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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Infiniti JX

What is it? Larger than the EX and FX, the JX draws styling inspiration from the Infiniti Essence concept car. Infiniti officials cite a key benefit to the seven-passenger JX is that its third-row seat is not a "penalty box."

The JX is powered by a 265-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine teamed with the brand's first continuously variable transmission. It will be offered in front- and all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is estimated to be 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway.

Among the convenience features, the JX will offer a 14-speaker Bose stereo, Infiniti Connection telematics system with automatic calendar synching and navigation integration to route to appointments, ability to notify the owner when the vehicle is driven out of a certain area or is speeding (handy for monitoring a teen driver), and the Infiniti Personal Assistant live concierge service.

What is new or notable: On the safety front, the JX will offer blind-spot intervention and back-up collision systems, with cross-traffic awareness.

When will it be available? Spring 2012.

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