ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
The QX50 is essentially a wagon version of the old G37 sedan, with similar agile handling and a steady, taut ride. The powerful 3.7-liter V6, delivers strong acceleration, but this small pseudo-SUV is very cramped inside. The rear seat is tight, and the cargo area is tiny. Styling has somewhat compromised rear visibility. The interior is nicely finished, and although the controls are daunting at first, they're logical enough. The optional lane-departure system works with the electronic stability control system to keep the vehicle on course.