Description: Mid-Size Premium Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle/Wagon
Base MSRP Range: $37,800 - $49,750
Invoice Price Range: $34,750 - $45,705
Where built: Japan
Stretching long and decorated with a raked face and curvaceous fender blisters, Infiniti's crossover wagons look and function like a SUV but handle like a sporty car.
They're available with RWD or AWD traction and a pair of powertrains. FX35 uses the 3.5-liter V6 with 280 hp and RWD or AWD. FX45 holds the 4.5-liter V8 worth 320 hp and AWD exclusively plus 20-inch wheels and tires.
Models for 2006 gain a revised grille and bumper, new wheel designs and fresh paint colors like Serengeti Sand. Also, more standard features apply, including a 300-watt Bose audio kit, dash-mounted Rear View Monitor and leather seats. And a new standard Premium Package for FX45 installs a sunroof, aluminum roof rails, electroluminescent gauges and cabin trimming in aluminum and wood. The five-seat compartment of each wagon is a luxurious space with sport-style seats and cushy perks plus high-tech equipment in place.
Infiniti, the high-tech brand derived from Nissan of Japan, strengthens a 2006 line of luxury and performance cars with the re-do of mid-size M45 as a screamer sports sedan, while Q45 the flagship sedan spins off a new Sport model with Rear Active Steer (RAS) controls. In all, there are six distinct products in Infiniti's Class of 2006, each posed for high-powered action and packed with premium appointments.