2012 Infiniti FX35

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9 reviews
Available Price Range $19,053-$31,441 Trims3 Combined MPG 18-19 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2012 Infiniti FX35

Our Take

The original Infiniti FX explored the boundaries of sportiness in a crossover, though not without some drawbacks in utility. It is sold as an FX35 and FX50 model. A 303-horsepower V-6 powers the five-seat FX35, while a 390-hp V-8 powers the FX50, which is covered in a separate report in the Cars... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cargo room
  • Somewhat cramped cabin
  • Visibility from the rear seat

Notable Features

  • 303-hp V-6
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Seats five
  • Labyrinth of high-tech features
  • New Limited Edition version

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The Infiniti FX was something of a revelation when it made its 2003 debut. At the time, there were few sporty SUVs on the market — unless your definition of sport is the rugged, off-road type rather than the quick, nimble, on-road variety. The refreshed 2012 Infiniti FX35 is essentially the same sporty performer it's always been, but its balky transmission and the evolving crossover/... Read full review for the 2012 Infiniti FX35

Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 9 reviews

The best SUV a sports car enthusiast could drive

by Performance Plus from Lubbock TX on February 27, 2012

Sceptical after driving a sports car for years but needing a grandparent car plus all the advantages of a SUV. This car does not disappoint. The only thing I wonder about is the hwy mpg because I have... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Infiniti FX35 Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Infiniti FX35 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Infiniti FX35.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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