2017 Infiniti QX50

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2017 Infiniti QX50 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head brushed the side airbag during rebound. The head also hit the roof, sunvisor, and grab handle before moving back against the head restraint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0726
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 ID CEF0726
Head
HIC-15 237
Peak gs at hard contact 38
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 - left 0.46
Maximum tibia index - right 0.73
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 112
Right 59

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2016-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Infiniti QX50 4-door 4wd

The Infiniti EX35 was introduced in the 2008 model year and renamed the EX37 in the 2013 model year. The vehicle was then renamed the QX50 beginning with the 2014 model year.

Starting with the 2016 model year, the QX50's wheelbase and overall length were increased primarily for more rear seat room. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2016 QX50 conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2016-17 models

Tested vehicle:2016 Infiniti QX50 4-door 4wd

The Infiniti EX35 was introduced in the 2008 model year and renamed the EX37 in the 2013 model year. The vehicle was then renamed the QX50 beginning with the 2014 model year.

Starting with the 2016 model year, the QX50's wheelbase and overall length were increased primarily for more rear seat room. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2016 QX50 conducted by Nissan as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1604
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -9.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1604
Head HIC-15 147
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 22
Average deflection (mm) 18
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.71
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.24
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 24
A-P moment (Nm) -127

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1604
Head HIC-15 72
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.0
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 19
Average deflection (mm) 16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.57
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.18
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 18
A-P moment (Nm) -66

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-17 models

Seat type: Power leather seats with manual adjustable lumbar AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats with manual adjustable lumbar AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 26
Distance below top of head (mm) 38
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.6
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 58
Max neck tension (N) 494

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Intelligent Brake Assist

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 1 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 5 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • All trims equipped with Deluxe Touring package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair 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 good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims equipped with Deluxe Touring package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 86.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.0 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.3 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 46.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 150.3 m
Straightaway left edge 123.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 76.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.5 m

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 84.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 25.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 45.8 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 32.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 35.8 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 27.9 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 152.6 m
Straightaway left edge 102.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 54.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 36.2 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim S
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
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 36
Clearance angle (degrees) 52
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 47
Clearance angle (degrees) 70
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) 38
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 26
Clearance angle (degrees) 51
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated