2013 Infiniti JX35: Wyoming Adventures Part 2 -- Awesome Seat Comfort
August 16, 2012
I hereby declare the JX35 to have the most comfortable seat in our current long-term fleet. This Monday I spent more than 15 hours in its driver's seat and covered almost 1,100 miles. This feat by itself isn't so spectacular, but it comes with a caveat.
Here's that caveat: I started the day with terribly stiff neck which is a product of stomach sleeping and bike crashing. It was bad enough that looking from side to side forced me to rotate my entire torso -- Herman Munster style -- to follow my head. It's not the condition I'd choose for a drive like this, but I had to get home. My physcial therapist says that one of the best cures for this problem is good posture -- slouching won't cut it. So I made a conscious effort to sit upright in the JX. I adjusted the lumbar support aggresively, set the seat back upright and settled in for the haul.
Mercifully, I found the seat downright therapeutic. It was awesome. And by the end of the day most of the pain and stiffness was gone. Maybe it was dumb luck, but I've sat in plenty of car seats that made this problem worse.
Also, this little roadside gem is in Powder River, Wyoming. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they Tumble Inn hasn't served any sizzlin steaks in quite a while, but the place is certainly a gorgeous example of roadside decay.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor