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2007 Infiniti FX35

  • 2007 Infiniti FX35 Base Sport Utility

    Base Sport Utility

    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      275/268
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $37,800
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2007 Infiniti FX35 Review

The 2007 Infiniti FX35 has impressive power, handling, and standard features, but it lacks the cargo space and interior aesthetics of its competitors.

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Overview

The 2007 Infiniti FX35 boasts a rough SUV exterior with the soul of a sport sedan. If you're looking for an off-road adventure, this isn't your kind of SUV. However, if you want a reliable vehicle with strong safety features and plenty of power, you can’t go wrong with the FX35.

Some car connoisseurs complain that the 2007 Infiniti FX35 lacks the interior aesthetics of its rivals, and some of the interior features do look a bit cheap in comparison. However, this is due to Infiniti’s intentional decision to push the FX35 into the world of sport sedans, rather than luxury SUVs. Although this choice compromises the vehicle's interior aesthetics somewhat, Infiniti’s engineers designed the FX35 to be one of the best-handling SUVs on the market. That's a tradeoff that most people can live with.

Overall, this is an excellent vehicle worthy of your consideration. It has a fairly high price, but it is loaded with standard features that will satisfy most drivers. If you want an extremely safe, reliable, midsize SUV, put the 2007 Infiniti FX35 on your short list.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: Five-speed Automatic Transmission with Manual-shift Mode
Models: Infiniti FX35

What's New

The Infiniti FX35 received two notable updates for 2007: it now comes with iPod connectivity and a seatbelt reminder.

Exterior

The 2007 Infiniti FX35's exterior was built for on-road performance rather than off-road adventures. Its somewhat short height makes the standard 18-inch wheels look massive. The lower half of the FX35 is more reminiscent of a sports car than an all-terrain vehicle designed to tackle tough forest trails and desert paths.

Despite the sporty design, the FX35 doesn't venture into the world of flashy, ostentatious vehicles. It has a classy exterior that will not attract too much unwanted attention on the road, making it an appropriate choice for families.

Interior

The 2007 Infiniti FX35 comes with plenty of impressive interior features, such as a Bose audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, and full-power accessories. It also offers several tantalizing options, including satellite radio, a navigation system, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The interior; however, lacks the aesthetics of its competitors. It almost feels like Infiniti accidentally melded a sports car with an SUV, which is great when discussing performance and handling, but fails in regard to luxury and comfort.

The FX35 has enough interior space for four passengers, but the sloped ceiling is uncomfortable for tall passengers. The 2007 Infiniti FX35 does not; however, offer much cargo space compared to other SUVs. With only 65 cubic square feet, it just doesn't match the 70-85 cubic feet set by other midsize SUVs.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Infiniti FX35 comes with a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that offers 275 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque – this amount of power rivals other SUVs in the FX35's price range.

The best thing about the FX35; however, is the vehicle’s drivability. Sit behind the wheel, and you will feel like you’re controlling a sedan rather than a hulking SUV. The performance of the FX35 offers a serious advantage for those who navigate through thick traffic regularly; it handles curves and merging well, and offers responsive steering that makes driving enjoyable.

Safety

The 2007 Infiniti FX35 comes standard with an impressive number of safety features, including front-seat side airbags, full-length curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, and traction control. It even comes standard with a tire pressure monitor and rear monitor, making parallel parking a snap.

Buyers can choose to add Infiniti's Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). This system alerts the driver whenever the vehicle unintentionally drifts into another lane.

The 2007 Infiniti FX35 also receives excellent crash test reviews. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives it a perfect score for protecting passengers in side and frontal impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also awarded the 2007 Infiniti FX35 its top score for frontal-offset crash tests.

EPA Fuel Economy

Infiniti FX35: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Handles like a sedan
  • Plenty of interior room for four people
  • Comes standard with an array of features

You Won't Like

  • Blind spots
  • No third-row seat
  • Limited cargo space
  • Feels a little cheap compared to some competitors

Sum Up

The 2007 Infiniti FX35 has impressive power, handling, and standard features, but it lacks the cargo space and interior aesthetics of its competitors.

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