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Infiniti FX35 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 280 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Infiniti FX35

  • A stylish melding of form and function, the FX35 offers carlike handling and all-weather capability in a package that will never be mistaken for your average Explorer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Standout styling, handles like a sport sedan, roomy interior for four, long list of standard features, strong V6.

  • Cons

    Minimal cargo room, large blind spots, tricky at-the-limit handling, doesn't feel as upscale as some peers, no third-row seat available.

  • What's New for 2005

    New options for 2005 include a lane departure warning system, Intelligent Cruise Control and a new Intelligent Key. Roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with rollover protection are now standard.

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Gas Mileage

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  • 20
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 4 people found this review helpful

2005 fk35

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I just sold my 2005 fx35 fully loaded w/ 97000 miles to a dealer. I only got $9000 for the FX35. I did not want to sell the fx35 to a private party because the FX35 started using a quart of oil every 700 miles.



2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Best in its class...however

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I traded my Explorer for this vehicle. I am very happy with everything about it. The style, the performance and simplicity of regular maintenance. Changing the driveline is very simple. Take bolts out, fill it with the proper fluids and put bolts back in. Other than the tranny, all fluids are available anywhere. Air filter is easy to change. Spark plugs are harder because of all the wires and the cover, but shouldn't take longer than an hour. BIGGEST problem of this vehicle is its valve covers (alot of them). They leak after 80K and you have to change them BOTH. With the cheapest options (you buy the parts, you get your buddy to install it), it will still cost you $600+. That sucks




Sporty with headroom for a

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Fun Car never had any real repairs had the car for between 45000 and 94000 miles. Get the sports version has the silver rack on top and the larger tires seems to ride better than the other versions of this vehicle. Uses lots of gas around the city will average only about 16 MPG driving mellow. I am pretty tall with long legs and the car is comfortable. Cannot say that about too many.



4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Transmission failure at 96k

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX35 Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my FX-35 from an Infiniti dealership with 29K almost five years ago. I now have 96K. In this time i have gone through two dash boards due to deffects in the material which was fixed by the dealerships, two tears in the side of the uphostery, a small plastic gear in the front seat controls has broken which is a $900 bill and now the transmission has failed. I took the car into the dealership for an unusual noise in the drive train and routine maintenace. i picked it up and it wouldn't shift into reverse without pressing down on the gas pedal. And then there are those horrible, horrible Bridgestone Potenza tires.




Supper sport suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Once you drive one you could only then understand the difference between sport design SUV’s like the FX35, FX45 or the BMW X6 and the rest of the SUV pack. I drive daily in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area and the FX is best equipped to be agile enough to zoom through heavy traffic more like a sport car then an SUV( more like a sedan on steroids). I have the 2005 FX35S sport package including the larger rims but the car does not need any additional sport features…..it breeds aggressive driving…300HP ….sport exhaust system. Supper cool interior (I have the light cream interior) with excellent attention to details ( M. Pop)




Fine quality

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I have had my AWD FX35 for one year now and have had no problems whatsoever with it. I did replace the tires with what were on it from Kumho to Goodyear Fortera which I am very pleased with providing a stable ride on wet and dry pavement. It has tons of storage in the liftback. I love all the bells and whistles. I would highly recommend this car.



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Full 2005 Infiniti FX35 Review

What's New for 2005

New options for 2005 include a lane departure warning system, Intelligent Cruise Control and a new Intelligent Key. Roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with rollover protection are now standard.

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Talk About The 2005 FX35

2005 Infiniti FX35 Discussions See all Started By

franklin3
franklin3
05-15-2005
Considering to purchase FX35 (2005). Any recommendations?...


realexm
realexm
10-05-2014
Understood and thanks. I did get a good trade-in value for my 2005 FX35 (92k miles/AWD Sport): $11k which is much more than the Acura and GMC dealers, and above the KBB value. Could that be related at...


guerin
guerin
11-21-2004
2005 FX35 with every option, except tow hitch, is gonna run me approx. $800.00 over invoice. Got them to commit. Trade in on 2004 p/t cruiser turbo was $10,000.00 Selling on my own. This is an all cas...



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