2004 Infiniti FX45

  • 2004 Infiniti FX45 Base Sport Utility

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      4.5L V8
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2004 Infiniti FX45 Review

Nice performance for a SUV mixed with FX45’s unique styling.

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The 2004 Infiniti FX45 is a SUV with plenty of character and lots of heart. This vehicle was designed with style and an eye for handling and performance. It is one of the few SUV models of its class that drives more like a high end sedan than a truck like SUV. The impressive handling is due to the sport suspension and powerful drivetrain under the hood. It takes corners and turns well in addition to its nice performance on the highway.

Infiniti made sure to offer a SUV with a distinct looks as well. This vehicle has a unique body style that is sure to get attention anywhere from on the road to picking the kids up from school. It has a modern look with plenty of style to fit in any situation. Inside the cabin, plenty of features were added to offer the most comfort and safety possible. Overall, the Infiniti FX45 is well-equipped SUV option ideal for families, young professionals or anyone that wants some extra cabin space, nice features, and a powerful engine with good performance.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.5 liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Infiniti FX45

What's New

For the 2004 model year, Infiniti makes some changes to the FX45, including a new eight way power front passenger seat and air-filtration system are now standard as is the revised suspension system. This model also has optional chrome plating on the 20-inch wheels and a snow mode system for added traction in hazardous driving conditions.


The 2004 Infiniti FX45 is an attractive SUV with lots of external body style character to enjoy. This vehicle has rounded curves and a slightly detailed hood. The front end and grille are assertive with modern headlights and the Infiniti logo placed in the center of the grille. The FX45 does look smaller than other SUVs in its class and reminds one of a sedan in appearance. Infiniti offered this vehicle in several colors including Liquid Copper, Black Obsidian, and Laser Red to name a few.


The cabin of the 2004 Infiniti FX45 is a well-equipped environment designed for comfort and easy use. The driver’s seat alone has more features than most its competitor’s. The bucket styled front seats are leather and both feature an eight-way adjustable system with lumbar support. The driver’s seat is heated for maximum comfort. The rear seats are designed to fold for additional cargo space and can recline as well. This vehicle is equipped with plenty of power features such as power locks, windows, and mirrors. Storage space is located in the center console as well as front and rear door pockets. Alloy and leather trim accents the center console, doors, and shift knob. Air-conditioning, an interior filtration system, and audio system round out the conveniences in the cabin.

Performance & Handling

The 2004 Infiniti FX45 has several good things going for it. This model is equipped with a 4.5-liter, V-8 engine that offers plenty of power and is capable of 315 hp and 329 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with a five-speed automatic transmission, this SUV drives much like a sedan. With its sport tuned suspension and 20-inch wheels, handling isn’t a problem for the FX45. Most drivers find it pleasant and responsive in most driving situations. The sport suspension does mean passengers and the driver are in for a bit of a bumpy ride in some circumstances, however.


The 2004 Infiniti FX45 has an impressively long list of standard safety features to boast about. This SUV is equipped with emergency braking assist and four-wheel anti-lock brakes. It also has front and rear head airbags, dual front side mounted airbags, and driver and passenger head restraints designed to reduce the likelihood and severity of whiplash. Traction and stability control are standard for this model as well. The front seatbelts are equipped with pre-tensioning ability and the headrests are adjustable for the best fit for each driver and passengers.

EPA Fuel Economy

Infiniti FX45: 13/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Sport sedan-like handling
  • Unique styling
  • Plenty of cabin room for four
  • Lots of standard features
  • Impressive V-8 engine

You Won't Like

  • Limited cargo space
  • Tricky handling when pushed to the limits
  • No third row seating
  • Cabin not as luxurious as the competition
  • Large blind spots

Sum Up

Nice performance for a SUV mixed with FX45’s unique styling.

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