The Best of the Best 2003: Sport-Utillity Vehicles - Infiniti FX45

  • Christian Gulliksen

The audacious styling of the space-age Infiniti FX45 might prompt many to think that the production SUV is a concept car. Its bold, toothy prow, hunched hindquarters, and oversize 20-inch wheels seem better suited for a sketchpad than a showroom. But the $44,770 FX45 is more than mere eye candy; it moves— fast. The FX45’s V-8 produces 315 hp, which provides plenty of pop, especially if you employ the manual shift option.

The FX45 is based on the company’s FM (front midship) platform, which is also used in the G35 Coupe and Sedan and the Nissan 350Z. Because of its car-based chassis, the FX45 can be thrown into corners more adroitly than nearly any other SUV. Inside, a surprisingly roomy interior enables backseat passengers to ride comfortably and even stretch their legs.

Infiniti, www.infiniti.com

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