Observation of the Day: The FX50 is Engineered for Wine Tasting

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

Due to the inherent constraints of an 800-word (or so) review, TTAC reviewers don't always get to say everything they want to say about a car. With an editor as, uh, tenacious as Farago, you have to beat him back with all your strength pick your battles. In my Infiniti FX50 review, I wanted to call the CUV the "ultimate wine tasting machine" (some of you may have noticed the pictures hail from Sonoma County's Russian River AVA). Think about it. The FX50 can handle as well as any sedan-on-stilts; perfect for those windy wine roads. It boasts a phalanx of electronic aids to defend against tipsy drivers, and Lane Departure Warning. [ED: I say nothing.] And just like a Mercedes S-Class, in the event of a fast-moving tree oncoming car, the FX50 will apply the brakes and snug-up your shoulder belt. The real clincher? Wine carriers fit perfectly in the cargo hold. As you can see from this photo, the ubiquitous cases are the exact same height as the FX50's parcel shelf. And whle you can't tell from the photo, the carriers' ziggurat-like top is actually at the correct angle for the kink in the back of the FX50. I can almost hear Shoemaker's synapses firing up…

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