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2013 Infiniti JX35 Review

Versatile Luxury Crossover

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 JX35

In short: A smart and spacious 7-passenger crossover.


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ith three spacious rows of seating and a host of advanced driver-focused features, the Infiniti JX35 is built with maximum versatility in mind. Offering as much passenger room and even more legroom than Infiniti's gargantuan QX56, this cavernous crossover is perfect for afterschool carpools or packing up the skis for a long weekend on the slopes. Cutting-edge technology should also put parents' minds at ease, with Infiniti exclusives like Backup Collision Intervention and Blind Spot Intervention offering intelligent accident avoidance. Thankfully, the JX35 is quite thrifty for a vehicle of its size, with a lean 3.5-liter V6 and continuously variable transmission (an Infiniti first) contributing to its respectable 21 mpg combined.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/60,000-mile basic warranty; 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty; 7-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty.


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Base Price: $40,450 / As tested: $51,105

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 4-door crossover

Engine: 3.5-liter V6 engine
Horsepower: 265 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 248 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission: continuously variable transmission (CVT) with manual shift mode

Curb weight:
4,280 lbs
Wheelbase: 114.2 in
Length/Width/Height: 196.4/77.2/68.6 in
Turning circle: 38.7 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS and brake assist
Suspension: independent MacPherson strut front; independent multi-link rear

Traction: Vehicle Dynamic Control with traction control

0-60 mph: 7.8 seconds
Top Speed: 121 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City:
18 mpg
EPA Highway: 24 mpg

Safety:
dual-stage front airbags with passenger seat occupant detection sensors; roof-mounted curtain side-impact airbags with rollover sensor; driver and front passenger side-impact airbags

 

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