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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 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 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

    Standout styling, handles like a sport sedan, potent V8 engine, roomy interior for four, long list of standard features.

  • Cons

    Cabin lacks the upscale feel of the competition, minimal cargo room, large blind spots, tricky at-the-limit handling, no third-row seating 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.

Full 2005 Infiniti FX45 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Outstanding in every way imaginable

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

After owning three Q45s and a QX4 and having been extremely pleased with the Infiniti experience, I recently went out and purchased a 2005 FX45 with 14,000 miles on it. The vehicle is a dream, as it handles like a sports sedan. The abundance of power provides frequent thrills, ride quality is superb, and the absence of road noise leaves me constantly wondering if I'm really in an SUV. On top of all that, the vehicle is rock solid. I recently completed a 1,100 mile round trip and averaged approx 18 mpg while driving at average speed of 75-80 mph between San Diego and Beaver, UT. My driving is 80% highway.



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Best driving suv on the

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

This SUV drives better than most sports cars. Unbelievable acceleration and handling. 4WD conquered 12" of snow with ease. Performance and styling make Lexus SUV look like a granny-mobile in comparison. Ghosen strikes again.




This isn't your mom's suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

This vehicle combines the out right fun of a sports car with the practicality of a SUV. Its swift, stunning looks are just the beginning. Compared to the BMW and Lexus Crossovers, the FX35 makes these crossovers look dated and boring. The FX 35 epitomizes luxury sports driving. With a suspension that gracefully ignores bumps, the acceleration power is surprising at first. Most of all, what makes the crossover great is all the small details. The interior is thoughtfully laid out and surprisingly spacious.



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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

I previously leased a 4.4l X5 before my Infiniti and had to get rid of it due to all of the malfunctioning electronics. It was like driving a vehicle that was never tested off the line. The FX is far superior. It's faster, handles better at high speeds, and the electronics all work. Not to mention cheaper, too...




Simply the best

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

Prior to owning FX45, I had two Jeeps..the last being a 2002 Jeep Overland. The Jeeps pales in comparison to the FX. The FX has the best style and design of any SUV. The rear and front ends are masterpeices of design and the car is an engineering marvel. The ride is smooth, the power superb and the comfort supreme. The one flaw is a lack of visibility in the rear window when parking..it takes awhile to determine the distance from a parked car...the rear-view camera would have been nice. Reccomendations: Make the rear-view camera an option in itself, or make it standard on the FX; also fog lights should work with running lights. Great car..I love it. GCAssad




Best in its class

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Vehicle: 2005 Infiniti FX45 AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 5A)

You cant go wrong with the FX45 at all. Ive test all the bad boys in its class (ML, X5, Toureg, Cayenne etc. ) The only biggest competitor that I see is the Cayenne where performance is the real factor. However the FX45 is faster than the Cayenne unless you get the turbo model But at that price, you might as will throw a turbo in the stock FX45. Overall, the FX45 was def. best bang for the buck, and performance wise.. its a class leader. If you are looking for something soft like an RX or MDX, this aint the car for you. The FX is for pure"drivers" .. HAVE FUN !!



Talk About The 2005 FX45

2005 Infiniti FX45 Discussions See all Started By

I JUST PURCHASED A FX45 2005 A LITTLE MORE THAN A MONTH AGO NOW. IT LISTED FOR $56,000. DEALER NEAR MY HOUSE OR ONLY ONE IN STATE WOULDNT BUDGE ON PRICE, WENT TO QUIRK INFINITI IN BOSTON MA. OR BRAIN...


pipessurfer
pipessurfer
09-18-2005
pre-owned. I originally was looking for an '03 FX45 with low miles. A deal I had for an 03FX45 with 18,000 miles + full loaded fell through and I bought this new one instead. I love the 35 and it has...


johnsonlau703
johnsonlau703
07-21-2005
Hey guys, I have a question that I really hope can be answered (even an estimate) because I am seriously considering trading in my 2004 FX45 with every option besides the DVD entertainment for a fully...



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