2013 Infiniti JX35

Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6

Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6

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The decision to purchase a minivan is a pragmatic one. Drive a minivan and you admit to the world that you have children and a Costco membership, and that you want one vehicle that can transport your offspring and multi-packs of toilet paper.
The decision to not purchase a minivan is different. An entire subset of car buyers with children wants a vehicle with seven seats, but would as soon pile their children into a minivan as the bed of a pickup truck. For these people, the crossover is an amenable alternative that blends usability and distinctive exterior design. They buy cars like Mazda's CX-9, Buick's Enclave, and Ford's Flex.
But there are buyers who want more: they crave the convenience of a crossover but want a top-shelf brand name, a sportier driving experience, and a more sumptuous interior. Infiniti aims to please these people with its newest vehicle, the JX35. To see if the JX35's blend of luxury and sport was up to snuff, we pitted it against three close competitors: the Lincoln MKT, Acura MDX, and BMW X5.

Powertrains: Old School, Meet New School

All four of our crossovers were equipped with six-cylinder engines and all-wheel drive. The JX35 is the least powerful of the group, and has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The MDX and X5 are both rated at 300 hp; the X5 uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line-six-cylinder engine that makes 300 lb-ft of torque, and the MDX uses a naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V-6 that turns out 270 lb-ft. The Lincoln scores the power trophy with its EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine, which makes 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. While the MDX and MKT both use six-speed automatic transmissions, the BMW has an eight-speed auto, and the JX35 employs a continuously variable unit.
From behind the wheel, the difference in powertrains is palpable. The JX's V-6 provides adequate grunt and sounds good in the upper register, but it still lags behind its competitors. This is partially due to the JX's power deficit, but it's mostly the fault of the JX's transmission. The CVT was effective at keeping engine noise at bay around town, but revs build slowly and the engine drones once you step on the gas pedal.
The BMW's powertrain, comparatively, is a frenetic beast: the engine revs quickly and has a laser-level flat torque curve. The transmission's sport automatic mode remaps the shift points to near-redline, allowing drivers to savor the gorgeous engine note even more.
The MDX may be down 30 lb-ft on the X5, but it doesn't want for power. Revs build slowly but the engine pulls adeptly, and the note it produces is guttural and strong as the tach needle passes 4000 rpm. Crucially, the MDX's transmission is snappier when pulling away from a stop than the X5's.
The MKT is the unlikely hero here: it hustles down back roads and attacks highway on-ramps, and it has enough torque to make highway downshifts a rarity. The speedometer needle rises quicker than you thought possible in a 4942-pound car.
Winner: Lincoln MKT

Ride and Handling: The Great Compromise

These sporty luxury crossovers face high expectations for both handling and ride quality, and striking the right balance is a tall task. The JX's steering is pleasantly light in parking lots but limp and overboosted nearly everywhere else. The ride shows plenty of poise on the highway, but it's only so-so on bumpy roads.
Again, the BMW X5 proves to be the JX's polar opposite. The X5 is easily the handling champion thanks to its firm suspension and heavy, precise steering, a great asset on back roads. But the X5 only shines with enthusiastic driving; around town the suspension is stiff and harsh at times and the steering is unnecessarily heavy. The only way we would recommend this car for the school run is if your children go to school on the Nürburgring.
Getting out of the Infiniti JX and into the Lincoln MKT, deputy editor Joe DeMatio remarked that the Lincoln's steering was "a revelation," and we agreed that it offers the best blend of low- and high-speed weight. The MKT exhibits decent handling, especially for a 17.3-foot-long people carrier, but the MKT's strength is in its soft, compliant ride, not its handling.
The best compromise was the MDX. Its steering is pleasantly firm at low speeds, but just a little bit too light on the highway. The ride is comfortable but not pillowy, thanks to optional magnetorheological dampers, and its handling is superb. For that you can thank Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system, which shifts torque to the outside rear wheel in the corners. The system's digital readout between the gauges shows where the torque is going at any moment, adding a neat video game-like touch to the driving experience.
Winner: Acura MDX

