Used 2006 INFINITI FX45

2006 INFINITI FX45
List price
$9,950

Pros

  • Standout styling, handles like a sport sedan, potent V8 engine, roomy interior for four, long list of standard features.

Cons

  • Cabin lacks the upscale feel of the competition, minimal cargo room, large blind spots, no third-row seating available.

Used 2006 INFINITI FX45 for Sale

INFINITI FX45 2006 4dr SUV AWD (4.5L 8cyl 5A)
104,090 miles
Used 2006
INFINITI FX45
Base
List$9,950
Est.Loan: $203/mo
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Dealer Notes
Prices exclude tax, tags, and %2524499 processing charge. While every effort has been made to ensure display of accurate data, this listing may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. All Inventory listed is subject to prior sale. Please consult dealership personnel for details. DARCARS is not responsible for misprints or typographical errors in equipment or pricing. %2A%2AALL STANDARDS ARE 2006 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED%2A%2A,20' aluminum-alloy wheels,23.8 gallon fuel tank,300-watt Bose audio system w/%2811%29 speakers,4-wheel anti-lock braking system %28ABS%29,4-wheel anti-lock braking system %28ABS%29,4-wheel independent sport tuned suspension,4-wheel pwr disc brakes,4.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine,5-passenger seating-inc%3A heated front bucket seats 10-way pwr driver w/memory & pwr lumbar 8-way pwr passenger 60/40 split folding & adjustable rear seat w/pwr fold-down releases front active headrests %283%29 rear headrests,5-speed automatic transmission w/OD manual shift mode snow mode down shift rev-matching,All wheel drive,Aluminum & rosewood interior trim,Aluminum roof rails,Auto on/off high intensity discharge %28HID%29 xenon headlamps w/tinted lenses,Bluetooth hands-free phone system,Body colored accents,Cargo cover,Cargo net,Chrome finish around window trim,City 15/hwy 19 %284.5L engine/5-speed auto trans%29 %282005%29,Cruise control,Drilled aluminum pedals,Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags,Dual chrome exhaust finishers,Dual front/rear cup holders,Dual-stage driver & front passenger airbags,Dual-zone auto temp control system,Electronic brake force distribution %28EBD%29 w/brake assist,Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners & load limiters,Front side members front pillars & body sills reinforced for side impacts,Front/rear stabilizer bars,HomeLink universal garage door opener,Illuminated door handles,In-cabin micro filter,Infiniti controller,Intermittent rear wiper,Leather interior,Leather-wrapped 3-spoke pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/memory feature,Leather/aluminum trimmed shift knob,Lower anchors & tethers for children %28LATCH%29,Metal cargo sill plate,Overhead sunglasses storage,P265/50R20 all-season tires,Pwr door locks,Pwr heated mirrors w/memory,Pwr rack & pinion steering,Pwr tilt/slide glass sunroof w/one-touch open/close auto reverse,Pwr windows,Rear 3-point safety belts w/ELR/ALR,Rear privacy glass,Rear spoiler,Rear window defogger,Remote keyless entry w/vehicle immobilizer system,Roof mounted front/rear curtain side-impact airbags w/rollover sensor,Steering wheel mounted cruise/audio controls,T175/90D18 temporary use spare tire,Tilt meter tilts steering column & gauges together,Tinted LED tail lamps/center hi-mounted brake light,Tire pressure monitoring system,Tool kit,Traction control system %28TCS%29,Variable intermittent front wipers,Vehicle dynamic control %28VDC%29,Vehicle information system w/7' LCD screen w/rear-view monitor,Vehicle security system,Zone body construction w/front/rear crumple zones

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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you like the styling, the rest of the vehicle isn't likely to let you down, as the FX45 delivers surprisingly adept handling and spirited performance for an SUV.

vehicle overview

So your passions veer toward high-performance sports cars, but family obligations have pushed you toward something larger and more practical. As the automotive industry sees it, you're the target buyer for a crossover SUV. But Infiniti knows that a shapeless jacked-up station wagon won't do it for you. Instead, performance and style must be primary, and they must be sufficiently overwhelming to mask any family-friendly nature. And that's why Infiniti's FX45 has a V8 engine lifted from the Q45 and a curvy body that stands out in a crowd. Like BMW's X5 and Cadillac's SRX, the FX45 aims to please those who seek on-road thrills and, when needed, all-weather capability -- should you feel the desire to scale rocky trails, look elsewhere.

As a bridge between luxury sedans and true SUVs, the FX45 shares a platform with the Infiniti G35, has a four-wheel independent suspension tuned for handling on pavement, and lacks a low-range transfer case. In terms of styling, the FX45's relatively low-slung stance, raised rear deck lid and 20-inch wheels give it a more aggressive look than most other crossover SUVs. Inside, you'll find a spacious five-passenger interior furnished with leather and polished aluminum accents and a central LCD screen. The rear quarters can be equipped with a DVD entertainment system to keep most every rear passenger amused for hours. Cargo capacity is below average for this class, so if serious hauling projects are in the plans, the FX might not be right for you.

