2009 INFINITI FX35

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$13,998
$1,297
above average
90,453 Miles
37,516
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 90453
Color: Other
Body Style: SUV
Trim Level: RWD
Doors: 4
Transmission: 7-speed Automatic Overdrive
Engine Type: 3.5L
Drive Train: 4x2
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: Mesquite, TX
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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Sunroof/Moonroof
Navigation System
Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Backup Camera
Parking Sensors
Premium Package
Heated Seats

Notes

** Adaptive Suspension, ** Alloy Wheels / Premium Wheels, ** Backup Camera / Parking Sensors, ** Bluetooth, Hands-Free, ** Brake Assist, ** Cruise Control, ** Keyless Entry, ** Multi Zone Climate Control, ** Portable Audio Connection, ** Premium Sound System / Premium Audio, ** Satellite Radio, ** Security System, ** Stability Control, ** Steering Wheel Controls, ** USB Port, 18" Split 5-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels, 2-Position Driver's Memory Seat, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Aluminum Pedals, Automatic temperature control, Bluetooth? Hands-Free Phone System, Bose Premium AM/FM/6CD, Brake assist, Climate-Controlled Front Seats, Front Bucket Seats, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, INFINITI Hard Drive Navigation System, Interface System for iPod, Leather-Appointed Seat Trim, Navigation Package, Outside Mirror w/Reverse Synchronization, Panic alarm, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power windows, Premium Package, Quilted Leather-Appointed Seat Trim, Remote keyless entry, Sand-Blasted Aluminum Roof Rails, Security system, Solid-Magnesium Paddle Shifters, Speed control, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tonneau Cover w/Cargo Net. Recent Arrival! 2009 INFINITI FX35 Umbria Twilight Metallic 4D Sport Utility 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V 7-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive RWD Let our team show you how easy it is to purchase from Clay Cooley Hyundai of Mesquite.7 Day Vehicle Exchange Program on cars, trucks, and SUV inventory in Mesquite.[!@@Additional Info@@!]Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System,Navigation Package,Premium Package,11 Speakers,AM/FM radio,Bose Premium AM/FM/6CD,CD player,Interface System for iPod,MP3 decoder,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear window defroster,2-Position Driver's Memory Seat,Bluetooth? Hands-Free Phone System,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power moonroof,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Fully automatic headlights,High intensity discharge headlights: Bi-Xenon,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Block heater,Bodyside moldings,Bumpers: body-color,Heated door mirrors,Outside Mirror w/Reverse Synchronization,Power door mirrors,Splash Guards (Set of 4),Spoiler,Aluminum Pedals,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Cargo Organizer & Protector,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter: HomeLink(R),Illuminated entry,Leather Shift Knob,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Power Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Solid-Magnesium Paddle Shifters,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Climate-Controlled Front Seats,Front Bucket Seats,Heated front seats,Leather-Appointed Seat Trim,Power passenger seat,Quilted Leather-Appointed Seat Trim,Split folding rear seat,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,Sand-Blasted Aluminum Roof Rails,Tonneau Cover w/Cargo Net,18" Split 5-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels,Alloy wheels,Rear window wiper,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,3.357 Axle Ratio,** Adaptive Suspension,** Alloy Wheels / Premium Wheels,** Backup Camera / Parking Sensors,** Bluetooth, Hands-Free,** Brake Assist,** Cruise Control,** Keyless Entry,** Multi Zone Climate Control,** Portable Audio Connection,** Premium Sound System / Premium Audio,** Satellite Radio,** Security System,** Stability Control,** Steering Wheel Controls,** USB Port


Recalls & Defects

VIN JNRAS18UX9M102794 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

STEERING:COLUMN

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008 Infiniti EX35 vehicles equipped with the power tilt/telescope option included in the premium package, manufactured June 29, 2007, to April 25, 2008, 2009 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 vehicles manufactured October 31, 2007, to April 16, 2008, and 2009 Nissan GT-R vehicles manufactured March 14, 2007, to April 25, 2008. The steering column outer tube may not be round, resulting in extra stress being applied to the upper steering bearing. This stress may cause the bearing retainer to fracture, creating extra play in the steering wheel or a possible loss of steering.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 72 reviews

90,000 Miles Still Like New

4.5
jas74 on 03/06/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased from dealer, one owner lease. We have owned the car for 2 years and all we have done is regular maintenance per the dealer. Very reliable car, most Japanese cars are! Just had the transmission firmware updated, seems to shift much better. Also had the trany power flushed and changed. Overall, I just don't trust European cars these days. The BMWs / VWs, I have owned seem to require little $100-300 repairs all the time. Not the FX, everything works! does not nickel and dime you to death.

Great Car - Hate the transmission

4.5
deninfiniti on 10/09/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my FX for over 2 years now and love how comfortable it is to drive (my first trip was 1200 miles and I felt as fresh stepping out of it as when I had got in!). The engine is great and has plenty of power. My main gripe is the 7 speed transmission... it sucks. I often find myself trying to pass other traffic and putting my foot to the floor and nothing happening for 1-2 seconds... once you get passed this point fine, but that lag can seem like an eternity. I had it re-flashed and that helped a little, but this is definitely something more fundamental..... But if they fixed this I would definitely get another.