Interior: Luxuriously Quiet, Quietly Luxurious

Having tested our luxury crossovers' ability to get our hearts pounding, we looked at how they keep us comfortable and entertained.
The X5 is the most expensive car of the bunch and its interior materials are obviously of high quality, but there's little visual flair. Some of the blame goes to our particular color combination -- brown wood over an inky, graphite-colored leather -- but the available sand and creamy brown leather colors can only go so far to dress up the bland interior. At least the seats are comfortable and the controls are straightforward.
The MDX's interior is somewhat better. Our tester had both the Advance and Entertainment packages, which meant the center stack was littered in buttons for the front and rear entertainment systems, navigation, and automatic climate control. On either side of the controls, there are two sweeping swaths of wood trim, which add just enough visual drama to keep the interior from being boring.
The MKT's interior surprised us with its materials quality, including gorgeous hazelnut-colored leather, brown wood, and a deep gray center stack. The MyLincoln Touch system may be unloved for how it works, but its visual simplicity (i.e. lack of knobs and buttons) is a stark contrast to the MDX. The windows and panoramic glass roof let in plenty of light, and the glass is well-laminated to keep wind noise to a minimum.
The clear winner is the JX, because Infiniti's designers made an interior that was functional and beautiful. The car's distinctive exterior design continues on the inside with interestingly shaped door handles and trim strips, and an organic, double-bubble dashboard. Our only gripe was the steering wheel, which was obviously of a lower grade than other Infinitis.
Winner: Infiniti JX

Curb Appeal: Looks Expensive, Is Expensive

A luxury crossover that costs $10,000 more than a Buick Enclave must also look better than a Buick Enclave, and must come with more brand-name cachet. With that gauntlet set, our cars had mixed results.
The Lincoln MKT's design hearkens back to the brand's halcyon days before World War II, with low sills, a high roofline, and a bustle-back reminiscent of 1940's Lincoln limousines. Noble as designer Peter Horbury's quest may have been, the challenge of fitting 1940s design within a 1990s sedan footprint (it's based on an old Volvo platform) and adding 21st-century functionality proved too much. The front end is low, which is a good start, but the rear doors and windows look overly stretched, and the original MKT Concept's curves and creases have been flattened. The liftgate is a wide, nearly flat sheet of metal topped by a plasticky light bar and a small, rectangular rear window. The MKT is a valiant attempt at reinventing an icon, but it's ultimately let down by its baroque styling.
If the MKT was styled to make a statement, the MDX was styled to speak softly. The car is chiseled and neatly creased, but flared wheel arches add a nice curvy touch. Even Acura's unloved "razor grille" blends well into the MDX's front end and its geometric headlights. We especially like how the triangular rear window gives this three-row SUV a two-row crossover's greenhouse.
The Infiniti JX has a boldly shaped body with a long, curving character line and Infiniti's new hourglass grille. Too bad that your eyes are drawn to its low door handles, stretched rear door, and rear windows, which make the JX look a little bit like a minivan.
Even without flashy chrome trim or dazzling wheels, the BMW makes a bold statement on the road. Its wheel arches bulge out from the side panels and the hood creases to hint at the powerful engine underneath. Unlike the Infiniti, the X5's door handles are located on the character line, which maintains a crisp look, and the rear end is folded and creased to keep the liftgate from becoming a flat sheet of metal, like the MKT's. It looks expensive -- and it is.
Winner: BMW X5

Features and Usability: Techno Overload

Aside from radar-guided cruise control, a head-up display, and a set of cameras that provide a simulated aerial view while parking and an easier look at blind intersections, there's little in the way of technological wizardry in the X5. Technologically speaking, the X5 was out-gunned by the less expensive Infiniti JX. The X5's third row doesn't win any awards, either. The BMW's second row folds and slides to allow passengers in and out of the third row, but the third-row seats themselves are cramped and difficult to fold. It doesn't help that the third-row seat is an expensive option that isn't included in any packages or trim levels. The BMW does score points for its trick tailgate (75 percent folds up, 25 percent folds down), and the best cargo area opening of the four cars.
For nearly the same price as the BMW, the MKT offered numerous technological features. Our heavily optioned MKT had a THX-certified surround sound stereo, MyLincoln Touch, and Active Park Assist, which will parallel park the luxo-truck at the press of a button. The MKT's standard second row is a bench seat, but our car featured optional bucket seats, as well as a rear-seat center console with an optional refrigerator. Both the second and third-row seats fold at the press of a button. The third row had little headroom, thanks to a high seating position and a low headliner that also stores the rear sunroof's sunshade. The door and trunk openings are also quite deep, which means there's more distance to load passengers or cargo into the car.
The MDX's technology is less flashy than its competitors', but there's also less of it. The MDX has a radar-based automatic braking system, and a climate control system that uses GPS to compensate for the position of the sun relative to the car, but it doesn't park itself or chill your beverages, and it's the only car of the four without keyless entry/ignition. The optional ELS stereo boasts Dolby ProLogic II surround sound, and the rear-seat entertainment system is nearly identical to the much-loved unit in the Honda Odyssey. The MDX is about 16 inches shorter than the MKT, and its short stature handicaps the third-row seat. Only the passenger's side of the 60/40-split second row slides forward to let third-row passengers in or out, and there's little third-row legroom. There is plenty of headroom, however: "we stuffed two six-foot-plus editors back there," DeMatio said, "and I think they could both ride back there for a while without killing each other." The MDX's lower driving position also requires less passenger climbing or cargo lifting than the X5.
Despite being the least expensive, the Infiniti JX offers the most technological features, including the ability to drive itself: the optional Driver Assistance and Technology Packages include Intelligent Brake Assist and Lane Departure Prevention, which automatically brake and steer the car (through the brakes) to avoid collisions. The color screen between the JX's gauges tracks these features in real-time, projecting the image that you're driving an electronic nanny on wheels.
Our takeaway from the JX is that its powertrain and handling might leave something to be desired, but its convenience features won't. The JX's second-row seats fold and slide forward with one press to allow third row passengers in or out, and they can still slide if a baby seat is strapped in. As for the third row seat, senior editor Eric Tingwall proclaimed it the best of the four. "At 6'3" I fit comfortably and there's tons of light flowing in to keep things from feeling claustrophobic," he said.
Winner: Infiniti JX

