2014 Infiniti QX50 | new car review

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 by
2014 Infiniti QX50
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AEDAED 150,000 - 163,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 40%
  • Interior
    Editor: 50%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 60%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 50%

Review Summary:

Formerly known as the , the QX50 is a compact crossover that goes up against the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK. With the demand for compact crossovers on the rise, Infiniti definitely has something to put on the table, but is it worthy of a place next to the big boys? Uh, not exactly.


The QX50 houses the most powerful engine when lined up against a few competitors.


Exterior and interior styling are at best, appalling.


Take a walk around the 2014 and it is very unlikely that you will actually find it attractive from any angle whatsoever. Resembling an overgrown hatchback, there are a few neat design cues like the contour that begins at the front fender and ascends as it races down the length of the car, but compared to the sporty Q3 and snazzy GLK, the QX50 simply looks hideous.

2014 Infiniti QX50 front side


Capsular air vents and triangular trim on the door panels are about all that is unique in the QX50, while the overseen and overused Infiniti infotainment screen and centre stack sit bang in the middle of the dashboard. Due to the sloping roof, head space in the rear seats isn’t anything to write home about and sadly neither is leg space. However, with rear A/C vents there is the slightest of a silver line running through this gray cloud.

2014 Infiniti QX50 interior


There’s something peculiar about Infiniti’s, features like a 11 speaker Bose Premium sound system with iPod connectivity and power seats come as standard, but essential features such as Bluetooth connectivity or coat hangers for the premium segment the brand targets, fall into the optional extra’s category.

2014 Infiniti QX50 front

What’s on offer?

There is only one engine available with the QX50, a 3.7 litre V6 that channels 326 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque through a 7 speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. Compared to the 211 horsepower output by the Audi Q3 and 306 horsepower by the Mercedes-Benz GLK, this is one area where the comic QX50 trumps its German competitors.

2014 Infiniti QX50 top

Summing it…

Price wise, Infiniti’s QX50 falls between the AED 132,000 Audi Q3 and AED 191,000 Mercedes-Benz GLK. With much room for improvement inside and out, the AED 150,000 starting price tag on the QX50 simply doesn’t seem justified.

2014 Infiniti QX50 side

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