Great technology and comfortable but lacking a heart...
By j4kofnova on
2013 Infiniti JX JX35 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
Have spent a great deal of time behind the wheel of JX in comparison to Audi Q7. First off, hands down the JX has better technology (love the BCI!) than the Q7, and much move functional 3rd row. The JX is a great alternative to a mini-van if don't want that look, need the 3rd row and don't want the heft and size of a Armada/Yukon XL/QX56 type. From this perspecive it is much better than Q7.
With that being said here is why I feel the JX falls waaaay short of the Q7. First, the JX feels sluggish and the CVT transmission never seems comfortable in gear. Takes alot of patience to get going. Second, Infiniti's packaging is bizarre. Why do I have to get the theater package to get 20" wheels?
All the technology!! Blind spot warning system, backup collision intervention, distance control...audio system good, like to options of touch screen or manual control. Comfortable ride but seems noisy compared to other luxury SUV's espically MB M class and Audi Q7.
Improve the CVT. Shouldn't be so sluggish in getting up to speed. Overall experience is comfortable but numb. Doesn't feel inspired or make me want to get back in a drive like getting into the X5, Q7, and M Class MB. Is seems like a paradox to the Infiniti brand, espically if you have driven the G or FX....