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Infiniti QX50 Towing Capacity: Can It Tow A Trailer, Boat, Or Jet Ski?

The Infiniti QX50 is a luxury compact SUV but exactly how much is its towing capacity? Does it have what it takes to tow a fully loaded jet ski, motorcycle, or teardrop trailer? What are the other options in this category, and how much towing capacity do they offer? Let’s discuss the answers to all these questions by starting with the important one:

The AWD variant of the QX59 “with a towing package” in the latest generation (2019-21) has a towing capacity of 3,000 pounds. The ones without a towing package (both 2WD and AWD variants) are not officially recommended for towing purposes. However, all models of the previous generations (2014-18) have an official towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

Following are various tables and details that provide you in-depth analysis of the towing capacity of this car in relevance with several trailer types. We have also discussed the average towing capacities offered by other manufacturers. Let’s get right into it.

Maximum Towing Capacity By Year

The following table highlights the towing capacities of various generations of this car. Although there has been an improvement in this car’s AWD variants (with towing package), the ones without a towing package are no longer recommended for towing purposes. As the car is still being manufactured, we can witness further improvements in the towing capacity of this car in the future.

YearEngineTowing Capacity Braked (lbs)Note
2021AWD With Towing Package3,000Always tow within the towing limits.
 2WD/AWD Without Towing PackageDo not tow with this vehicle.
2020AWD With Towing Package3,000Always tow within the towing limits.
 2WD/AWD Without Towing PackageDo not tow with this vehicle.
2019AWD With Towing Package3,000Always tow within the towing limits.
 2WD/AWD Without Towing PackageDo not tow with this vehicle.
2018All2,000This vehicle is not recommended for towing.
2017All2,000This vehicle is not recommended for towing.
2016All2,000This vehicle is not recommended for towing.
2015All2,000This vehicle is not recommended for towing.
2014All2,000This vehicle is not recommended for towing.

Can It Tow a Trailer, Boat, or Jet Ski?

Not all trailers have the same weight and size. Therefore, we have done an extensive research to identify the weighing limits of different types of trailers. We have then matched these weight limits against the towing capacity of the Infiniti QX50.

All AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) can tow small-sized trailers with a maximum weight limit of 3,000 pounds. This means that this car can easily tow a loaded Kayak Trailer, which has a low weightage. It can also tow numerous trailer types in their empty form. These include jet skis, motorcycles, fishing boat trailers, and a few more.

