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2019 Infiniti QX50: Everything You Need to Know
About the QX50:
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a mid-size SUV made by the Japanese automaker, Infiniti. It sits above the smallest QX30 in Infiniti's lineup and seats five passengers. It is the first consumer vehicle to use a variable compression four-cylinder engine.
For 2019 the QX50 is all new and has been completely revamped.
The QX50 comes in just one engine variant: A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 variable compression engine. A variable compression engine can essentially change the efficiency of the vehicle based on driving conditions. It is an extremely advanced engine system that makes thousands of calculations per second to give drivers the most efficient and powerful driving experience possible. This engine puts out 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It is connected to a continuously variable transmission or CVT. This engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The QX50 can be optioned with all-wheel drive.
The QX50 is built by the Japanese company, Infiniti, which is the luxury brand of Nissan. The QX50 is built in Mexico.
What’s New in the 2019 Infiniti QX50?
The QX50 is all new for 2019. It gets a brand new continuously variable engine and a new continuously variable transmission. It also gets additional safety and convenience features and a new electrically-assisted steering system.
There are six trim levels of the QX50: • QX50 Pure: This is the base model of the QX50, and it gets standard front-wheel drive, forward collision warning, and basic cruise control. • QX50 Luxe: This is a front-wheel-drive model that gets leatherette seats inside, a power moonroof, and blind-spot warning. • QX50 Essential: This is the top of the line, front-wheel-drive version of the QX50. It gets leather seating plus all the amenities in the Luxe version. It also gets an around-view camera, navigation, and remote start • QX50 Pure AWD: This is the all-wheel-drive version of the Pure trim. • QX50 Luxe AWD: This version gets the same features as the Luxe front-wheel-drive version–just in an all-wheel-drive. • QX50 Essential AWD: This is the top of the line version of the QX50, and it gets all-wheel drive.
The EPA estimates that the 2019 Infiniti QX50 gets 27 miles per gallon combined and 24 city/31 highway.
What Does the 2019 Infiniti QX50 Compete With?
The QX50 is a great vehicle for new families or people who want a luxury SUV without the luxury price tag. The QX50 is also great for those looking for an innovative vehicle that's very fuel-efficient.
Exterior Design of the 2019 Infiniti QX50
The Infiniti QX50 is good looking and stands out in the Infiniti lineup. It has a taught and expressive front with a large honeycomb grille. From the side, it looks like it's constantly in motion.
At its base, Pure level, the QX50 comes with standard: • 19-inch wheels • LED headlights • Daytime running lights
Stepping up to higher trims adds things like a moonroof and roof rails as well as larger 20-inch optional wheels.
Interior Style in the 2019 Infiniti QX50
Inside the QX50 is luxurious and spacious. The back seats leave ample space for passengers with 38.7 inches of legroom while the truck allows for 65.1 cubic feet of space with the seats down.
At the base and Luxe level, the QX50 comes with leatherette seating. If you want leather, you'll need to step up to the top Essential trim. Seating is comfortable, and even the leatherette feels nice to the touch. Friends and family would be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
At the center of the dash are two touchscreens. The bottom screen is seven inches while the top one is eight inches. You can choose to use the touchscreens to control audio and temperature, or you can use the waterfall of buttons along either side to control the cabin settings.
What Technology Comes in the 2019 Infiniti QX50?
At the base Pure level of the QX50, there aren't a lot of amenities, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are notably absent.
At the base, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 comes with a seven-inch touchscreen system and includes: • 6-speaker audio system • Streaming via Bluetooth • Available Sirius XM with a 3-month free trial • Infiniti’s InTouch dual touchscreen displays
You can opt to upgrade to a Premium audio system which comes with 17 speakers.
There is no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto available in the QX50.
What Kind of Safety Features are in the 2019 Infiniti QX50?
Infiniti added a host of new advanced driver assistance features to the 2019 QX50. Standard equipment on all QX50 models includes: • Forward emergency braking • Rear-view monitor • Manual anti-glare mirror • Basic cruise control
You can add features like Infiniti (and Nissan’s) advanced ProPilot Assist, which is a fancy name for their very good adaptive cruise control system. You can also add things like an adaptive front lighting system and fancier interior trim if you add the Sensory Package.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2019 Infiniti QX50 a five-star crash rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the 2019 Infiniti QX50 as good.
What is the 2019 Infiniti QX50 Like to Drive?
The InfinitiQX50 has all kinds of new-fangled drive and powertrain systems, making it a unique experience to drive on the road.
The variable compression engine is quick to respond. It is so well tuned that it doesn't stand out as something unique, which is a good thing. Its quick enough to accelerate on the highway and quiet and subdued around town.
The new continuously variable transmission leaves a bit to be desired. Like most CVTs, at higher speeds, there's a constant drone that can become aggravating. While the transmission doesn't hunt at all, it can get a bit annoying on long drives.
The electronically-assisted steering takes a bit of getting used to. While the system is greatly improved over the first generation, it still has a somewhat disconnected feeling when you're wheeling along a curving road.
The ProPilot active cruise control, however, truly shines in the QX50. The biggest reason being that you can trust it in traffic. While other systems on the market may make you sweat whether or not your vehicle is actually going to stop in time, the upgraded system on the QX50 is really impressive. It's well worth upgrading to get the feature.