Infiniti engineered the FX45 to perform more like a sport sedan than an SUV, and indeed it will have you looking for the scenic route more often than you might think.

trim levels & features

The FX45 is a midsize crossover SUV offered in one trim level. The long standard features list is highlighted by full leather seating and trim, power 10-way driver and eight-way front passenger seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, HID headlights, a 300-watt Bose audio system, a rearview monitor, 20-inch aluminum wheels and an in-dash six-disc CD changer. Additional standard luxury items include a sunroof, steering wheel audio controls, auto headlights and a programmable universal remote transmitter. Various optional upgrades include a DVD navigation system, intelligent keyless entry that uses electronic signals instead of a conventional keyless remote, a DVD entertainment system, radar-based adaptive cruise control and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

performance & mpg

All FX45s feature a 4.5-liter V8 engine that produces 320 hp. A five-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capability sends the power to the ground via a standard electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system. Performance is impressive for an SUV, as the FX can accelerate to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds.

safety

Safety highlights include four-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS, BrakeAssist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution. Front-seat side-impact airbags are standard, along with front and rear head curtain airbags. Traction and stability control systems also come standard. Infiniti also offers an available Lane Departure Warning System (LDW) that works to alert the driver to any unintended movement of the vehicle out of a designated traffic lane. In NHTSA crash tests, the FX earned five (out of five) stars for its protection of occupants in side impacts. The IIHS gives the FX a "Good" rating (the best rank possible) for protection in frontal offset crashes.

driving

The 4.5-liter V8 delivers effortless acceleration and a thrilling exhaust note that's unexpected in an SUV. The FX also handles surprisingly well for its size, but the trade-off is a stiff suspension that can be uncomfortable on rough streets. Further, when driven at the upper end of its performance limits, the FX isn't as easy to control as a BMW X5. For a softer ride, consider the FX35 with its smaller wheels and more forgiving setup.

interior

With plenty of passenger room and a clean design, the FX's interior is comfortable and welcoming, provided you don't mind its decidedly sporty flavor. The brushed aluminum trim and leather upholstery look great, but there's a bit too much hard plastic for a vehicle in this class. Additionally, the center console has a few too many buttons of similar shape and size. The sloping roofline makes for tight headroom in back, but the seatbacks recline for added space when needed. Poor rear visibility is another consequence of the FX's shape, but the standard rearview monitor compensates by allowing you to see exactly what's behind you while backing up. Cargo room is tight, as there's just 65 cubic feet of capacity compared to 80 cubic feet or more in most midsize SUVs.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 INFINITI FX45.

Bionic FX 45
Native from Hawaii, 9/18/2006
After SUV's from Toyota and Lexus, this marks my second FX from Infiniti. I purchased by first FX (35) with much anxiety. "The design transforms..." What a great ride! Seductive, yet functional. People notice!!! Provokes responses... Handling is sporty, yet with a luxury flair. My Infiniti Dealership support is superb. Very accommodating for those informational tidbits/recalls I obtained through the internet Nissan/Infiniti blogs and corporate offices. With the new FX 45 in my garage, I feel the power of the 320 HP V8 AWD calling to me. What a pleasure to capture the on-ramps on our tiny island freeways at 0 to 60 in approximately 6 seconds.
FX45 2006 BEAUTY IN BLACK
GTFX45, 10/13/2006
This is my second FX45. First one was 2003 model. Dealers tried to convince me for FX 35 but I still like FX45 better. I love the changes they did for 2006 model year. This one is loaded with everything they offer. It drives even better than the previous model. Beautiful interior finish. Love the black color with espresso. Drove Bmw X5, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover sport, Mercedes ML 500, Lexus but nothing feels and drives like this FX45. I highly recommend it. Hey, after all this is my second FX45 and still beats the competition. Suspensions are much better on this model even with the 20" wheels. Never had problems with blind spots.
It Delivers!
Dwalk, 10/21/2006
Just put on the first 1,000 miles so still not broken in yet. Early impression is that it's deceptively powerful. It cruises just fine, but hit the gas and acceleration is swift and immediate. A nice blend between luxury and sportiness, but leans more towards the sporty side. The manual shift mode is lots of fun. Lots of admiring glances when driving, and the new interior is high quality and comfortable. I like the layout of the controls and color display. My kids like the entertainment system and rear reclining seats. Overall great fit and finish.
Fun Sporty SUV
Heather, 5/15/2010
If you are looking for a soft, cushy ride and great gas mileage, this car is not for you. If you are looking for an SUV that drives like a sports car, get an FX45. The FX45 seems similar to the G35 I traded, just higher off the ground and bigger. Ride is a bit bumpy, but that is what you get with an SUV that is built on a sports car platform. The only down side for me is the gas mileage. I have been getting between 15 and 17 mpg around town. I was debating between the 35 and the 45, went with the 45 because it feels "heavier" when you drive it and the gas mileage is about the same (the V8 doesn't have to work as hard). Also looked at BMW and Lexus SUV...the FX45 won me over by far!
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
320 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 INFINITI FX45
Used 2006 INFINITI FX45 Overview

The Used 2006 INFINITI FX45 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include , and 4dr SUV AWD (4.5L 8cyl 5A).

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