2010 Infiniti FX35 Comfort & Quality

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For those who plan to carry much cargo behind the backseats, or even the front ones, the FX still isn't a great choice. Just like a sport coupe in some ways, the 2010 Infiniti FX favors styling and performance over functionality—to a degree.

Autoblog says, "The seats are heavily padded and provide suitable bolstering; they're also heated and cooled, and come in a variety of materials. The dash is easy to read, and the steering wheel is sufficiently chunky with just enough redundant controls to avoid technological overload." Cars.com gives the FX Infiniti good marks for having "power adjustments for the front seats are standard," though notes that "heated and cooled seats are optional" rather than standard.

The 2010 Infiniti FX has impressive, luxurious materials. Backseat and cargo space aren’t afterthoughts, but they’re not priorities either.

Motor Trend is typical of many reviewers regarding the FX, choosing to gush over the beautiful interior finishes more than assess how much actual space is available: “The cabin has undergone major changes, with new gauges, steering wheel, and quality materials.” Car and Driver says, “the FX’s interior finish improves several notches with diamond-pleated leather detailing and hockey-stick-shaped accents of real wood on the doors.”

Still, Motor Trend recognizes “utility is not as high a priority as is performance.” The source notes that cargo space actually decreased with the FX’s redesign last year.

TheCarConnection.com notices that the load floor is high, and the rake of the hatch and back window is somewhat limiting. Backseats also are tough to get into with the arch of the roofline in the way, but once you're in, there's just enough space for two adults.

There’s a lot of evidence that the FX50 has a firmer, almost punishing ride compared to the more compliant FX35. After living with an FX50 for some time, Car and Driver notes that “the big wheels mean a harsh ride most of the time.” Autoblog feels “the ride is certainly better than the outgoing FX and even with the dampers set to Sport it's not the kidney-punishing affair we previously endured." Motor Trend notes that “the ride isn't soft, not by a long shot, but it's much better than in the previous FX.” Infiniti has done better with the second-generation car.

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