2021 Infiniti QX50

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2021 Infiniti QX50 4-door SUV
2019 Infiniti QX50 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior

Other available safety features

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

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 2021 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Infiniti QX50 Essential 4-door 4wd

The Infiniti QX50 was redesigned for the 2019 model year after a one-year absence from the market. Beginning with 2021 models, design changes were made to the front driver and passenger seat belts and passenger-side frontal and knee airbags to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 QX50 conducted by Nissan as part of frontal crash test verification. Because the structure was not changed, the structure rating is based on this verification test and an earlier test of a 2019 model QX50 conducted by Nissan.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF2013 VTF1809
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6 10
Left (cm) 13 6
Center (cm) 15 15
Right (cm) 8 16
Brake pedal (cm) 6 10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1 2
Right (cm) 0 6
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2 -2
Rearward (cm) -5 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF2013
Head
HIC-15 225
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.30
Maximum tibia index - right 0.67
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 64
Right 75

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2021 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Infiniti QX50 Essential 4-door 4wd

The Infiniti QX50 was redesigned for the 2019 model year after a one-year absence from the market. Beginning with 2021 models, rear side airbags were added, and design changes were implemented to the side structure, including the B-pillar, to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 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 VTS2014
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2014
Head HIC-15 174
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.56
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 77
A-P moment (Nm) 25

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2014
Head HIC-15 85
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 13
Lateral force (kN) 0.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 24
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.22
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.4
Combined force (kN) 0.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 49
A-P moment (Nm) 32

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Standard Predictive Forward Collision Warning

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-21 models

Superior
Superior
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated