Compare 2008 Lexus RX 350 vs 2009 INFINITI FX

2008 Lexus RX 350
2009 INFINITI FX
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FWD 4-Door
2009 INFINITI FX
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,099
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,400
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$623 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Lexus RX 350 has a well-earned reputation for luxury, but fun is off the menu. The 2009 Infiniti FX offers a truly distinctive shape and sportscarlike acceleration. If you need to haul plywood or lots of kids, though, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9
Passenger Capacity
5
Second Head Room (in)
38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size
225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
225/65SR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3870
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52
Trans Type
5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA

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