Continuing satisfied FX35 customer

5
essia on 11/30/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a very pleasurable buying experience at the infinti of omaha dealership. The sales team of Dan and Dave worked with me and my budget to get me into an upgraded 2009 model from a 2007. Very happy with the car and the professional way I was treated during the entire buying process. I highly recommend these two individuals when buying a car and the infiniti of omaha dealership

130,000 miles later...

4.8
khl on 11/22/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

FX35 FWD with Premium, Deluxe Touring, Navigation, Technology, and Rear Entertainment Packages. Original owner with 130,000 miles since 3/2009. A lot to still like: 1) Reliability: no problems to date except a cracked hose and routine maintenance. 2) Handling: great feel of the road; amazing for an SUV; handles the twisties like a sports car; 3) Interior: looks luxurious; 4) Seats: excellent side bolsters and heated/cooled 5) Wheels: super looking 20" alloys that resists brake dust very well. Gas mileage 20 MPG overall. However, I want to point out the many areas that I would love to see on my next Infiniti FX (see below).

This car is Awesome!

4.6
mikeshehade on 07/06/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

To all those the have Trans issues, its really not that serious, yes it shift a little werid but hardly noticable. You people are freaking picky. The car is [non-permissible content removed] its fast, comfortable, and reliable. I looked into alot of SUV's and this one is by far the best. X5, M-B, Porshe is a joke. Just the interior on the FX alone is better then these cars. ive had this car for a few months and its been very fun to drive. its like buy a 350Z but a SUV body. if your old and not into sporty cars, dont buy this. Go buy a M-B with its 500 issues and its ugly exterior.

Sports Car/SUV - A Great Mix

5
jah53 on 10/18/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles like a sports sedan (very similar to Adui Q5) but with additional practicality and great view of road. This was a prime consideration for me Great looking (and unique) exterior, beautiful interior - although I would prefer a bit more of the Maple and Aluminum trim, and it could really use some additional leather on the door panels at this price Milage is disappointing - have never gotten better than 22 mpg (and is generally 17 - 18) with AWD. While power is very good - milage is less than my previous M-B E430 4Matic Limited luggage space compared to other SUVs - but this is an OK trade-off since it handles a LOT better than other SUVs Dealer experience is not up to M-B

Not worth even considering

3.9
Dave~NYC on 10/04/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Why buy this crossover? I bought it and I hate it. And for solely one particular reason. The transmission! Dear infiniti, you tried and failed miserable on manufacturing a 7 speed transmission. Mercedes can make 7 speeds, Lexus can make a seamless 8 speed, but you infiniti are poor at making a 7 speed. Why does this car shift into 7th gear at 25 mph? Whoever is reading this. this car looks nice, it looks sexy, the interior is gorgeous, but only because of the transmission do not buy it. Consider the BMW x5 or x6 or perhaps the Mercedes ml 350 but please do not buy this deceiving SUV. I miss my m45

My 2nd FX and Lovin it !

4.9
GLR on 09/09/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you want a sports car with a backpack this is it! This is our 2nd FX, (Prem/Tech/Nav/RearEnt.). Our first FX was an ’06 which my wife and I really enjoyed driving. I did notice the quirks of the new 7-speed but were resolved with the software updates. Having XM/cooling seats/dvd/nav/mp3/rain sensing wipers makes the FX a great cruiser on long road trips, I don’t know how we drove long distance without Adaptive Cruise and Lane Departure Prevention they work really well. We drove 900 miles(hwy) with cruise control set @ 75mph & averaged 24 mpg. The technology, maintenance & reliability are simply amazing and are a bargain when compared to its European counterparts. Fun to drive, buy one!

Great for the right person

4.4
renelms on 06/22/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice vehicle that you will probably love or hate. I have really enjoyed it but my wife doesn't want in it. Throttle and brake responses are a little touchy, the ride can be bad on bad roads but is normally very compliant. Drivers position, height and controls are very comfortable and well placed. Cabin is snug for a SUV but near perfect for the Sport SUV it was designed to be. Not overly impressive in any road comparisons to a car, yet if feels very sporty in every way and is very enjoyable to drive if you need a SUV but want a sports car. Fast or slow I average 20 mpg and have had no problems other than a dealership that seems to think they are the only ones in town. Cool Ride!

Review after 3 months of driving it...

3.9
firstandlastInfiniti on 02/04/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have driven the car for 3 months and 3000 miles. I agree with "Rick" - 7 speed tranny ruins the overall experience of owning this car. Shifts all over the place (I have the latest transmission flash) and still show very harsh downshifting after releasing the gas pedal (this initially scared the daylights out of me when it first happened, now I just come to expect it). Only "DS" (Drive Sport) mode returns control to the driver and allows you to get around horrible gear ratios and indecisiveness of the computer as to what gear the car needs. Also, brakes are VERY soft - takes longer to stop and gas mileage is mediocre. No tranny change 2010 so if you consider buying you're warned.

