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2010 Infiniti EX

Midsize luxury SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2008-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Infiniti EX35 was introduced in the 2008 model year and renamed the EX37 in the 2013 model year because the engine size was increased. The EX was renamed the QX50 beginning with the 2014 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof/sunvisor hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag, which had deployed during the crash, and the roof and sunvisor.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey 4wd
Weight 3,953 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase110 in.
Length182 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0726
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)7
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)5
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0726
Head
HIC-15237
Peak gs at hard contact38.000000
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.7
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)10
Maximum tibia index - left0.46
Maximum tibia index - right0.73
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left112
Right59

Applies to 2008-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Infiniti EX35 was introduced in the 2008 model year and renamed the EX37in the 2013 model year because the engine size was increased.

Two tests of 2008 EX35 models were conducted. The injury ratings for the driver are based on just the second test; measures for the driver in the first test were not obtained because of equipment failure. The injury ratings for the rear passenger and the head protection ratings for both the driver and passenger are based on both tests. Structural ratings also are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummies in the two tests indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — In both tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — In both tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey 4wd
Weight 3,960 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase110 in.
Length182 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0746CES0748
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-14.5-15.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0748
Head HIC-15158
Neck
Tension (kN)0.4
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)28
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)20
Average deflection (mm)18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.07
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.7
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)2.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)140
A-P moment (Nm) -59

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0746CES0748
Head HIC-152836
Neck
Tension (kN)0.10.0
Compression (kN)0.40.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)1618
Lateral force (kN)1.11.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)1416
Average deflection (mm)1213
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.701.73
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.080.11
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.10.2
Acetabulum force (kN)1.31.3
Combined force (kN)1.31.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.70.7
L-M moment (Nm)8566
A-P moment (Nm) -27-23

Applies to 2008-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,970 lbs
Peak force15,878 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.00
Tested vehicle
2011 Infiniti EX35 Journey 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2008-13 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seats with manual adjustable lumbar (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats with manual adjustable lumbar (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)26
Distance below top of head (mm)38
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.6
Head contact time (ms)62
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)58
Max neck tension (N)494

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