Starting Price: $35,645 | Price yours

Above Average: Sporty driving dynamics, power, value

Below Average: Fuel economy, cargo room, technology

Consensus: The oldest entry-level luxury SUV will be all-new for 2019

 

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 previous-generation G37/Q50 sports sedan on which it is based, and the styling is similar as well. Although aging, the QX50 has some cool tech features like 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.

The Infiniti QX50 has benefited from improved rear-seat legroom and cargo volume in recent years, but it is the oldest compact luxury SUV on the market and lacks some of the features of other models in its class. However, that will change when an all-new QX50 goes on sale for the 2019 model year. In the meantime, there will be no 2018 QX50.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2017 Infiniti QX50: "The Infiniti QX50 is one of the most invigorating 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 325-horsepower V6. If you desire more standard horsepower in this class, you'll have to step up to a Jaguar F-Pace that costs several thousands more."

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.

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Build and Price

You can get into an Infiniti QX50 for less than $36,000 to start, or you can spend about $46,000 for all the trimmings, as well as all-wheel drive. Build and price your own 2017 Infiniti QX50 to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Comparison Test

The Infiniti QX50 was one of four luxury SUVs we drove 500 roundtrip miles from Southern California to Paso Robles, California, as part of our most recent Small Luxury SUV Comparison Test.

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 Compact Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to have a look at all your options.

Photo Gallery: Exterior, Interior and Details

 

First Review: 2019 Infiniti QX50

The stylish Infiniti QX50, all-new for 2019, is roomier, more fuel-efficient and is loaded with tech and safety features. It's expected to go on sale in early March 2018.

 

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