2015 Infiniti QX50 | new car review
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 2015 Infiniti QX50 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, the QX50 simply looks hideous.
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.
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 extras category.
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, this is one area where the comic QX50 trumps its German competitors.
With much room for improvement inside and out, the AED 138,500 price tag on the QX50 simply doesn’t seem justified.
|Specifications||2015 Infiniti QX50|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.7 litre / V6|
|Max Power |
|326 hp @ 7,000 RPM|
|360 Nm @ 5,200 RPM|
|Tranmission||7 speed automatic|
|Drive||All wheel drive|
|0-100 km/h||6.8 secs|
|Top speed||232 km/h|