Infiniti brand cars have been rated above average with reliability reports of four out of five overall, according to JD Power but the reviews have been mixed from one model to another. The 2011 Infiniti M37 scored the lowest with a dependability rating at a mere 2 out of 5 scores.
This is an aberration when the total scores are tallied within its lineup. Here are the ten most reliable Infiniti models of all time to renew your confidence in the brand.
10. 2017 Infiniti QX50
The 2017 Infinity Q50 gets an overall score of 8.0 with 9.7 for safety and an average reliability rating. It's consistently ranked at the top of its class due to the powerful engine and exceptional performance and handling.
The low cost of ownership is another positive factor. It's agile with intuitive infotainment functions. These features have offset the drawbacks of its aging design, cramped cargo space, and low fuel economy.
9. 2012 Infiniti EX
The Infiniti EX with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 from consumers. The experts give it a 3.7. This goes to show you how ownership impacts your overall perception of a car. While the small luxury SUV has a few shortcomings such as cramped cargo and legroom space, other factors influence their high opinions. The EX is a high-performing vehicle that is versatile for families with the latest in gadgets and compact size.
8. 1999 Infiniti Q45
The 1999 Infiniti Q45 received high marks of 4.3 out of 5 for its luxury features including a smooth ride and quiet cabin on the road. the adjustable seats and dual settings on the steering wheel were just a few of the features that boosted its ratings.
The installed computer adjusts the timing in older models and keeps them running smoothly over time. This model is still popular on the used market with its Bose audio system and longevity with few issues reported.
Although outdated by modern standards, some Q45 owners will hold onto this model until it's ready for the boneyard. Easy analog controls without the confusing digital versions of newer models make this a popular choice for die-hard Infiniti fans.
7. 1994 Infiniti J30
Edmunds ranks the 1994 Infiniti J30 with a 4.5 out of 5. The most recent reviews for the model reveal that it is a dependable vehicle that holds up well over time. There are examples of this model that are still on the road today even for over 150K miles, with owners who refuse to let them go. Smooth operation and dependability are the hallmarks of the 1994 Infiniti J30, according to consumer reports. It is still highly recommended in the used car market.
6. 1998 Infiniti I30
The 1998 Infiniti I30 is now 23 years old. The 5 seat luxury sedan didn't get the best fuel ratings with 20 mpg combined, but it ranked a 4.4 from owners on exterior styling and 4.9 in exterior styling and exterior design.
The performance was well above average and 4.5 is the score that it received for comfort. When it comes to reliability, the smooth driving and inexpensive 1998 gets a perfect 5.0 score from current owners who rank it as a 4.9 for value for the money.
5. 2000 Infiniti QX4
The 2000 Infiniti QX4 is rated as a 4.6 out of 5 by current owners who call it the most reliable vehicle they've ever owned. The warranty on this model extended to 70,000 miles, but most didn't need to use the option.
It's one of the best-used trucks on the road today. The gas mileage is rated as 19 mpg combined with exceptional trailer towing capacity. The 21-year-old trucks are still on the road today and serving their owners with remarkable reliability and performance.
4. 2006 Infiniti M35 Sport
The 2006 Infiniti M35 Sport is rated with 4.7 of 5 for its overall comfort, interior design, performance, exterior styling, and reliability. Many of the current owners reviewing the M35 purchased it as a used vehicle and the majority remark on its reliability and dependability as being top factors for continuing to drive the older version.
There are still a lot of them on the road today with few complaints about performance and one about reliability. The small and sporty luxury car has plenty of power with its V6 with higher performance for those with the V8 editions.
3. 2010 Infiniti M
The 2010 Infiniti M is 11 years old in 2021 and it's still one of the best-rated Infiniti's on the road today. The M is one of the most beloved for its spaciousness and nimble handling. The powertrain is strong, quick, and quite capable.
Other attributes that make this a popular model are the first-rate fit and finish with easy access to its intuitive controls. The interior accommodations make it a user-friendly car that is fun to dive into with top-notch reliability ratings. The only drawback is the fuel economy of 19 mpg combined, but it's a sporty luxury car so we can't have it all.
2. 2014 Infiniti Q50
An overall score of 8.7 out of 10 with good safety scores and an overall consensus that the high-quality materials in the cabin and excellent seating space make it an upscale luxury vehicle that is a pleasure to drive.
On the downside, the handling is a bit muted and it's rated for on-road handling vs offroad. The powerful performance of the V6 engine bumped the scores up again.
1. 2015 Infiniti Q60
The 2015 Infiniti Q60 is rated with a 7.5 overall score out of a possible 10. While the interior design is a bit dated with cramped rear seats and cargo space, the powerful V6 engine, user-friendly infotainment system, and sporty handling make it popular with owners.
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