• (4.0) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $24,200–$34,712
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 390-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2013 INFINITI FX50

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 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
  • Labyrinth of high-tech features
  • Standard power liftgate

2013 INFINITI FX50 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Infiniti FX is a luxury crossover that emphasizes sportiness over utility. It is sold as the V-6-powered FX37, covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section, and as the V-8-powered FX50. It competes with a number of luxury crossovers, from the Lexus RX 350 to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and BMW X5. All-wheel drive is standard on the FX50, and the FX37 is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes to the FX50.
Exterior
The FX's beady headlights and rakish profile 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 high-intensity-discharge 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, and a ledge just below the windshield curls around to the windowsills. Air-conditioning and stereo controls sit below an available navigation display in the center control panel. The leather seats are available with quilted center inserts. Heated and ventilated power front seats are standard. Interior features include:

  • Standard reclining rear seat
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity
  • Standard dual-zone climate control
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard USB input for MP3 players
  • Bose stereo

Under the Hood
The FX50's 5.0-liter V-8 makes 390 horsepower and teams with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The transmission has adaptive shift control, which adjusts shift points based on how the car is driven. Mechanical features include: 

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

Safety
Standard safety features include active front 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 have four-piston, aluminum front calipers, hardware that suggests serious stopping performance. Safety features include:

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

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 3 reviews

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Great mix of sport and comfort

by Dad & his Beast from Ventura Couny, CA on October 9, 2017

As an older car guy this has been a perfect vehicle; very comfortable, easy to drive and loaded with an amazing array of features. When I ask for power the car acts as if it has been eagerly waiting t... Read Full Review

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2013 INFINITI FX50 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on INFINITI FX50 Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on INFINITI FX50 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.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 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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