by Roman DeRosa on Dec 2, 2007 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.
by Andy Lapointe on Dec 29, 2006 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.
by agardner81 on Nov 11, 2006 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.
by ExX5er - CT on Jan 10, 2006 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...
by GEORGE C. ASSAD on Sep 15, 2005 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
by NYZ on Jul 18, 2005 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 !!