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2013 Infiniti JX35 SUV

2013 Infiniti JX35 Review

(0 Stars)  Filling the slot between the FX and the QX.

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New For 2013
Launched in the spring of 2012, the 2013 JX35 has only one engine option: Nissan’s 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. There are only two models—front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive—but Infiniti has plenty of extra options available, including a backup collision-intervention system.
Overview
Infiniti already had three utility vehicles, but that didn’t stop the company from adding a fourth, the JX crossover. Sizewise, the seven-passenger vehicle is flanked by Infiniti’s FX and QX. The FX and its smaller sibling, the EX, prioritize style over utility, and the QX is a powerful behemoth. That left a hole for a crossover that could compete with the Acura MDX, the Audi Q7, the BMW X5, and the Lincoln MKT. The JX is spacious inside with a passenger volume of 149.8 cubic feet, making it larger than the Lincoln MKT. The second-row seats slide fore and aft about six inches to provide reasonable legroom for both rows of rear seats. Cargo space increases when the third row is folded. Standard features include leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a power liftgate, and a rearview camera. The JX shares its platform with the Nissan Murano and is fitted with the same V-6 and continuously variable transmission, making it the first Infiniti with front-wheel drive (four-wheel drive is an $1100 option) and a CVT. The transmission emphasizes fuel economy over performance; it has a sport mode that mimics a conventional transmission, but it’s not nearly as crisp or satisfying as Infiniti’s seven-speed automatic. The JX has style, practicality, and functionality and, more important, fills a void in Infiniti’s lineup.

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2013 JX35 Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 18 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 390 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 265 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 248 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

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'13 Infiniti SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  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 Scope
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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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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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Passenger Air Bag
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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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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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