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Infiniti FX35 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Infiniti FX35

  • A stylish melding of form and function. More than just a tall station wagon, the FX35 has several unique features to recommend it to the pseudo-SUV buyer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Terrific handling, strong V6, unusual styling, comfortable seats, choice of rear-drive and AWD configurations.

  • Cons

    Limited cargo space, restricted rear visibility, cluttered center stack controls.

  • What's New for 2003

    The FX35 is an all-new crossover SUV from Infiniti. It is performance-oriented, and boasts a powerful V6, sharp handling and available all-wheel drive. It's also a less expensive alternative to the V8-powered FX45.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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130,000 miles near flawless!

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought CPO in 08 w 40K mi. I have always averaged 35-45K/yr. Usually switch cars every 6 mos-2 yrs. Have had difficulty finding cause with this car. Squeaking brakes have been a constant issue. My cd changer skips when it's cold $500 for rebuild and xm loses signal when it's hot. Those are the only problems I have had. Period. I've owned ford gm toy niss Honda Audi BMW vw & Porsche, the FX has been the most pleasant overall. Performance & handing are great. Service beats all others. Nav is better than 07 Audi or BMW. Also ave mixed 21 mpg and 25+ at 80mph.




Disappointed

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought the car new in southern California. After five years of the door lock fails intermittently depending on ambient temperature. Leather seat splits at the most unusual area. Fuel gauge does not function properly and the dash board starts to blister and bubble. Not to mention the power rear view mirror does not readjust properly at times. My Honda Accord of 10 years never had these problems! I applaud infiniti for fixing some of the problem at no cost, but still it is a nuisance. The infiniti experience is a bit tainted based on these events.




No regrets

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Purchased used Sport edition with 26K miles and have overall been very satisfied at 53K. More or less a full-size wagon, it is fun to drive with decent cargo space. Was a little concerned since 2003 was first model year, but only issue has been one fuse replacement that was not really expensive to address. CD player has become jammed, but mostly use ipod and satellite radio. Have only used regular fuel, but acceleration has been solid. Although now seven years old, exterior styling is timeless (which I think is better than 09 body style change). Would definitely recommend to anyone dealing with dual child seats and does not want or need huge SUV or minivan.




Tellin' it like it is

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

It was "love at first sight". Almost as soon as I saw the FX35 I had to have it. I love the design inside and out. My ownership experience has been exceptional. I purchased it new in 2003 and haven't regretted it one bit. Handles outstandingly well whether the road is wet or dry. Scores very high on crash tests. Fuel economy is good. Fun to drive. Very reliable and comfortable. After owning it 5 years I'm tellin' it like it is: The FX35 is a quality vehicle.




Liked it so much i'm

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I have been driving my 2003 FX35 for four years and have loved it so much that I'm getting a 2008. It has always been a head turner, and is so comfortable, safe, and fun to drive that I can justify the poor gas mileage and skimpy cargo space. I have gotten a roof cargo carrier for trips. The 2008 has some great new features, backup camera, keyless entry, bluetooth. It handles great in bad weather, is solid as a rock(I have never hydroplaned) and my bad back never hurts, even on long trips because of the extremely comfortable and heated seats! I don't want to drive anything else!!




Base fx35 is awesome

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Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought a base 2003 FX35 on the lot that had been overlooked, and I'm so glad it had. Cloth interior, no sunroof, rarer than rare! I wish they still made FXes in cloth, but the 07 interiors are beautiful. This car is fun, safe, and stylish. RWD platform with the powerful Nissan VQ35DE motor allow for brisk pickup and great handling dynamics. This setup is also highly tunable (do a search for Stillen supercharged FX35). Even though it's RWD, with Blizzaks it works great in the snow. Reliability and owner satisfaction have been very high - I have an 07 G35S sedan on order!



Full 2003 Infiniti FX35 Review

What's New for 2003

The FX35 is an all-new crossover SUV from Infiniti. It is performance-oriented, and boasts a powerful V6, sharp handling and available all-wheel drive. It's also a less expensive alternative to the V8-powered FX45.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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