If you’re looking for an excellent family vehicle, then the 2013 Infiniti JX is just the ticket!
There are a lot of features that will please drivers with families, and I especially like the second row seat that slides forward to allow easy access to the third row, even with a child seat installed. And, with the second row pushed all the way back, there is an amazing amount of leg room available. On the road, the kids will be continuously entertained in the rear seats watching dual seven-inch DVD screens built into the front seatbacks. And third-row passengers also have their own air vents to cool off with during hot summer months.
The innovative seven-passenger JX is a luxury crossover that’s been designed to excel in areas that buyers want most — interior flexibility and roominess, safety and advanced hospitality features. With a long wheelbase and short overhangs — as well as a low roofline that doesn’t compromise interior headroom — the platform provides the benefits of a large family passenger vehicle without the usual exterior styling restrictions. The aerodynamic shape of the new JX not only enhances fuel economy, but also adds to the styling. A front underbody spoiler, integrated rear spoiler and rear tire deflectors contribute to the zero front and rear lift for enhanced road holding.
Combining modern design with a touch of warmth, the JX exterior is highlighted by the double-arch front grille and headlight shape, double-wave hood, crescent-cut D-pillar and greenhouse design. Automatic on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights with manual levelizers are standard, along with fog lights. Large LED taillights add a distinctive touch to the rear, while a standard power rear liftgate enhances utility. Other JX exterior features include flat blade variable intermittent front windshield wipers, available rain-sensing front windshield wipers, rear window intermittent wiper and defroster with timer, power folding heated outside mirrors with available reverse tilt-down feature, front door handle courtesy lights, UV-reducing solar glass and rear privacy glass.
A power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close/tilt feature and sliding sunshade is standard, while an available panoramic moonroof with power rear sunshade adds an open, airy feeling for rear passengers. The instrument panel is highlighted by a new Infiniti Intelligent-View display in the center meter cluster, along with large, easy-to-read Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges and a standard seven-inch color information display.
Leather-appointed seating is standard, along with heated front seats with eight-way power driver’s seat and six -way power front passenger’s seat.
As for power, a 3.5-liter 265 hp DOHC V- 6 (18/21 mpg) is mated to a sport-tuned Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for high responsiveness and seamless, efficient shifting.
Base MSRP on the 2013 Infinity JX is $41,250.
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