Top Five Qualities - 2013 Infiniti JX35 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Infiniti JX35 Long Term Road Test

2013 Infiniti JX35: Top Five Qualities

December 06, 2012

 jx35_highway.JPG I've spent a lot of time with our JX35 the past few weeks. Overall, I've enjoyed driving it. I was thinking about why I'd recommend it to a potential buyer, so here are my top five reasons why.

The right size: The JX should work well for familes with two or three kids. The third-row seating is roomy enough to be actually useful, yet the JX's outside footprint is still manageable enough for parking lots.

Nice highway drive: It's very quiet and comfortable. Multiple hours behind the wheel aren't a problem.

Features galore: Our JX has an impressive amount of features that can be useful or enjoyable. These include: keyless ignition/entry, heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power liftgate, 360-degree parking cameras and safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection.

Easy-to-use electronics interface: I did an earlier post on this, but mostly it's just simple to use.

Doesn't look like a minivan: OK, this last one is a little unusual. There's no question that a minivan is the ultimate family vehicle. But if you're one of those people who can't stand the idea of owning a minivan, the JX could work out nicely. It's the Nissan Quest's sharper, better looking cousin.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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