2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD: Steering Could Be Better
February 25, 2013
Actually, the steering in our long-term Infiniti JX35 AWD could be a lot better.
Initial turn-in is pretty quick for such a large and heavy SUV. But there's almost no feeling to the overboosted steering whatsoever. You really have no idea what those front tires are doing.
On top of that, it exhibits a very odd, rubber-bandy feeling as you return the steering back toward center. Not helping any of this is that the JX rolls into turns like a Spanish Galleon.
In the end, will it matter for the majority of people (I'm guessing women) who will buy this thing? Probably not. They'll just think the steering is light and easy, probably won't care if feels about as precise as a wet noodle.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 14,972 miles