Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The FX comes with the elevated driving position of a 4x4, but the smooth surfaces and curves in the dashboard give it more of a luxury car feel while the oval analogue clock in the centre of the dashboard adds to the upmarket appearance. The leather front seats are electrically adjustable and heated, while the steering column is also electrically adjustable on every model.

Rear visibility isn't great due to the tapering coupe-like roofline but a rear parking camera and Around View Monitor (standard on FX50S, optional on other models) help mitigate that to an extent.

The FX has a spacious interior and big comfortable seats. Electronic climate control is standard, as is cruise control (intelligent cruise control with automatic braking is an option) and virtually everything that can be power-adjusted is. Heated and ventilated front seats are also fitted. Passengers might be less impressed by Infiniti FX comfort levels though.

It's very firm as the car is geared more towards agile handling than a smooth drive. Perfect road surfaces are fine, but FX models with larger wheels (21-inch wheels are fitted to S models) jar over bumps. The diesel is just too noisy for what is being marketed as a premium luxury car.