We recently had a chance to get behind the wheel of the 2012 Infiniti FX50, a hulking beast of a crossover that shares its underpinnings with some surprising vehicles in the Infiniti and Nissan lineups.
“What do you get when a sports car and an SUV fall in love?” asks associate editor Trevor Dorchies. The answer is this big Infiniti. With a powerful V-8 engine, room for five people and most of their stuff, and driving characteristics closer to a sporty sedan than a hulking SUV, the 2012 Infiniti FX50 impressed us as a viable alternative to competitors from Mercedes-Benz, and especially BMW.
But it wasn’t all wine and roses. The same things that make it fun to drive also limit its abilities as a utility vehicle. In what way, you ask? Go check out Trevor’s full review of the 2012 Infiniti FX50 for the full story.