2013 Infiniti JX35 Long-Term Road Test


2013 Infiniti JX35: Cruise Control Notes

May 13, 2013

2013 Infiniti JX35

Our long-term 2013 Infiniti JX35 has adaptive cruise control which, like most such systems, is too conservative unless you're driving on very lightly trafficked freeways.

However, the JX35's adaptive cruise also has another annoying characteristic. It slows you down in corners. Yes, if you take a bend with the cruise set at a speed that results in a lateral g value exceeding some predetermined (and very conservative) threshold, the JX35's will reduce your set speed. After you exit the bend and straighten the wheel, the cruise resumes your original set speed. This is beyond aggravating. Infiniti is not alone with this nannying behavior, but that does not excuse it.

Fortunately, this "feature" is deactivated when you revert to conventional cruise. You didn't actually need another reason to choose conventional cruise over adaptive cruise, but now you have one.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

Comments

  • adantium adantium Posts:

    I have an EX35 with the adaptive cruise control I couldn't agree with you more. Its pretty much useless unless you're on really light traffic highways. I usually use the regular cruise. I will not bother selecting this option on a future car unless I try and its not annoying. Also on mine the brakes apply hard when slowly approaching another car and you've passed a certain distance from them. Which is super annoying and it uses only the rear brakes which also wears them out faster.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    I am so glad I'm not in the market for a vehicle like this.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    I would love to see a large or midsize luxury vehicle that has the electronic complexity of a late 90's truck. Seriously. Just well sorted suspension and steering, a good chassis, decent sound deadening, and a simple interior with easy-to-use controls. Maybe a half hidden pop-up navigation screen for when you go out of town. The thing would be the joy of my life, as well as being cheaper and easier to work on! Probably won't happen though, so I'll continue dreaming about a mid 70's XJ6 restoration.

  • mieden mieden Posts:

    @quadricycle I cant agree with you on that throwback luxury whip you just described, but im right there with you on that XJ...

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