When the FX was first introduced a number of years ago, it was the only performance utility vehicle on the market on the less expensive side of the Porsche Cayenne.
Later, the BMW X6 joined the party, but it costs more and offers even less space inside than the FX.
The Audi Q7 swings in the opposite direction, bringing rugged ability and family-friendly passenger space to the market, but it's arguably a much more tradtitional SUV.
It does, however, offer a TDI V-6 for extra torque and miserly fuel economy.
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.
And to add another possibility, the Acura ZDX takes the 'coupelike' idea a step further, with an especially low roofline and 'hidden' rear doors.
Finally, for those who want better mileage and a little more practicality, look at the brand-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque.
It's one of our favorites, especially for those who spend a lot of time in the city.
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|2012 INFINITI FX35Browse Used Listings||2012 Acura ZDXBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2012 BMW X6Browse Used Listings||2012 Land Rover Range Rover SportBrowse Used Listings||2012 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Supercharged Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V8||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility 4WD|
|RWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||AWD 4-Door 35i||4WD 4-Door HSE LUX||5-Door HB Pure Plus|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||4dr Sports Activity Coupe||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/CommandShift||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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|2012 INFINITI FX35 vs. 2012 Acura ZDX||2012 INFINITI FX35 vs. 2012 Audi Q7||2012 INFINITI FX35 vs. 2012 BMW X6||2012 INFINITI FX35 vs. 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport||2012 INFINITI FX35 vs. 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque|