Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Infiniti Q50 2013

2.2d 'Premium' , 5-door saloon

Test Date: Nov 2013

Infiniti Q50 crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 86%
Child Occupant 85%
Pedestrian 67%
Safety Assist 81%

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Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Good Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Adequate
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment of the Q50 remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Infiniti showed that a similar level of protection is provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, dummy readings indicated good protection of all body regions. However, owing to incorrect deployment of the side thorax/pelvis airbag in the pole test, the scores for these two body regions was penalised in the side barrier impact. After the side pole test, it was observed that vent hole of the airbag which protects the thorax and pelvis had caught on part of the door trim and had torn, resulting in much quicker deflation of the airbag and potentially reduced protection to the occupant. The scores for chest and pelvis were reduced, resulting in a marginal rating for chest protection. Infiniti are investigating the issue and have asked Euro NCAP to re-assess the side impact protection when a solution has been found. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to alow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly indicated inside the vehicle. All of the child restraints could be properly installed and accommodated in the car and Infiniti will update the information in the user manual to reflect this.


The Q50 is equipped with an 'active' bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian has been hit and the bonnet is automatically raised to provide greater clearance to the hard structures beneath. Infiniti demonstrated that the system operated robustly and deployed correctly over a range of vehicle speeds and for different statures of pedestrian. Accordingly, the car was tested with the bonnet in the deployed (raised) position. Test results showed good or adequate protection to a pedestrian's head over the whole bonnet surface with a few poor results recorded on the stiff windscreen pillars. The protection provided by the bumper to pedestrians' legs was good in some areas and marginal in others. The protection provided by the front edge of the bonnet was poor in all of the areas tested and the car scored no points in this area.

Safety assist

The Q50 has electronic stability control as standard equipment and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. The front and rear seats are equipped with a seatbelt reminder system and a driver-set speed limitation device met the requirements for systems of that type.

Applies to all Q50s of the specification tested