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Is The Infiniti JX What Families Need It To Be?

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However, after getting up close and personal with the JX, I’m not convinced that it’s as perfect a fit for families as Infiniti promises it to be. It’s true that there is access to the third row even when a child-safety seat is installed in the second row, which isn’t a given in this class. But the actual operation of this feature was a little unclear.

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Another big Infiniti claim focused on the interior’s spaciousness. Specifically, the JX has more backseat legroom than a Cadillac Escalade. While I didn’t have a measuring tape with me, I’d classify the JX’s legroom in the second and third rows to be satisfactory, not spacious. The kids will have no complaints and date nights with two of your favorite couples can be accommodated, but using the third row significantly reduces usable cargo space.

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Unquestionably, the JX is an exciting option for parents who value luxury and design. A little bit of style can go a long way, especially for moms and dads who are trying to avoid the minivan route. After all, you can seat seven and still turn heads in the carpool lane. With a starting price of $40,450, parents might not feel as guilty about indulging in it. It’s less than the Acura MDX at $42,390 with standard all-wheel drive, and the JX’s price isn’t that far off from the top-of-the-line Ford Explorer Limited, which comes in at $37,855.

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Carrie Kim is a contributor to Cars.com Family.

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