The (almost) perfect SUV for large families and long road trips.
The Infiniti JX is a completely new crossover SUV launched this year. Unlike most Infiniti cars that are based on Nissan platforms, the JX will be reversing the role, in that this 7-seater came out to the market before Nissan’s updated Pathfinder.
Regardless of what you think about Infiniti’s new corporate design, with their overly bold curves and chunky proportions, the JX is definitely a looker, but for all the wrong reasons. If you get into the details, there are a lot of design elements that don’t please, but look at it as a whole package, and all those quirky choices come together in an acceptably decent looking package.
Starting from the stout looking front, we have a massive chromed out grill, with a bulging hood and sweeping headlights that stretch out rather nicely towards the back. From the side the wheel arches flare up, sweeping in towards the body along the doors, and extending out again on the rear wheels.
The angled D-pillar does look a bit odd, especially sticking out from all the curves that accentuate the rest of the JX’s huge body. On the rear end we see the taillights trying to look as good as the ones on the front, but they get squished by the rear windshield.
It’s hard to like the exterior of the JX, maybe look at it from the front 3/4th and it looks impressive, for what it is. However, the JX was designed to be a roomy and luxurious crossover, and it’s the inside where we see Infiniti shine.