2008 Infiniti FX Review
This review was written when the 2008 Infiniti FX was new.
The FX delivers sporty performance and handling that earns it a ranking near the top of its class. It also ranks highlywhen compared to other luxury crossovers.
In the 2008 FX, Infiniti comes through on its reputation for adding genuinely sporty driving to luxury cars. The FX is a pleasantly distinctive-looking SUV with the light and nimble handling of a sports sedan. Though it lacks seating and cargo space relative to other SUVs, the Chicago Sun-Times points out the FX "can be considered a roomy substitute for a good sports sedan" and adds, "In fact, the FX feels more like a sports sedan than an SUV." For 2008, the FX remains largely unchanged, though XM Satellite Radio is a new standard feature. A full redesign is expected for 2009.
The 2008 Infiniti FX comes in two main trims: the base FX35 and the FX45. The FX35 is available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, whereas the FX45 comes exclusively with AWD.
- "Call it a tall wagon. Call it whatever. We call it pretty good." -- Car and Driver
- "Unlike many vehicles that we test (usually for a week), we had the FX for 10 days, and at the end of our time together we came to the conclusion that it is one of the best crossovers we've tested." -- MarketWatch
- "I had a ball driving the FX35, and even more fun parking it and getting out to admire its meaty curves. It's a car I'd be thrilled to date -- I'm just not sure I'd tie the knot." -- U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman