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2015 Infiniti QX70

Midsize luxury SUV

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2014 Infiniti QX70 shown
2014 Infiniti QX70 shown
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced

Applies to 2014-15 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 2015 Infiniti QX70 is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Infiniti FX was redesigned for the 2009 model year. There were two models, the FX35 (equipped with a V6 engine) and the FX50 (equipped with a V8 engine). The FX was renamed the QX70 beginning with the 2014 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Infiniti FX35 4wd
Weight 4,414 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase114 in.
Length191 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)3
Center (cm)5
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15242
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.31
Maximum tibia index - right0.26
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left50
Right75

Applies to 2014-15 models

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

Seat type

Power leather seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm)38
Distance below top of head (mm)30
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.6
Head contact time (ms)67
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)112
Max neck tension (N)572

Applies to 2014-15 models

System details

  • Optional Intelligent Brake Assist
  • Optional Forward Collision Warning

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package, Sport Technology Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
2 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 2 mph.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 5 mph.
1 point

How this rating is determined

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