The 2010 Infiniti FX a premium-midsize crossover SUV available with V6 or V8 power. The FX35 teams a 303-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine with either rear- or all-wheel drive. FX50 models have a 390-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 and AWD.
Both engines team with a 7-speed automatic transmission. FX35 rides on standard 18-inch wheels; FX50 on 21-inch wheels. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags, and front-side airbags. Infiniti’s optional Lane Departure Warning System sounds an alert when the vehicle crosses lane dividers. Available on FX also are Infiniti’s Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Around View Monitoring (AVM), and Intelligent Brake Assist systems (IBA). LDP sounds a warning and activates the vehicle’s stability control system in order to bring FX back into the proper lane.
AVM uses four cameras to show the driver the entire circumference of the exterior on the navigation screen. IBA uses lights and warning tones if a forward collision is imminent and automatically applies braking power. A sport suspension and Infiniti’s Continuous Damping Control suspension system are available for the FX50.
Leather upholstery, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and starting, and a rearview camera are standard. Features include adaptive cruise control that operates both at around-town and highway speeds, a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic information, DVD entertainment, and a wireless cell-phone link. Among the new features on the 2010 FX are a USB port for connecting digital music players; a 2-gigabyte hard drive for digital music files on models not equipped with navigation (models with navigation have a 9.3-gigabyte music hard drive); and restaurant and real-time weather information for the navigation system.