A crossover vehicle, as one automaker so aptly explains it, is the “rolling embodiment of compromise,” since buyers generally sacrifice style and performance in the name of do-it-all practicality. One possible exception to this rule is the 2013 Infiniti FX, which continues the brand’s tradition of above-average performance blended with a unique take on both style and luxury.
That’s not to say that there’s no compromise inherent with buying an Infiniti FX, since the trade-off for its coupe-like styling and entertaining driving dynamic is modest cargo space and sub-optimal rear seat room. Those coming from a Nissan 370Z will find it far easier to justify than those stepping up from, say, a Chrysler Town & Country minivan.
The FX’s shape can be polarizing, too, but we give Infiniti (and parent Nissan) credit for going its own direction here. We like the muscular front fenders and the plunging roofline (which explains the lack of rear-seat...