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Used Car: 2014 Infiniti QX50 Review

Review Last Updated: 8/7/15

The 2014 Infiniti QX50 has a powerful engine, sport sedan-like handling and a high-end cabin, but reviewers said it isn't as spacious as some rivals.

Auto writers said the 2014 QX50 (formerly named the Infiniti EX) has brisk acceleration due in part to its potent V6 engine. The standard seven-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly, reviewers added. The EPA estimates that the Infiniti QX50 earns 17/25 mpg city/highway, which is poor compared with most rivals' estimates. Critics said the QX50's handling is particularly sharp, drawing comparisons with the driving dynamics of a sport sedan. They added that its steering offers good feedback from the road and its brakes are strong. Some complained that the ride quality is a bit harsh, particularly on models equipped with 19-inch wheels.

Reviewers said the Infiniti QX50's cabin is fitted with high-quality materials. The front seats are supportive, test drivers found, but they noted the rear seats lack legroom. The QX50 has 18.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is less than what most rivals provide. Standard features include a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port and a six-speaker stereo. Available features include an 11-speaker Bose stereo, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, lane departure warning and Nissan’s Around View camera system, which gives a 360-degree view around the vehicle to improve visibility while parking. The QX50's climate, audio and navigation controls are user-friendly, according to auto writers.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2014 Acura RDX comes with more standard features and cargo space than the QX50. Auto journalists said the RDX’s V6 engine has plenty of power. Moreover, they liked the SUV’s easy-to-use dashboard controls and said its cabin is roomy.

The 2014 BMW X3 earned praise for its composed handling and comfortable ride. Reviewers noted that the X3 has lots of back-seat legroom and its infotainment system is user-friendly. Additionally, the X3 has more cargo space than the QX50.

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