2011 INFINITI FX35 vs. Its Competition

2011 Infiniti FX35 RWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

With a similar philosophy to the Infiniti FX—a coupelike body with crossover capability—the BMW X6 is also very enjoyable to drive, but it’s far more expensive than the FX, less spacious inside, and less distinctive.

The Audi Q7 is a step in the other direction; it feels a bit more like a traditional SUV, with more rugged ability, though it has a beautiful interior and an available third-row seat.

There’s also a TDI diesel V-6 that delivers great performance along with fuel economy in the low- to mid-20 mpg range.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is also worth considering.

The Sport received a rather thorough redesign last year, with a new engine and fully refitted interior; it doesn’t have a particularly roomy interior either, but the Land Rover’s British heritage and hunkered-down boxier look stand as a polar-opposite styling alternative to the curvy, organic shapes in the FX.

2011 Infiniti FX35 RWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2011 INFINITI FX35
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2011 Infiniti FX35 and FX50 put the priority on looks and performance, and it's no secret that a little utility gets sacrificed in the process.
8.6
With a diesel option and a softer silhouette, the 2011 Audi Q7 does its part to tame the SUV bad-boy image.
8.2
The novelty of the four-door coupe/SUV is wearing off, but the X6's combination of utility and composed driving style still pleases.
7.8
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers impressive performance and features, whether on-road or off.
MSRP From   
$42,600$46,250$57,000$59,645
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas Supercharged V6Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V8
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
RWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium PlusAWD 4-Door 35i4WD 4-Door HSE
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5745
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door SUV4 Door SUV4dr Sports Activity Coupe4 Door
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
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