2017 Infiniti QX50 review

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Infiniti QX50 highlights

Customer rating


  • Impressive power under the hood
  • Responsive steering
  • Plenty of room for passengers


  • No standard smartphone integration
  • Few standard advanced driver-assistance systems
  • Infotainment controls could be more intuitive

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 24 highway, 20 combined

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Practical luxury for everyday life

Responsive steering and dynamic handling are some of the most exciting characteristics you can expect from the 2017 Infiniti QX50. As well as its powerful V6, the 2017 Infiniti QX50 has a lot to offer in terms of comfort and functionality. The interior is spacious and refined, and it comes with decent cargo space that’s enough for typical day-to-day needs. The fact that it’s compact and nimble makes it even more convenient for daily city driving.

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What is new for the 2017 Infiniti QX50?

  • QX50 trims have been upgraded with 6252 as standard equipment this year.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Infiniti QX50

1. Agile driving and balanced handling 

The 2017 Infiniti QX50 is an excellent choice for car enthusiasts, with responsive steering and excellent handling allowing you to enjoy its sporty road manners. The standard engine is a 3.7L V6 with 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The fact that it’s based on a sedan platform makes it more nimble and agile, gliding in and out of corners confidently. The acceleration time from zero to 60 mph for the 2017 Infiniti QX50's V6 is an amazing 5.6 seconds. 

2. Convenient people and cargo carrier 

As far as passenger and storage room is concerned, the 2017 Infiniti QX50 has it in abundance. It offers 18.6 cu-ft of space in the trunk, with the overall cargo volume going up to 47.4 cu-ft with the rear seats folded. As for passengers, there is 38.7 inches of headroom and 50.1 inches of legroom in the first row, and 37.7 inches and 35.3 inches of head and legroom in the second row, respectively. 

3. Infotainment technology 

There are plenty of standard features inside the 2017 Infiniti QX50 that are aimed at keeping you connected and entertained on the road. It comes with a seven-inch display infotainment system that offers Bluetooth® phone connectivity and satellite radio. Additionally, you get a six-speaker audio system and a USB port as standard. 

4. Elegant, sporty design 

If you care about aesthetics and want to own a stylish vehicle that you’ll be proud to show around, then that might be yet another reason to give the 2017 Infiniti QX50 a chance. It has an attractive exterior, with a couple of elements making for a sporty, yet classy look overall. These include a rear spoiler with integrated brake light, as well as dual exhaust tips with chrome accents. Infiniti’s signature double-arch grille and the big L-shaped headlights add to the appeal further. 

5. High-end interior with excellent materials 

The design and the amenities inside the 2017 Infiniti QX50 are additional proof reminding passengers that they are riding in a high-end, luxury vehicle. The standard leather upholstery and the heated, power-adjustable front seats are probably the features that reflect that sense the best. They are accompanied by additional convenience features such as a wood trim, a sunroof, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

9 customer reviews
The 2017 Infiniti QX50 is a luxury SUV that has smooth handling and rides like a sports car. Customers are pleased with the performance and handling of the vehicle. The interior is comfortable and spacious, while features such as Bluetooth connectivity make driving easier. The storage area in back can hold plenty of gear or be used for extra seating when needed.

RepairPal gave the Infiniti QX50 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Infiniti QX50 6th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Infiniti QX50 features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 6252
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 44.3"/R 35.3"

Head room

F 38.7"/R 37.7"

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