Look forward to driving!

4.8
Steve on 01/31/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I came out of a Range Rover Sport Supercharged. The RRS was in the shop constantly. I purchased the FX35 for it's reliability and I wanted as much of the RRS handling and size as I could get. The FX didn't infatuate me, I just needed out of the RRS. I am now in love with this vehicle. Handling is not quite to the level of the RRS, but the "fun to drive" factor/cost goes to the FX35. The shifting issues are mostly resolved with premium fuel. My fuel economy of highway/city mix is a steady 19MPG! I feel this is good for any vehicle with this speed/performance/AWD. I look forward to my drive everyday! The FX35 is just easy to love. No dealer visits to date (7000 miles).

New FX35

4.8
JAH on 01/27/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased the 2009 in January 2010. Have put about 2,000 miles on it to date. Car is unique looking, powerful, great handling (for an SUV/Crossover). So far no issues/complaints. My first SUV - and coming from a M-B E430 4Matic - I am very pleased. My choices got down to Porshce Cayenne, Audi Q5 and Infiniti FX35. The Infiniti won based on performance, comfort, great interior, and price. Both Consumer Reports and J.D. Powers have commented favorably on reliability for Infinitis

TERRIBLE TRANSMISSION

3.1
Rick on 12/28/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 7 speed transmission is a disaster. I took it back but they said the software upgrade was done. It shifts up to 7th gear by 40 mph so if you come to a hill you have to take it down 2 speeds otherwise it struggles. Constantly shifting and the tranny brakes the car when you take your foot off the gas. IT RUINS THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE OF THE CAR...VERY DISAPPOINTING. I'M READY TO GET RID OF IT ALREADY ...HAD IT 3 MONTHS. I got the Premium and Deluxe wheel package...both worth it and very nice. Seats are hard. Bluetooth is nice. Wood trim is beautiful. Design is cool. Have to take tourneau cover out to get groceries in.

Great car!

5
David on 12/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wonderful ride! Extremely comfortable, and fun to drive. Traded in BMW X5 with no regrets. I love it's unique looks, and over the top features.

Good not Great

3.8
its good on 12/01/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My Wife and I have had the FX for just over a Year and for the most part it has been a Great car except for a few things. 1. It shifts way too slow when you need it. Really almost 2 sec pass, the rpm jumps and then it moves. 2. Air seems to find its way in to the Gas tank causing a lack of seal, sets off "check engine" light. 3. The heated seats start tricking up, they work, they don't, then they do again... go figure.

Shame to Infiniti

2.6
Infinityfan on 11/30/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This is my second Inf after '04 FX, which I really enjoyed. I got the new 2009 FX35. I have never been so unhappy with a vehicle's performance and fuel economy. My old one was showing about 13-14 mpg mostly city drive and new "IMPROVED" shows the same, driving experience horrible, unless I drive about 70-80mph. In slow traffic the shifting is all over the place sometimes it feels like someone bumps you behind. Also maybe because car is to heavy or because of transm issues, when my car starts driving it feels like it's choking on fuel. I took car already a few times to dealer who claims that he did some re-programming, but so far I do not see any changes and think it will be my last Infiniti.

Love it even more!

5
Trey on 11/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Favorite car I have ever owned. Features galore, fun to drive, eye catching, and great build quality. This is a "sports" SUV. If you need a hauler you may want to keep looking. If you want more sports than utility then this is it!

Wonderful Vehicle

5
Dave on 10/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Let's start this out by saying I have massively enjoyed this car for almost a year now. I traded in my 05 FX35 that I loved, and fell in love all over again. What a fun to drive, eye catching, high tech, sporty vehicle with utility available. Infiniti nailed this one. I really enjoyed the last FX I had, but this improved on what was already a masterpiece! The gas mileage is about the same (but this time I have the AWD), and the rear visibility is still pretty poor. Other then that everything else has improved!

Wonderful Car!

5
Infiniac! on 10/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing! From the gas mileage (for an SUV) to the tech options, this vehicle has it going on. It's a pleasure to drive, and a great option for someone who wants a sports car with utility.

WHAT A RIDE!!! 2009 FX 35 AWD

4.9
LA Bauer on 10/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It has the speed when you need it, with the look and feel of a luxury sports car. I traded in my Lexus RX 330 with no regrets. The interior is lovely with many features. I just wish that the rear offered better visibility. You really need to be careful when making a lane change. I rely a lot on my mirrors and must turn my head to look before I change lanes. Wicked blind spot. I also wish that they had a self closing rear hatch. Otherwise, love this car and very happy with the purchase. I will let you know how the AWD does when snow flies. I live in Alaska, so that should be soon!

