Infiniti has announced that its cars will be participating in a crash test program that will include the Infiniti QX80, the new flagship for the automaker.
The Infiniti QX80, a large luxury vehicle that towers over the rest of the SUV segment, was tested by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They tested the QX80 in 32 different crash tests as well as the Infiniti QX50, which is a smaller vehicle that has recently been introduced. The QX80 came out on top in many of the tests, but failed the small overlap crash test.
If you’re in the market for a large luxury SUV, you might be interested in the 2021 Infiniti QX80. There’s plenty to be happy about. It has a nice interior and a smooth ride. But if safety is your primary concern, you may be wondering…. Is the 2021 Infiniti QX80 safe?
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How did Consumer Reports test the safety of the QX80?
2021 Infiniti QX80 | Infiniti Consumer Reports buys and tests different cars every year. They purchase the cars independently to avoid bias or conflicts of interest. They are then tested at their Connecticut facility, where there is plenty of room for road testing and other expertise. Consumer Reports combines its own tests with crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.
Sometimes they are not available, in which case they are not included. How did Consumer Reports determine if the QX80 is safe? The total score for the 2021 Infiniti QX80 is 64. It’s not just a safety indicator. It also includes road test results, expected reliability and expected owner satisfaction. They are assessed through past reliability ratings and owner surveys.
How did the QX80 2021 perform in the safety tests?
2021 Infiniti QX80 | Infiniti QX80 The results of the road tests are part of the safety assessment of the vehicles. If the vehicle can’t accelerate fast enough or steer well enough, these factors can contribute to the likelihood of an accident. The 2021 Infiniti QX80 performed well in terms of acceleration, scoring four out of five. On the other hand, the handling of the Infiniti QX80 didn’t score so well – only two out of five stars. In addition, only one in five was given for emergency surgery. Brakes are certainly important, and the brakes on the 2021 Infiniti QX80 get a three out of five. The QX80 requires 139 feet to stop on dry pavement and 155 feet to stop on wet pavement.
The headlights received four out of five stars.
2021 Infiniti QX80 | Infiniti The safety of the QX80 is also determined by its safety systems. The 2021 Infiniti QX80 is equipped with all of the advanced safety features recommended by Consumer Reports, with the exception of the daytime running lights. They’re not even an option in the QX80. The Infiniti QX80 comes standard with front side airbags and rollover protection. The IIHS didn’t test the 2021 Infiniti QX80, but the NHTSA did.
The overall NHSA rating, which combines frontal, side and rollover crash tests, is four out of five stars. The overall rating for frontal collisions was only three stars. The overall rating for a driver’s side frontal collision was only two out of five stars. The passenger side was a little better – three stars. Side-impact test results for the 2021 Infiniti QX80 are better than front-impact test results.
The results of the side impact test include an overall score, a driver’s side score, a passenger’s side score and a post-impact score. They were all 5 stars. Rollover ratings were mediocre, three out of five stars for both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Overall, the 2021 Infiniti QX80 could be safer. The results of the frontal impact test leave a lot to be desired. If you’re looking for a large, safe luxury SUV, look no further.
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