2016 Infiniti QX50 Road Test | Edmunds.com
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edited October 2015 in INFINITI
Infiniti's core competence over the past decade has been to deliver luxury sedans that are rewarding to drive, and that sporting personality comes through in the 2016 QX50 crossover. The standard 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 has always outgunned its class competitors, but now a longer wheelbase gives the QX50 enough backseat room to haul a pair of 6-foot-tall adults comfortably.
Suffers an identity crisis from all the names since '08, but the '16 & '17 with fresh grille, and added room is a poor man's Macan, a Stubby Shooting Brake, a low production numbered future JDM classic. Needless to say, I'm a fan. Criticisms, sure there's a few... Seat is too high, you want to slink lower like you're in a Z car but the seat base is as tall as milk crate. Sounds bit noisy in today's day and age, but then again, it does scream to life when gas pedal is pressed aggressively which really isn't too much of complaint. Factory '19 tires p45 / 245 Bridgestone Potenzas are bit too weenie, but can be upsized when worn. All in all, this 2008 technology is still rather on par with any 2020 crossover out there today. This Nissan Skyline 370 GT branded as an Infiniti QX50 here in the states is one fine JDM import that one really shouldn't overlook if in the market for pocket rocket crossover on the cheap.