2009 FX a setback from my 2006

3.8
AinPleasantH on 10/18/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought a 2009 FX 3 weeks ago, trading in a 2006. Upgraded to Nav with touchscreen. So far, a lot of disappointments 1) It's slower! I punch it getting on the freeway, it hiccups. The 2006 took off! 2) Adding Nav adds other functions, like touchscreen, traffic, but diminishes other features: a) Reduces bluetooth phonebook capacity by 75% b) eliminates ability to program pause (worked on 06) c) added, cumbersome steps to dial phone d)sound system audio quality diminished e) ipod interface nice, but ipod, battery runs down after car shutoff - auto-turn-on, not turnoff. 3) much less room in backseat-my riders complain 4) promised improved mileage is really worse -just a bigger gas tank.

Even More Disappointment

3.1
Unhappy on 10/09/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Not only did the transmission not upshift smoothly, now I am getting the same problem as others on the downshift side. Engine revs to 5k as I am pulling in to a stop. Thank goodness my foot is already on the brake. Talk about dangerous. This has shades of the mid-80's Audi all over it. In addition to an intermittently functioning Nav screen, a non-charging iPod, and braking "pulls" to the left and right... quite honestly, you can have this machine. Unfortunately, it's on a 4 year corporate lease. Pooched.

It's worth every penny!

5
Raymond on 10/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the FX 35 AWD w/Premium, NAV, Deluxe Touring, and a few other options. Love the NAV and around view monitor. Once you get used to it, it's a breeze. 20 inch tires and rims look great, as well as the real maple wood trim inside. Upgraded leather has a very rich feel to it. I am not sure if my transmission was repaired from the dealership already, but no problems so far (3,500 miles).

Wonderful Vehicle!

5
Julie on 09/29/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am in sales and drive a lot. I wanted a car that was fun to drive, looked great, and had some space to carry my equipment. The FX fit the bill to a T. The NAV works great (once I figured it out), around view cameras are wonderful, gas mileage is not bad for an SUV of this class, and it still works great for hauling the kids and groceries. I traded in a BMW X5 that I loved, but now don't miss at all anymore. The FX gets much better mileage, and the interior styling blows away both the X5 as well as the X6.

Dedicated to Infiniti

4.9
Dedicated Infiniti on 09/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I took delivery in April, and this car has been nonstop fun ever since. I also have a 2007 G35, so I do love Infiniti. I test drove an X5, Q7, RX, ML and nothing drove and handled as well for the value. I bought every option package and got online (buy all my cars by way of carsdirect) for $9780 off sticker. I was only not able to get the illuminated kick plates. I plan to see if my transmission needs to be reflashed for software, but it actually seems to be improving with mileage so maybe won't need to soon.

Awesome Vehicle

4.9
gogofx on 09/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I love this car. I think its the perfect vehicle for sports car guys that need just a little bit of utility. Great get-up and go power, has all the amenities that I need right now. The only thing that is a bit annoying is the upshift with the transmission, there is a hesitation at times that is very noticeable. But, overall a wonderful vehicle.

BEST in its class! (in my opinion)

5
Aaron on 09/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What an amazing car. Between the climate controlled seats, key fob options, electronically controlled retractable mirrors, 360 degree view camera, Nav, reclining back seats, intelligent AWD, great ride, and unique looks, this car is the best! When doing the Edmunds comparison with its competitors the MDX, X5, X6, and RX the FX really shines. Tightest turning radius (by far), offers most front leg room (by many inches), 2nd best in gas mileage, and is one of the least expensive. If you need an SUV for hauling ability this is not for you. If you are looking for more of the "sport" from the sports utility vehicle category there is no other choice.

Great car!

4.9
Eric on 09/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great driving. I also had the transmission fixed and it runs great. New features are wonderful. Infiniti hit a home run with this one.

I'm FXed!

5
FX Lover on 09/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently traded in my '04 FX35 for an '09 FX35 and have no regrets. Comfort is all you feel when driving or riding in it. The '09 FX35 is significantly smoother and quieter than the '04. I actually enjoy driving now...doesn't feel (or sound) like an SUV but rather a luxury vehicle. The controls are all within easy reach. The Technology Package is a must! As far as the gas consumption, it's not any better than my '04. My opinion is that if you can afford to buy a new FX35, fuel prices/consumption should not be an issue. TIP: Drive it w/TLC!

Best SUV on the road!

4.9
Chuck on 09/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Enjoying my FX in every way. Fun to drive, head turner, great options, and I don't miss my BMW X5 one bit. The FX has it all!

Wildly Fun!!

5
Bardoc on 09/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only single word I can think of to describe this automobile is AMAZING! It drives great (now the transmission is fixed), looks great, sounds great, and is priced great when compared to so called rivals. I test drove the Acura, Lexus, and BMW competing SUV's. Although they all had some great highlights, overall the Infiniti blew them away. It has the performance of the BMW's, all the features of the Acura, and much much better styling then the Lexus.

This is it!

5
FX Lover on 09/12/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Favorite car I have ever owned. Considered and test drove many other high end cars, but wisely chose the FX. It's an eye catcher on the main roads, and a performing BEAST on the back roads!

WOOOOOOOOOW!!

5
Ruster on 09/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything works with precision! Great riding, handling, sounding, and looking car. Test drove many cars, and kept coming back to the FX. Thanks Infiniti for nailing it!!

