• (4.5) 6 reviews
  • Available Prices: $15,623–$27,287
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 390-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2011 INFINITI FX50

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 INFINITI FX50

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 390-hp V-8
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Seats five
  • Labyrinth of high-tech features
  • Standard power liftgate

2011 INFINITI FX50 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The original Infiniti FX explored the boundaries of sportiness in an SUV, though not without some drawbacks in utility. A 390-horsepower V-8 powers the FX50, while a 303-hp V-6 powers the FX35, which is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section. A number of luxury SUVs, from the Lexus RX 350 to the Mercedes M-Class, compete with the FX. All-wheel drive is standard on the FX50.

New for 2011
A power liftgate will become standard later in the model year, and black lacquer interior trim replaces maple accents as standard on the FX50.

Exterior
The FX's beady headlights and snout-nosed grille are at least as controversial as those elements on its predecessor if not more so. Along the side, functional air vents reduce the FX's lift, Infiniti says. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Available 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard bi-xenon headlights
  • Optional adaptive suspension continuously reacts to changing road conditions
  • Optional Rear Active Steer angles rear wheels slightly to enhance turning precision

Interior
The cabin has a high dashboard. A ledge just below the windshield curls around to the window sills, and air-conditioning and stereo controls sit below an available navigation display. The leather seats can come with quilted center inserts. Power adjustments for the front seats are standard. Interior features include:

  • Standard reclining rear seat
  • Standard Bluetooth
  • Standard dual-zone climate control
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard USB input for MP3 players
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats
  • Bose audio system with 2GB Music Box hard drive

Under the Hood
The FX50's 5.0-liter V-8 makes 390 hp and teams with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Premium gas
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

Safety
Standard safety features include active head restraints, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. Traction control, an electronic stability system and four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are also standard. The FX50's brakes sport four-piston, aluminum front calipers hardware that suggests serious stopping performance.  Safety features include:

  • Optional lane departure warning system
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional forward-warning system applies brakes in the event of an impending collision
  • Optional Around View Monitor system uses four cameras to create a bird's-eye view of the immediate surroundings

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

Average based on 6 reviews

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Most fun to drive and amazing designed car

by Vadim Kaz from Milwaukee , WI on November 23, 2017

You have to drive it to feel the power of 400hp V8 engine . Very beautifully designed . Very comfortable

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2011 INFINITI FX50 trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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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.

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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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