Not Slow - 2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD Long-Term Road Test

2009 Infiniti FX50 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Infiniti FX50 AWD: Not Slow

July 30, 2009

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This morning on my way to the office, I was stuck driving behind a police car.

This car was filled with, I surmise, one experienced officer showing off for the ropes to three young recruits. He was deliberately driving a little under the designated speed limit. And they were all laughing and having a jolly old time watching the rest of the cars stay behind them. If the speed limit said 35, they did 32. If it said 30, they drove 25.

I'm sure it was a barrel of laughs for them.

Anywho, my point is, it's very difficult to maintain only 25 mph in the 2009 Infiniti FX50. With 390 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque and a zero-to-60 time of 5.5 seconds, the Infiniti FX50 wants to rush forward at every opportunity. It's like trying to walk a lion on a leash.

Are modern vehicles getting too fast and powerful for city streets?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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