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2017 Infiniti QX70

Midsize luxury SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment

Headlights
A

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2016
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2015
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced

Applies to 2014-17 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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

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 vehicle 2009 Infiniti FX35 4wd
Weight 4,414 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 114 in.
Length 191 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 16 mpg city / 21 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0803
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 VTF0803
Head
HIC-15 242
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.26
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 50
Right 75

Applies to 2014-17 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 type Power leather seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 38
Distance below top of head (mm) 30
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.6
Head contact time (ms) 67
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 112
Max neck tension (N) 572

Applies to 2014-17 models

System details

  • Optional Intelligent Brake Assist

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package or 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

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • All trims equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 97.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 59.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 71.4 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 50.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 63.4 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 50.8 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 141.2 m
Straightaway left edge 110.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 77.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 71.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 65.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 59.9 m

Trim level(s)
  • All trims equipped with Technology package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 92.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 55.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 71.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 50.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.0 m None
150m radius left curve, right edge 50.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 137.1 m
Straightaway left edge 107.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 79.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 72.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 61.6 m

Applies to 2017 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim Limited
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 6-8
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 49
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 6-8
Force (lbs) 27
Clearance angle (degrees) 48
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 26
Clearance angle (degrees) 58
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 6-8
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 53
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes

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