Nissan really outdid themselves with the Infiniti QX50. This car has all the fantastic features you would want in a luxury crossover SUV. Unlike most SUVs, this car has a spacious trunk space of 32.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats.
While this is very impressive, you might still need to store more cargo or gear. That is where a roof box comes into play. Since it’s a big SUV, the options you have are endless.
However, buying a roof box can be confusing. That is why we have compiled a list of 4 of the best roof boxes that are ideally suited for the Infiniti QX50.
- Best Overall - Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box
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Infiniti QX50 Roof Boxes Overview
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Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box, X-Large
You can’t talk about roof boxes and fail to mention Thule. When it comes to quality, design, and functionality, Thule products top the charts. The Thule Force XT, in particular, does not disappoint in any front.
It is a sleek aerodynamic box that comes in an elegant gloss black finish. With this roof box, you have the option to choose between the 11, 16, 18, or 22 cu ft. versions. For the Infiniti QX50, we suggest you go for the 18 cu ft. version.
Despite having a massive frame, this roof box is thin enough to leave some space on your roof rack. You can use this space to store your bikes, kayaks, or extra skis. However, the cargo box can comfortably fit 5-7 pairs of skis or 3-5 snowboards.
It also has a maximum load capacity of 165 pounds- enough to store all the gear for your next camping trip. Another cool feature about this box is the dual sided openings, which allow you to access your cargo from either side of the car for added convenience. The box handles are grip-friendly and come with lifters that hold the box in place when you open it.
For maximum security, Thule has installed a lock knob system that prevents you from locking in your keys and avoiding damaging the Thule Comfort key. In summation, this is an overall excellent product that meets all the benchmarks from size, durability, accessibility, and design.
Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box, Large
Thule has done a fantastic job that we just had to mention them twice. This is yet another excellent roof box from the company. While the Thule Pulse might be one of the older versions, its quality sets its miles ahead of other modern products. This is because it is made from durable ABS thermoplastic material long-lasting and can withstand heavy-duty loads.
You will notice with this product that unlike most modern cargo boxes, it only has a passenger-side opening. While some might view this as a miss, it is meant to protect the user; this is because you will always access your gear from your car’s safer side (away from oncoming traffic).
Like the Force XT, it also has lifters that hold the lid in place when you open it. This allows for hands-free access. Once you close the box, the central locking system keeps the box secured, and you can only remove the Thule comfort key when all the locking points are securely closed.
Now onto the most crucial feature, the storage. This box comes in a variety of sizes. However, we have chosen the 16 cu ft. version as the most ideal for the Infiniti. It is long enough to fit 4-6 skis or 3-4 snowboards.
MENABO Diamond 580 Litre/20.4 Cubic Feet Duo Roof Box
Menabo is one of the mostunderrated roof box manufacturers. While it might not be as popular as the likes of Yakima and Thule, this Menabo Diamond roof box can give all of them a run for their money.
First, it has a very sleek aerodynamic design that is just perfect for SUVs. Like the other products, you have a wide array of sizes to choose from, ranging from (15.9 to 20.4 cubic feet). While all of them can fit on the Infiniti QX50, we particularly like the 20.4 cu ft. version. This is because it will give you more cargo space, and it is also reasonably priced.
One of the features that the company prides itself on is the security details. This box has a lockable and patented double snap closure security system that is impossible to break into. It also makes it impossible for you to lock in your keys.
Installing it is also effortless thanks to the quick fixing system compatible with most roof rack systems. Additionally, it features dual-sided openings that allow you to access your gear quickly. While it might be a little bit price, given its design, quality, and size, we believe it is an easy sell.
SportRack Horizon (Xl) Cargo Box
Our final pick and arguably one of the most aerodynamically designed roof box on this list is the SportRack Horizon. The box is made from impact-resistant ABS material and comes in a glossy black finish.
However, what’s impressive about this box is its length, which more than all the other products on our list. Its dimensions are L 91.0″ x W 30.7″ x H 16.5″. This means you can fit 406 pairs of skis or 3-4 snowboards that are up to 216 cm in length. That is enough space to make your next ski trip unforgettable.
SportRack has installed a quick release attachment kit on the box, which allows for effortless mounting and unmounting. It can also fit on square, round, and most factory racks, making it very versatile. Lastly, it has a secure, centralized lock that allows easy opening and closing.
While the Infiniti QX50 does have an impressive trunk space, you still might need to complement it with a roof box. However, you need to install the right fit and is as elegant as this car. All the above-listed roof boxes meet all the benchmarks for quality, functionality, and design, and we believe they are an ideal fit for the Infiniti QX50.