The Benefits of Auxiliary Climate Controls - 2013 Infiniti JX35 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Infiniti JX35 Long Term Road Test

2013 Infiniti JX35: The Benefits of Auxiliary Climate Controls

January 24, 2013

2013 Infiniti JX35

When it comes to luxury vehicles, it's often the little things that make a difference. A good example is the rear seat climate control setup in our JX35. As you can see, it's nothing particularly fancy, but it is there. There are plenty of luxury crossovers that don't go this far, so the rear passengers are left at the mercy of those in front.

It may sound trivial, but after driving carpool on a few cold mornings, the ability for my rear passengers to leave the heat cranked up well after I was plenty warm up front earned some high marks from the peanut gallery.

If I had to complain, I would only say that I wish the front seat controls were so simple. Obviously, there's more functionality involved, but it takes time to get used to where the ventilation controls are in relation to the more obvious temperature buttons. A small complaint, but one I've noticed more than a few times.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 13,842 miles


  • wizard8873 wizard8873 Posts:

    Seems like Infiniti finally made the rear climate control independent of the front. Nothing more annoying than having the rear passengers adjust their settings and having it affect those up front.

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    My CX-9 offers the same. It's been on the market since 2007. And it's not a luxury crossover. And the CX-9 has simple controls for the front too.

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