Brutal 7 Speed Transmission

4
Unhappy on 09/08/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my first Infiniti. While I enjoy the unique exterior style of the new SUV (as well as some of the gadgets) I must admit that the 7 speed transmission drive train leaves me speechless... in a bad way. The transmission wants to shift into high gear (7th?) at road speeds of 25mph. Even in DS mode it is not appreciably different. And if you have to climb any degree of incline at 25mph... wow... the vehicle labors vigorously. There is no downshift without pressing the accelerator halfway to the floorboard; at which point the RPM goes to 5k and the vehicle lungs forward. I hope they do some reprogramming of shift patterns.

Transmission re-flash works wonders

4.6
chazas on 08/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our FX35 last February. I've been very happy with our purchase, my partner somewhat less so. The car is great fun to drive. The exterior takes a bit of getting used to, but the interior is class all the way. There were two significant issues. The first is rotten rear visibility - either you get used to relying heavily on the rear view and birds-eye cameras or you don't. The second was the transmission. It tended to search for the right gear, refuse to change quickly when floored, and just shift roughly. But there is now an available transmission re-flash (reprograms the computer) - ask about ITB09-032. It works wonders, completely solves the problem. Thanks, Infiniti!

Performs as Advertised

4.9
Romeb2k on 08/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good mix between luxury & performance. Luxury on par with RX330 (prev auto) but performance is superior. Plus, you only see limited quantities on the road. Manual shift toggles are a blast! Gadgets galore. Fully loaded w/all 5 pkgs. Active/passive safety features were draw to FX. 7 sp trans works well despite complaints from other reviews. If I need additional power/response I use the toggles and shift manually. Interior space is adequate. I am 6-3 and I can fit comfortably in front seats/rear seats are a little cramped on legroom. The FX35 allows the best of both worlds, I can fulfill my performance desire as well as obtaining moderate functionality of SUV.

Sports Car in the Body of an SUV

4.9
socal on 08/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Huge improvement over '08- refined interior, more power, better ride. Almost bought the Lexus RX350. FX a little more edge and a lot more performance. Gadgets galore. Highly recommend the bigger wheels to offset the longer hood. Exclusivity as factory not making as many. Highly reliable- not a single issue with my '08. If you are looking for a sports car with some utility this is your ride.

BMW to Infiniti...couldn't be happier

4.8
Anthony on 08/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

PROS: nice body styling, 360 cam is awesome, leg room, instrument panel design, navigation, cooled seats, handles GREAT. Great freeway mileage. CONS: no full power trunk door, transmission is slow sometimes unless you floor it, poor gas mileage, wish the trunk organizer was to one side of the trunk instead of smack in the middle not allowing you to put any big items in without having to fold it down. Very fun to drive, and I love the big gas tank.

Just a poor designed car!

3.1
Jay on 07/25/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought a fully loaded FX35, but I am disappointed about the car. When driving in highway, the car sometimes hesitates to shift to a lower gear during acceleration and it chokes up! First time, I reported this problem to the dealer, they told me “Infiniti is aware of the problem but doesn’t have a fix for it yet”, but later on, they took it back and said “This is a Normal Behavior”! They just had a recall on the replacement of Steering Column Electrical Tilt Motor. Also, only after 5000 miles, the dealer had to keep my car for 1 week to fix rear window. After one week, they gave the car back to me unfixed and told me that “Infiniti doesn’t have the spare part in inventory”!!!

Love it!

5
Mar on 07/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a Mazda RX8 a few years ago for an Infiniti G35 couple. I thought I was getting more room while keeping the fun drive. I just traded in my G35 for a new FX35 and I am in love! This car has incredible style, has great pickup and hugs the road far more than my G35 did. Plus I get the extra room that I didn't have in either of my last two cars. I still miss the sports car feel of the RX8, but this FX35 makes me smile every time I get in and push the start button. Highly recommend it!

Extremely Disappointed

3.4
Eugene on 07/11/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is my third Infiniti after driving an '04 FX and an '05 G35, which I enjoyed tremendously. I had to have what was marketed as a new and improved FX for '09. I think the new styling is incredible. However, I have never been so unhappy with a vehicle's performance. I'm beside myself - I just threw away $40K+. In slow and go traffic, the shifting is all over the place while it attempts to find the right gear. Unless I'm able to drive aggressively, I find the 7-speed transmission unacceptable. From a stop it performs great. Once at about 22 mph is where I realize issues. Several times, when coming to a stop I thought I got bumped from the rear as the car has lunged - it's just not smooth. :(

Miss my old FX35

3.6
Amir on 07/07/2009

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had the 1st FX for 5yrs. Loved the car. So I had to get the new one. Big mistake! Great gadgets, great look! But the new transmission takes away all the joy! It downshifts like someone driving a stick shift for the 1st time. Very lazy, not smooth, brakes are horrible. The car downshifts and accelerates in traffic at the same time and it's in gear 6 or 7 when you're driving 30 miles. So to accelerate the car your really have to kick down hard and it takes days for the car to respond. My experience has been so bad, I'll be changing the car soon.

Great SUV!!

4.9
Les on 06/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in 2007 FX35 and got top dollar plus great deal on the 2009 FX. 2009 is much more comfortable: upgraded leather, cooled seats. Premium & touring packages made this a must buy. New front end a little strange but it is a sharp looking SUV and I get questions about it wherever I go. A/C keeps the car cool even in Mississippi summers. Quieter on the highway too. Will keep it.

Great Performance Vehicle!

4.4
Jaimarsh on 06/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a great vehicle. Performance is outstanding, and the fit and finish is of the highest quality - truly a luxury car. Rear interior space is somewhat limited compared to a "regular" crossover SUV, but is still more room than a sedan. The limited rear visibility is not a serious problem, but it means that the back-up camera is an absolute must- have. Mileage has been poor (16 mpg) on mostly in-town driving, but you should not be buying this car for great mileage. The handling is great, but the car seems to have a slight hesitation when it down-shifts while coasting at slow (below 20 mph) speeds. Don't know if that is due to CVT or something else. Overall, one great vehicle!

My 3rd FX 35AWD

4.9
BRUCE on 06/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best FX to date. Got prem/navig./tech - way superior to the 06&07 models, handles and rides much better. Great pickup, excellent brakes, fit and finish far better, navig., around view camera excellent. Styling is a love/hate - no cookie cutter here. Unique and bold - a true sports truck. Best bang for the buck. Acura, BMW - no comparison... electronics styling way beyond the competition.

Great SUV but 7spd leaves questions

4.5
John on 05/27/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had the FX35 for a little over a month now and it has been a blast to drive. Interior layout is very clean & well thought out. Everything flows perfectly. I know some don't like the exterior but it has grown on me. I would recommend getting the Deluxe Touring package which gives you the 20 inch wheels. The 18s are a bit small compared to the size of the FX. All the tech features work well. The Nav has room for improvement. You can't use the all the features when in motion. The search function needs to be more customizable. Its 7spd tranny is way too slow to respond. It hunts for the right gear in traffic. It has slipped a couple of times. They should have left the old 5spd in.

I love my FX

5
Anthony N. on 05/07/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Coming from 3 consecutive BMW coupes, this car is a pleasure to drive. No more worries about pot holes and low profile tires. Hoping Japanese quality will treat my wallet better after the warranty runs out. Handling is extremely responsive, braking was surprisingly better than I would have thought for a heavy SUV. No regrets at all.

Awesome!!

4.9
Hiren on 05/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted to buy a sedan but after I drove this one I fell for it. It has great handling like a sport sedan, the exterior and interior is of superb quality and overall drives great! I suggest you buy it with the nav and the tech package and you will have everything under the sun!! The mileage is same as any V6 300hp car produces.

Very impressed

4.8
Brunoblake on 05/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just picked up my new FX35 - only got the premium package, but it is plenty since the car comes fairly loaded! Excellent engine performance (same dual- throttle V6 as the new Z), redesigned interior is on par with Lexus and Mercedes, and the cost is fair for what you get. Believe it or not, I bought it partially because it is family- friendly: the rear seats fit three booster seats with room to spare!

2009 FX35

4.9
jayrandall on 04/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second FX35. I turned in a RWD '06 with Sport and Touring only. The new vehicle (AWD, Premium, Nav and Deluxe) takes the FX to a new level. Much tighter vehicle all around, better craftsmanship, it's a whole new world. The car is a joy to drive, and when you are on the highway, the drive is remarkably smooth. Highly recommended. I chose the Liquid Platinum and Java leather combo. With the 20" rims, the 'silver on silver' look works.

Infiniti is on a roll!

5
CompGeek8157 on 04/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I used to have an 07 G fully loaded and used to have an FX before that. So I know what I'm getting into and I'm not disappointed at all. This new FX35 is as fast as the previous gen FX45. The 7 speed auto is really good while cruising on the highway. The rpms stay around 2500 for 75 mph. Not bad for a vehicle of this size. I got the AWD, Prem, Nav, Deluxe touring. I would say the Deluxe touring is a must have. The 20" look awesome on the FX. Over all it blows the competition out of water. No plastic wood no cheap stuff. Good sound insulation when compared with the G. Absolutely no rattles and everything is very tight and solidly built.

Great car, not comfortable

3.9
Tim on 04/09/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For a high end SUV the FX35 competes well, with some really nice features and tight solid construction. The controls are intuitive and usable, its nav system works great and the feature set is impressive. Comfort is a real drawback. The seats are good, but rear seating is cramped and there is limited cargo space. Space in the front seats is limited as well, with none of the little cubby holes and slots I am used to seeing in well designed cars. The ride is one word - punishing. You will feel every bounce and bump in the road. Pass on the technology package, it is annoying, constantly beeping and interfering with your driving style.

From '07 G35 to the FX...Nice Surprise!

5
JC on 03/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

2nd Infiniti. I had a 2007 G35X and absolutely loved it, but changed jobs and had to drive down the Turnpike every weekend and the drive wasn't so fun anymore. The FX performs and even drives like my G did, except it is a lot smoother. I really enjoy the IPOD interface. I agree with some of the bloggers about the 7speed transmission. I notice a slight hesitation when I am accelerating from 35 to 55 (very slight though). Having come from a G35, I find that I can't feel 80mph when driving... the car is that smooth. I purchased the NAV,Premium, Deluxe touring and enjoy the 360 cameras. Test drove the BMW and was very disappointed with drive and available technology features - Germans need help!

My 2nd FX35

4.9
msu79gt82 on 03/31/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the 09 MUCH better than my old 04! Smoother quieter ride with a much more refined interior (definitely the nicest interior of any car I've owned; including 3 Acura's and 2 other Infiniti's). I think the exterior styling is an improvement and think it looks good. I prefer the new "wavey" grill to the old "dimpled" grill. Its definitely not the plain vanilla car most folks drive (how many RXs are there on the road?). Mileage is OK (about what I expected); I am puzzled by a previous reviewer giving a 20.2 average mpg a rating of only 5? Infiniti has the nicest most compact key fobs on the market - great for guys who hate a lot of stuff in their pockets. A great fun to drive car!!

Excellent but still room for improvement

4.9
khl on 03/24/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Review after 1500 miles (Tech/Nav/DlxTour/Prem/Ent): Ample power/torque with responsive steering and braking make this a SUV that drives like a sport sedan. A joy to drive, but a manual transmission option would even be better. Very comfortable quilted leather seats with side bolsters and memory positions. While not as quiet as some luxury cars, the excellent Bose system compensates for any exterior noise that does intrude. All-around cameras make tight parking a snap. Attaining reasonable 20 mpg combined. Power latch on rear hatch is nice, but only emphasizes the missing auto-close feature seen with the competition. Built-in nav DVD means upgrading maps in future requires Infiniti service.

The greatest SUV I've ever driven!!

5
John on 03/21/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV/crossover will turn heads!! The greatest I've ever driven, nothing like '08 model. The acceleration is quick & brakes are responsive. The fronts seats are so comfortable even for me (I'm 6'03) The back seats are a little bit of a tight fit for taller passengers. Parallel parking in tight spots with the all-around view camera is so easy. The navigation is fairly easy to use. The 20" wheels complete the look nicely, I recommend them highly. This is just a beautiful classy car that is so fun to drive.

Love it!

4.5
Travis McGee on 03/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 2002 MDX, and was negotiating for an '09, but one test drive of the FX35 and I was done. If you're looking for a crossover that's fun to drive, you'll love the FX. Not as roomy or comfy as the MDX, but that's not the point, is it?

Very Good but not great.

4.5
renelms on 02/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first Infiniti and I am impressed in almost every way. The car is almost great. The all around view camera is amazing and surprisingly useful. I opted away from the Tech. package because I found it very annoying. Only complaints: 1) On most roads the ride is good but on some rough aggregate roads it is both noisy and a little rough. 2) Transmission is a little slow to downshift for passing. Not bad, but not that good either. Overall gas mileage has been 20.2 thru 2300 miles. Overall I think it is a very good and sporty ride and I found it to be very comfortable during a 600 mile day of driving. Limited interior storage and space needs to be considered closely. Buy it!

Great Crossover

4.9
David on 02/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Replaced my 2005 FX 35 when the lease expired with the new 09. Great SUV with the deluxe and premium packages that have the 20 inch wheels. It is certainly an upgrade from the 05 with nicer interior and better ride. It seems that there is more leg room in the front in the 09. In city driving the 7 speed transmission seems to change frequently but on the hwy it is really smooth. This would be my only complaint.

2009 FX35, stylish fun with practicality

4.3
nyalgaidin on 02/08/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

FX35 AWD 2009 Platinum Graphite/graphite with Premium, Navigation, splash guards, illuminated step. For the price, this SUV has superb value and retains most of the excitement of a G35/M35 while increasing refinement and space. Rides smooth and solid, like a tank on rollers and is amazingly agile for its size. Fits 4 adults perfectly. Classy yet contemporary interior is intuitive and instantly driver friendly. Advanced technology such as 360* view cameras, fast navigation, powerful speakers, and smart lighting makes for a convenient and practical ride. 7 gears makes for better mileage and efficiency.

What were they thinking?

4.6
Steven on 01/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our 3rd FX35 since 2003, our 8th Infiniti overall since then. This blows away my 2003 and 2007 FX35. However, two issues that they fell asleep on. They took away the compass on the mirror, and the compact flash reads some things and misses others. No current support on that issue. The compass was useful when navigation did not have an address in its database. Now, forced to look at the little compass on the nav screen and figure out which way you headed. It takes a few seconds to figure it out when you could just look at your mirror and see the direction by letters. The cd harddrive takes forever to copy songs into memory, basically useless. Compact flash very picky and fussy.

Second FX35

4.8
Dave on 01/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a 2005 FX35 for a 2009 FX35. Got all the bells and whistles with this new model. I love (most) everything about the car and generally agree with all of the posts here; however, there is one thing that is a negative. The front seats are quite a bit HARDER than the old model. I believe the seats had to be redesigned to provide for their new airflow. They are a bit like slightly uncomfortable shoes. If I were younger (I'm 45) I would not have noticed; however, the older one gets, the more things, in general, become uncomfortable! I still love this car. The seats are my only gripe!

Back to the Future FX

4.5
BManFX on 12/23/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lease ended on my 07 M35, and went for the new 2009 FX35. Got the Premium Package , Nav Package and Technology Package. Did not get the 20" wheel package. The 20s still make the car ride too rough and cost a lot more to replace than the 18s . Really like all the improvements in the car. The ride is 100% better than the previous model and even quieter than my 07 M35. It still is a bit rough if you are into a Lexus cush, but I think a lot of folks will like the balance of sport and lux. Tech features are amazing and really work!! A lot of this will become standard in the future on all cars. Check it out!

Best SUV I've ever driven

4.9
Andre on 12/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded my 2006 Acura MDX for 2009 FX35. Tried 2009 MDX- didn't like it. FX drives almost like a sports car, not like an SUV. Great handling, nav. system and back up camera are beyond belief, great leg room. Exterior is unbelievable, looks very aggressive. In my opinion, FX beats MDX hands down, except, of course, for the utility part. Luggage room is practically non-existent. Two weeks ago I drove six people and 5 suitcases in my MDX. Definitely won't be able to do it in FX. Other than that it's an unbelievable vehicle!

Awful Trans!!

4.1
Mark M. on 11/24/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had the 2003 FX35 and I loved it. So I just had to have 2009. I like the improved interior and the new look, but the ride is still hard. My main problem is the 7-speed transmission. The car only accelerates smoothly when rapidly accelerating. Accelerating from about 25 mph or 45 mph is awful. It never seems to know what to shift in too. It’s a nightmare when driving in traffic because it keeps downshifting and then it lags when it should up shift. I end up using the paddle shifters to make the trans do what it should be doing on its own. I was thinking it was only my car and maybe something is wrong with my trans, but I see that someone else had the same issue.

Almost

4.4
Jonathan on 09/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a replacement of my 2005 FX35, which I liked this has improved comfort, seats and ride. My main problem is the awful 7-speed transmission, badly programmed. This is supposed to be a sporty car. The car only accelerates smoothly when rapidly accelerating. Accelerating from about 25 mph or 45 mph requires full accelerator to get a downshift or nothing happens quickly. Around those speeds the transmission can’t seem to make up its mind and makes it hard to maintain a constant speed with frequent downshifting. I have never owned a car with such inconsistent throttle response.

My New 2009 FX35

4.8
Mike Sheridan on 09/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle!! I test drove every SUV on the market before buying this one. I drove the Porsche, Benz, the Toyota, Lexus, Ford, Dodge, and the BMW. None compare with the comfort and goodies that come with this one. Did I say I love it?? I owned a BMW X5 before buying this vehicle and there is no comparison in the ride, feel and comfort. This vehicle is by far the most outstanding of all the SUVs on the market.

Great Upgrade from my 1st Gen 2003FX!!

4.8
NEGOC8R on 09/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in my 2003 fully loaded FX35 for the 2009 with everything except for DVD this time. Like others wasn't crazy about looks such as grille and new color choices but, my Mojave Cooper w/mad-frown and wide arched hood has really grown on me. The DCA technology is the most impressive, actually pushes back off gas pedal and applies brakes when it detects a car in front, even in stop and go traffic. Other music and nav tech features are really fun. I don't understand how they made it faster and yet get slightly better MPG too, have not averaged below 20 yet after 2K miles. Braking and handling has also improved much over my 2003.

2009 Infiniti FX35

4.8
TulsaFX on 08/26/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded a 2005 FX35 for the 2009 FX35. At first I wasn't crazy about the looks but the much improved interior and ride comfort outweighed appearance. Now after having the car a month I really think it's cool. I really loved my 2005 and would have kept it had Infiniti not made such great improvements.

Dynamite

5
Paul on 07/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this FX after 750 miles. Had the previous generation, and the 2009 is better in all respects. Mileage, comfort, gadgets, looks, braking, performance. Great ride.

An honest review of the new FX-35

4.9
Happy FX owner on 07/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a previous FX-35 owner. I recently upgraded to the 2009 version. The ride is MUCH smoother compared to the previous model. The technological advances are amazing. The navigation system is better than Lexus. The radio is fantastic, including the iPod interface allowing you to fully manipulate the iPod using the Infiniti screen. The tip-tronic shift system is fun to use. You can use the stick shift or the paddles next to the wheel to up shift and down shift. The interior and dash board are much nicer now. I highly recommend the navigation system and the Technology package. The dynamic cruise control is very useful. I would VERY highly recommend this car, no questions asked.

A delight to own and drive.

4.8
Pat Davis on 07/20/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Road performance outstanding by any measurement. Handling, acceleration, braking all exceed previously owned similar class vehicles. The obvious concentration on fit, finish, interior design and updated electronics set off by the very pleasing and contemporary exterior combine to provide an outstanding ownership experience.


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