2013 Infiniti FX Interior
This interior review was written when the 2013 Infiniti FX was new.
Reviewers like the FX’s cabin. They say it has high-quality materials, including soft leather and real wood and metal accents. One reviewer says it is among the most luxurious in the class. Another reviewer says the overall design strikes a good balance between form and function.
- "With supple leathers, rich wood trim, brushed metal accents, cool ambient lighting and soft-touch materials covering nearly every surface, this is about as luxurious as you'll find in the segment." -- Edmunds
- "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 (2012)
- "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 (2012)
The Infiniti FX seats five on standard leather upholstery. Power heated front seats are also standard, and ventilated seats are optional. Reviewers are pleased with the FX’s front seats, saying they’re comfortable and supportive and offer plenty of space. However, due to the slope of the roof, rearward visibility is limited. Reviewers also say that rear passengers don’t enjoy as much headroom, and that the rear seats overall aren’t especially spacious.
- "In the FX, a driver-centric cockpit with a pronounced center-stack design confirms the message that this thing is for driving first, and although the folding rear seatbacks add flexibility for hauling cargo, the reality is rear-seat and load-deck space is just not very generous." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The front seats are quite comfortable and are aided by ample head- and legroom, but because of the FX's sloping roof line, the rear seats can be a tight fit for taller passengers." -- Edmunds
- "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 (2012)
The FX comes standard with an 11-speaker Bose stereo with satellite radio, a backup camera, power sunroof, USB port and Bluetooth phone connectivity. Available features include navigation, voice recognition software and a multi-angle backup camera. Reviewers say that operating the navigation and audio systems is fairly easy. One reviewer does find that the voice command system could work better, though.
- "The audio and navigation systems require a short learning curve, using both virtual and tactile inputs, but operating them soon becomes impressively simple and intuitive. The optional 360-degree camera provides a top-down view of the FX in relation to its surroundings -- helpful when negotiating tight spaces." -- 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 (2012)
- "Electronic warning devices can be annoying. …" -- Car and Driver (2011)
The FX can carry up to 62 cubic feet of cargo with its rear seats folded, which is low for the class, but on par with other two-row SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne. Behind the rear seats there is 24.8 cubic feet of space. Reviewers say that small item storage is average, but by no means spectacular.
- "The FX's sleek profile also compromises cargo space, offering 25 cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats. Folding the seats offers total volume of just 62 cubes -- well short of what most competitors offer." -- Edmunds
- "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 (2012)