The Takeaway: Compromise Isn't Bad After All

A luxury crossover must be better than a crossover, and all four delivered luxury, sporting character, and convenience to levels neither the minivan nor the basic sport utility vehicle can reach. But the best luxury crossover must offer the greatest compromise of all three.
The Lincoln MKT is arguably the best car here for passengers, especially second-row passengers who can relax and enjoy the car's entertainment tech and soft ride. It's also an unsightly creature, and neither Lincoln's meager brand cachet nor the MKT's chic interior can outweigh the MKT's baroque styling.
The BMW X5 is a sports car with a cargo cover, and the driving experience gets better the harder you push it. It also has the best badge of the group, by a large margin. But the BMW's third-row seat is an expensive option, its low-speed ride is busy, and its steering is heavy. It is a fantastic sport utility vehicle, but it's not a good three-row luxury crossover.
Stepping out of the X5 and into the Infiniti JX is a journey from one school of thought to another. The X5's purchase price is an investment in enthusiastic driving and a blue-chip brand name; with the Infiniti you purchase top-tier technology and innovative design. But Infiniti clearly invested more capital in safety features and creature comforts than the driving experience, and the JX's techno-wizardry doesn't make up for an unengaging drive.
Our choice of the four is the Acura MDX. It doesn't boast the prettiest exterior or the classiest interior, and isn't the quickest of the bunch, but it competes well in all categories and blends sportiness, usability, and panache. And that's what defines the three-row luxury crossover.
2013 Infiniti JX35 Front End In Motion
Everything Infiniti has done in the past decade would have you believe the Japanese luxury brand is pursuing Germany's sportiest automobiles. The compact G and mid-size M target BMW's legendary sports sedans. The FX50 is aimed squarely at the Porsche Cayenne. The new IPL trim is the first step toward a full-bore performance sub-brand like Mercedes-Benz's AMG.
With the launch of its all-new JX35, however, Infiniti sets its sights on a very different target. Rather than a BMW or a Porsche, this seven-passenger crossover compares more closely to a Lincoln or a Lexus. It prioritizes practicality and comfort over driving dynamics and performance. That makes a lot of sense for a family hauler, but several of the concessions made by the JX35 aren't the conscious decisions of the Infiniti brand keepers; they're the result of questionable parts sharing with mainstream Nissan.
Not the Infiniti we've come to know
Infiniti needed a three-row family crossover to fill the wide gap between its stylish, less practical crossovers and its capable-but-thirsty QX56, but it was Nissan that made such a vehicle possible. That's because the JX is a reskinned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. Until the JX came along, the entire Infiniti lineup shared a snappy seven-speed automatic and a rear-wheel-drive configuration, so this newcomer seems a touch out of place with its continuously variable transmission and front-wheel-drive layout. Product planners tell us that the JX35 will differ from the Pathfinder through the tuning of the dampers, steering, and brakes. In other words, the difference between how the Infiniti and Nissan drive will be a matter of nuance, not substance.
But an Infiniti we recognize
The Infiniti JX35 doesn't look familiar beneath the bodywork, but it's an unmistakable Infiniti both inside and out. The brand's polarizing design language is fully intact, with a bulging grille and curvaceous bodylines that work quite well on this crossover's proportions. The crescent-shaped kink in the D-pillar is a treatment seen on several recent concept cars that will soon make its way to more production models.
Sumptuous, stylish interiors have been an Infiniti specialty for some time now, and the JX35 does nothing to break that trend. The front seats are wide, supportive, and nicely cushioned and the cabin has a spacious and airy feel. A small sunroof over the front seats is standard while a fixed-glass roof over the second and third rows is optional. Radio and navigation controls are well placed, but Infiniti's method that relies on both a touch screen and physical buttons does have a steeper learning curve than the best systems from BMW and Audi. The only touch points that in need of attention are the unconvincing aluminum-look trim (it's plastic) and the steering wheel that is wrapped in a lower grade of leather.
