The Infiniti QX50 is the Japanese brand's compact crossover model. It was redesigned into a second generation last year.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
Infiniti has updated the QX50's standard features list. New for 2020 are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a redesigned infotainment system with two display screens. Also, the QX50 now comes standard with Infiniti's full suite of active safety and driver assist features.
Infiniti offers the QX50 in Pure, Essential, Pro Assist, Sensory, and Autograph trims. All use a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine matched with a continuously variable transmission and AWD.
Pure comes with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, front LED turning lights, LED taillights, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, automatic high beams, heated front seats with electric adjustments, a heated steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, an electric parking brake, dual-zone automatic climate control, passive keyless entry, cruise control, and a front wiper de-icer.
The QX50's active safety suite comprises forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear automatic braking, and lane departure warning.
Essential adds a panoramic sunroof, LED fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, integrated garage door opener, navigation, a six-speaker stereo with Apple and Android smartphone integration, front and rear parking sensors, surround-view cameras, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. A convenience package is a no-cost option adding a power-adjustable steering column, leather seating, tilt-down side mirrors, and driver's seat memory.
QX50 Pro Assist builds on the Essential Convenience model, adding 20-inch wheels, active cube design LED headlights, a 16-speaker stereo, blind spot intervention, lane departure prevention, distance control assist, and intelligent cruise control.
Sensory trim brings unique 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats with front passenger lumbar, semi-aniline leather, maple wood interior trim, a head-up display, three-zone climate control, increased towing capacity, traffic sign recognition, the Pro Pilot Assist system, and an air purifier.
Finally, Autograph trim adds white leather upholstery with quilted stitching; and blue suede door, dash, and console trim.
Infiniti's fuel consumption estimates for the QX50 are 10.0/7.8 L/100 km (city/highway).
The Infiniti QX50's competitors are numerous. They include the Audi Q5, BMW's X3, the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Acura RDX, Lexus's NX, the Volvo XC60, Jaguar's E-Pace, the Lincoln Corsair, and Cadillac's XT5.