Infiniti’s latest-generation FX SUV hasn’t set the world on fire over the past few years despite a terrific powertrain and high-end interior. Perhaps the strange, shark-like styling had something to do with it.
For 2012, Infiniti has adjusted the look of the front end … but that’s about it. Besides the new grille, bumper and surrounding bodywork not much has changed for 2012.
You still get the same engine choices — a 303-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 or 390-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 — both teamed to a seven-speed automatic. The FX35’s base model has rear-wheel drive; the rest of the lineup is all-wheel drive.
Prices have increased for 2012. The 2011 base FX cost $42,600 and the 2012 FX base now starts at $43,450, not including an $895 destination charge. The 2012 FX50’s price has increased to $59,350 from $57,600 for the 2011 model. Infiniti hasn’t announced what features have been added to the 2012 FX50. The 2011 FX50 came standard with a navigation system and other features that were optional on the FX35.