Should I Buy a Current Infiniti QX50?
The QX50 is a good buy. It offers a wealth of luxury amenities for a very competitive price, and the adaptive cruise control system is one of the best on the market.
The only real negative of a QX50 would be if you really wanted or needed Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Infiniti doesn’t offer it on the QX50 at all.
Should I buy a Used Infiniti QX50? Are There Any I Should Avoid? The QX50 is the updated EX 35 and while the QX50 has only been around (under that name) since 2015, buying a used QX50 could make good sense.
A quick look at some complaint sites notes that there aren’t any logged problems with used QX50s on the market. Be sure to do your due diligence before buying a used QX50.
How Much Does the New 2019 Infiniti QX50 Cost?
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 starts at $36,650 plus delivery. That's a great price for a near-luxury SUV. If you want all-wheel drive, you can expect to pay an additional $1,800 for all trims.
The top of the line AWD Essential QX50 will cost you $45,450 plus delivery. Even though that’s pricey, it’s still below many of the other rivals like the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5.
If you do decide to go for an Infiniti QX50, we recommend adding the ProPilot assistance for an additional cost of $550. It’s a system that is well worth investing in.
Pros and Cons of the 2020 INFINITI QX50
- Great looking exterior design
- Fuel-efficient and cutting edge
- Great adaptive cruise control when outfitted correctly
- Advanced engine and steering technology
- No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
- Continuously variable transmission can drone at higher speeds
- Have to opt for the highest trim in order to get real leather interior
The History of the Infiniti QX50:
Infiniti officially launched the QX50 in 2015 as a renaming of their popular EX 35 crossover. The QX50 has some really good-looking interior and exterior bits, and it has proven to be popular with buyers all over the country. Infiniti designed the QX50 on a platform that can handle both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive without impacting passenger and interior space, which is quite a feat.
Specs & Key Features of the 2020 INFINITI QX50
- Body Style
- Sport Utility
- 2.0L VC-Turbo I4
- 268 hp
- Continuously Variable (CVT)
- Passenger Doors
- Passenger Seating
- Front Wheel Drive
- City MPG
- Hwy MPG
- Air Conditioning
- Android Auto
- Apple CarPlay
- Back Up Camera
- Blind Spot Sensor
- Blind Spot Warning
- Cruise Control
- LCD Monitor
- LED Lights
- Lane Departure Warning
- Leather Steering Wheel
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Tinted Glass
- Engine: 2.0L VC-Turbo I4
- Transmission: Continuously Variable (CVT)
- 5.846 Axle Ratio
- GVWR: TBD
- Transmission w/Oil Cooler
- Front-Wheel Drive
- Block Heater
- 500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
- 130 Amp Alternator
- Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
- Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
- Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
- 16 Gal. Fuel Tank
- Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
- Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
- Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
- 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
- Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
- Wheels: 19" x 7.5J Silver Painted Aluminum Alloy
- Tires: P235/55R19 All-Season Run-Flat
- Clearcoat Paint
- Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
- Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
- Rocker Panel Extensions and Black Wheel Well Trim
- Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
- Chrome Door Handles
- Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
- Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
- Deep Tinted Glass
- Variable Intermittent Wipers
- Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
- Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
- Lip Spoiler
- Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
- Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
- Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
- Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
- Perimeter/Approach Lights
- LED Brakelights
- Radio: AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: 6 speakers, 4 USB connection ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual display system w/upper 8" and lower 7" HD touch screens, INFINITI voice recognition, HD Radio technology, SiriusXM radio w/advanced audio features w/3-month complimentary trial, streaming audio via Bluetooth, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, Siri eyes free, hands-free text messaging assistant and active noise cancellation
- Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
- Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
- 3 LCD Monitors In The Front
- Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable front seats and 2-way driver-seat power lumbar
- Driver Seat
- Passenger Seat
- 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
- Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
- Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
- Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
- Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
- Front Cupholder
- Rear Cupholder
- Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
- Valet Function
- Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
- Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
- Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
- Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
- Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
- HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
- Illuminated Locking Glove Box
- Driver Foot Rest
- Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert and Chrome/Aluminum Interior Accents
- Full Cloth Headliner
- Leatherette Door Trim Insert
- Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
- Leatherette Seat Trim
- Day-Night Rearview Mirror
- Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
- Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
- Front And Rear Map Lights
- Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
- Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
- Carpet Floor Trim
- Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
- Cargo Area Concealed Storage
- Cargo Space Lights
- FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
- Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
- Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
- Delayed Accessory Power
- Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
- Systems Monitor
- Redundant Digital Speedometer
- Trip Computer
- Outside Temp Gauge
- Analog Display
- Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
- Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
- 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
- Perimeter Alarm
- Engine Immobilizer
- 3 12V DC Power Outlets
- Air Filtration
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- ABS And Driveline Traction Control
- Side Impact Beams
- Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Blind Spot Warning (BSW) Blind Spot Sensor
- Predictive Forward Collision Warning w/FEB
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Lane Departure Warning
- Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
- Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
- Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
- Airbag Occupancy Sensor
- Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
- Rear Child Safety Locks
- Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
- Back-Up Camera