The second row slides to juggle legroom between the two rows of rear seats, and there's enough space in the JX35 to give reasonable amounts to passengers in each. A single lever on the side of the second-row seats kicks the seat cushion up, tips the seat back forward, and slides the whole seat forward for easy access to the rear. The real innovation, though, is that the access mechanism works even with a child seat strapped into the second row. The opening to the third row isn't quite as large as without the safety seat in place but it still leaves enough room for a child to clamber into the back.
A different driving experience
We typically bemoan the soggy responses and buzzy nature of cars saddled with continuously variable transmissions, but Nissan's V-6 engines have previously proven to make the best of these gearboxes and that continues to be the case with the JX35. The 3.5-liter V-6's 265 hp makes for modest acceleration, but under moderate pedal application the JX builds speed linearly and with minimal moaning. Full-throttle acceleration exacerbates the CVT's behavior, though, and brings out the signature moo. Sport mode is meant to mimic a six-speed automatic, but it won't fool anybody. No automaker has ever made a six-speed with such sloppy shifts.
Accept the fact that you're driving a people mover, and the JX35 will feel its element. It boasts a nicely controlled and isolated ride, respectable handling, and a quiet cabin. While front-wheel drive is the standard, all-wheel drive can be had for $1100. The steering is light at all speeds and lacks on-center precision. While JX35 drivers are unlikely to be steering fetishists, it won't take one to notice the fluctuations in the assist from the electro-hydraulic power steering system.
Moving closer to robotic cars
The JX35 adds to Infiniti's arsenal of safety technologies that move the motoring public ever closer to a self-driving car. On top of adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and blind-spot monitoring, Infiniti has introduced a backup collision intervention system. It detects both moving cars (as long as they're not driving faster than parking-lot speeds) and small objects like trash cans, toys, or people and provides an audible warning. If the computer determines a crash is imminent, it can also apply the brakes to bring the car to a stop.
There are also a handful of new convenience features. Infiniti Connection is an OnStar-like service that includes Google calendar integration and can warn parents via text message when the car exceeds a set speed or leaves a pre-defined area. The JX also introduces Infiniti Personal Assistant, a call-center that's accessible from a cell phone anytime and anywhere. Vehicle purchase includes four years of free service where representatives can book event tickets, find local restaurants, or even look up general-knowledge facts.
Balancing the brand
Infiniti execs anticipate that the JX will quickly become the second best-selling vehicle in the company's product portfolio, behind the G sedan and we have no doubt that this spacious, luxurious seven-seater will find plenty of takers. Starting at $41,400, the JX35 is a competitive alternative not only to luxury players like the Acura MDX and Audi Q7, but also to pricey mainstream crossovers like the Ford Flex.
At the same time, the JX35 has broader implications for the brand. Lexus has struggled to promote its sportiest cars with a reputation for staid, upscale transportation and Lincoln has exemplified the perils of building luxury cars on mainstream mechanicals. Infiniti won't just need to sell a lot of JXes to call this new crossover a success. It will also need to prove that it can maintain its focus on premium, sporty cars while doing so.
2013 Infiniti JX35
Base price: $41,400
Engine: 3.5L V-6, 265 hp, 248 lb-ft
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Drive: Front- or 4-wheel
EPA mileage: 18/24, 18/23 mpg (FWD, 4WD)
2013 Infiniti JX35
2013 Infiniti JX35

New For 2013

Launched in the spring of 2012, the 2013 JX35 has only one engine option: Nissan’s 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 with 265 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. There are only two models—front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive—but Infiniti has plenty of extra options available, including a backup collision-intervention system.

