2014 Infiniti Q50

Jan 7th
Infiniti’s starter car, its G sedan, has been a scrappy back-road stalwart and a convincing BMW 3-series alternative since the third-gen model adopted rear-drive in 2003. But as the company attempts to reinvent itself by moving its base of operations to Hong Kong, writing sponsorship checks with many zeros to Formula 1, and curiously renaming its model range, its core…
2016 Infiniti Q50

Dec 30th
At Car and Driver, our love of sports sedans is well known, and Infiniti built one of the best such cars in recent memory. It was called the G35, and it offered a viscerally satisfying combination of power, noise, and handling—and its successor, the G37, was just as good. However, the G cars’ follow-up, the Q50, is merely decent, having…
2011 Infiniti QX56

Dec 26th
The outgoing Infiniti QX56 was a vehicle that never made much sense to us. After all, you could get almost all of its equipment—save a few electronic trinkets—on the otherwise identical Nissan Armada, and you’d save thousands in the process. But the QX has been redesigned for 2011, migrating to a platform shared with the Nissan Patrol SUV, a Toyota…
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Dec 25th
The first great electrification of America tripped a breaker a century ago when 15,000 miners walked off their jobs in northern Michigan’s Copper Country. The largest labor strike in the history of the republic up to that point marked the beginning of the end of Michigan’s copper empire. Seventy years earlier, Detroit hardware-store owner Julius Eldred sparked a mineral rush…
2015 Infiniti Q70

Dec 24th
Long-wheelbase mid-size luxury sedans: they’re big in China, not even a thing over here. Sure, we have large cars with big back seats, but stretched luxury mid-sizers—cushy cars that are long but not terribly wide—make no sense here in America, where the roads are wide and our population even wider.Or maybe they do. Really, how often do we put three…
2011 Infiniti M

Dec 10th
One look at the stylish 2011 Infiniti M56 was enough to whet our appetites. Then the spec sheet—showing the car’s optional V-8 (a 95-hp boost versus its comparo-winning M45 predecessor)—whetted them more.  And the performance results in our M56 road test [June 2010] pretty much sealed the deal. We needed to see how this aggressive update on Infiniti’s top-drawer sedan…
2015 Infiniti QX60

Dec 8th
Overview:Infiniti’s QX60 was introduced in 2013 as the JX series, undergoing a name change to its current moniker one year later as part of a broader naming strategy imposed upon the brand’s entire lineup. A three-row crossover based on the Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60 technically still offers a hybrid variant but for all intents and purposes comes with a single…
2016 Infiniti QX60

Nov 30th
Ostensibly a luxury brand peddling vehicles with a performance bent, Infiniti has found itself in a tricky place as the market embraces crossovers. Its first such effort, the two-row FX (now dubbed QX70), was brazen, brawny, and butch, and very much in sync with the brand’s stated values. But when time came for Infiniti to offer something with three rows—beyond…
2017 Infiniti Q60 Coupe

Nov 22nd
Infiniti’s television spot for its Q60 coupe features Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, speeding through clichéd car-commercial corners as he recites William Blake with well-practiced intensity. It is an outstanding piece of highbrow marketing, clever and literate where so much car advertising is neither. It doesn’t hurt that its star matches Infiniti’s target demographic, minus…
2016 Infiniti QX50

Nov 18th
Some questions don’t arise naturally. What would Moses have done with a tablet computer instead of, you know, tablets? Would a horse still be a horse if it had toes instead of hooves? And, the subject here, what would it be like if Infiniti stretched the QX50’s wheelbase by 3.2 inches?The difference between those first two rhetorical questions and that…
2017 Infiniti QX60

Nov 18th
For the second year in a row, Infiniti is making significant changes to its QX60 mid-size luxury crossover SUV. Following last year’s mid-cycle update that spruced up the QX60’s jelly-bean styling, lightly revised its interior, and improved the three-row crossover’s chassis dynamics, Infiniti’s massaged version of the Nissan Pathfinder enters the 2017 model year with a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine…
2017 Infiniti QX70

Nov 17th
Since the Infiniti QX70 began sales in 2003, it has worn more names than a secret agent. Names indicative of engine displacement included FX35, FX37, FX45, and FX50; today, it stands as the QX70 (a badge divorced from engine size) after Infiniti’s complete naming overhaul. Its core identity, however, has remained the same: a mid-size luxury SUV with its priorities…
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