2013 Infiniti JX35: JX Wins Vacation Lottery
July 30, 2012
It's official. The JX wins the Jacquot vacation lottery. It was a close race, but because of its luxury amenities and space it was a fairly easy choice over the Explorer and Grand Cherokee.
The JX offers more cargo area width than the Explorer but less vertical height. Because we'll likely need to lie bikes down in the back, I figure the extra width will help a bit. See the Explorer's cargo area below.
When it comes to powertrains I see them both being about equal at altitude, but at the lower elevations I'd guess the JX is marginally quicker. Both will be more efficient and more comfortable than the Grand Cherokee SRT8. Acceleration isn't a big priority here anyway with most of our miles coming in the Great American West where traffic is sparse.
It's my hope to come back with some shots of the JX in front of the Tetons. We leave Thursday, but with wifi hotspots few and far between in Wyoming I don't anticipate being able to do many running updates. Look for those late in the trip or when I'm back in about two weeks.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor