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I am interested in the JX. However, I need the vehicle to be over 6000 lbs for business tax purposes? Can anyone confirm please?
 

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FWD 4280, AWD 4419.

From InfinitiUSA JX specs page.
 

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Those numbers are curb weight.... Gross Vehicle weight rating is calculated as curb weight plus accessories, driver, passengers, cargo and a full tank of gasoline. I remember on the Infiniti website they had a Q & A forum that several people asked this question and the GVWR was within 100 pounds of 6,000. (Infiniti took the site down once the JX was launched, so I can't link to it)
 

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Seems like you're out of luck. Unless of course you make the difference.

Though you can prlly add the 1500 pounds with some tricks. Just add a ton of cargo (weights work). Claim to drive atleast 5 extra people at all times (slightly overweight individuals preferably). Lastly, lie.

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Maybe LEADED fuel will add some weight. :confused:
 

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Jugdish is correct in how GVWR is calculated. If you look at the sticker on your driver's side door you will see how close it is to 6000lbs. I just called the dealer and they said their loaded AWD model was 5986lbs. I can't believe Infinity didn't make one over 6000lbs. i guess I will have to wait for the 2013 Acadia Denali or Acura MDX.
 

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Maybe Infiniti didn't think about that, it's just uncommon of a manufacture to do something purposely for that reason. But if they did it would help with their sales as more business people would buy a JX.
 

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Maybe Infiniti didn't think about that, it's just uncommon of a manufacture to do something purposely for that reason. But if they did it would help with their sales as more business people would buy a JX.
That's what happens when the engineers and marketing work is separate buildings.....
 

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Actuall, the engineers are trying hard to make it as light as possible to improve fuel economy. That's why it ends up at that number. Otherwise, the JX will exceed 6000 lbs.
 

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I think manufacturers have to reach a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) of 34 or 35 mpg by 2016, so making the JX heavier is counterproductive. I don't have any vehicles for business, but it doesn't make sense for the government to be giving a tax break for vehicles that waste more fuel.
 

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Actuall, the engineers are trying hard to make it as light as possible to improve fuel economy. That's why it ends up at that number. Otherwise, the JX will exceed 6000 lbs.
You think so? The JX is kind of small to reach 6000lbs no?
 

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So does anyone have a JX with any trim or option package that is over 6000 lbs? I have only seen 5984 lbs on all the ones I looked at.
 

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doesn't matter what options you add. The GVWR is determined by the manufacturer and submitted to NHTSA. No matter what is done, it will never apply for the tax write off of vehicles over 6000 pounds.....
 

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JX's GVWR

When I bought JX Last April, I checked GVWR of all the JXs in the dealership. It doesn't matter if it's FWD or AWD, even with tow package which usually makes GVWR a lot heavier, it was always 5,986 lbs. I really think that the Infiniti management didn't simply care enough about customers and they are just too lazy. Remember. Management team is not Japanese any more. I have been wondering if there is any way for finding out what's real GVWR of JX is. I am sure some models go over 6000. If it does, we can probably bring up some legal problem.
 

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I cannot see anyway, tow package or no tow package, for a JX to reach anywhere near 6,000 pounds without outside intervention like loading 1,000 pounds of cargo in the car.
 

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Adding extra weight is not going to make a difference. GVWR has nothing to do with how much you can get it to weigh, it is what the vehicle is rated as the maximum safe load including the vehicle and what the manufacturer estimates is a safe maximum load. That is the GVWR and what is required for your tax break. You can load all your gold bars in the back and crawl over the scales at 8,000lbs but that is not the GVWR so the IRS is not going to care, but the State Troopers might.
 
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