I used to have the Infiniti QX4 and the G35. When the FX35 released it was the best of both worlds- the power of a sports car and the room within an SUV. I have been very happy with this purchase. A lot of other brands have tried to copy its slick design, but failed in my opinion. Still the best looking cross over.
Performance of the G35, slick exterior, back up camera, cargo space, comfortable seating
The handsfree bluetooth does not work properly. It rarely matches the name with the correct number and I received many complaints that people could not hear me. I would also make the cargo slightly bigger. When children are involved, the only thing that fits in the the trunk area is the stroller.
Bluetooth handsfree does not work the way it should be. Its voice recognition system won't recognize your voice right. It will work as a simple handsfree. Still, mic quality is horrid. Folding chair catches the seatbelt and won't fold the way it should be. Vent stinks even after changing filter. But with all that in mind, I don't find anything bad with this car. Handling is superb compare to other suvs. Exhaust has low growls that entertains and never annoys. Steering stiffness is perfect as well as the ride quality. Power is always there in wide rpm range. In overall, it is a great buy and there's no others quite like this. Unless you're buying a x5 of course.
I wrote a review 2 years ago when I leased the car, but now after 2 years 30k miles later I've changed my tune... The FX is purely eye candy and has no uses as an SUV. It lacks in space (trunk area is half of any other SUV & passenger leg room is minimal) and my family of 4 barely fits in the car (can't even take road trips because its so small). The snow feature sounds like a tonka truck falling down stairs when it activates. Services cost more than my BMW M3 and parts are very expensive. If the weather gets below 32 degrees the car's performance and driver-feel becomes sub-par. After I hit 20k miles the car started to feel like it had 80k miles. I WOULD NOT PURCHASE THIS CAR AGAIN!
Back-up camera, 20 inch upgraded wheels (don't go with the 18s). Infinitis do great when they're new and test well in magazine reviews, but after 20k miles the car hasn't met expectations...
More cost efficient services, cheaper parts, less plastics used on interior, more durable leather, non-reflective computer glass, better fuel economy, fix window squeals, HORRIBLE snow performance, interior vehicle components are becoming loose (rattle while driving), Height of trunk hard to use.
Had the FX 35 one year now and love it. Handling and performance like a sports car (previous car was BMW M3) with utility of SUV. Gas mileage is 19-21 mph. Only downside is the hard ride, which I like and part of the sport suspension, but not for some expecting soft SUV-type ride. This is a sports car with unbelievable utility. Don't forget its great looks and comfortable front seats.
Good power and features. Love the back up camera. Controls are very easy to use. The rear seat belts are very hard to buckle. They are jammed down practically down into the seats. It took my 6 year old months to be able to do it. It was even hard for me to do sometimes. Also, the a/c smells moldy. Only have 8K miles on the car. Headlights don't shine out far enough (very wide, but not far), adjusting didn't help. Not great gas mileage. Window squeaks when rolling down, complained twice already, still squeaks. Good car but not sure I'd buy again.
Backup camera. Drives nice. Seems like a quality vehicle.
Rear seats belts! Gas mileage not great. Headlights don't shine far enough Takes premium gas.