2013 Infiniti JX35: An Uphill Battle
January 31, 2013
Trying to merge the 4,400+ pound, 265-horsepower Infiniti JX35 onto the freeway is laborious. It lumbers along while its CVT advances through its pulleys.
It's heavy and it feels heavy. Passing is difficult. But once the JX35 gets going, it offers a comfortable, quiet ride.
I could see buying the seven-passenger JX35 as a minivan alternative. It makes a much more luxurious and attractive companion. But its lack of oomph makes me wish for a bit more spunk.
I'm not a minivan fan, but I'd rather drive a Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey feels light on its feet and sportier in a middle-aged kind of way.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 14,263 miles