2013 Infiniti JX Review

The used 2013 Infiniti JX’s cabin offers plenty of space and features. However, it ranks in the bottom half of the class, due to its low reliability rating, disappointing handling, and tepid acceleration. 

Pros & Cons

  • High tech, spacious, and comfortable cabin
  • Helpful available Around View Monitor
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Dull handling
  • Disappointing acceleration
  • Below-average reliability rating




Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 6.7
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.5
Safety: 9.2
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2013 Infiniti JX Overview

Is the 2013 Infiniti JX a Good Used SUV?

The Infiniti JX is not a particularly good SUV. It does have one of the more high-tech and spacious interiors in the luxury midsize SUV class, but its floaty ride and weak engine make it a burden for everyday driving. Several competitors offer a balanced ride, more engine options, and a higher reliability rating.

Used 2013 Infiniti JX Performance and Interior

The front-wheel drive 2013 Infiniti JX has a 265-horsepower V6 engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The JX lacks the power to get up to highway speeds quickly, and acceleration is sluggish from a stop. The upside to its weak engine is good fuel economy. The JX earns some of the best EPA estimates in its class: up to 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. While the 2013 JX rides comfortably, it has cumbersome handling, slow steering, and noticeable body roll in turns. 

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The seven-seat, three-row Infiniti JX features an upscale interior made with premium materials. Its front seats are especially roomy compared to most rivals. The second row also provides good space and can conveniently fold and slide forward – even with a child seat attached – for easy third-row access. While most third rows are too cramped for adults, the JX’s can accommodate an adult of average height. The second row has a complete set of LATCH connectors in each of the outboard seats, and there’s an upper tether anchor in the middle seat. One third-row outboard seat also has an upper tether anchor. The Infiniti JX’s cabin features some of the most straightforward technology in the class. Audio, climate, and navigation controls are simple to operate via the standard display or the available touch screen. Alternatively, you can use the redundant controls on the dashboard and steering wheel. 

Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack, and a 7-inch display screen. A 15-speaker Bose stereo system, navigation, and a rear-seat entertainment system are available.

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Used 2013 Infiniti JX Prices

The average price paid for a 2013 JX ranges from nearly $20,200 for the front-wheel-drive model up to about $22,900 for the all-wheel-drive model. However, the final price may vary depending on the SUV’s location, condition, mileage, and features.

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How Reliable Is the 2013 Infiniti JX?

The Infiniti JX has a below-average reliability score of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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How Safe Is the JX?

The Infiniti JX has a good safety score. It earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest rating of Good in all three crash evaluations. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evaluations, the 2013 JX received four stars (out of five) for overall safety. It also earned five stars in the side crash test and four stars in frontal and rollover crash tests.

The JX comes standard with a rearview camera. It’s available with Infiniti’s Around View Monitor, which uses multiple cameras to display a 360-degree composite image of the SUV’s surroundings. Lane departure warning and prevention, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, backup collision warning, and automatic emergency braking are available.

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Is the 2013 JX the Best Model Year to Buy?

The Infiniti JX was introduced in the 2013 model year. In 2014, Infiniti renamed it the QX60 and added a hybrid model. This is the only significant change in this SUV for the model years 2013 to 2015. Unless you’re looking to get the hybrid model, you’re better off and sticking with the 2013 JX, which probably costs less.

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Which Used Infiniti JX Is Right for Me?

The 2013 Infiniti JX has just one trim. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, a USB port, an auxiliary input, a power liftgate, and a 7-inch display. Although there is just one trim level, some used models have additional features like navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 15-speaker Bose stereo, or a number of driver assistance features to help prevent accidents.

You may want to consider a certified pre-owned model. The Infiniti CPO warranty has three levels of coverage based on the vehicle’s age and mileage. Vehicles with less than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/75,000-mile warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Vehicles less than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/unlimited-mileage warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Finally, vehicles more than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a two-year/unlimited-mileage warranty good from the CPO purchase date. Infiniti CPO vehicles must pass a 167-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully.

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2013 Infiniti JX and Other SUVs to Consider

Which Is Better: 2013 Infiniti JX or 2013 Buick Enclave?

In most every way, the Buick Enclave bests the JX. The Buick Enclave’s V6 engine puts down more horsepower and delivers faster acceleration than the JX’s V6. The Buick also has a roomier third row and seating for up to eight, compared with the JX’s seven. The Enclave has a fairly balanced ride, so it feels composed around corners and comfortable on most surfaces. It also has a better reliability rating and more cargo space with all the seats up.

Which Is Better: 2013 Infiniti JX or 2013 Acura MDX?

The Acura MDX has a lot going for it, and it easily bests the JX. The MDX comes standard with all-wheel drive, and its quick steering and agile handling make it engaging out on the road. The MDX also tops the JX’s reliability rating and won our 2013 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money award.

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