The NHTSA's review of the Infiniti QX55 isn't comprehensive, having only tested the crossover in frontal crash scenarios. Four out of five stars were awarded by the authority for the test - one star down over the previous year model. The NHTSA believes the original QX50 is a safe vehicle, however, and gives it five stars overall after putting it through its paces. And, while the IIHS has not conducted a full review of the QX55 either, both it and the QX50 score Good for the moderate overlap front test, and just Acceptable for updated side crash evaluations.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The standard airbag consignment on the QX55 comprises dual front, front side, side curtain, and knee airbags for both occupants up front. Other than the standard ABS and EBD systems, you also get cruise control, high beam assist, brake assist, blind-spot warning, and forward collision warning as standard. From the base model, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert with auto braking are also included. Blind-spot warning and intervention and rear cross-traffic alert are added across the range for the new model year, while the Essential gets traffic sign recognition and an around-view monitor. The top model is equipped with a head-up display.
Infiniti's ProPILOT Assist tech has been included for all models as standard, this year. It's a good step toward improving safety, but in practical terms, the system does beep every time it loses the road lines, which gets annoying in a hurry.
|Infiniti QX55 Trims||LUXE||ESSENTIAL||SENSORY|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
As a feather in its cap, the QX55 is free from recalls for the last two years. Despite this, J.D. Power awards a middling 76 out of 100 for quality and reliability, and similar scores are given for the QX50 on which it's based.
New Infiniti QX55 models are covered by a basic four-year/60,000-mile warranty and powertrain cover for six years or 70,000 miles.