2015 Infiniti QX50 Review

The 2015 Infiniti QX50’s potent V6 engine and engaging ride help it finish in the upper half of our luxury compact SUV rankings. That said, its cramped rear seats and small cargo space hold it back.

Pros & Cons

  • Agile handling
  • Powerful V6 engine

 

  • Cramped rear seats
  • Limited cargo space
  • Poor fuel efficiency

8.2

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.9
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety: 9.8
Reliability:
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2015 Infiniti QX50 Overview

Is the 2015 Infiniti QX50 a Good Used SUV?

Yes, the 2015 QX50 is a good luxury compact SUV. Not only does it feature top-notch materials in its luxurious cabin, but it's also an exceptional performer in the class. It delivers agile handling and confident cornering abilities. However, this crossover is less than ideal for those looking to lug around lots of cargo, and its fuel efficiency is below average for the class.

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How Much Is the 2015 Infiniti QX50?

Based on listings for the 2015 Infiniti QX50 on our site, the average price is $24,500, which is low for the class. Prices range from $20,300 to $28,000 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2015 Infiniti QX50 Cost to Own?

The 2015 Infiniti QX50's five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $31,555, or $6,311 per year. That's above average for a luxury compact SUV.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New QX50?

The 2019 Infiniti QX50's starting price of $36,650 is a lot more than what you'll pay for the average 2015 QX50 . The 2019 QX50 was fully redesigned with lots of new goodies, including standard pedestrian detection and an available head-up display. However, it doesn't have the agile handling of older models. Stick with a 2018-or-older model if performance is a priority, or get a newer model if the added features are more appealing.

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There are no new luxury compact SUVs for around the same price as the 2015 QX50. However, there are lots of options in the nonluxury compact SUV class, including the 2020 Kia Sportage, which starts at $23,990. The Sportage has a quality cabin, roomy and supportive seats, and a comfortable ride.

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Which Model Year of the Infiniti QX50 Is Best?

The 2015 QX50 (previously known as the Infiniti EX) is part of a generation that debuted for the 2008 model year and includes the 2017 QX50. Infiniti added a new V6 engine for 2013. However, a 2016-or-newer model is likely the best option for used-car shoppers on account of its extended wheelbase, which increased rear-seat space. These models also come with a longer list of standard features, including heated front seats and a moonroof. If these add-ons don't interest you, opt for a 2013-or-older model.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Infiniti QX50?

J.D. Power gives the 2015 QX50 a reliability rating of three out of five, which is about average.

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2015 Infiniti QX50 Recalls

At the time of writing, there are no safety recalls for the 2015 QX50.

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Which Used Infiniti QX50 Model Is Right for Me?

The 2015 QX50 comes in two trims: QX50 and QX50 Journey. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.

The base QX50 trim has a solid list of features, including leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and a 7-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth, satellite radio, six speakers, and a USB port.

The QX50 Journey adds amenities like a moonroof and heated front seats. Several add-on features were available when the QX50 was new, including navigation, voice recognition, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system, a surround-view parking camera system, forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring.

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Certified Pre-Owned Infiniti QX50 Warranty

Infiniti offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 75,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale’s date. The Infiniti certified pre-owned warranty has three levels of coverage based on the vehicle’s age and mileage. Vehicles with less than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/75,000-mile warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Vehicles less than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a six-year/unlimited-mileage warranty from the original new-car purchase date. Finally, vehicles more than four years old with more than 15,000 miles receive a two-year/unlimited-mileage warranty good from the CPO purchase date. Infiniti CPO vehicles must pass a 167-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Infiniti warranty page carefully.

According to our analysis, Infiniti has a good CPO program among luxury brands. Lexus and Volvo offer better CPO programs, but Infiniti's is still better than what you'll get from rival automakers like BMW and Lincoln.

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How Safe Is the QX50?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2015 QX50 the highest rating of Good in all crash tests performed. Properly equipped models earned the second-highest rating of Advanced for front crash prevention. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not crash test the QX50.

The Infiniti comes standard with a rearview camera. Blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control are available.

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2015 Infiniti QX50 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2015 Infiniti QX50 or 2015 Acura RDX?

The 2015 Acura RDX finishes near the QX50 in our luxury compact SUV rankings, but there are some notable differences between these two SUVs. Both models feature top-notch interiors and standard V6 engines, but the QX50 has more horsepower. That said, the RDX is more fuel-efficient, spacious, and cost-effective than the QX50. If agile handling and lots of horsepower are more important to you, go with the Infiniti. Otherwise, the RDX is a better choice.

Which Is Better: 2015 Infiniti QX50 or 2015 Lexus NX?

The 2015 Lexus NX is one of the highest-ranked vehicles in the luxury compact SUV class. The QX50 has a more engaging ride and a lower average list price than the NX, but the Lexus is a more well-rounded vehicle overall. It delivers brisk acceleration along with good fuel efficiency and a smooth ride. Inside, there's lots of seating space in both rows, and the cabin is filled with quality materials. Beyond that, the NX's high reliability rating and lower ownership costs round out the reasons why it's the better SUV in this comparison.

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2015 QX50 Performance

How Does the 2015 Infiniti QX50 Drive?

A potent 325-horsepower V6 engine powers the 2015 QX50, and this V6 is mated to a smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission. The QX50 tackles sharp corners with finesse, and reviewers praise its carlike handling. All in all, this Infiniti delivers one of the most enjoyable rides in the class.

Does the 2015 Infiniti QX50 Get Good Gas Mileage?

The rear-wheel-drive QX50 delivers 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which is below average for the class. All-wheel-drive models get 1 less mpg on the highway.

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2015 QX50 Interior

How Many People Does the 2015 QX50 Seat?

The QX50 has seating for up to five people in its upscale cabin. Leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats are standard, and heated front seats are available. The seats are comfortable and supportive up front, and there's ample space for adults. But the rear seats are short on legroom, which is especially apparent for taller passengers.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2015 Infiniti QX50?

You can install child car seats using the Infiniti QX50's LATCH system, which consists of a complete set of anchors for each of the rear outboard seats as well as a tether-only connection for the middle seat.

2015 Infiniti QX50 Features

The QX50's standard 7-inch infotainment system is user friendly, with physical audio and climate controls for easy functionality. This Infiniti also comes standard with a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Available features include an 11-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, and voice recognition.

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2015 Infiniti QX50 Dimensions

Infiniti QX50 Cargo Space

There's 18.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the 2015 QX50, which is low for the luxury compact SUV class. The rear seats can fold down, but the QX50 still doesn't provide as much overall cargo space as several rivals.

2015 QX50 Length and Weight

The 2015 QX50 is about 15.2 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,790 to 4,017 pounds.

Where Was the 2015 Infiniti QX50 Built?

Infiniti built the 2015 QX50 in Japan.

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