Test Drive:2016 Infiniti QX50
What is an Infiniti QX50? That's a fair question, given that Infiniti recently slapped new names on almost every one of its models, temporarily confusing consumers in the process. The QX50 is the compact crossover SUV formerly known as the EX37, itself a relatively rare derivation of the old G37 sedan. Boil that down and the QX50 is a G37 wagon dressed up for light off-roading, but its real talent rests in prowling paved roads.
For 2016, Infiniti has updated the QX50, making changes that are designed to increase its appeal within a segment that is picking up sales steam. Do the updates resolve complaints voiced by owners of the previous QX50, while preserving those traits that owners liked most about this Infiniti? I attended a media ride-and-drive event to find out.