2009 Infiniti FX50: Not Rational But Still Enjoyable
July 21, 2009
By most rational measures, purchasing an Infiniti FX50 doesn't make much sense. But this doesn't mean that the FX50 is the leper of our long-term fleet. I've spent a lot of time with this vehicle (a two-week rotational stint last year and then another two weeks this month) and for the entirety the FX50 has been a pleasing companion. And who wouldn't want to drive a vehicle with a buff 390-hp V8, a seven-speed automatic with rev-matched downshifts and paddle shifters (the same as on our GT-R), all-wheel drive, great front seats, a superb navigation/audio interface, respectable handling, a full boat of luxury features and distinctive styling?
There are better vehicles to spend $62,000 on for sure. But for what it is, our FX50 is pretty cool.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor at 16,350 miles