Overview

Infiniti already had three utility vehicles, but that didn’t stop the company from adding a fourth, the JX crossover. Sizewise, the seven-passenger vehicle is flanked by Infiniti’s FX and QX. The FX and its smaller sibling, the EX, prioritize style over utility, and the QX is a powerful behemoth. That left a hole for a crossover that could compete with the Acura MDX, the Audi Q7, the BMW X5, and the Lincoln MKT. The JX is spacious inside with a passenger volume of 149.8 cubic feet, making it larger than the Lincoln MKT. The second-row seats slide fore and aft about six inches to provide reasonable legroom for both rows of rear seats. Cargo space increases when the third row is folded. Standard features include leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a power liftgate, and a rearview camera. The JX shares its platform with the Nissan Murano and is fitted with the same V-6 and continuously variable transmission, making it the first Infiniti with front-wheel drive (four-wheel drive is an $1100 option) and a CVT. The transmission emphasizes fuel economy over performance; it has a sport mode that mimics a conventional transmission, but it’s not nearly as crisp or satisfying as Infiniti’s seven-speed automatic. The JX has style, practicality, and functionality and, more important, fills a void in Infiniti’s lineup.

Safety

Standard are ABS, stability and traction control, six air bags, and three-row side curtain air bags.

You'll like:

  • Nicely styled
  • Fits seven comfortably
  • Lots of standard features

You won't like:

  • Only one powertrain available

Key Competitors For The 2013 Infiniti JX35

  • Audi Q7
  • BMW X5
  • Buick Enclave
  • Lincoln MKT
2013 Infiniti JX35 Front Left Side View
Whenever we see an Infiniti, the first thing that comes through is its message of style. However, when a 2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD arrived in our Four Seasons fleet, we realized that it would be silly to look only at its exterior. Instead, we had to turn our imagination inside out, because it's the inside that counts. The sheetmetal is just the hard candy shell for the possibilities within.

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2013 Infiniti JX35 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
24 MPG
Horsepower:
265 hp @ 6400rpm
Torque:
248 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
60,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 22, 2012. Due to an assembly issue, the fuel transfer tube may be misrouted inside the fuel tank. As a result, the fuel level float may be prevented from dropping as the fuel is consumed and the fuel guage may read a fuel level higher than actually exists.
Consequences
If the fuel guage does not accurately show when the tank is becoming empty, the vehicle may run out of gas unexpectedly, stalling, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-route the fuel transfer tube and install a new O-ring, free of charge. The recall began on September 10, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
7,842
Notes
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra, and Infiniti JX35 vehicles. Sensors within the passenger Occupant Detection System (ODS) may have been manufactured out of specification. This may cause the system to malfunction and permanently suppress the passenger airbag.
Consequences
If the vehicle is involved in a crash necessitating airbag deployment and the passenger airbag is suppressed, there may be an increased risk of personal injury.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ODS sensors and replace them as neccessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
82,038
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured April 18, 2012, through September 20, 2013; model year 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured September 15, 2011, through January 16, 2013; and model year 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles manufactured January 17, 2013, through September 20, 2013. In the affected vehicles, during light braking on rough roads, the antilock brake system (ABS) brake pressure output software may lead to an increase in stopping distance.
Consequences
The increased stopping distance may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ABS, free of charge. The recall began on November 18, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
151,695
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:31
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured April 18, 2012, through September 20, 2013; model year 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured September 15, 2011, through January 16, 2013; and model year 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles manufactured January 17, 2013, through September 20, 2013. In the affected vehicles, during light braking on rough roads, the antilock brake system (ABS) brake pressure output software may lead to an increase in stopping distance.
Consequences
The increased stopping distance may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ABS, free of charge. The recall began on November 18, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
151,695
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model year 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (OCS) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.
Consequences
If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
989,701
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model year 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (OCS) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.
Consequences
If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
989,701
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured June 20, 2012, to November 18, 2013, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013, 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured November 29, 2011, to June 14, 2013, and 2014 QX60 vehicles manufactured May 16, 2013, to November 18, 2013, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013. In the affected vehicles the hood release cable assembly may have been installed incorrectly preventing the latching claw from fully engaging. The secondary latch may remain in the open position when the hood is closed.
Consequences
If the primary hood latch is released and the secondary latch fails during operation of the vehicle, it could cause the hood to open during vehicle operation impairing the driver's vision, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the angle of the hood release mechanism to provide additional length to the release cable, free of charge. The recall began on March 9, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
170,665
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 Infiniti JX35

Depreciation
37.8%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$18,309
37.8%
Insurance
$8,120
16.8%
Fuel Cost
$13,482
27.8%
Financing
$4,171
8.6%
Maintenance
$3,125
6.4%
Repair Costs
$780
1.6%
State Fees
$481
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $48,468 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor