Nowadays it is difficult to stand out as a mold-breaking crossover. In a time when practically every car manufacturer has some impressive new crossover SUV in their lineup, it is easy to get lost in the noise; at least for every car but the 2019 Infiniti QX50. Infiniti is a luxury car brand that has continually made vehicles that have stood out from the pack, and the QX50 has been a reoccurring favorite amongst luxury car drivers. Once known as the Infiniti EX, this sleek crossover has undergone plenty of face-lifts, and 2019’s iteration is possibly one of the best since its initial start in 2007. There are many things that you should expect out of a top-of-the-line luxury crossover SUV, and the 2019 Infiniti QX50 marks off all of these boxes brilliantly. From the moment you turn the ignition, the latest Infiniti QX50 brings the luxury driving experience to the next level.
The Change-up of the 2019 Infiniti QX50
Off-the-bat, drivers of last year’s model of the Infiniti QX50 will be quite surprised. 2019’s version has received more than just a face-lift in terms of exterior styling. In fact, the latest Infiniti QX50 is a complete redesign from the 2018 model. Take, for instance, the mechanics beneath the hood, which in previous versions sported a punchy V6 engine. The 2019 model offers a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that may provide less oomph but is far more fuel efficient, which answers to the rising trend of focused fuel efficiency. Comparing the 2019 Infiniti QX50 to last year’s model, right away drivers will notice expanded cargo room, a more comprehensive suite of safety features, and standard driver assistance features, all of which couldn’t be found in last year’s model. It’s pretty clear that in 2019, Infiniti took a completely different approach with this luxury crossover SUV. Starting at $36, 650 MSRP, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a luxury crossover SUV, that doesn’t come at a luxury cost.
Premium Performance from Start to Finish
Some Infiniti brand loyalists may be disappointed by the change-up of the V6 engine once found in previous versions of the Infiniti QX50. That said, this switch is far from a downgrade. While the 2019 Infiniti QX50 may offer less in the way of horsepower, Infiniti has made a refreshing focus towards fuel economy. As gas prices soar, it seems more and more crossover and SUV manufacturers are leaning towards fuel economy. The 2019 Infiniti QX50 earns an EPA-rated 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, which is quite remarkable for a crossover SUV of its size. While the 2019 Infiniti QX50 is equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, it is far from underpowered. The 2019 Infiniti QX50 still clocks in at 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft worth of torque, which puts it far above the mark of other vehicles of its class. Hopeful buyers can pick up the 2019 Infiniti QX50 in one of three different trim options the Pure, Luxe, and Essential. All trims come with a front-wheel and all-wheel drive option, adding an extra level of personalization. Behind the wheel of the 2019 QX50, there is plenty to appreciate, from the quiet cabin to the responsive handling, this crossover SUV certainly meets the mark of a luxury performance vehicle. All that said, performance isn’t the only box that this crossover marks off.
Soak-in Interior Luxury
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 wouldn’t be a luxury crossover if it weren’t for the attention to detail in the vehicle’s interior. Like many other luxury vehicles, there is an expectation for premium comfort, and the 2019 Infiniti QX50 meets this expectation with a flourish. It is worth mentioning a second time, just how quiet the cabin can be. Even in the roughest of road conditions, the Infiniti QX50 only lets in a whisper. Seating is also a remarkable quality of the 2019 Infiniti QX50. All of the seats are made of high-density foam, however, are wrapped in premium materials. On every trim level, upfront passengers can expect to find power adjustment features, and in higher trims, provide temperature-controlled seating, with memory functions. While the rear seating leaves much to be desired, rear passengers will find plenty of room to stretch their legs. There is also plenty of room for cargo as well, as the latest Infiniti crossover offers a robust 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Certainly, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 exceeds all expectations of a luxury crossover when it comes to interior comfort.
Automotive technology has steadily changed the way that we drive, and the 2019 Infiniti QX50 is on the cutting edge with both safety and infotainment technology. When it comes to safety features, the Infiniti QX50 offers quite a lot as standard. In base models, you can expect to find forward collision warnings, as well as automatic emergency braking, and a crystal-clear rearview camera. Taking things up a notch, the Luxe trim option offers a surround-view camera system, as well as blind-spot monitors giving drivers further awareness of the road. If these features don’t cut it for you, you can invest in Infiniti’s advanced safety features package. In one package, drivers can take advantage of adaptive cruise control and intuitive parking sensors. The second package is the cream of the crop, offering Infiniti’s famous ProPilot Assist, which includes features like active lane control, a futuristic heads up display, and automatic parking assistance.
Infiniti didn’t just focus on safety tech; they also infused their latest QX50 with a whole host of infotainment tech options. Starting at the base, drivers will find a genuinely unique dual-screen infotainment display, which sports an 8.0 or 7.0-inch touchscreen (depending on package choice and trim level). The dual-screen system is also powered by infotainment software that is Apple CarPlay and Android compatible, giving you seamless access to your smartphone apps. This base model also sports keyless ignition, as well as dual-zone climate control. Upgrading the 2019 Infiniti QX50 can give you cutting edge features like a motion-activated liftgate, remote start, and a Bose premium audio system.
The Full Picture
Taking a step back, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a true showstopper. While the exterior may blend in with other luxury crossovers of its class, the internal components, detailed design choices, and cutting-edge technology make for a driving experience that is quite remarkable. To simplify things, we’ve included a list of some of the key features the 2019 Infiniti QX50 has to offer:
- MSRP: $36,650
- Engine: 2.0 liter 4-cylinder
- Power: 268 horsepower/280 lb-ft torque
- Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway
- State of the art safety tech with autonomous features optional
- Silent cabin and dual screen infotainment
The 2019 QX50 is a remarkable luxury crossover that manages to break from the pack. At the price, the latest Infiniti crossover offers extraordinary value, especially at higher trim options. Even the all-wheel-drive Essential trim option comes in at $45,450 MSRP, a price you’d be hard-pressed to find from other luxury car manufacturers. Coupled with the silent cabin, the suite of incredible safety and infotainment technology, and luxury-grade comfort, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a break-out vehicle that every luxury car fan should at least test-drive. Getting behind the wheel of the 2019 Infiniti QX50 can give you a clear idea of what this luxury crossover has to offer, and whether or not the car lives up to your luxury car expectations.