2013 INFINITI JX vs. Its Competition

2013 Infiniti JX
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

The 2013 Infiniti JX is expected to be one of the brand's highest volume vehicles, competing square with the Acura MDX--which is getting old, is far less stylish, and has worse fuel economy and tighter third-row access.

Beyond the MDX, though, competitors span the gamut.

The Audi Q7 is larger, heavier, and can be considerably more expensive--though it does offer an optional TDI diesel engine that delivers remarkable fuel efficiency.

The Buick Enclave, lightly restyled and refreshed for 2013, continues to gain customers of its own in the large crossover segment, though it's possible Infiniti buyers might not even consider a Buick.

That same issue may apply to the Lincoln MKT, the largest Lincoln crossover, but one which hasn't gotten much traction in the market.

Finally, the top end of the Toyota Highlander range--the seven-passenger, all-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid--delivers much better fuel economy, but it's still a Toyota.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2013 Infiniti JX offers families appealing style, decent fuel economy, ease of access, and the right mix of features.
8.2
The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats.
8.6
The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense.
8.2
The Buick Enclave remains one of the most distinctive and comfortable large crossovers, and a substantially upgraded interior keeps it contemporary for 2013.
9.0
The shape of the 2013 Lincoln MKT might be polarizing, but there's undeniable charm in its luxurious cabin, its feature set and, surprisingly, its (EcoBoost) driving experience.
7.6
No matter which facet or dimension you measure--except excitement--the 2013 Toyota Highlander offers competent performance, great space, and good value.
MSRP From     
$41,250$43,280$46,800$38,445$45,285$29,020
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class     
N/ASport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium PlusFWD 4-Door Convenience4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDFWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
Transmission     
Continuously variable ratioAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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