The Infiniti JX is a seven-passenger full-size crossover vehicle that is intended to appeal to buyers seeking a premium alternative to traditional minivan or SUV options.  The Infiniti JX prioritizes handling and comfort over sheer brawn, but it can still handle up to 76.5 cubic feet of total cargo space behind the front two positions and tow as much as 3,500 lbs.  Forward airbags, seat-mounted side airbags up front and full cabin side curtain airbags protect occupants in an accident, and the JX also comes with electronic stability control as well as traction control.

The Infiniti JX is offered with a 265 horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine.  Also capable of generating 248 lb-ft of torque, this unit is paired with a continuously-variable automatic transmission and delivers fuel economy of 18-mpg around town and 24-mpg on the highway when ordered with front-wheel drive.  All-wheel drive is also available as an option.

The Infiniti JX comes in a single trim level (MSRP $40,450) that can be dressed up via the judicious selection of options and packages.  The JX offers LED tail lights, HID headlights, a sunroof, 18-inch wheels, heated leather seats, three zones of automatic climate control, a power liftgate, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player with an iPod interface and a rearview camera as standard equipment. 

The Theater package delivers two LCD screens to help entertain rear passengers, while the Premium package adds a perimeter camera parking system, additional parking assistance, a touchscreen navigation system, a louder stereo system and Infiniti Connection telematics.  The Driver Assistance package adds a number of high tech safety and convenience items such as adaptive cruise control with the ability to warn drivers of a potential collision (as well as automatically brake the vehicle, if deemed necessary), a blind spot warning system, remote start capability and a heated steering wheel.

The Deluxe Touring package installs a panoramic sunroof, heaters for the second row of seating and ventilation for the front seats, a surround sound audio system and 20-inch wheels, and the Technology package includes all of the Driver Assistance package features plus the ability to steer the vehicle away from a potential blind spot collision as well as a lane departure warning system.

Not all Infiniti JX packages can be combined together.

A list of cars similar to the JX includes the 2012 Acura MDX, 2012 Buick Enclave and 2012 Volvo XC90.

See more details about the 2013 Infiniti JX.