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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
The seats are extremely comfortable
The FX interior has sort of a cocoon-like atmosphere
Kelley Blue Book
That distinctive shape detracts from cargo space
a few low budget plastic pieces
The 2008 Infiniti FX was not designed to be a cargo hauler, and its shape proves that; however, it offers luxurious comfort for four passengers.
Various reviews read by TheCarConnection.com praised the seats in the Infiniti FX; 2008 versions have seats that "are extremely comfortable and wrap themselves around occupants, coddling them," writes J.D. Power. They state, too, "The rear seats are comfortable, with surprisingly generous clearance between occupants' knees and the front seatbacks." Edmunds also likes the seats, declaring: "A well-designed interior features pleasant ergonomics and leather-lined seats that we've found to be especially comfortable." The 2008 Infiniti FX has "plenty of room" for four adults, "though the sloping roof can make things tight for taller rear passengers," continues Edmunds. ConsumerGuide notes of the Infiniti FX's rear passenger compartment, "There's above-average knee space and good under-seat foot clearance. Leg and back support are not the best, despite the presence of reclining seatbacks." For drivers of the 2008 Infiniti FX, they attest, "The available wheel and seat adjustments suit most drivers."
Kelley Blue Book reports that the "step-in height is low enough that entry and exit are easy, but the squat rear doors require tall passengers to watch their heads."
The Infiniti FX 2008 has a "very small" trunk, points out J.D. Power. "There are just 65 cubic feet of space compared to the 70-85 cubic feet found in most midsize SUVs," reports Edmunds. Piling on the 2008 Infiniti FX's shortcomings, so to speak, ConsumerGuide attests, "Swoopy styling limits height and total volume behind the rear seat, so forget tall or bulky cargo. The load floor is rather high, too. Cabin storage for small items is just okay."
Gauges are "clear" and set in a pod that tilts with the telescoping steering wheel, describes ConsumerGuide. They add, "Various buttons and switches abound in the cabin, and they need larger labeling...FX's cabin balances a few low-budget plastic pieces with appealing aluminum trim and good-quality upholstery," though.
Noise is not much of a problem in the Infiniti FX; 2008s with 20-inch tires transmit some "coarse-pavement tire thrum," finds Consumer Guide, which adds: "Engine noise intrudes some at full throttle...neither are annoying, though."
The 2008 Infiniti FX coddles its driver and three passengers in very comfortable seats--four in a pinch--but isn't suitable for long trips with four sets of luggage.