So far, the second generation of the Infiniti FX has been tested by both the American IIHS and the European EuroNCAP crash test organizations. It's probably no surprise that it managed to only score great marks at both tests, with an overall "Good" rating at the IIHS and five whole stars at the EuroNCAP test. Of course, real-life impacts may greatly differ that those, controlled, ones, but that doesn't take away from the fact that the FX is a very safe car.
With no less than six airbags in standard (two single-stage frontal airbags, two thorax airbags for the front passengers and two side airbags that deploy to protect both the front and the rear occupants) and a neatly-designed safety cell, it can protect its passengers even in almost every low to medium speed accident. We should also mention the front and rear crumple zones and the front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters.
If that's not enough to convince you, you should also learn that the Infiniti FX is using all the (now-standard in this class) active safety systems, including an anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, emergency brake assists. On top of that, our test car was also fitted with the intelligent ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system helping to keep you on course in adverse weather, all-wheel steering and a laser-based intelligent cruise control system that can brake or accelerate the car by its own. Add a gargantuan weight to all this and you can probably already guess that this is one of the safest cars there is. Continue reading