2013 Infiniti JX35 Long Term Road Test

2013 Infiniti JX35: A Magical Family Vacation, Part 1 of 3

April 25, 2013

2013 Infiniti JX35

Living and working in Southern California has many benefits. First, the warm weather and dry climate make people happier. Sure, the traffic and earthquakes can change people's moods, but the balance is more than fair towards the good.

When entertaining guests in any city, transportation is often the key to a smooth trip or calamity. Add to that brew three young children aged 4, 8 and 11 and the pressure is on to keep future drivers safe and the trip packed with happy memories.

After negotiating the proper times for traffic it was all on the shoulders of the vehicle that would be my visiting family's first impression of how my hosting skills would be judged.

The 2013 Infiniti JX35 was an absolute dream to drive. Sleek. Comfortable. Fast. Safe. This seven-passenger vehicle is the first I have experienced in big city traffic that didn't feel like a cruise ship in a speedboat race. The JX35 benefits from the best of the SUV design while offering the gusto of a sports car (not really, but you know what I mean) to keep up in times of swift traffic. The AWD 3.5-liter 265-horsepower V6 backed by the CVT works well.

My family each had the legroom, luxury and stabilization to keep their ride on a cloud. Zero issues with motion sickness for rear passengers and also plenty of room for Grandma and Mom to stretch out on the journey to Disneyland. It even fit all of the luggage.

With travel from LAX to the resort park taken care of, we then focused on the main goal: family fun. Disney more than met our expectations with a wonderful dinner at the Tangaroa Terrace followed by a fireworks show that blew every fourth of the July out of the water.

Fed, exhausted and tucked in our beds, we slept the night away in anticipation of invading every ride before us just outside our windows.

David Landsness, Director of Video @ 15,901 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Infiniti JX in VA is:

$132 per month*
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