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2013 INFINITI FX50

$14,855 — $26,895 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
17 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(3.2) 4 reviews

The Good

  • Performance
  • Safety technologies
  • Premium features
  • Decent cabin materials

The Bad

  • Cargo room
  • Somewhat cramped cabin
  • Visibility from the rear seat
2013 INFINITI FX50 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 INFINITI FX50
  • 390-hp V-8
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Labyrinth of high-tech features
  • Standard power liftgate

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 li...
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

What drivers are saying

3.2
4 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(3.8)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(3.2)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(3.8)
(1.0)

I love it suits my needs

by L flaherty from Mt Sinai ny on March 3, 2018

Great car runs smooth east handlinggret performance only had it 2 days cant tell gas mileage yet comfortable seat is easy to get in since I Hanse a bad hip Read full review

(5.0)

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 ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 INFINITI FX50 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 INFINITI FX50 Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by INFINITI

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 model years/less than 70,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain

    72 months/70,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    167-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The FX50 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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