Used QX50 2017 vs 2019 thoughts?

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Used QX50 2017 vs 2019 thoughts?

Postby cub234 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:02 am

I am looking for some feedback on both the 2017 an 2019 QX50. Mechanically, I'm not sure if I am 100% comfortable with the new VCT engine. Any opinions would be helpful. Thank you
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Re: Used QX50 2017 vs 2019 thoughts?

Postby mdmellott » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:46 pm

Car & Driver as well as Road & Track weren't really impressed with the VCT engine introduced in the '19 QX50. After 20 years or so of R&D better performance and fuel economy was expected but it just didn't turn out that way compared to the competition. Too many more moving parts in my opinion just lead to more potential for things to go wrong as these vehicles age. Time will tell.

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Re: Used QX50 2017 vs 2019 thoughts?

Postby gkdyeung » Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:24 pm

any updates?
i'm in the same boat... finally retiring my old 2010 EX35 with 307k KM...
love the look of the new qx55 but the new CVT just cannot compete with the V6 from my EX35 (and essentially the same engine in the 2017 qx50)... so i'm strongly leaning towards the '17...
my only hold up is "trust" in buying a used car from a non-infiniti dealer. carfax is clean. i wish i could arrange an infiniti PPI.
i guess if there's any major problems off the lot, i could fall back on the original warranty which is still intact for the rest of this year...

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Re: Used QX50 2017 vs 2019 thoughts?

Postby VStar650CL » Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:44 pm

If it helps anyone out vis reliability, we had our first VC Altima with 100K+ roll in a few months back, and we've had another one since. I think all of us were terrified about durability issues when they first came out in '19, but I'm happy to say we just haven't seen real problems, even with the turbo 2L. I'm not aware of a single VC-related failure at our dealership to date.


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