2009 INFINITI FX vs. Its Competition

2009 Infiniti FX
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The new BMW X6 has a similar philosophy to the 2009 Infiniti FX--a coupelike body with crossover capability--but it's far more expensive than the FX, and less distinctive, we think.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is pricey, too, but its creased lines and British heritage stand out in opposition to the Infiniti FX's organically curved body.

Volkswagen's Touareg sport-ute seats five and offers a big diesel engine option--and some European cachet--for about the same price as the FX.

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Quick Specs
8.6
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.
8.2
7.8
There may not be a better way to pose on road or off than from behind the wheel of a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
7.6
The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
MSRP From   
N/A$52,500$57,725$39,300
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
N/AGas I6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class   
N/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
N/AAWD 4-Door xDrive35i4WD 4-Door HSE4-Door V6
Drivetrain   
N/AAll Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
N/A455
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
N/A4 Door Sports Activity Coupe4 Door4 Door
Transmission   
N/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic