The 2013 Infiniti FX37 is a midsize SUV, but with its smaller backseat I thought I would have to "make it work," as Tim Gunn from the TV show "Project Runway" says. However, it fit effortlessly into my daily life of chauffeuring two school-age kids — and their stuff — around.
It's not just its looks that turn heads. The FX37's new-for-2013 3.7-liter V-6 engine sounds sexy. It's got a deep rumble that sounds great outside and in the FX37. Even better is its fabulous acceleration and exceptional handling, and the FX has virtually no body roll, which is surprising given its elevated ground clearance.
Infiniti is changing the names of its cars for the 2014 model year, and the FX lineup will be the QX70. With the name change, it's a good time to get a deal on a 2013 FX.
My children, ages 8 and 11, were comfortable in the FX's backseat, though adults may feel cramped because of the lack of legroom and the sloping roof that impacts headroom. When it comes to legroom, the FX leads against its competitors in the front row with 44.7 inches, but falls short in the backseat at 34.6 inches. The BMW X5 has 40.0 inches in front and 36.6 in the backseat; the Lexus RX 350 comes in at 43.1/36.8 inches and the Mercedes-Benz at 40.3/38.4 inches.