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How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2021 Infiniti QX50?

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The verdict: Infiniti redesigned its QX50 for 2019, and for 2021, the automaker added more comfort and safety features to the premium compact SUV. The extra safety features, along with the QX50’s easy-access Latch anchors, should appeal to caregivers of kids in car seats. For this Car Seat Check, we tested the high-end Autograph trim.  

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 2021 Infiniti QX50. 

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A Grade

  • Latch: The two sets of anchors are exposed for easy access and connection. Three top tethers sit on the seatback; they’re clearly marked but buried in fluffy carpet, so they need to be exposed before you can connect to them. We downgraded the forward-facing convertible’s grade because of this issue.  
  • Infant seat: Installation was easy and our 5-foot, 6-inch front passenger had ample legroom.  
  • Rear-facing convertible: As with the infant seat, we had no room or installation trouble with the rear-facing convertible.  

B Grade

  • Forward-facing convertible: Installation was easy with the exposed lower anchors, and after removing the head restraint, we were able to situate the convertible flat against the seatback. The top tether anchors are clearly marked but buried in the seatback carpet, and they need to be exposed before use.
  • Booster: We raised the head restraint for a good fit of the booster seat against the seatback. The outboard seats have recessed buckles and the middle one is floppy. Both buckle setups will likely make it hard for kids to grasp and use the buckles independently.
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C Grade

  • None

Grading Scale

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn’t impact driver or front passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.

B: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing the third row when available.

C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access the third row when available.

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger and Jennifer Newman are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Chicco KeyFit 30 infant-safety seat, a Graco Contender 65 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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