Infiniti SUVs Ratings
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2005 Infiniti QX56 - 4x4
Pros: The automatic tailgate
Cons: The lousy gas mileage
Advice: Be aware this is a gas guzzler !!!A few gripes that I have this vehicle 1)The switches for the pedal adjustments and power lift gate keep falling into the dash when pushed. 2) The analog clock placed so low near the gear shift lever it is hard read. 3)The front door glass for both passenger and driver shudders and vibrates terribly over any size bumps when partially opened. 4)Lousy gas mileage.
2003 Infiniti FX45 - Base
Pros: Platform - handles like it's on rails; Design - like nothing else out there.
Cons: Rear cupholders are small
Advice: Evaluate what attributes you are looking for in your next car - the FX is more sportier than anything else.Is this really a SUV? It handles like a sports car. I have to admit, when the conditions are right, I'm a spirited driver. All my previous vehicles were sports cars not to mention I track a sport bike. The next car for me was a family car since we have 2 dogs. I wasn't ready to jump on the SUV bandwagon since typical SUVs don't fit my lifestyle at the moment. I rarely go to the snow so I don't all the hardcore 4x4 attributes in my car. The FX is a good cross between a sports car and SUV; however, I think it's more sport being the platform built on. Why I decided on the FX: -I do 99.9% of my driving on asphalt (not off-road or in the snow). -AWD safety especially in wet winters -I'm a spirited driver; when the conditions are SAFE, I enjoy the quick accelertion, crisp handling, amazing sound from the 4.5 liter V8. -Utility: a 315hp sports car that carries everything we buy from Home Depot, Safeway, and Target! -Value: has all the options we want at same price as Lexus
2004 Infiniti QX56 - 4x4
Cons: poor quality
Advice: don'tHave been most disappointed with my '04 QX56. Too many problems to mention. 3rd row seating has no headroom. traded a nicely equipped Suburban for the QX56. What a mistake, should have stuck with Suburban.
2005 Infiniti FX35 - AWD
Pros: AWD system.
Cons: A little noisy.
Advice: Just go for it.This is a real SUV(SPORT Utility Vehicle). It is very fun to drive (Like a sport car) and it has Off-road capabilities. It is just Perfect.....
2005 Infiniti FX35 - AWD
Pros: The horsepower 280 horses, 0-60mph in 7 secs, or less and weighs in at 4300lbs.
Cons: a bit of harsh ride. but thats due to the sports suspension.
Advice: Buy it do not think about it!This is one unbelievable vehicle. They say it stars off at 37,000$ but really nicely equipped and i suggest going for the sports package with the suspension and 20inch rims for 2k more, the end result is about 45,000$. A bit of a harsh ride, but it drives, corners, accelerates and stops like a full sedan/coupe, with the luxuries of an mid-size SUV.
2005 Infiniti FX45 - Base
Pros: Styling inside out
Cons: Cant think of one
Advice: Buy it unless you want the Lexus Hybrid SUVThis has been the best vehicle I've owned. It's not the best financial decision I've made, because I did dump $50,000+ on it. It's fun to drive, it's like sports car, it's high quality, real quiet interior, and so much praise for Infiniti! I've always thought that Infiniti's were imitation luxury cars, but no, they really aren't. My daughter said a few years ago about her G35 or whatever and I drove it and it was really nice, and I looked into the Infinitis since then. The styling is very unique, in a good way. It stand out from the blandness. Also I like the navigation system, which has a bird's eye view. I do not regret buying this car, and if you are lookin for a luxury suv, look into the Infiniti. I wish they made a hybrid for this like the Lexus LX400H because the gas mileage is kind of bad-14.5mpg.
2005 Infiniti QX56 - 4x4
Pros: My screaming children back in the third row sounded like they were a quarter mile away
Cons: Gas mileage, hard seats
Advice: Got 3+ kids? Buy it. Load it up. Love it.My first thought apon sitting in the drivers seat was 'How the heck did I get up here?!'. The standard integrated running board and helpfull interior handles make this behemouth of a vehicle a surprising snap to get into. The surprises never stopped. While the ride was a little rough on uneven back roads, and hitting a pothole that my Audi A8 would have floated over was a little more jaring than expected, the ride was truly exceptional for a truck this large. The cornering and braking were particularly superior compared to vehicles such as the Navigator and the Escalade. On the highway, the accleration and ride were so smooth and quiet that it was hard to believe I was driving a truck at all. The interior is classy and understated, though a tad spartan. The 3rd row seat has enough leg room that even intrepid adults can sit back there, but it still leaves plenty of space behind it for cargo. The number of niceties that improve the comfort, safety and convenience of this vehicle are impressive.