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2003 Infiniti QX4 Review

Plenty of luxury in the capable truck.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2003 Infiniti QX4 turned things up a notch in an effort to appeal to the truck lovers and SUV fans out there. As a result, it is equipped with a long list of standard and safety features as well as an impressively powerful V-6 engine. It offers sleek good looks and lots of comfort in the cabin. It would make a good used car choice for the active family, young professionals, or anyone looking for a SUV with plenty of style.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Infiniti QX4

What's New

The 2003 Infiniti QX4 chose to take the Premium package from previous years and add it to the QX4 as standard equipment. This means the model is now equipped with a leather and wood steering wheel, audio control switches located on the steering wheel, and 17-inch wheels and tires. The driver’s seat is also equipped with memory.

Exterior

The 2003 Infiniti QX4 was hoping to appeal to families, active people, and truck lovers. With this end in mind, its distinctive, rugged appearance looks much like a truck in the front end and grille. It features square headlights and front end, with the company’s badge placed in the center of the grille. Sleek lines accent the doors and sides, while a roof rack draws attention up. It has 17-inch alloy wheels, and the traditional manual flip up rear window and rear lift gate door. It also has step running boards as well. Infiniti offered this SUV in several attractive colors and two-toned color choices. Some of the more popular options include Black Obsidian, Midnight Blue, and Golden Sand.

Interior

The 2003 Infiniti QX4’s comfort and style are the name of the game. It’s important to note that it does not have a third row seat and leg room in the rear seat is somewhat limited. The front seats are leather bucket styled seats with power adjustable lumbar support for the driver’s seat. The back seat is split folding with reclining seats, a folding armrest, and rear cabin area ventilation ducts. It is equipped with power door locks, windows, and mirrors. Cruise control and air-conditioning are standard equipment for this model. Infiniti added some elegance to the cabin with a leather and wood steering wheel. Leather trim was added to the shift knob as well. Wood accents can be found on the dash, doors, and center console. It also has a decent stereo system with six speakers in all and 150-watt output.

Performance & Handling

While there isn’t anything overwhelming about the 2003 Infiniti QX4, there isn’t anything horrible about it either. Most drivers are more than happy with the powerful 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. The V-6 motor is capable of 240 hp and 265 ft-lb of torque. Paired with a four-speed automatic, it offers a comfortable, well-behaved ride on the road. Additionally, this SUV is equipped with independent front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. Rear drive is offered with this model as well. It makes for a comfortable family or day-to-day vehicle with few problems in terms of performance and handling.

Safety

The 2003 Infiniti QX4 has four-wheel anti-lock brakes, ventilated front disc brakes, as well as rear drum brakes. It's also equipped with electronic brake force distribution. Dual front side mounted airbags with head protection chambers are part of the package along with front seatbelt pre-tensioners and center rear lap belt. Child seat anchors and rear door child safety locks are standard as well. Both the driver and the front passenger seats are equipped with height adjustable headrests and a whiplash protection system. An engine immobilizer is in place in case of accidents as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

Infiniti QX4: 14/19 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Affordable price
  • Behaves well on road
  • Lots of power in the V-6 engine

You Won't Like

  • Limited leg room in the rear cabin
  • Does not have a third row seat
  • Not enough differences from the economical Nissan Pathfinder

Sum Up

Plenty of luxury in the capable truck.

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