2013 Infiniti JX35
Power: 265 hp
Engine: 3.5-liter 24-valve V6
Fuel Consumption: 18/24

Burgers, beer, and art. Those were the simple desires when we hit the Manhattan's West Side highway heading north to the Hudson River Valley on a sunny fall Saturday. 

However, living in NYC, weekend road trips are hardly simple. First, you've got the essential problem of where to meet. Our group was spread throughout the Island and Brooklyn. Everyone jostled for pick-up. Secondly, someone is always still a bit worn from the night before. He (or she) needs to be quarantined in some fashion. Thirdly, an unexpected guest always surfaces. At the last minute, our cozy party of four became a crew of five.

In our favor, we were pushing the 2013 Infiniti JX35. A luxury crossover, the JX35 packs a big punch in a small package. No squeezing here—this CUV has a remarkable third row (and as such the best seating capacity in its class). It also has exactly the bells and whistles to occupy passengers while keeping them from disturbing the driver. Road trip rule #1: Safety first.

Road trip rule #2: Have a fucking blast.

Without further ado, here are the 5 Reasons the Infiniti JX35 is Built for Road Trips.

For more on our destination, please visit Firstwefeast.com for a full roundup of Hudson River Valley breweries and museums.

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