- QX50 is the new name for the EX37 midsize crossover
- 325-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 under the hood
- Available Around View Monitor
The 2014 Infiniti QX50 is a midsize, two-row luxury crossover that offers a stylish exterior and one of the most technologically advance cabins around.
Infiniti decided to rename their entire model lineup for the 2014 model year and the QX50 replaces the EX37 in the lineup, but remains essentially the same vehicle. The QX50 competes with other luxury two-row crossovers like the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Styling looks familiar, the QX50 fits right in with the rest of Infiniti’s lineup, with a familiar front grille and headlights. 18-inch alloy wheels are standard with 19-inch wheels optional. Dual chrome exhaust tips, heated side mirrors, and fog lamps are standard, while a power sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, and adaptive headlights are also available.
Under the hood, the QX50’s 325-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, which drives power through the rear-wheels. An all-wheel drive system is optional. The QX50, like other crossovers, rides on a car-based platform and has four-wheel independent suspension. Fuel economy ratings check in at 17/25 mpg city/highway with rear-wheel drive (all-wheel drive models get one less mpg on the highway).
Like most Infiniti models, the QX50 is well equipped in any configuration, offering leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, powered front seats, USB/iPod interface, and push button start as standard features. Also available are maple wood interior trim pieces, heated front seats, a navigation system, and a powered second row.
The emphasis on technology extends to the safety features as well. A rearview camera is standard, but the exciting set of cameras is the available Around View Monitor, which combines the view from four cameras to provide a top-down view of the vehicle and makes parking in tight spaces a breeze. Also available are adaptive cruise control, brake assist with forward collision warning, and a lane departure warning system.