The 2020 INFINITI QX50 is a second-generation five-door compact luxury crossover SUV which was unveiled in 2017 and since then, has been gaining popularity in the market. INFINITI QX50 expands the lineup with two new trim levels this year, the Sensory and Autograph model. These models now top the QX50 pyramid with the most desirable features. Apart from that, the specification of these model’s have been standard.
The trims of INFINITI QX50 are as below:
Luxe Essential Proassist
Luxe Sensory Proassist
What really separates the QX50 from luxury competitors its unique exterior design and innovative engine technology. The drive is comfortable and luxurious, it feels to me the car is designed more for rough roads than the smooth highways. The steering feedback is steady and also provides a selectable Dynamic and Dynamic+ steering modes. Unfortunately, braking takes a while for the vehicle to stop. You need to get used to it pretty quick.
Engine: 2.0 Liter – 4 Cylinders VC Turbo
Horsepower: 268 Bhp
Torque: 380 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
The QX50 is an innovative turbocharged four-cylinder engine that uses variable compression called VC-Turbo. The engine produces 268 horsepower and pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that directs power to either the front or all four wheels. Personally, I am not a big fan of CVT transmissions but this one felt decent enough.
This vehicle can accelerate from a 0 to 100 km/hr in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 240 km/hr. The fuel economy is not the most efficient when compared to other vehicles in its class, it consumes 9 liters per 100 km in the city.
The design language of the INFINITI QX50 is characterized by its muscular stance and its aerodynamic shape, which arguably makes this vehicle the best looking compact luxury SUVs. The 19-inch alloy wheels has an optional upgrade to 20-inches on all the models.
The QX50 gets a double-arch grille with no gaps between the grille and the hood. The Standard exterior features on the 2020 model include LED automatic headlights with daytime running lights. Also, the design is in the shape of a human eye.
The outside mirrors, body-color door handles with chrome accent, and rear privacy glass. The standard trim comes with a panoramic sunroof, roof rails and LED fog lights.
With no exceptions, the QX50 has taken things to the next level by offering a truly premium interior experience. From the first look, the vehicle has a strong focus on space and functionality. The interior design ties the cabin together in an elegant way.
The base model features a ten-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment. The material used for the seat is smooth leather, with large pores for air ventilation. With an intelligent body design, interior space makes it comfortable for all five average-sized adults to sit comfortably. There is ample headroom and legroom at the front and back.
The dashboard comes neatly fitted with an INFINITI InTouch dual-display system. The top trim features upper eight-inch and lower seven-inch touchscreen displays. Infiniti throws in HD radio tech, Bluetooth streaming, radio, as well as a six-speaker audio system with AM/FM radio and CD player.
You also get dual-zone automatic temperature control and an intelligent key system with an illuminated push-button start.
Higher up in the range, you’ll find an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, climate-controlled front seats, sunshades, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Additionally, within reach of the driver are standard options such as electronic parking brake, keyless entry with push-button start, sport mode toggle, and a power rear lift-gate.
The interior space is not only for its occupants, but it also provides a class-leading cargo space of 31.4 cubic feet. The rear 60/40-split fold-down seatbacks open the area up to a 65.1 cubic feet. You can easily store two large luggage bags in the trunk
- Supplemental front air bags
- Front seat-mounted air bags
- Roof-mounted curtain air bags
- Front driver and passenger knee supplemental air bags
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) w/ Brake Asst
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
- Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
- Independent Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Rear-view monitor w front/rear parking sensors
- Active Trace Control
The Infiniti QX50 price is to be announced
2020 Infiniti QX50 Review Rating
Performance - 7.6/10
Driving Pleasure - 7.2/10
Look and Style - 7.5/10
Fuel Economy - 8.5/10
Value for Money - 8.2/10
The QX50 has a beautiful design internally and externally. The fuel efficiency does bring it down a few points but the joy of driving this car is totally worth it.
- Powerful engine
- Indulgent interior
- Generous cargo space
- Poor Fuel Economy