2009 INFINITI FX35 Consumer Review: 130,000 miles later...

2009 INFINITI FX35 - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 7-speed Automatic)

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130,000 miles later...
By khl on


2009 INFINITI FX35 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


FX35 FWD with Premium, Deluxe Touring, Navigation, Technology, and Rear Entertainment Packages.
Original owner with 130,000 miles since 3/2009.
A lot to still like: 1) Reliability: no problems to date except a cracked hose and routine maintenance.
2) Handling: great feel of the road; amazing for an SUV; handles the twisties like a sports car; 3) Interior: looks luxurious; 4) Seats: excellent side bolsters and heated/cooled 5) Wheels: super looking 20" alloys that resists brake dust very well.
Gas mileage 20 MPG overall.
However, I want to point out the many areas that I would love to see on my next Infiniti FX (see below).

Best Features

1) Keyless entry and start/stop; 2) Tachometer/speedometer needle that zips around the dial on start-up; 3) Laser detection of traffic slowing ahead alerting driver to prepare to slow/stop; 4) Rain-sensing intermittent wipers; 5) Around-view monitor; 6) Reclining rear seats

Worst Features

1) Parking sensors inadequate--Need sensors on full bumper. 2) Blind spot monitor would be helpful as dark rear tinted windows difficult to see out at night. 3) Full automatic rear latch/door closer. 4) Manual transmission option to row your own gears. 5) Air recirculating setting that prevents 100% of outside air. 6) Difficult to get into and out of rear seats unless rear doors opened almost 90 degrees--rarely possible in parking lots. 7) Full shift control in manual mode; shifts on its own not allowing you to hold gears longer. 8) Blu-ray DVD player with HD screen--current system forces you to buy regular DVDs. 9) Using key remote to lock uses horn to confirm--sounds cheap!
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