Long Term Update 5: 2009 Infiniti FX50 S
13 months and 26,862 miles
"What a powerhouse!" says associate online editor Rory Jurnecka. "Heading out onto city streets I looked around the cabin -- while the interior materials and finish are very nice, I was left wondering just why the pricetag was $65K. Ten minutes later, I found myself on a freeway on-ramp and 'Oh, wow!' this thing really moves. That's when I remembered the FX50 was churning out 390 horsepower. Still, while it's nice to be able to move 'Now!' when you want to, I can't help but think it might be overkill in this sport/ute. I found the navigation graphics fairly choppy and pixilated, but the AroundView camera system, as others have echoed, is simply fantastic."
Photographer Brian Vance notes, "The second row has no pass-through for my skis -- I had to slide them over the top of the seatback."
|2009 Infiniti FX50 S|
|Months/miles in service||13/26,862|
|Avg econ/CO2||16.9 mpg/1.15 lb/mi|
|Maintenance cost||$764.99 (3 - oil change/inspection/rotate tires, replace engine and cabin air filters)|