You get a good view at the front of the car, but your over-the-shoulder visibility is hampered by the thick rear pillars. There’s a good range of adjustment for the seat and steering wheel, and the ventilation controls are pretty simple to use. However, the infotainment system is a little confusing, because it’s controlled partly by a dial, and partly by a touch-screen function.
Infiniti QX50 4x4 space & practicality
The driver and front-seat passenger will be fine, but rear space is a different matter altogether. Infiniti might say that this is a car for people who don't need much room for passengers, but rival 4x4s manage to use space much more efficiently. We might be able to forgive some of the deficiencies in rear legroom, but not when the boot space is decidedly meagre.
Infiniti QX50 4x4 equipment
Infiniti may be pricing the QX50 directly against rival 4x4s such as the BMW X3, but it has a big advantage when it comes to kit. As well as electric-powered leather seats, you get a decent stereo, keyless entry and start-up, plus the option of a clever ‘around view monitor' – the ultimate in parking cameras giving you a decent view of the front, sides and back of the car at low speeds. GT models have sat-nav, while top-spec Premium models have a top-notch Bose stereo.