2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD: Road Noise Eval
February 21, 2013
The 2013 Infiniti JX35 is a long stretch removed from the sporty, fun-to-drive vehicles we're used to Nissan's luxury brand producing. You know, like the FX and the G. But in terms of moving lots of people and stuff in quiet comfort, the JX definitely gets the job done.
To this end, the JX35 produces almost zero road noise. Once you get it wound up to highway speed, which is a noisy, commotion-filled affair as the CVT wants to keep the V6 pinned high in the revs, the big Infiniti becomes utterly silent. You're hard-pressed to hear the engine, or anything from those 20-inch tires.
Some wind does rustle around the large mirrors and tall side windows. But I'll take a bit of wind noise in the name of safety and the ability to see around me.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 14,900 miles