Trailer TypeAverage Empty Weight (lbs.)Average Total Loaded Weight (lbs.)Can A Infiniti QX50 Tow It?
Canoe / Kayak Trailer200400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Jet Ski Trailer3001,800Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Motorcycle Trailer5002,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Teardrop Trailer1,7002,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Open Utility Trailer7002,500Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
A-Frame Camper1,7002,900Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Enclosed Utility Trailer1,0003,200It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Fishing Boat Trailer6003,300It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Pop Up Camper2,3003,400It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Small Travel Trailer2,8003,600It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Tow Dolly6004,000It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Enclosed Utility Trailer2,7007,100It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Small Horse Trailer2,9007,200It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Travel Trailer6,7008,300No.
Car Trailer1,9009,000It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Flatbed Trailer3,00010,400It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Boat Trailer2,20013,600It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Dump Trailer4,50016,900No.
Toy Hauler7,60017,900No.
Large Livestock Trailer7,30018,700No.
5th Wheel Camper12,70018,700No.
Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer7,20023,200No.
  • Kayak: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow a kayak trailer. On average, an empty kayak trailer will weigh 200 pounds. A loaded kayak trailer will weigh an average of 400 pounds with a maximum of 800 pounds which is well within the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Jet Ski Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow a jet ski trailer. On average, an empty jet ski trailer will weigh 300 pounds. A loaded jet ski trailer will weigh an average of 1,800 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Motorcycle Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty motorcycle trailer. On average, an empty motorcycle trailer will weigh 500 pounds. A loaded motorcycle trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds with a maximum of 3,500 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Teardrop Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow a teardrop trailer. On average, an empty teardrop trailer will weigh 1,700 pounds. A loaded teardrop trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds which is within the range of the  Infiniti QX50. Some teardrop trailers will weigh a maximum of 6,000 pounds, outside of the limits of the  Infiniti QX50.
  • Small Open Utility Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow a small open utility trailer. On average, an empty small open utility trailer will weigh 700 pounds. A loaded small open utility trailer will weigh an average of 2,500 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • A-Frame Camper: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty A-frame camper. On average, an empty a-frame camper weighs 1,700 pounds. A loaded a-frame camper will weigh an average of 2,900 pounds with a maximum of 3,600 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Small Enclosed Utility Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty small enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty small enclosed utility trailer weighs 1,000 pounds. A loaded small enclosed utility trailer will weigh an average of 3,200 pounds with a maximum of 7,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Fishing Boat Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow a fishing boat trailer. On average, an empty fishing boat trailer weighs 600 pounds. A loaded fishing boat trailer will weigh an average of 3,300 pounds with a maximum of 6,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Pop-Up Camper: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty pop-up camper. On average, an empty pop-up camper weighs 2,300 pounds. A loaded pop-up camper will weigh an average of 3,400 pounds with a maximum of 4,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Small Travel Trailer: Al the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty small travel trailer. On average, an empty small travel trailer weighs 2,800 pounds. A loaded small travel trailer will weigh an average of 3,600 pounds with a maximum of 4,500 pounds, outside of the range of the  Infiniti QX50.
  • Tow Dolly: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty tow dolly. On average, an empty tow dolly weighs 600 pounds. A loaded tow dolly will weigh an average of 4,000 pounds with a maximum of 5,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Large Enclosed Utility Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty large enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty large enclosed utility trailer weighs 2,700 pounds. A loaded large enclosed utility trailer weighs an average of 7,100 pounds with a maximum of 10,000 pounds, outside of the range of the  Infiniti QX50.
  • Small Horse Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty small horse trailer. On average, an empty small horse trailer weighs 2,900 pounds. A loaded small horse trailer weighs an average of 7,200 pounds with a maximum of 8,000 pounds, outside of the range of the  Infiniti QX50.
  • Car Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty car trailer. On average, an empty car trailer weighs 1,900 pounds. A loaded car trailer weighs an average of 9,000 pounds with a maximum of 15,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Large Flatbed Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty large flatbed trailer. On average, an empty large flatbed trailer weighs 3,000 pounds. A loaded large flatbed trailer weighs an average of 10,400 pounds with a maximum of 26,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.
  • Large Boat Trailer: All the latest AWD models of the Infiniti QX50 (with towing package) will be able to tow an empty large boat trailer. On average, an empty large boat trailer weighs 2,200 pounds. A loaded large boat trailer weighs an average of 13,600 pounds with a maximum of 34,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Infiniti QX50.

How Well Can It Tow Compared to its Competitors?

The following table mentions the towing capacities of several luxury SUVs competing with the Infiniti QX56. We can witness that 3,500 pounds are the average towing capacity in this competition. The 2021 Audi Q5 has the highest towing capacity of 4,400 pounds, 1,400 pounds more than the 2021 Infiniti QX56 models. The 2021 Cadillac XT5 and the 2021 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class also have higher towing capacities at 3,500 pounds each. Infiniti must improve the towing capacity of this car to compete with other manufacturers.

Year / Make / ModelMin. Towing Capacity (lbs.)Max. Towing Capacity (lbs.)
2021 Audi Q54,4004,400
2021 Cadillac XT53,5003,500
2021 Lincoln Corsair3,0003,000
2021 Mercedes Benz GLC-Class3,5003,500
2021 Volvo XC603,5003,500

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