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in 2012 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $29,581 - $41,273
Original MSRP: $43,700 - $59,800
MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy
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2012 Infiniti FX Interior

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Though the 2012 Infiniti FX’s utility falls behind that of most other midsize SUVs, it makes up for its shortcomings with loads of high-tech features and luxurious materials.

  • "FX's interior is well finished. The cabin makes good use of leather surfaces. The supplementary wood and metal trim impart an upscale, classy feel. It's a shame that the wood is now only offered as part of a pricey option package.” -- Consumer Guide
  • “Although not as extreme as the exterior might suggest, the FX interior remains daring within a competitive arena that's generally focused on a balance of design and utility.” -- Kelley Blue Book

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Seating

The Infiniti FX comes standard with leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats and reclining rear seats. Ventilated front seats are optional on the FX35 and come standard on the FX50.

Test drivers find the 2012 FX's front seats comfortable and supportive, and appreciate the FX50’s additional thigh bolstering. However, opinions are mixed on the cramped rear seats. The FX’s swoopy styling means the back seat has limited head room.

  • "Plush, bolstered seats are comfortable and supportive. FX50's seats add length for thigh support and more comfort controls. Headroom and legroom are adequate for average-sized occupants, but those with long legs will wish for more rearward seat travel.” -- Consumer Guide
  • “The front seats provide ample adjustment as well as head- and legroom; most people will find them quite comfortable and supportive. The rear seats aren't quite as enjoyable, as larger passengers will find the accommodations a bit cramped relative to some competing vehicles.” -- Edmunds

Interior Features

The FX is king in the features department, offering more optional gadgets than most SUVs. However, the sheer number of sophisticated systems can make the dashboard controls a bit intimidating. Standard features include a dual-zone automatic temperature control, an auxiliary input jack, satellite radio, a Bose premium audio system, a rearview camera and speed-sensitive front windshield wipers. Infiniti's hard drive navigation system is standard on the FX50.

  • “The vehicle's audio and navigation system interface is one of the best in the business; it's a bit tricky to figure out at first, but the various control redundancies make it easy to find a way of operation that suits your style.” -- Edmunds
  • "Most controls are logically placed and intuitive. Multiple safety-system on/off switches are clustered near driver's left knee and can get confusing to distinguish because acronyms are used on each. Voice-activated climate control, navigation, and audio system didn't always recognize voice commands. The navigation system is fairly easy to use, especially with its new iPod integration.” -- Consumer Guide
  • “Electronic warning devices can be annoying.” – Car and Driver

Cargo

The 2012 Infiniti FX provides 24.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with all seats in use and 62 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. These capacities are smaller than what most midsize SUVs offer. If you're looking for an SUV with more utility, the Acura MDX boasts 83.5 cubic feet of room with its second and third rows folded down. That’s one of the largest capacities in its class.

  • "The rear seat backs fold flat with ease for more cargo space, but the load floor is high. Small item storage is just average and includes a deep glovebox, smallish door pockets, two-tiered center bin, and a small bin in the rear passenger's armrest.” -- Consumer Guide

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