The FX50 is sort of an upsized version of the EX35. Like the EX, the swoopy, stylized exterior design makes for some compromised accommodations - a rear seat with less legroom that you'd expect from a large SUV and a cargo area that doesn't have the capacity you usually get in a vehicle this size. That doesn't mean, however, that the FX doesn't have a certain kind of charm. Like the EX, it clearly isn't for everyone, but its very responsive V-8 combines with a capable chassis to provide an enjoyable driving experience (especially for an SUV). At $65,000 as tested the price is quite steep, but it should definitely appeal to those with deep pockets who are looking for a vehicle that doesn't fit into the cookie-cutter SUV mold.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor