2013 Infiniti JX
2013 Infinity JX – new model offers 3 seating rows
Infiniti has introduced the 2013 JX to their vehicle line-up. The JX is an all-new luxury crossover that was created to deliver inspired style, performance, roominess and innovative features, challenging the status quo in the segment. JX is a 7-passenger crossover with third row seating, an abundance of luxury, versatility and state-of-the-art advancements in technology.
So, if the Infiniti QX56 is too big for your tastes or needs, the JX35 should fill the bill quite nicely for considerably less money, and with better fuel economy. Powering this latest Infiniti model is a 3.5-liter VQ35DE DOHC, 24-valve, 60 degree V6 engine with sequential multi-point fuel injection that makes 265 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, while also generating 248 pound feet of torque at 4,400 rpm.
The all-new JX is no plain creation – it evokes an emotional response from nearly all who behold it. The design concept addresses Infiniti’s DNA without coming across as a clone of any other vehicle in their line-up. Its styling is more contemporary and less futuristic in scope than some of its stable mates. One particularly nice touch is the bright cabin glass surround that traces the greenhouse profile. Lines are smooth and curves are gentle, delivering a most pleasing and attractive exterior form.
The interior displays an elegance that befits the exterior. The dash and center console exhibit a graceful wave-like effect.
Essentially, the elements in the Infiniti JX were designed to connect the vehicle occupants to the world around them, rather than shelter them from it. The JX35 represents a bold interpretation of what a 7-passenger luxury SUV should be, with the demarcation line between it and other 3-row luxury crossovers beginning with the concept that 7-passenger seating should actually and easily welcome all seven passengers.
The JX features a long wheelbase and short overhangs, along with a low roofline that doesn’t compromise interior headroom. The platform provides the benefits of a large family passenger vehicle without the usual exterior styling restrictions. An installed child seat moves forward with the 2nd row seat without limiting 3rd row access.
Our test of 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD was a pre-production vehicle, but delivered outstanding quality in construction and performance. The base sticker is $41,550 while the addition of the Premium Package, Theater Package, Deluxe Touring Package, Technology Package and Destination and Handling charges elevated the final price to $54,800.
The 2013 Infiniti JX35 sets an admirable standard for both interior space and comfort. It is loaded with a host of standard amenities and features as standard, with state-of-the-art technology that encompasses both personal connectivity and safety, with comfort and convenience aspects covered as well.
The JX is the first vehicle in the Infiniti line-up to offer Infiniti Connection and Infiniti Connection Plus services, which will be added to other Infiniti navigation-equipped models in the near future.
Power is more than ample and the CVT delivers smoothly graded shift points. The ride quality is comfortable, flat and stable. The JX comes in two models – the JX35 FWD and JX35 AWD offering five available equipment options and four drive modes through the Infiniti Drive Mode selector.
The Infiniti JX comes out as a Tour de Force in the company’s first venture into the 3-row luxury crossover market segment. Rivals include the Cadillac Escalade (with 3rd row option) and the new Lexus LX – but both cost a bit more.