2013 INFINITI FX vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Performance and a touch of utility pit the Infiniti FX against a slim set of luxury SUVs and crossovers.

Most of them hail from Europe.

The Audi Q5's a five-seater with a choice of diesel, hybrid, and supercharged six-cylinder engines, and Audi's minimalist styling is in full play.

The Porsche Cayenne's also a five-seater, with a price range that begins where the FX's ends--but for electrifying performance, there's nothing like its ludicrously powerful turbocharged models.

BMW's coupe-like X6 is nearly as fast in M form, but it's top-heavy in appearance, about as cargo-unfriendly as the FX, and very expensive.

The faint at heart could try on Lincoln's MKX for size; it's a pleasant-looking crossover with ample acceleration and a quiet, tasteful cabin.

But for the ultimate styling statement in mid-size crossovers, there's nothing quite equal to the Range Rover Evoque, a stiletto heel in a field of work books, one with turbocharged four-cylinder power and a light touch on pavement.

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Quick Specs
The 2013 Infiniti FX makes bank with its good looks and sport-sedan performance; if you're seeking gas mileage, back-seat and cargo space, and all-weather traction, keep seeking.
The 2013 Audi Q5 is one of the more carlike crossovers, with elegant execution, smart high-tech features, and very good passenger space.
The 2013 BMW X6 finally has some serious competition in the coupe/SUV segment, but remains one of the most impressive sport crossovers around.
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque nails the coupe-crossover concept, and puts the off-roading on mute with a sexy shape and a casual elegance.
The 2013 Lincoln MKX finally has luxury game with a knockout interior and Mustang-worthy power; MyLincoln Touch is better, too.
The 2013 Porsche Cayenne spans a wide range of capabilities, from basic family hauler to track-worthy sports SUV, with a few stops in between--including a brand new diesel.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility 4WDSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Style Name     
RWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive35i5-Door HB Dynamic PremiumFWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door Manual
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleCoupeSport Utility VehicleCrossoverSport Utility Vehicle
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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