Performance above all in the 2009 Infiniti FX
A gourmet chef doesn’t prepare a hamburger the same way a fast-food restaurant does. The methods, materials and vision likely couldn’t be more opposite. So how would a company known for emphasizing performance and luxury create a sport utility vehicle? Chances are it looks something like the 2009 Infiniti FX.
Styling in the 2009 Infiniti FX is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Infiniti engineers have struck the perfect balance between conventional SUV power and sportscar inspired architecture. The FX’s front midship platform itself, tested and perfected in high-performance sportscars worldwide, perfectly centers the SUV’s weight between the front and rear wheels, ensuring exceptional handling and control. The body is sleek and aerodynamic, lending itself brilliantly to long straightaways and vast, sweeping curves. It is a driver’s SUV, a performance junkie’s SUV, a thrill-seeker’s SUV. Is it yours?
At the heart of the 2009 FX is an electronically controlled, five-speed engine worthy of such distinction. The FX45 model features an available V8, which easily churns out an impressive 320 hp and 388 lb/ft of torque at your beck and call. Microfinished components and 32 titanium valves limit weight while maximizing precision and efficiency, and
As an alternative, Infiniti offers a similarly impressive V6 on the 2009 FX35 model. Once again named one of Ward’s "10 Best" engines, the 35’s V6 is capable of outputting 275 hp through a free-flowing continuously variable valve timing system. With increased airflow and variable-capacity exhaust release, the 35’s system is exceptionally fluid and incomparably exhilarating. Without question, on both models, Infiniti’s design lends itself to supreme performance, but the engines are what truly make the vehicle sing.
As it is likely worth reminding, the FX is, at the end of the day, a sport utility vehicle. That being said, the 2009 model features an intelligent and powerful all-wheel drive feature. Infiniti’s intuitive system constantly adjusts itself, giving you all-wheel drive traction when you need it most and rear-wheel drive performance when you want it. At any given time, in fact, power can either be split evenly between the front and rear wheels or sent exclusively to the rear; it all depends on what you need at that moment. With the FX, you’ll have the power and traction to conquer adverse conditions and never have to truly sacrifice the performance and driving thrill you crave. It’s that simple; it’s that smart.
Small touches like a lane departure warning system and laser-monitored cruise control system ensure driver safety while a high-strength steel design and a vast array of airbags maintains the integrity of the vehicle and the safety of its passengers in the event of an accident.
As an SUV, there’s little question as to the appeal of the 2009 Infiniti FX. It can certainly hold its own in the tough and rugged department. What sets the FX apart, however, is its unrivaled performance. Exceptional handling, refined power and brilliantly conceived design place the 2009 FX light years ahead of the competition. A starting MSRP of just $38,050 keeps it well within reach.