2009 Infiniti FX35 | new car review

Posted on Nov 25, 2009 by

The FX35 is basically the next step up from the EX35, packing in even more power, performance and luxury, but all based on the same crossover ideals.

Thanks to a makeover and upgrade, it’s really starting to look and go like a bit of a beast – this is the kind of car that you could easily imagine cruising the night-time city streets of Hollywood with blacked-out windows rolled-up and the big stereo system pumping at full volume.

The 2009 redesign has added further aggression to what was never a particularly soft-looking car to start with, but the new front end really gives off a mean stare. There’s that shark-style mouth of a front grille, glaring ‘keyhole’ headlights, powerfully flared wheel arches, high shoulder lines and chunky, abrupt rear end, all rolling on massive 21-inch lightweight Enkei six-spoke alloy wheels.

2009 Infiniti FX

The recent makeover also gave the Infiniti engineers time to work in some of the latest gadgets and gizmos, as well as a whole host of luxury and comforting features. In the FX you can find Continuous Damping Control to help eliminate some of that SUV body roll, a Rear Active Steer system that helps to tighten-up the turning circle, an advanced and no doubt rather loud Bose audio system, active cruise control and an around-view monitor system.

Safety devices are also the latest and top-notch, such as intelligent brake assist, distance control assist, an adaptive front lighting system, standard HID headlights, integrated fog lights, and quick-lighting rear LED taillights, as well as stability control and multiple airbags. You certainly get what you pay for at the top end of the Infiniti brand range.

 

 

2009 Infiniti FX

The engine choice has doubled from the EX35, with both an uprated V6 and a nice and juicy V8 offered to power your FX35 and FX50 respectively. The 3.5-litre V6 unit makes a little more power than the same motor as found in the EX35, at 303bhp and 355Nm of torque, while the altogether more enticing 5-litre V8 unit makes a very useable 390bhp and 500Nm of torque in the FX50, giving this muscular machine the back-up to match its brawn.

Like the EX, the FX offers-up a large and very well presented leather interior that offers ample space for five adults, even if the luggage area is a little smaller than you might have expected. However, the FX is probably more of a young executive’s car of choice, rather than the family man, so expect more show and go than out and out practicality.
2009 Infiniti FX
Specification

Body TypeEngine (litres)Power (bhp)Torque (Nm)Transmission
Hatchback3.53073557A
5.03905007A

Price Range (AED) 175,000-220,000

 

One Response to 2009 Infiniti FX35 | new car review

  1. Old cars Reply

    October 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I like it. The head lights are kinda 7 series head lights at an angle but I still like it more than square head lgihts

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