2013 Infiniti JX35: Why a Crossover Makes Sense
January 29, 2013
Crossovers often get a bad rap. They're either considered wannabe SUVs or ill-proportioned wagons. Once you use one for a while, however, it's easy to see why they're popular.
The JX is a good example as it drives far better than most real SUVs. It has a precise suspension, quiet interior and good performance for a V6-powered vehicle of its size. It's easy to forget how big it really is.
Then the other day I decided to buy a storage chest for my bedroom. It's about five feet wide and thankfully not very heavy. I was hesitant to buy it at first since I wasn't sure if it would fit in the JX. Turns out I was way off.
After folding down the seats, there was more than enough room. I didn't even have to pack stuff in neatly, the chest fit fine leaving plenty of space for other cargo. Once I got it home, I just flipped the seats back up and it was back to a seven-passenger people hauler. Not a bad combination of utility and third-row passenger space.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 13,861 miles