2017 Infiniti QX70

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2017 Infiniti QX70 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • 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: 2009 Infiniti FX35 4-door 4wd

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.

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 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Intelligent Brake Assist

Package name

  • Optional Technology Package or Sport Technology Package

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2014-17 models

Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 2 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 5 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

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

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
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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
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
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.

Technical measurements for this test
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
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

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
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.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Limited
Seat type leather
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
not 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) 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

How child seat anchors are evaluated