Consumer Reports Found 2019 Infiniti QX50 Has Some Glaring Flaws

Consumer Reports took the new Infiniti QX50 out and immediately found a few problems with it, with one of the most annoying ones being the way it corners.

The reviewer found the steering to be light, lacking feeling and precision. Also, the fact that there is quite a lot of body lean on the track doesn’t help the premium compact SUV either.

Next comes the new four-pot, which promises the power of a V6 and the fuel economy of a four-cylinder. However, that’s not quite the case, as it may perform satisfactory in straight line accelerations, but it’s not on par with the competition.

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Adding not one, but two infotainment screens inside may be refreshing for gadget freaks, but the truth is that having two displays is very confusing. Infiniti chose to use the lower one mainly for the climate and audio settings, and the top one for the phone and navigation functions. These can be operated via the touchscreen function, or the rotary knob located between the seats.

On the plus side, the cabin of the all-new QX50 is very quiet and cozy. It gets lots of soft touch materials and leather upholstery, and that’s a big plus for Infiniti’s SUV.

Visibility is not that great, though, as the lower part of the A-pillars makes it hard to see potential obstacles, and the sloping roofline at the back will make drivers rely on the 360-degree camera system when maneuvering in tight spaces.

Pricing for the 2019 QX50 starts at $36,550. Adding some optional features, such as the head-up display, adaptive cruise control, steering assist, lane departure warning and other systems will increase that considerably, though – CR’s test car, for example, comes at a hefty $51,380.


  • Christian Wimmer

    Wait, so not measuring up to the competition in a straight line acceleration race is a „flaw?“

    What‘s next? They won‘t recommend it because it can‘t crack the Nürburgring in under 8 minutes?

    • no25

      i just wanna know why your apostrophes are backwards and quotations are upside down/backwards too

      • Christian Wimmer


        German keyboard. That‘s how quotations go in Germany.. :p


    • Bash

      True, this model looks much better on the enterior side than the older model.

  • Kir Rik Davis

    Its not american so it has flaws these ppl will nic pic every asian car that come over here if its german it handle the corners and get top reviews for not be reliable!!

    • Krisnadi Imam

      but nissan… as far as experience goes, skip nissan… not having good exp with em 🙁

      • But many have good experience with nissan, some bad with honda and Toyota too, Furthermore motortrend, car and driver and others test the vehicle, they have not report it was underpower. Think the CVT was there most complain, that it was playing catch up to the engine torque.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      You couldn’t be any more wrong. They strongly favor Honda and Toyota.

      Try again.

  • NissLover

    I feel like they were being EXTREMELY nit-picky. They show the a-pillars as their saying they are big and hinder visibility, yet they look extremely normal. Who cares how this thing does on the track. Every other review has stated that while it’s no performance SUV, its’ ride and handling are pretty solid in real world driving. The car is good looking, has an interior that ranks with the best in the class, rides smooth and has lots of room. That’s what people are looking for in this class of CUVs. The two major knocks against the car are the CVT and the infotainment. Everything else they mentioned are things I have NEVER seen mentioned in any other review of the QX50.

    And can we please just acknowledge that a lot of these German 2.0 turbos are considerably underrated.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Underrated or overrated?

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen


        BMW, VAG, and Mercedes 2.0t have found to put out far more HP than advertised.

  • Rick Maverick

    So. A whole article. Based on some reviewer’s opinion?

  • ctk4949

    This is a brand new SUV, yet its using the same interior from at least 6 years ago!! Good job infiniti!!!!

    • If you actual read up on the SUV you will have known it has apple and android. And for your info the interior is not the same, the audio system setup is.

  • Paul

    Consumer Reports in and of itself has many glaring flaws as well.

  • An Existing Person

    I stopped paying attention to consumer reports months ago. This review was very nitpicky for no reason. They also forgot they were driving an SUV and not a hypercar when going off about handling for some reason.

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