Infiniti lineup will receive few changes but the biggest is the one related to the names of few models. When it comes to the FX lineup the 2014 Infiniti FX37 is delivered instead of the FX35 and the name change is offered because of the 3.7 liter engine instead of the 3.5 liter unit.
There are no changes to the front segment where we have nicely integrated headlights in combination with large grille. Headlights offer aggressive looks even they are quite small while the fog lights are placed in the lower part of the bumper. Rounded look is achieved with the long nose and sloped hood again pronouncing the aggressive line and the level of refinement it offers.
When we look the 2014 Infiniti FX37 from side we can notice the chrome bound trims for the air outlets right behind the front wheels. These are pretty much delivered only for aesthetics and have no real function either to give this SUV sportier appearance. For most buyers this car represents a great hit or a failure, depending on the preferences.
Features that the 2014 Infiniti FX37 brings to the market, easily puts it into the luxury SUV segment and most drivers will be quite pleased with the interior. You will notice that there is a great amount of high quality leather in combination with metal accents while the large dashboard and center console comes with many buttons which can cause confusion when you need something. Design of the car is another limiting factor since you would expect to get a lot of interior space but in this segment FX model comes quite short. It allows you to transfer passengers in good comfort but you would expect even more.
Under the hood there is a 3.7 liter V6 unit that has been derived from the Nissan 370Z model that also comes with 3.7 liter V6. Total power of 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque is available quite high and you will need to rev this engine up to 7,000 rpm to get all that power and torque is available at 5,000 rpm. Performances are quite good and you will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.2 seconds while the top speed is 142 mph. Power is transferred through a quick shift seven speed automatic transmission and one thing that we like is the great sound of this V6 powerplant.
One of the things that you would expect from 2014 Infiniti FX37 and similar luxury and sporty crossovers is to bring great handling in combination with comfortable ride. Usually these two are hardly achieved but Infiniti found almost perfect spot giving you the ability to drive this vehicle harder but still to return decent comfort in those cases while the easy and relaxed ride will be more than pleasant. Longer trips can lead to fatigue but only in rare cases. When it comes to handling we really did not like the fact that the steering wheel gives almost no feedback but that is again something we are able to see on most new and modern vehicles.
Base model of the 2014 Infiniti FX37 is priced at $44,300 and for that you are getting rear wheel drive model and if you want to opt for the all-wheel drive version you will need to pay $45,750. Large 265/60/R18 tires will keep it glued to the asphalt and you will have quite good control over the car but you need to have in mind that this is crossover.
2014 Infiniti FX37 Release Date
You certainly remember that we said that the V6 unit returns quite great sound, that goes for the outside, while in interior it can be quite annoying. We hope that Infiniti will correct this with one of the future models. Make no mistakes, we really like the 2014 Infiniti FX37 and it is one of the best options on the market but still we advise you to check out few other competitors.