Infiniti QX50 Review, Infiniti remains a largely unknown manufacturer on this side of the Atlantic. The United States know it as the “Japanese BMW”, but the luxury division of Nissan faced a difficult fight, if you want to make major sales here. Fortunately, the company now offers the QX50 (formerly known as EX) with a diesel engine, but remains the height of its European rivals. BMW X3 is faster, cleaner and more dynamic, so you would have a great reduction to select the eccentric QX50 in a more sensible German alternative.
Infiniti QX50 Review
Engine performance and driving
Infiniti offers two engines in the QX50 If it comes to performance you need while the 3.7-liter V6 petrol delivers 316bhp and a 0-62 mph time of just 6.4 seconds. The diesel is not slow, however, completing the same race in 7.9 respectable seconds. The QX50 can draw well in a straight line, but the administration lacks feeling and dynamically, it is still a little behind its European rivals. However, the four-wheel drive system works well with it through the rear wheel, and the seven-speed automatic transmission changes smoothly. Unsurprisingly, the BMW X3 sets the benchmark for road behavior, and Infiniti falls far enough in virtually every area.
MPG, CO2 and operating costs
If you are a cost conscious driver while the Infiniti is not going to be the car for you. Even in diesel form, the QX50 is now used by European manufacturers, which exclusively manage 33.2mpg in the combined cycle. If you have even a slightly heavy right foot, then you can expect to see that fall in the number of the mid-20s. Emissions are no better, either, with the 3.0D model emits 224 g / km of CO2 , Which is disappointing compared to the 159 g / km BMW X3 3.0-liter diesel engine turning off. Whichever model you choose, operating costs will be significantly higher than rivals of the same price.
Interior design and technology
As with all Infiniti, the QX50 will get some stylish styling details. The lines are smooth, and at first glance looks like a shrunken Porsche Cayenne. However, the more you look closer, it seems strange – the design is unmistakably Japanese. The maximum ride height gives the QX50 a noticeable presence, but next to an Audi Q5 that only blades in the background. Inside, it looks and feels like a high-end Nissan range. The equipment is good and the leather cover, curved board is a nice touch. In the forklift range GT Premium specializes you get satellite navigation, rear view camera and lane change alert as standard.
Convenient, comfortable and space in the trunk
Another point of Infiniti QX50 blame is when it comes to convenience. It has 340 liters of luggage capacity with seats and 1170 liters with them down, which is well below the figures of BMW X3 of 550 liters and 1600 liters. Even the smallest of the BMW X1 offers much more in terms of space for absolute luggage. In the front, the driving position is reduced, the seat does not go low enough and there is enough reach or rake on the wheel. The highest of passengers may have difficulty in the back as well, because the legroom is compromised and the height of the front suffers due to the slope of the roof.
Reliability and safety
There are currently six distributors in the UK, with five more planned for the near future, which means that contact with your dealer – if something is not – could be a bit far. However, Infiniti is proud to be in touch with customer service, and the VIP special service plan will take your car, take it to your nearest dealer and drop it when it is done. However, given the close relationship with Nissan’s parent company, the likelihood of its Infiniti even breaking a sweat between services is next to nothing – it should be as reliable as any small Japanese sedan. In terms of safety equipment, the QX50 receives a large number of airbags as well as a number of electronic systems such as lights and automatic wipers and lane change warning on high specification models.