2013 Infiniti JX Preview
By Jeff Youngs, March 07, 2012
- New 3-row crossover luxury SUV based on the Nissan Murano
- First Infiniti model equipped with Backup Collision Intervention system
- 3.5-liter V-6 engine, CVT, front- or all-wheel drive
The 2013 Infiniti JX35 is a midsize, 3-row, crossover luxury SUV. Key exterior features include standard 18-inch aluminum wheels, bi-Xenon HID headlights, LED taillights, power tailgate, and power-folding heated side mirrors. Buyers can upgrade to 20-inch wheels as an option.
The 2013 Infiniti JX35 seats 7 passengers and holds 15.8 cubic feet of cargo behind its third-row seat. It is well equipped with leather seats, triple-zone automatic climate control system, power sunroof, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, and a choice between aluminum or real maple wood trim.
Infiniti offers a number of option packages for the 2013 Infiniti JX35. The Premium package adds a navigation system, Bose sound system, Bluetooth streaming audio, and parking sensors. The Deluxe Touring package includes 20-inch wheels, panoramic roof, Bose surround sound system, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and an upgraded climate control system. Additional packages include a heated steering wheel, rear-seat entertainment system, and numerous safety technologies.
Under the Hood
The 2013 Infiniti JX35 is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated to make 265 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission, or CVT, delivers the power to the JX's front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional.
Infiniti estimates that the 2013 Infiniti JX35 will get 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with front- and with all-wheel drive. The automaker does not provide a projected number for combined driving. The JX35 requires premium fuel.
The 2013 Infiniti JX includes six air bags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability control, and a rearview camera. The automaker also includes one free year of Infiniti Connection Plus telematics service, which features automatic crash notification, Speed Alert, and Drive Zone technologies. Drive Zone allows the JX35's owner to set geographic boundaries for where the SUV may be driven and delivers an alert if the vehicle is taken past those limits.
Numerous high-tech, safety-related options are available on the JX, and it is the first SUV model to offer a Backup Collision Intervention (BCI) system, according to Infiniti. BCI monitors vehicle and pedestrian activity behind the JX and will automatically stop it if the system determines that a collision is about to occur. The Infiniti JX35 has not been subjected to crash tests by the NHTSA or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as this preview is written.