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5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Infiniti JX35

2/23/2013
The new 2013 Infiniti JX35 is a 3-row, 7-passenger crossover SUV that shares its platform with the redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and is the first Infiniti model to offer front-wheel drive since the Infiniti I35 went out of production after the 2004 model year. The Infiniti JX35 will be short-lived. Next year, Infiniti is aligning all of its SUV models under QX nomenclature, and the 2013 JX35 will become the 2014 QX60. In the meantime, if a roomy luxury crossover SUV from Infiniti sounds like it might fit your requirements, here are 5 fast facts you should know about the 2013 JX35.

1.) The 2013 Infiniti JX35 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine generating 265 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm, and premium unleaded is required. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Standard, Sport, Snow, and Eco driving modes is also standard, delivering engine power to the JX35's front wheels. An all-wheel-drive system is optional, transferring up to half of the engine's output to the rear wheels as conditions warrant. According to the EPA, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive, and 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway with AWD.

2.) Built in Tennessee, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 is equipped with standard 18inch aluminum wheels, bi-Xenon headlights, LED taillights, a power sunroof, a power rear liftgate, keyless access with push-button ignition, a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, triple-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, and a reversing camera system. Options include a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, a premium surround sound audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system, climate-controlled front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, an Advanced Climate Control System with air filtration and odor removal, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

3.) Infiniti claims that the JX35 provides more second- and third-row legroom than a Cadillac Escalade, and notes that the right side of the second-row seat can slide forward to load or disembark third-row passengers without removing a second-row child-safety seat. Additionally, the second-row seat offers 5.5 inches of fore/aft travel to help adjust legroom to meet passenger requirements. In terms of cargo capacity, Infiniti provides measurement only for the space behind the third-row seat: 15.8 cu. ft. The Nissan Pathfinder, on which the Infiniti JX35 is based, supplies about 47 cu. ft. with the third-row seat folded down, and a maximum of 79.8 cu. ft. of space with the second- and third-row seats folded down.

4.) Safety-related options offered for the 2013 Infiniti JX35 include a Blind Spot Warning system, a Blind Spot Intervention system, a Lane Departure Warning system, and a Lane Departure Prevention system. An Intelligent Cruise Control system is also optional, operational across the SUV's full speed range and including Distance Control Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Brake Assist, and Pre-Crash Front Seat Belts. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the Infiniti JX35 received an overall safety rating of 4 stars (out of 5); however, the individual result for the front-seat passenger in a frontal impact is just 3 stars.

5.) New technologies offered for the 2013 Infiniti JX35 include Active Trace Control, a Backup Collision Intervention system, and Moving Object Detection technology. The JX35 can also be equipped with an AroundView Monitor system and Infiniti Connection technology offering Automatic Crash Notification service, Infiniti Personal Assistant concierge service, and Drive Zone/Speed Zone alerts. A Tire Inflation Indicator is standard, sounding the horn when the proper tire inflation pressure has been reached for each tire.