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Infiniti FX45 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.5 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 315 hp @ 6400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Infiniti FX45

  • If you like the styling, the rest of the vehicle isn't likely to let you down, as the FX45 delivers surprisingly adept handling and spirited performance for an SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Dynamic styling, carlike reflexes, roomy interior, long list of standard features, V8 power.

  • Cons

    No real off-road ability, minimal cargo room, unusual styling won't please everyone.

  • What's New for 2004

    Minor suspension revisions, an air filtration system and an eight-way power front passenger seat are now standard. New options include chrome plating for the 20-inch wheels and a snow mode for added traction in slippery conditions.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fx45 heaven

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my FX45 used with 80k miles from a private owner and loved the car. I did have to replace the front wheel hub, but other than that it was a joy to drive and very comfortable. I loved the sound system and the unique exterior styling. I test drove the FX35, but found the FX45 to be more sporty and had great performance. Gs mileage is poor in both models though.




2004 fx45

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

Just purchased a 2004 FX45 early in 2011 and I'm so pleased with this [violative content deleted] SUV. Even though FX is 7 years old, performance and looks blows away newer cars today. About performance, this SUV moves and accurate. The 20" wheels like to grabs on to the street however Goodyear stock tires are expensive. May have to look into Yokohama to save $$$$. In addition I just wished I bought it for the price suggested on Edmunds however dealers said no way. Anyway I paid a couple thousands more but wife and me are happy like a bee with FX!!!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great used car value

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

I purchased my 6yr old FX45 cash after selling my 350Z Roadster. Yes it reminds of sports car compared with an SUV, but if you own a sports car, don't think the FX will match it; it won't. The styling is polarizing, but I'm addicted to it, although now in 2010 it doesn't stand out like it did back in the day. I evaluated my purchase based upon proven Nissan reliability and longevity, bullet proof engine, purchase price vs. projected residual value when I sell; cost of taxes, registration and insurance; and available features comparable to new cars. I estimate that my cost to own for the next 5 years will be less than a tenth of what a new vehicle with similar features will be.




Highly recommended

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

I am due for a new vehicle, I hate that I need a bigger vehicle or I would drive the FX until the wheels fall off. Drives great, performs great, looks great. A++ rating.




Mike's review

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

I sold all three of my lexus cars and suv's and bought the infiniti. It is a whole lot more fun to drive, looks better and love the service dept. Lexus was very poor in servicing my vehicles so I made the change. Only complaint is the CD player seems to be a problem with these vehicles.




It's the 45 what more

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

This vehicle is a beast, handles like a G35 coupe. I should know, I used to lease an 03 G35 coupe. It's the perfect balance of sports car/ SUV utility. Goes faster, and handles MUCH better than an SUV should. You won't be disappointed but you will be shocked at the cornering, and acceleration ability of this vehicle. The Technology Package is a must. Navigation, rear back up camera, and the ability to start the vehicle without having the key in the ignition just add so much value to this vehicle. It's also nice to know that there is about one Infiniti FX45 on the road for every 15 FX35s.



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What's New for 2004

Minor suspension revisions, an air filtration system and an eight-way power front passenger seat are now standard. New options include chrome plating for the 20-inch wheels and a snow mode for added traction in slippery conditions.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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