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Infiniti JX35

The Infiniti JX35 is a midsize luxury crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) that debuted as a concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in 2011. The production version of the vehicle was introduced at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Infiniti JX35 is manufactured in Tennessee, and beginning is sold in the U.S. under its luxury brand, Infiniti.

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Infiniti JX35 Origins

The Infiniti JX35 shares the same platform as the Nissan Murano, which is a midsize crossover SUV that Nissan introduced to the United States in December 2002. Although the platform technically remains the same, the Infiniti JX35 has a more elongated body as compared to the Murano.

The Infiniti JX35 aims to compete directly with other three-row crossover luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q7, Lincoln MKT, and Buick Enclave.

About the Infiniti JX35

The Infiniti JX35 markets itself as a crossover that can provide luxury and still comfortably accommodate seven passengers in its three rows. The car has a notably long wheelbase and short overhang, both of which help to improve comfort for the passengers inside without sacrificing on any exterior styling. The vehicle has a low roofline, but Nissan believes that it does not compromise on passenger headroom.

The vehicle has gained some level of popularity for its comprehensive safety features, including distance control assist, backup collision intervention, an around view monitor, blind spot intervention, and moving object detection. While there is no doubt that all these features make the Infiniti JX35 a safety-centric vehicle in theory, some critics doubt if they will be so useful in practice.

Apart from the safety features, the Infiniti JX35 promises quite a powerful powertrain along with a slew of optional features. The exterior design of the Infiniti JX35 shares many elements with the Nissan Murano, but the most significant differences can be seen in the front and rear styling. The vehicle design claims to be unique, but it has several similarities to in the styling of other luxury crossover SUVs in the market.

Infiniti JX35 Features

The 2013 model year is the first for Infiniti JX35. The 2013 Infiniti JX35 aims at providing performance and comfort in common with other luxury models sold under the Infiniti brand. On the outside, the Infiniti JX35 has a fluid design and uses a distinctive roofline and D-pillars.

The interior of the Infiniti JX35 boasts expectedly high quality. The center console and dashboard design draws heavily from the midsize Infiniti M sedan. The vehicle offers a brand new Intelligent View display at the center instrument panel, and is surrounded by easily legible electroluminescent gauges. The first feature that catches attention inside, however, is the seven-inch wide vehicle information display.

The third row of the Infiniti JX35 claims to accommodate adults comfortably, which promises a rarity for vehicles in this class. The second row of the SUV comes with a unique sliding feature that allows it to slide forward by 5.5 inches. This increases the space for the third row, which helps to accommodate tall passengers. All three rows have a split-folding function that improves the versatility of the vehicle.

A 3.5-liter V-6 engine fits under the hood of the Infiniti JX35. This engine delivers 265 hp at 6400 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. A continuously variable transmission gearbox couples with the engine, and the EPA estimates 17/23 mpg city/highway. The SUV comes standard with front-wheel drive, but an all-wheel drive will be offered as an option for those customers who want better bad weather capabilities.

Nissan will offer the Infiniti JX35 in five packages: Premium, Deluxe Touring, Theater, Driver Assistance, and Technology. All models of the Infiniti JX35 will, however, include certain standard luxury features such as a power sunroof, leather seats, heated front seats, power adjustability for the seats, a power rear liftgate, a RearView Monitor camera system, 18-inch five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, a six-speaker audio system with AM/FM and CD playback, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel.

The Infiniti JX35 offers some standard safety features, such as rollover sensors, dual-stage front airbags, and head curtain side impact airbags for all three rows, and front-seat side impact airbags. ABS and tire pressure monitoring come as standard features, as do the stability and traction control systems.

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