• Nicely styled
  • Fits seven comfortably
  • Lots of standard features
  • Only one powertrain available
SUM UP Filling the slot between the FX and the QX.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for JX35 in 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...more

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.

Safety

Standard are ABS, stability and traction control, six air bags, and three-row side curtain air bags.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Infiniti JX35

  • Audi Q7
  • BMW X5
  • Buick Enclave
  • Lincoln MKT

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2013 JX35 Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope

Exterior

  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Spoiler

Interior

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Brake Assist
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Third row seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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