Saying that the Infiniti FX 50S we drove is filled with gadgets is like saying that Carmen Electra has a nice rack. In other words, it's pretty much futile. As far as we're concerned, the FX 50S is equipped with the pretty much best technology currently available from Nissan/Infiniti.
Our car was fitted with four electrically and automatic windows, a dual-zone climate control system, a powered (but somewhat small) glass sunroof, electrically-operated front passenger seats, five-stage heated and/or cooled front seats, a navigation system and so on.
The electronically-controlled suspension system is not exactly a match for a well-designed air-suspension from its German counterparts, but it gets the job done when it comes to both sportiness and comfort. The all-wheel steering system is only felt in action while driving like a madman on the twisties, but it's still a helpful gadget, while the seven-speed automatic transmission can make you put to good use the two magnesium paddle-shifter behind the steering wheel.
The laser-based Intelligent Cruise Control keeps you both safe and comfortable while driving on the highway, while the option to electrically adjust the actual shape of the driver's seat when it comes to side bolster support is priceless. The bi-xenon headlights can light around the curves (or corners) and are also helped by a light sensor.
On top of that, both the front and rear windshield wipers are connected to a rain sensor, and the rear passengers can recline their backrests in a number of stages in order to enjoy a nice nap on a longer drive. All in all, the Infiniti FX 50S is in average much better equipped as far as standard gadgets go than its German counterparts in this price range, which is no mean feat. Continue reading