver-oriented cockpit with intuitive controls is one of Infiniti's best efforts, and that's saying something. The interior is richly appointed, and the available sport seats have good lateral support to hold you in place during hard cornering. Naturally, plenty of advanced audio, navigation, and technology is available as well. It may be one of the least practical SUVs on the market, but the FX is certainly an entertaining one.

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2012 FX50 Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.0L V eight-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 14 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 16 MPG combined and 380 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
23.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 390 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 369 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'12 Infiniti SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cargo Net
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Air Conditioned Seats
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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