2008 Infiniti FX45  -  $50,965

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $50,965
Base Invoice: $46,891
Destination Charge: $865
Options: $0
Trim: AWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 13 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: AWD
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, manual shift mode, down shift rev- matching, snow mode
Engine: 4.5L DOHC V8 engine

Model Highlights

The Infiniti FX is again available in two models. The FX35 comes with a 275-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine, and the FX45 gets a 320-horsepower, 4.5L DOHC V8. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. The FX35 can be had with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; the FX45 comes only with all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive system automatically transfers more torque to the wheels with the most traction and can send up to 50 percent to the front wheels as needed.

Handling and on-road performance--as opposed to off-road prowess--is emphasized in the FX. It's based on a toughened version of the FM platform that also underpins Infiniti's rear-wheel-drive performance sedans and coupes, and with the engine mounted just behind the front axle (rather than in front as in most vehicles); the FX has a near-optimal 52/48-percent weight distribution front to back. This brings more stability during quick emergency maneuvers and on curvy roads, also aided by the vehicle dynamic control (VDC) stability system, which is standard on all FX models. A front independent strut suspension and multi-link rear suspension are new for 2008.

Four-wheel anti-lock disc braking with brake assist is standard across the line, and models with the optional intelligent cruise control system, which can vary speed to maintain a safe following distance with the car ahead, also get the new preview braking feature, which senses the distance and closing speed of vehicles ahead in the same lane and anticipates the need for optimal braking power, priming the system for when the driver steps on the pedal.

Unlike many other SUVs its size, there is no available third-row seat, but the FX's interior accommodates five adults, and the back seats fold forward with quick release levers for an expanded cargo area. There are also three under-floor cargo compartments to conceal smaller, valuable items.

Both FX models include front side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags with rollover protection for all outboard occupants.

Climate control, an information display, auto up/down front windows, and steering-wheel-mounted controls are standard on the FX35, along with an iPod interface, for the standard 300-watt, 11-speaker sound system with six-disc CD changer. The FX45 adds a sport suspension, 20-inch wheels, aluminum roof rails, automatic headlights, a Bluetooth hands-free phone feature, a sunroof, a dark chrome grille, power folding exterior side mirrors, and more distinctive wood and aluminum interior trim plus aluminum pedals. A V6 Sport Package brings some of these upgrades to the FX35.

High-tech options include a DVD-based navigation system, intelligent cruise control, and a mobile entertainment system with DVD player and seven-inch flip-down viewing screen.

There's also a Lane Departure Warning system available on the FX. The system uses a small rear-mounted camera to identify standard lane markings. When traveling faster than 45 mph, the system can send a warning if it suspects that the driver is drifting out of the lane. The system can be manually canceled and is temporarily disabled with the turn signals.

Many available options are packaged together; for instance, the navigation system, lane departure warning system, and intelligent cruise control are offered in the Technology Package.


Sporty design; performance and handling; available technology features.

Model News

Infiniti's performance-oriented FX35 and FX45 continue into 2008 largely unchanged, with the only notable difference from the 2007 model being the addition of standard XM satellite radio.

Value Writeup

The 2008 Infiniti FX is a stylish, performance-oriented crossover SUV with a little bit of sports car influence. It's available with either V6 or V8 power, and emphasizes on-road handling versus off-road ability. With either engine, the FX is quicker than most other performance SUVs in its class and has a nearly ideal weight balance for safe, quick maneuvers. The FX also stands out from the competition by offering several unique technology and safety features such as the available lane departure warning system and intelligent cruise control with preview braking.

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 MPG

Cruising Range - City
309.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
404.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.6 qts

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
103.1 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
43.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Front Hip Room
54.3 in

Second Head Room
39.3 in

Second Leg Room
35.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.4 in

Second Hip Room
55.0 in

112.2 in

Length, Overall
189.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.8 in

Height, Overall
65.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.7 in

Track Width, Rear
64.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.6 in

Liftover Height
30.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
64.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
27.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4488 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.02 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.95 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
20 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
18 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.4 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
23.8 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Emissions Years

Emissions Years

Emissions Miles/km

Emissions Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Emissions Years

Emissions Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
MAY 24, 2016


Potential Number of Units Affected

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I35, 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2011 Nissan Versa vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Nissan is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I30 and I35, 2006-2008 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2008 Nissan Versa vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "...

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification on July 22, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

4.5L DOHC V8 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, manual shift mode, down shift rev- matching, snow mode

Traction control system (TCS)

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive

Battery saver

Front tow hook

Sport-tuned independent strut front suspension

Sport-tuned independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P265/50R20 all-season tires

T175/90D18 temporary use spare tire

20" 8-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels

Speed-sensitive variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electric brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist

Dual chrome exhaust finishers

Tool kit

Pwr glass tilt/slide moonroof w/one-touch activation & sliding sunshade

Polished aluminum roof rails

Rear spoiler

Chrome window molding

Dark chrome grille

High intensity discharge (HID) bi-xenon headlamps w/auto on/off

Front fog lamps

Tinted LED tail lamps

Pwr folding body color heated pwr mirrors w/memory

Rear privacy glass

Variable intermittent front wipers

Intermittent rear wiper

Pwr rear cargo door w/automatic closure assist

Heated 8-way pwr front leather bucket seats w/driver memory, driver pwr lumbar, active head restraints

60/40 split-folding reclining rear seat

Fold-down rear seat center armrest w/tray & storage

Carpeted floor mats

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic sport-style steering wheel w/memory, cruise & audio controls

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/front auto up/down

Retained pwr accessory

Pwr door locks w/selective unlocking

Intelligent Key w/remote keyless entry

HomeLink universal garage door opener

Bluetooth hands-free phone system

Cruise control

Vehicle security system w/vehicle immobilizer

Vehicle info system w/7" LCD screen, rearview monitor, trip computer, exterior temp display, vehicle maintenance information

Bose AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (11) speakers, 300-watt amp, radio data system (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control, XM satellite radio, auxiliary audio input

Body color roof & in-glass diversity antennas

Dual-zone auto climate control system w/in-cabin air filter

Rear seat HVAC ducts

Electric rear window defroster

(4) 12V pwr outlets

Genuine wood & aluminum interior trim

(3) fold-down assist grips

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/sunshade extensions

Dual front map lights & rear reading lights

Cargo cover w/cargo net

City 13/hwy 17 (4.5L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electric brake force distribution (EBD) w/brake assist

Dual-stage driver/front passenger airbags w/occupant sensor

Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags

Roof mounted front/rear curtain side-impact airbags w/rollover sensor

Front 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners & load limiters

Height-adjustable front shoulder belts

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH (Lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Traction control system (TCS)

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Energy-absorbing steering column

Front/rear crumple zones

First aid kit














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