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MSRP: $41,250 - $42,650
Invoice: $38,205 - $39,499
MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
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2013 Infiniti JX Interior

Overall, most test drivers agree that the 2013 Infiniti JX’s high point is its cabin. They praise the crossover’s high-end materials and sliding second row, which can be folded for third-row access without having to move an installed child seat. Most reviewers also note that the JX is roomy for its class, with lots of first- and second-row space. Plus, critics love the JX’s high-tech features, including a new piece of technology called BackUp Collision Intervention, which will automatically apply the brakes and stop the SUV for you if it senses an obstacle in the way.

  • "Where the JX35 really excels is technology, especially when it comes to keeping you out of sticky situations - or at least free from visits to the repair shop.” -- Road and Track
  • "The JX does a commendable job of getting seven people into one vehicle without cash bribes or contortionist poses and then keeps them content and comfortable.” -- Los Angeles Times
  • "The JX's cabin is a simple and classy space, with cushy front thrones and the usual barrage of Infiniti-grade supple leather, soft plastics, and textured wood accents.” -- Motor Trend
  • "JX is almost minivan-like in its handy features and people-oriented layout.” -- USA Today
  • "But thumbs-down to Infiniti for requiring the purchase of the $4,550 Premium Package in order to get most of the other packages and options (especially since JX comes in only one trim level). … So you’re forced to either accept the base model virtually as is or pay heavily for packages/options.” -- Consumer Guide

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Seating

The Infiniti JX seats seven people in three rows, fitting two across in the first and third rows and three across in the middle row. The standard front seats are heated and leather-upholstered. Reviewers find the front row more spacious than most of the JX’s competitors. Even though sun- and moonroofs usually cut down on head room, testers say that the Infiniti JX’s standard moonroof didn’t affect their head space at all. A few reviewers note that rearward visibility can be difficult, but that the standard rearview camera should help to mitigate that.

The second row can fold and slide forward to allow access to the third row while a child seat is still strapped in, which is a feature test drivers love. Most say that any adults shorter than 6 feet should be comfortable in the third row, though a few think that space should be reserved for children only. Some reviewers also mention that they wish the JX offered second-row captain’s chairs, which would decrease seating capacity to two but would allow walk-through access to the third row and perhaps provide middle-row occupants with a bit more comfort.

  • "Legroom and headroom is great in the second row and decent in the third row. The seats in the ‘way back’ are low to the floor, but taller adults can still sit comfortably.” -- Los Angeles Times
  • "The front seats are as comfortable as any seat you'll find in your living room, and rear seats are almost as comfy with lots of leg room. The slide, fold, and tilt access to the 3rd row is one of easiest we've tried.” -- Motor Week
  •  “Our only real ergonomic quibble is a tilt/telescope steering column whose pivot point is too close to the steering wheel, which means up/down movement really just sets the helm at odd angles. … Space for the rearmost five passengers is minivan-like.” -- Car and Driver
  • “While adults can fit in the 3rd row, the seat in front needs to be pretty far forward to avoid squished legs and knees. Thus, the rearmost bench is best reserved for kids.” -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

The 2013 Infiniti JX comes standard with leather seats, a six-speaker audio system with speed-sensitive volume control, a power rear liftgate and a USB audio jack. Features like heated second-row seats, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and back-up collision intervention are available as part of the Premium Package, which some reviewers say is expensive.

In general, test drivers say the JX’s electronics work well, and they appreciate its fairly long list of standard features. They praised the sound quality of the upgraded, 15-speaker Bose stereo system and write that most of the JX’s high-tech safety features work well. Most of all, they appreciate how easy the safety technology is to turn on and off, though a few think that features like blind spot warning, lane departure warning and forward collision warning provide a distracting amount of information.

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  • "This system supplied good, neutral audio at its base EQ curve -- I'd even venture as far as to call it a bit flat. However, with a bit of tweaking it's easy to tune for ‘wake the neighbors’ levels of bass or clear mids and highs for natural-sounding vocals.” -- CNET
  • "The navigation system features a clear, bright eight-inch screen and simple commands that can be quickly executed without much practice. The Around View Monitor camera system is simply brilliant when backing up; we are convinced there is no better system on the market today.” -- Autoblog
  • "What's nice about these [safety] systems is they're easily disabled with the touch of a button on the steering wheel, if driving in a perpetual nanny state isn't your brand of gum.” -- Los Angeles Times
  • "We've praised Infiniti vehicles in the past for having some of the simplest control schemes among premium vehicles, and the JX is no different. Audio, climate, and navigation functions are easy to negotiate through the touchscreen and redundant dashboard and steering-wheel buttons.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "If you're willing to spend thousands, you can get packages that give you cameras and sensors to show you everything on all sides. The setup even tries to stop the JX, if you don't, when something's sneaking up on you. In full alert mode, you wind up with three views over two screens. It can seem like too much information; confusing.” -- USA Today

Cargo

The Infiniti JX can fit 15.8 cubic feet of cargo behind its third row of seats, but Infiniti doesn’t list the maximum amount of cargo space available with the second and third rows folded. One reviewer says the JX offers a maximum of 76.5 cubic feet of space. Testers say the JX offers plenty of interior storage space.

  • "Both the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats fold flat to create a fairly expansive cargo area. The load floor is flat but not quite level, though. JX sports a very handy covered well behind the 3rd row. Cabin storage consists of a decently sized glovebox and a nice, deep center console. The wireless headphones included in the optional Theater Package take up almost all the space in the console box, so plan accordingly.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "Cabin room is generous, and there's 76.5 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded.” -- Edmunds
Review Last Updated: 5/20/14

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