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Rating 77/100 Background Nowadays, shoppers in the market for a luxury crossover have no shortage of choices. The vast majority of these car-based SUVs deliver a carlike ride, sumptuous interiors and a wide range of features. Standing out among this crowded field is no easy feat, but the 2010 Infiniti FX35 attempts to grab as …

Rating 55/100 Background Five years after its debut, the midsize luxury SUV that Infiniti deemed the “Bionic Cheetah” has morphed into a slightly different animal. While the redesigned 2009 FX35 keeps many of its lean, catlike lines, it now features a longer nose, a restyled black chrome grille and chrome-plated side vents — an aggressive, …

Rating 85/100 Background Despite what its tallish SUV profile and cozy backseat might imply, the 2008 Infiniti FX35 could be considered a sport sedan in SUV clothing. Thanks to a strong 275-horsepower V6 and sport-tuned chassis (derived from the previous-generation Infiniti G35), the FX35 accelerates with vigor, attacks corners eagerly and generally feels alive on …

Rating 80/100 Background The 2013 Infiniti FX sport-luxury crossover SUV is designed for those who value style, performance and technology over cargo capacity, rear seat space or a cushy ride. Built using the same architecture as the Infiniti G37 sport sedan, the FX offers a level of carlike performance rivaled by few crossovers or SUVs. …

Rating 68/100 Background The 2012 Infiniti FX sport-luxury SUV is designed for those who value style, performance and technology over cargo capacity, trail-blazing and a soft ride. Utilizing the same architecture beneath the Infiniti G37 sport sedan, the FX offers a level of carlike performance rivaled by few crossovers or SUVs. With a lively, responsive …

Rating 78/100 Background Sporty luxury crossover SUVs like the 2011 Infiniti FX37 and FX50 seem to be gaining in popularity. And with the FX, Infiniti emphasizes "sport" over utility. Built on Infiniti’s G37 sedan platform, the FX features a carlike drive and nimble handling and is backed by a confident V6 or a commanding V8 …

Rating 65/100 Background Most people know of ABBA, the popular Swedish pop band from the 1970s that enjoyed a recent revival after its songs were used in the “Mamma Mia!” musical and movie. Now it seems there’s another Swedish export ready for a re-release — and it’s not Ace of Base. It’s Volvo. Yes, Volvo …

Rating 80/100 Background If you’re looking for a well-rounded luxury crossover SUV, you’re going to like the 2010 Acura MDX. The latest MDX covers the expected bases in terms of utility and luxury, yet it also boasts crisp handling and a boatload of technological features. This well-rounded approach does mean that other competing models might …

Rating 72/100 Background Infiniti calls its redesigned 2009 FX50 a “radical expression of sport and utility,” and while we’re generally skeptical of marketing catchphrases, this one’s pretty accurate. The FX50 is Infiniti’s top-of-the-line crossover, replacing the outgoing FX45, which debuted along with its FX35 sibling in 2003 as one of the first crossovers to include …

Rating 60/100 Background Has that Escalade or Suburban got you down? Perhaps you bought way more SUV than you really need, and now something smaller and sportier is in order.Or maybe your spouse is nagging you to sell that luxury sport sedan for something more practical. If so, perhaps you’re on the hunt for something …

Rating 73/100 Background When trying to make a grand entrance into a party, it’s best to show up a little late and be magnificent. Just think of Scarlett O’Hara, descending a curved staircase in a miraculously elegant dress made of green curtains. The Lincoln MKX also showed up late to a party: one filled with …

Rating 92/100 Background Despite what its tallish SUV profile and cozy backseat might imply, the Infiniti FX45 is a sport sedan in SUV clothing. By mating a powerful 320-horsepower V8 to a modified version of the previous-generation G35’s sport-tuned chassis, Infiniti created a machine that accelerates with vigor, attacks corners eagerly and generally feels alive …