2016 Infiniti QX50 Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on February 29, 2016 2:21 PM

High-tech solutions in a curvaceous, sedanlike skin.

Infiniti put its unique spin on the compact luxury SUV segment with the QX50. The driving experience is reminiscent of the Q50 sports sedan on which it is based and the styling is similar as well. The QX50 also has some of the coolest tech features in the segment, including the terrific Around View Monitor to make parking easier, Intelligent Cruise Control with available automatic distance control and brakes that anticipate the possible need for a sudden emergency stop.

One of the complaints about the QX50 had been that the rear seats and cargo area didn't provide enough room. That problem has been fixed, as for 2016 the QX50 is significantly longer, which adds rear-seat legroom and increases cargo volume. The 2016 model also gets new styling and slightly more ground clearance.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2016 Infiniti QX50: "The Infiniti QX50 is one of the most rewarding compact-luxury SUVs in its class. It feels more like a sports sedan than an SUV. There are several reasons for this. Chief among them is the standard, 325-horsepower V6. If you desire more standard horsepower in this class, you'll have to step up to a Porsche Macan, whose base price is over $53,000, or wait for the Jaguar F-Pace."

First-Rate Features

The QX50's available Intelligent Cruise Control adjusts vehicle speed according to the vehicle ahead, Lane Departure Prevention pulls you back into your lane should you inadvertently drift out, and Infiniti's fantastic Around View Monitor makes parking easier by providing a bird's-eye view of the vehicle.

Build and Price

You can get into an Infiniti QX50 for less than $36,000 to start, or you can spend nearly $45,000 for all the trimmings, as well as all-wheel drive. Build and price your own 2016 Infiniti QX50 to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Small Luxury SUVs

This popular segment has grown to more than 10 vehicles strong, with each of the entries appealing on a variety of levels. Visit our Luxury Compact SUV Buyer's Guide to have a look at all your options.


 

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