2013 Infiniti JX35: Limo Duty
June 19, 2012
My wife's parnets, Fred and Donna, had their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. We celebrated in Lake Arrowhead, a nearby mile-high mountain town, and at the college campus where they first met, located at the base of the mountain.
And so our 2013 Infiniti JX35 was pressed into limo duty, shuttling the happy couple up and down the winding route between these two significant points. My mother-in-law is prone to carsickness, and has been reluctant to ride with me on this road (CA highway 18) before. A 90's-era Toyota Land Cruiser I once owned may have had something to do with this.
There were no such problems on this occasion, and in fact she gave the Infiniti's flat cornering attitude and non-floaty ride high marks. And though she didn't say so specifically, I think the CVT transmission's seamless power delivery, which never kicks down, never induces any head bobbing in the occupants, had something to do with it, too.
The JX's third row was full-up for the trip, of course, and the folks riding back there had no complaints either. Everyone piled out at the endpoints none the worse for wear and ready to party.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 2,695 miles