2013 Infiniti JX35: Road Trip Fuel Economy
July 17, 2012
Last week I drove our long-term 2013 Infiniti JX35 2,072.7 miles from Santa Monica to Sunriver, Oregon and back. To cover that distance, which included hundreds of miles of interstate mixed with quite a bit of two-lane and city driving, the crossover needed 119.2 gallons of 87 octane gasoline. That's an average of 17.4 mpg.
Now the EPA rates the JX at 18 mpg city, 23 hwy and 20 combined, which makes it as fuel efficent or better than its seven-passenger competition.
Obviously, I came nowhere near those numbers. The best I did, and I'm in no way a hypermiler, was 19.7 mpg on an all-interstate tank. And two other all-highway tankfuls averaged just 18.2 and 18.3 mpg. My worst tank during the trip was 16.0 mpg. That tank was at least half city driving.
Maybe I should have parked somewhere else.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief