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Review of: Infiniti QX50
SUV Review By:
Ahmad Wali
Version:
2014
Price:
£34,473 - £42,546

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On March 2, 2014
Last modified:March 2, 2014

Summary:

Infiniti QX50 is a sporty SUV with a pinch of coupe in body shape. Interior isn’t appealing, but it is loaded with plenty of gadgets to play with.

Infiniti QX50 is a sporty SUV with a pinch of coupe in body shape. Interior isn’t appealing, but it is loaded with plenty of gadgets to play with. Infiniti QX50 review is based on analysis of Infiniti QX50 reviews published online and the data available on Infiniti website.

It is not one of the huge looking SUVs like the Toyota Land Cruiser or the Cadillac Escalade, but a compact and a sportier 4×4 SUV. Price is very high and running costs are also sky rocketing. Rear space is strangled and boot space is surprisingly small for a SUV. You will love the way QX50 manoeuvres on the road, but running costs are very high to enjoy the handling.

Infiniti QX50 Price

Infiniti QX50 is available in five different trims;

Model

Price

3.0d

£34,473

3.0d GT

£38,424

3.7 V6 QX50 GT

£38,948

3.0d GT Premium

£42,022

3.7 V6 QX50 GT Premium

£42,546

 Power & Performance

You have a choice of selecting two different engines and both are agile. The 3.7 litre V6 engine offers superior performance and you’ll cross 62mph in just over six seconds. Diesel engines are not swift, but they smoothly push the QX50 for a decent ride.

You will love the responsive handling, but it lacks the feel of a sports car. It performs well around the corners. It offers plenty of grip, but the ride is lumpy at all speeds.

The petrol engine is worth looking because it offers decent blend of performance and comfortable ride. You can push the engine as you want or cruise around for smooth ride. You may hear wind noise at motorway speeds, but no tyre or engine noise. Diesel engine send vibrations to the driver when idle and little crusty when cold.

Interior & Exterior

You are in a good position to view what’s in front of the car, but over the shoulder view is blocked by the pillars. You can adjust the seats and steering wheel according to your comfort zone. There are plenty of controls that are simple to use, but the infotainment system is quite confusing because of the dial and touch screen.

Front seats are comfortable, but the rear passenger seats are cramped thanks to coupe like structure of the SUV. The car isn’t meant for too many passengers and the motto of this beauty is to provide power and sporty ride. However, boot space is a disappointment where competitors offer much better space with similar features.

Infinit QX50 comes with a plenty of kit as compared to BMW X3. Some of the features include electric powered leather seats, stereo system, keyless entry, and the option of clever around view monitor. The ultimate parking cameras give you a good view of front, sides and rear. GT models come pre-loaded with Sat-Nav and premium model comes with powerful Bose stereo system.

Safety & Reliability

It is the luxurious brand of Nissan and shares plenty of work underneath from Nissan. Materials used in the car are of top notch quality and Infiniti’s Total Ownership Experience makes sure you are satisfied with everything.

It is safe to drive and comes with plenty of safety equipment like six airbags, electronic safety system, and traction and stability control. It is not yet crash tested by Euro NCAP or Institute for Highway Safety.

eBest Cars Verdict

It is not one of the affordable cars to buy and own with high annual tax rates as it falls in tax band K-M. You will be paying £1,065 in 12 months and expect other costs associated with the vehicle. CO2 emissions are very high with 224-265g/km for petrol and diesel mode. If you are looking for a 4×4 with sporty looks, then Infiniti QX50 is perfect because of its coupe like body.

Infiniti Qx50 Pictures

Infiniti QX50 is a sporty SUV with a pinch of coupe in body shape. Interior isn’t appealing, but it is loaded with plenty of gadgets to play with.
 

About the author: Ahmad Wali

 

Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter

 

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