The Infiniti QX50 is powered by a 268-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission.
Although the engine is supposed to deliver the power of a V6 and the fuel economy of a four-cylinder, and acceleration is competitive, we got just 22 mpg overall in our AWD test car.
This trails most competitors.
Interior fit and finish is impressive, and the cabin is quiet and roomy.
The QX50 has lackluster, but secure, handling.
We found the ride to be mostly calm, but some impacts are stiffer than expected.
The convoluted controls are very confusing and distracting.
Infiniti's optional ProPilot Assist feature can keep the QX in its lane, and can maintain and adjust speed according to traffic.
Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning are all standard.