The Infiniti carmaker has presented its all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 and it looks better than ever. It represents the second generation of this model and comes with changes in styling, equipment, and engine. The QX50 has gotten a more upright appearance, quality and luxurious interior equipped with many advanced technologies. Aside from the changes in design, the Infiniti QX50 has received the world’s first variable-compression powertrain which improves either power or fuel efficiency, depending on what you need in a moment. Furthermore, it comes in three different trim levels, which are all very well equipped.
2019 Infiniti QX50 powertrain and performance
Under the hood of the 2019 Infiniti QX50 a new and improved engine will be placed. The manufacturer claims to be the world’s most advanced engine. This mill will work in a way to provide more power or to save fuel. This powertrain is the first variable-compression engine made for masses. It is a 2.0-liter inline-4 variable-compression turbocharged engine which is able to produce 268 horses and 280 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain works with a continuously variable transmission and comes standard with front-wheel drive transmission. However, the all-wheel drive setup is also available. Equipped with all-wheel drive system, the Infiniti QX50 will be able to tow up to 3,000 pounds.
When it comes to fuel economy, the front-wheel drive model gets 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined. The all-wheel drive variant is rated at 24 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined.
Design of exterior of the 2019 Infiniti QX50
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is now entering its second generation and it has been revised and has received some new details borrowed from other Infiniti models, the QX30, and QX60. The front end features a more sculpted hood, large and more open honeycomb grille, and more chrome treatment. The higher trim levels, such as Pure and Essential come with roof rails also. The same is expected for the panoramic moonroof. The QX50 rides on the standard 19-inch alloy wheels while the larger 20-inch wheels are optional on the Essential version. Long story shorter, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 comes very differently compared to its first generation model but we must admit that it looks very handsome and attractive.
Design of the cabin
The interior of the 2019 Infiniti QX50 looks really amazing. It is classy, quality, luxurious and what has impressed us the most are an impeccable comfort and quiet cabin. The QX50 has two rows of seats and can carry five passengers comfortably. The front seats are supportive, adjustable and highly comfortable. And all the models come with power-adjustable front seats. The rear seats aren’t as cozy as the front ones but are just fine. Behind the rear seats, the Infiniti offers the cargo space of 38.7 cubic feet. However, the second row can be folded down which provides the room of 64.4 cubic feet. Furthermore, thanks to the standard noise cancellation, the QX50’s cabin is very quiet. At the center on the dashboard, there is a dual-screen, an 8.0-inch and a 7.0-inch display for the infotainment system.
Equipment and safety features
The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 will be available in three trim levels. There is a base Pure, mid-range Luxe, and the range-topping Essential. So, the base model comes standard with 8-way power adjustable front seats, keyless ignition, Bluetooth, synthetic leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, USB, an AM/FM/CD/satellite radio audio system with 6 speakers, LED headlamps, 19-inch wheels, a power tailgate. Unfortunately, the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity won’t be available in any trim level.
The Luxe trim will add blind-spot monitors, a power-operated panoramic moonroof, LED fog lights, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink universal garage-door opener, and roof rails. The heated seats will be also available.
Stepping up to the range-topping Essential trim level will include leather upholstery, navigation, a surround-view camera, remote start, a motion-activated liftgate, and heated side mirrors. However, the Essential model will also offer many optional features. Those are three-zone climate control, a head-up display, and a premium Bose audio system with 17 speakers. The Autograph package will also add quilted leather seats and blue Ultrasuede interior trim. Furthermore, the ProPilot Assist system will be available for the range-topping trim only.
Speaking of the safety, the base model features a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, airbags, traction and stability control, and forward collision warning as standard. The Luxe trim will add blind-spot monitors while the Essential comes standard with a surround-view camera as well. There will be two optional packages too. The first one will add parking sensors and adaptive cruise control. The second package will include a semi-autonomous system called the ProPilot Assist which offers active lane control, automatic parking, and a head-up display.
Release date and price of the 2019 Infiniti QX50
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 has already been presented to the world. Its starting price is around $37,500. The mid-trim begins at $40,000 while the Essential starts at roughly $44,500.