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The loaded AWD JX that we leased had the $200 cargo package from the factory, so we had to take it. After playing around with the parts, I wish I could RETURN TO SENDER.

First Aid Kit - Nothing you can't get for $10 yourself at the drugstore and throw it in a small bag.

Cargo Area Protector - flimsy piece that velcroes across the whole floor of the rear with 3rd row down. Looks like the velcro will eventually ruin the carpet as velcro invariably does after multiple applications. It can stay in place when you put up the 3rd row, but then the door to the cargo hold behind the third row is hard to open or keep open for the time you have bags sticking up out of it.

Cargo Dividers - tow plastic boards that sit in the cargo hold to divide up the space next to the subwoofer. Now the spaces are too small for a standard paper grocery bag, which I think would be the most common use of the area. Useless unless you have loose items or a very small bag.

Tonneau Cover - a stretchy tarp that hooks by six spots along the underside of the third row windows and then down to the cargo hold door. It's a pain to put on and take off as you need to access the hooks from both rear doors and then the rear liftgate. I was used to a retractable roller with the cover in our MDX. That was very easy to pull out and put back in. You only had to move it if you wanted the third row up. With this Infiniti cover, it seems easier to just throw a blanket over your cargo. You could use the cover in exactly that fashion.

My advice : SKIP the CARGO PACKAGE.
 

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I believe you can get the cargo protector separately for about $70. My dealer said he would throw that in for me even though I am already in my JX for a month now. Could be a quick little negotiating thing for others. Doesn't hurt to ask.
 

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I'm curious...is the cargo mat made of rubber/plastic, or is it carpeted?
Does it have a lip around it to contain water / melted snow?
Also, does it cover the entire area behind the 2nd row seat (with the 3rd row folded down)?
If so, what do you do if need to use the 3rd row seats while on a trip? Do you need to remove the mat, or does it fold somehow?
BTW - WeatherTec doesn't have mats listed yet for the JX. I sent them a note asking when they expect to have it in stock. I'll update this forum when/if I get a reply from WeatherTec.
 

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Can you tell me more about the Tonneau Cover?
Your description gives me impression that it is simply a piece of plastic tarp that you need to manually unfold and attach with 6 hooks. Is that really all it is?
Does it easily fold up when not needed? How bulky is it when folded?
 

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Honestly don't get the cargo cover from Infiniti. There are aftermarket companies that make much more durable covers for the back.
 

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Not yet. I'm waiting for accessory of clothing hangers for the cargo to come out. There are some that I had for my minivan back then that came in really useful. I wish I remember the brand of cargo cover I had for my van, it was pretty damn durable. Fish guts, food, crap, you name it. Everything just rinsed off.
 

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The tonneau is like a spandex track jacket material and it wouldn't surprise me if it ripped or sliced if stretch over something sharp or pointy, maybe a snowboard edge or ski pole tip. The painful part of it having to go to BOTH rear door to hook the front corners, then go to the rear liftgate to hook up the remaining 6 points. My wife has an even harder time with it, so now putting it on and off will be part of the "honey do" list, even though this is primarily her vehicle. It folds into a gallon ziplock sized faux leather bag, that looks pretty cheap and gaudy, like the seat-back trash bags you find in the automotive aisle of Walmart.

The cargo protector is a thin piece of rubber with a felt covering for the top. The velcro pieces are spread across the rubber backing. The lip is only 1/4 inch at most, where as the Weather Tech rubber mat lips are about 1/2 inch to hold melting snow and mud. If you throw muddy boots on it, the felt covering is ruined with the protector in the cargo package. It fully covers the whole floor with the 3rd row down. When you raise the 3rd row, it just goes up with the seat back, but now the back part of it is pushed down by the seats making the cargo hold door hard to open.

You can find photos here. In real life, they are not as attractive as the photos. http://www.infinitiusa.com/jx/specs-options/#s=accessories
 

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Most of the time I'd would equip the car myself though for $200 it does sound like an awesome deal. Thanks for the warning.
 

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JXMD - thanks for the info. I think instead of buying the tonneu that I'll just keep an old bed-sheet in the back and use it to cover up packages.
As for the cargo protector, I'm going to wait to see the design of Weather Tech's mat.
 

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JXMD - thanks for the info. I think instead of buying the tonneu that I'll just keep an old bed-sheet in the back and use it to cover up packages.
As for the cargo protector, I'm going to wait to see the design of Weather Tech's mat.
In our graphite interior, I would use a dark grey or black sheet/blanket, so I doesn't stand out to passersby. The tonneau cover is only in black, I think, so other color interiors would look mismatched with that.

The only thing I like about the cargo protector is that the front part of it that goes over the back of the 3rd row seats has a split in it so you can raise each seat independently. But if you through anything wet on across it, the liquid will drip through the split.
 

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Reply from WeatherTech on my inquiry re: availability for JX35...seems like it's the Infiniti mat or nothing for now:

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Thank you for your interest in MacNeil Automotive- WeatherTech,

The 2013 Infiniti JX35 will not be approved by our engineer department until late Fall or beginning of next year; there is a chance it could be released sooner due to the early release of the vehicle. The 2013 model is a new body style which causes us to create new products for the vehicle. Once our engineer department starts production the estimated time frame is usually 12-15 weeks. If you would like to fill out our product request form: http://www.weathertech.com/service/product-request-form/ we can notify you once the 2013 Infiniti JX35 becomes available. If you have any questions please feel free to call or email us back.

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WT do make a one-size-fits-all mat that can be cut to size:

http://www.weathertech.com/product-education-center/avm-universal-cargo-mat/

I may look into that if the Infiniti mat is as bad as it sounds.
 

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I think I'm going to wait until weathertech releases their products. It's a long wait but it's worth it. I have the weathertech products in my Subaru right now. Easy to clean and durable as hell.
 

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You guys should check your local Auto Parts store, Wal-Mart, Costco, JC Pennys, etc for universal cargo mats. I've seen some in the past which should work well for the JX.
 
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