2008 INFINITI FX35 vs. Its Competition

2008 Infiniti FX35
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Thanks to the 2008 BMW X6, the 2008 Infiniti FX has another similarly styled pal in the sandbox.

These are both coupe-styled crossovers that have a penchant for performance.

Dollar per dollar, the Infiniti FX45 holds an edge over the new X6. More conventional but still high-performance utilities include Audi Q7 (with a third row of seats) and the Porsche Cayenne S.

What these crossovers give up in terms of coupe styling, they give back in interior room. The last potential competitor for the 2008 Infiniti FX--particularly the FX45--is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

These two feature all-wheel drive, big-horsepower V-8s, fancy wheels, and suspensions tuned to rip the asphalt off freeway ramps.

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Quick Specs
8.4
If you want even more V-8 power, wait for the 2009 Infiniti FX 50 with a full 390 horsepower.
8.8
The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
8.8
The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
8.2
7.6
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a genuine dual-purpose SUV that can handle daily commutes almost as easily as sandstone trails.
7.8
The Cayenne isn’t as well-rounded of a package as some of its rivals, but the Porsche name has a lot of draw on its own.
MSRP From     
$38,050$40,195$42,500$52,500$29,420$43,400
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6LAWD 4-Door xDrive35iRWD 4-Door LaredoAWD 4-Door Manual
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel Drive4 Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
575455
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door Sports Activity Coupe4 Door4 Door SUV
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD