2013 Infiniti JX35: Not Much Range
July 23, 2012
I've already posted about the miles per gallon our long-term Infiniti JX35 recorded during the recent Oldham family 2,000 mile road trip. In that post I pointed out that I'm no hypermiler, used the JX's Sport mode exclusively and ran the crossover on 87 octane fuel (91 octane is recommended) for the entire trip. Ultimately I averaged 19.7 mpg with a mix of interstate, city and two-lane driving.
The Infiniti's fuel range, however, was far more disappointing than its mileage. The crossover has a 19.5 gallon fuel tank, yet it was difficult for me to drive it further than 300 miles on a tank of gas. In fact, I only managed that feat twice over 2,000 miles (324.3 miles and 307.6 miles).
I took the above photo immediately following a fill up, which followed two tankfuls of pure interstate travel. As you can see the Infiniti's computer says there is 355 miles worth of fuel on board.
On the open road that just isn't enough. Four hundred miles per tank should be the minimum for such a vehicle under such conditions.
And of course the JX's range is worse in the city, and that's going to drive moms crazy. Around town, during mommy duties like dropping the kids off here and there and visiting Target 10 times a week, the JX's fuel range per tank is far below 300 miles.
I predict that JX owners will find this to be an issue.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief