2013 Infiniti JX35: Dog Report
May 8, 2013
See that picture of my dog Mya in our 2013 Infiniti JX35? We're on our way to Mammoth for our annual trip to catch the very last of snowboarding season. At this point in the road trip, we only have about 50 miles to go and she can't wait to get out. Normally she's great on long road trips. We've taken her to Sacramento, San Francisco and Sonoma and she'd spend the entire trip asleep. So this time I couldn't figure out why during this trip she was all groan-y and fidgety. It couldn't be because of the car.
It's not as loud as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which she disliked. She had ample room sitting back there with my friend Esther and we stopped occasionally for doggy bathroom breaks. At one point we pulled over to the side of the road because she was all whiney. I figured she wanted to go potty. She didn't.
It wasn't til we reached our destination and unloaded the car that I noticed that the seat heater for her seat had inadvertently been switched on. Oops! I mean, she had a thick Army blanket to at least buffer some of the heat but poor dog!
On the return trip home? All was fine. As for how I like the Infiniti JX35 for dog hauling? Love the protruding fasteners of the seatbelts for quick and easy buckling in of a squirming dog, the rear-seat vents for flowing air in her face and ample storage for doggy paraphernalia.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor