INFINITI's designers had the luxury of starting with a blank sheet of paper when they designed the JX. This has allowed INFINITI to concentrate from the beginning on the things they felt were important to the vehicle, starting with three-row seating. The rear seats offer plenty of room, the second and third rows offering more leg room than a Cadillac Escalade. Both sets of rear seats are able to fold forward for more utility and both sets of rear seats are able to recline for comfort. Furthermore the JX's long doors allow relatively easy access to the third row, further aided by a long forward slide for the second row seat. The end result is segment-leading passenger room and segment leading cargo space with the rear seats folded flat and the second row slid as far forward as possible.
Space is only part of the story with the JX though. A 4-year subscription to INFINITI Personal Assistant is included with the purchase of a JX. The goal of INFINITI Personal Assistant is to have a concierge available at all times to find restaurants, make reservations, find points of interest or even just answer trivia questions. The service is available 24 hours a day.
Other cool luxury features available in the JX include an adaptive cruise control system which will slow down and speed up the vehicle automatically to keep up with traffic. The system uses a laser beam to measure the distance between the JX and the vehicle ahead of it on the highway, maintaining a set distance. Parents of teens with driver's licenses will also be pleased with the Drive Zone Boundaries and Speed Alert functions available on navigation-equipped JX's. These systems allow parents to more effectively monitor the whereabouts of their children, sending a text message to parents if their children speed or go somewhere unexpected with the vehicle.
INFINITI has revised their Blind Spot Intervention System for the 2013 JX. It now includes the Backup Collision Intervention System. When the JX is reversing, the system will detect vehicles coming from either side of the JX and give 3 layers of warnings, visual audio and finally force feedback through the pedal. If the driver still hasn't responded the system will actually apply the brakes itself, preventing a potential accident. This can be used to supplement the various other systems available on the JX including the Around View Monitor, which shows a virtual 360 degree view of the area surrounding the JX and Blind Spot Warning, which displays an indicator light if another vehicle is detected in the JX's blind spot.
The 2013 INFINITI JX is powered by a 3.5L V6, making 265 horsepower. This is married to a continuously variable transmission with either front or all-wheel drive available, giving the JX both decent fuel economy and more than enough power to keep the vehicle from feeling sluggish.
The 2013 INFINITI JX is available with five different package options. The Premium package includes navigation, a Bose 13 speaker sound system, memory options for the front seat and mirrors and an auto dimming rear mirror with HomeLink. The Deluxe Touring package adds features like a panoramic moon roof with power rear sunshade, an upgraded 15 speaker Bose sound system, 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, climate-controlled front seats and heated outboard 2nd row seats. The Theatre Package includes a couple of 7-inch monitors with various input options, wireless headphones and a wireless remote.
A Driver assistance package is also available. It includes Backup Collision Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning system, a heated steering wheel and a handy remote engine start for heating the vehicle up on cold days. Finally the technology package includes everything in the Driver Assistance package plus the Blind Spot Intervention system, front Pre-Crash Seatbelts, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention systems.
The 2013 INFINITI JX is a brand-new vehicle. It is a seven-seat crossover available in either front or all-wheel drive. INFINITI has taken the standard formula for a crossover and injected it with a healthy dose of luxury, performance and technology to create the JX. From the elegant shape, to the large interior, to the myriad of luxury and safety features, the JX looks to impress at every turn.