Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2018 about the 2019 Infiniti QX50. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. See what’s new for 2020 or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
The verdict: Infiniti redesigned its QX50 compact SUV for 2019, and there’s a lot to like about it — from its sleek and classy exterior to its luxurious, roomier-than-expected interior. In our Car Seat Check, the QX50 earned high scores for its easy-access Latch anchors and ample backseat legroom.
Does it fit three car seats? No
Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2020 Infiniti QX50.
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- Latch: The two sets of lower anchors are exposed for easy access and connection, and the seats recline to further expose them. Three tethers sit midway down the seatback; they’re clearly marked for easy connection.
- Infant seat: The infant seat went in easily and fit well. The 5-foot-6-inch front passenger had ample legroom.
- Rear-facing convertible: Again, this seat was easy to install, and the front passenger had ample legroom.
- Forward-facing convertible: After removing the head restraint, this seat fit well.
- Booster: The outboard seats have recessed buckles and the middle position has a floppy buckle. Both will be challenging for kids to grasp and use independently.
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Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are certified child safety seat installation technicians.
For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.
We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.
Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.
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