Nissan and Infiniti turned the SUV market on its head when they introduced the Murano and FX mid sized SUV's earlier this decade. The edgy styling and car like ride along with good value was ahead of its time and now we are on to the second generation FX. The FX is a good alternative to the more expensive coupe-like BMW X6 or a bigger alternative to the rather cramped Infiniti EX. The FX could be referred to as a personal luxury vehicle, meaning it is used by one person or couple, with the extra seats and cargo capacity kept for occasional use. The base model is the FX 35, using a V6 engine and the more expensive model is the FX50 featuring a V8.
The original FX was such a breakthrough design it is nice to see that Infiniti didn't change it too much from the original. The grill has been updated with very attractive black chrome, the headlights are very aggressive and the overall shape of the hood is more in keeping with a car than an SUV. The front fenders have the hottest trend; vents that actually take hot air out of the engine compartment and reduce front-end lift. 21-inch wheels are standard on the FX50 or optional on the less expensive FX35. The flowing shape of the FX does impact on the amount of cargo space, plus the cargo floor is high and the rear opening isn't too big but it will work for many empty nesters.