Traded an 08 CX-9 for the JX.
The Mazda handled much better but the JX feels more refined.
I also have a G35 and the JX is far from handling expectations for Infiniti which is becoming more disappointing after living with the car.
It is quiet, I do like the CVT especially after 3500RPM, milage is good, lots of great tech, and great entry to 3rd row without massive rear doors.
Build quality has not been great. In 2 months, had multiple rattles, had loose trim, and now the HVAC fan is making noise.
Overall I give it a B.
Not sure i would do it again now that the honeymoon period is wearing off.
Bottom line-- test drive it multiple times before signing the papers.
I just picked up my new JX this week and my initial impressions are very favorable. My JX is the Emerald Graphite AWD with the premium package. This is my second Infiniti (2007 FX35). The fit and finish is impeccable. The emerald paint is a deep metallic rich, subtly changing hue in different lights. The java interior is beautiful, as well as very comfortable.
There is plenty of interior room, including headroom. 3rd row seat is low, but roomy. The floor is level throughout, and plenty of visibility all around. The controls are well placed. This car is clearly designed for quiet and comfort.
By design, it does not have the same performance & handling of other Infinitis. But, loads of tech!
Purchased an AWD JX with Premium Pkg and am impressed with the vehicle after 500 miles.
Traded a 2007 Lexus GX and really don't miss it.
Gas mileage has been about 20 mpg with mixed city/highway driving.
Comfortable and well laid out interior.
Overall a very nice vehicle.
Traded in a '11 QX56 for the JX35 AWD. It is the wife's new soccer mom mobile! Hopefull, the MPG will be better than the QX!
The JX35 came with Premium pkg, Theater pkg, Deluxe Touring pkg, Tow pkg, and Roof Rails. We really like the java interior with maple interior accents; the 20" wheels look nice too. The interior is very plush and roomy. It looks and feels high end. The second row moves about 5 inches fwd/aft, which is a great feature-more leg room. Unlike most of the SUVs in this class, the third row is useful. A 6 ft. adult can sit back there comfortably. Infact, it's just as comfortable as the 3rd row seat on the QX56. Getting in/out of the 3rd row is a breeze.
Love the way it drives, the room and interior. Looks better than the pictures too. I'm not sure why the reviewers say it's slow and dosen't handle great. While it's not a dragster off the line it has the plenty of power for passing on the highway and getting around town...plus excellent mileage. I think it handles and drives excellent. It's silent and all the features work great. My wife can't be happier. I'ts her daily driver. The trany is fine too.
We drove the XC90,XC60, MDX, Lexus 350, Audi Q5 and Q7 and the BMW X5.
We took delivery in early May and have put 2500 hundred miles on it due to a long trip.
We have the Premium, Tech and Theater packages and the car is White/Tan int.