2013 Infiniti JX35 Priced at $40,450
Infiniti has released the 2013 JX35’s full slate of standard features and options, reinforcing our initial opinion that this three-row crossover, which debuted at the 2011 L.A. Auto Show, is a good deal in this segment.
To recap, the seven-passenger 2013 Infiniti JX35 will start at $40,450, excluding a $950 destination charge. The large crossover is powered by a 265-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 and a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard; intelligent all-wheel drive is an affordable $1,100 option. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions get an estimated 17/23 mpg city/highway, and premium gas is recommended.
In terms of pricing and features, the 2012 MDX is probably what Infiniti benchmarked when it designed the JX35; specs and pricing match up, though the JX is few hundred dollars less expensive when comparing features. The Enclave is comparable to the entry-level JX35, but it doesn’t offer the high-end safety or luxury features found on the top-of-the-line JX.
The JX comes well-equipped with automatic xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, fog lights, power folding heated mirrors, power moonroof, power liftgate and 18-inch alloy wheels.
In the cabin, the JX gets an eight-way power driver’s seat, six-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 7-inch display, iPod connectivity, a passive entry system with push-button start, and a tri-zone automatic climate control system.
In addition, you can add a stunning $12,760 worth of options to the JX35 when the vehicle is equipped to the gills, giving it a range-topping $54,220 price. That’s still less than the MDX’s top $54,455 price, however.
A Premium Package ($4,950) adds an 8-inch display, navigation, voice recognition, real-time traffic/weather information, Around-View Monitor, 13-speaker Bose stereo, Bluetooth streaming audio, driver’s seat lumbar support and maple wood trim accents.
A Theater Package ($1,700) can be added to the Premium Package and includes dual 7-inch color monitors in the second row, wireless headphones and a remote control.
A Driver Assistance Package ($2,200) adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot warning, heated steering wheel and remote engine start; you must have the Premium Package to add this package.
A Deluxe Touring Package ($2,550) adds 20-inch wheels, a 15-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats and rain-sensing wipers. The Deluxe Package can’t be combined with the Driver Assistance Package.
A Technology Package ($3,100) adds lane departure warning, blind spot intervention and pre-crash seat belts (you must add the Premium, Theater, Deluxe and Technology packages to have this package).
The 2013 JX35 goes on sale this spring.
- JX35 FWD: $40,450
- JX35 AWD: $41,550
- Premium Package $4,950
- Technology Package $3,100
- Theater Package $1,700
- Deluxe Touring Package $2,550
- Driver Assistance Package $2,200
- Roof rails: $370
- 20-inch wheels: $1,600