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2013 Infiniti Fast Facts Guide

3/22/2013
This will be the last year for Infiniti as it is currently known. The 2013 Infiniti lineup of cars and SUVs is about to undergo a massive change, with every model getting a new name for 2014. Additionally, the most popular model is completely redesigned for 2014. In the years to come, parent company Nissan is planning to expand the number of models wearing an Infiniti badge while taking the brand global. For now, we share details about the 2013 Infiniti lineup, explain what each model will be called in 2014, and provide EPA fuel-economy ratings in addition to crash-test results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


2013 Infiniti EX
The smallest of Infiniti's crossovers and SUVs--the 2013 EX37--has a new name reflecting its new engine. Last year, this model was the EX35. Now, with the installation of a new, more powerful, 325-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine, it is called the EX37. Next year, it will be known as the QX50.

The EX37 shares its platform with the Infiniti G, and is offered with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Fuel-economy ratings range from 17 mpg in the city to 25 mpg on the highway, with the all-wheel-drive version getting 24 mpg on the highway. The NHTSA has not performed crash tests on the Infiniti EX37, but the IIHS designates this compact crossover SUV a "Top Safety Pick" for 2013.

2013 Infiniti EX Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Infiniti EX Quality Ratings


2013 Infiniti FX
Designed to emphasize on-road performance, the Infiniti FX is a 5-passenger midsize crossover SUV equipped with a V-6 or V-8 engine and a choice between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. For 2013, the same 3.7-liter V-6 engine that is new to the EX37 is bolted into the FX, changing the standard model's name from FX35 to FX37. The FX50 continues with its 5.0-liter V-8. Additional updates include a new Moving Object Detection system, new Moonlight White color for the Limited Edition trim level, and greater availability of Iridium Blue exterior paint and Java leather. Next year, this model will be known as the QX70.

Based on EPA data, fuel-economy ratings range from 14 mpg in the city for the FX50 AWD to 24 mpg on the highway for the FX37 with rear-wheel drive. The only crash-test ratings available for the FX come from the IIHS, which gives the crossover SUV a "Good" rating in the moderate overlap frontal-impact test and a "Good" rating for rear-impact injury prevention.

2013 Infiniti FX Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Infiniti FX Quality Ratings


2013 Infiniti G
The 2013 Infiniti G lineup consists of a G37 Coupe, G37 Convertible, and a G37 Sedan, with Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) versions of the coupe and, starting this year, the convertible. The IPL models offer enhanced acceleration, handling, and braking capabilities. This is the final year for the current G Sedan, which is redesigned and arrives this summer as the 2014 Infiniti Q50. The coupe and convertible models will continue, re-christened as the Q60 Coupe and Q60 Convertible.

According to the EPA, the least fuel-efficient version is the G37 Convertible equipped with a manual gearbox, at 16 mpg in the city. The most fuel-efficient model is the G37 Sedan with an automatic transmission, at 27 mpg on the highway. The IIHS has performed crash testing on the 2013 G37 Sedan, which receives a "Good" rating for moderate overlap frontal-impact protection, an "Acceptable" rating for small overlap frontal-impact protection, a "Good" rating for side-impact protection, an "Acceptable" rating for roof crush strength, and a "Marginal" rating for rear-impact injury prevention. The NHTSA has not performed crash tests on the 2013 Infiniti G.

2013 Infiniti G Sedan Summary, Photos & Specs
2013 Infiniti G Coupe Summary, Photos & Specs
2013 Infiniti G Convertible Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Infiniti G Sedan Quality Ratings
2012 Infiniti G Coupe Quality Ratings
2012 Infiniti G Convertible Quality Ratings


2013 Infiniti JX
New for 2013, the Infiniti JX is a 7-passenger crossover SUV that is based on the redesigned Nissan Pathfinder. Equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, continuously variable transmission (CVT), and front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the 2013 JX35 signals a change in philosophy at Infiniti, which has not sold a front-drive model in nearly a decade. In 2014, the JX35 becomes the QX60, and will be offered as a new QX60 Hybrid model.

For now, the JX35 is rated to return 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway regardless of drivetrain selection. The NHTSA gives this crossover a 4-star (out of 5 stars) overall crash-test rating; the IIHS has not performed crash tests on the JX35 as this article is written.

2013 Infiniti JX Summary, Photos & Specs


2013 Infiniti M
There are three different 2013 Infiniti M models to choose from: M35h, M37 and M56, the latter two offered with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Changes for 2013 include standard auto-dimming side-view mirrors and a standard power trunk closer, and expanded availability of the optional Sport package to include AWD models. A new Performance Wheel and Tire package adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, more aggressive-looking tires, and upgraded brakes, and the optional Premium package now includes Infiniti Connection services and a rear park-assist system. Next year, the Infiniti M changes its name to Q70 and Q70 Hybrid.

The M56, equipped with a V-8 engine and AWD, is rated to get 16 mpg in the city, while the M37 returns 26 mpg on the highway. The M35h, due to its gas-electric powertrain, is rated to get 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway. All three models receive a 5-star (out of 5 stars) overall crash-test rating from the NHTSA. The IIHS hasn't published its ratings for the 2013 Infiniti M, but last year's model was called a "Top Safety Pick."

2013 Infiniti M Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Infiniti M Quality Ratings


2013 Infiniti QX
The 2013 Infiniti QX56 is a full-size luxury SUV based on a model called the Nissan Patrol that is sold in other parts of the world. Able to seat up to 8 passengers, the QX56 now comes standard with auto-dimming side-view mirrors, while a Moving Object Detection system is available as an option. The only other change for 2013 is the addition of a Smoky Quartz paint color. Next year the QX56 becomes the QX80.

Equipped with a 400-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine and weighing a minimum of 5,595 pounds, it is not surprising to learn that the QX56 is rated to get 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has performed crash tests on the 2013 QX56.

2013 Infiniti QX Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Infiniti QX Quality Ratings


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