The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 offers a decent value to its consumers thanks to several highpoints that distinguish it from the current crop of compact luxury SUVs. Some of the said strengths include a powerful V6 engine, a low base price, and a responsive handling. Although Infiniti efforts are laudable, there’s general lack of interior refinement on the QX50 relative to the available competition. Below is a comprehensive review of the Infiniti QX50 touching on its release date, price, available competition, and exterior/interior redesign changes.
2017 Infiniti QX50 Release Date & Price
Pricing and release date info are yet to be made public, at least as per the time of this writing. Nevertheless, this hasn’t prevented industry experts from examining the different probabilities given the rumors floating around. That said, expect the Infiniti QX50 release date sometime in early 2017. The price for the base model should begin around the existing model’s $34,000 MSRP. Leasing will definitely be an option.
Infiniti QX50 Review
Just like before, Infiniti has provided the QX50 with a newly stretched wheelbase that offers it a stately ride quality whilst on the road. The backseat space has been boosted and now backseat passengers can enjoy copious legroom. It still remains an engaging small luxury crossover SUV that drives better than most of its peers. Otherwise, the Infiniti QX50 hasn’t changed much from the outgoing model, albeit the interior has been refreshed.
Beneath the skin, the new model comes equipped with a 3.7L V6 engine rated at 325 hp and 267 lb. ft. of torque – rather powerful output figure in comparison to its competition. As can often be the case, the V6 drains its fuel economy ratings to 20 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.
The Infiniti QX50 2017 interior has been upgraded and now features better technologies and material quality than before. One disappointment though is the lack of a redesign ever since the model debuted into the market some eight years ago. Although early to speculate, rumor has it that a mid-cycle refresh will address much of the remaining gripes that this model might still have.
It is hard at this point to recommend the 2017 Infiniti QX50 fully as the vehicle has some major downsides relative to the available competition that has advanced in leaps and bounds over the eight year period that the QX50 has been in existence. Those not locked up financially should check its rivals’ list that includes the 2017 Acura RDX, 2017 BMW X3, and the Audi Q5.
2017 Infiniti QX50 Interior & Exterior Redesigns
Standard equipment available for the QX50 include a four-way power front passenger seat, a sunroof, automatic halogen headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, a leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated power-folding exterior mirrors, a sunroof, a trip computer, a USB port, satellite and HD radio, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, exterio heated mirroslrs, folding rear seats, Bluetooth connectictivity, inclining driver seat, driver power lumbar, an electronic liftgate, a leather upholstery, rear and front parking sensors, headlight washers, and heated front seats.
Options are in plenty and are provided in packages. Some options available include an eleven-speaker Bose audio system, driver memory settings, an advanced climate control system, aluminum roof rails, genuine maple interior trim, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and a 360-degree camera system.
Furthermore, the overall exterior look has been updated and now offers a wider stance than before. The grille is more pronounced. The color palette updated. And both the headlights and taillights slightly redesigned than before. In overall, you have a car that is not only elegant looking, but its also competitive in its class. We have no doubt the Infiniti Q50 will do well on ots class.
2017 Infiniti QX50 Engine Specs
Under the hood of the Infiniti QX50 is a 3.7L V6 engine good for 325 horsepower and 267 lbs. ft. of torque. The default drive system is the RWD. The AWD is an option. The EPA estimates the fuel economy to be 20 mpg of combined city/highway cruising.
Check back for more info regarding its 0-60 mph run, and towing capacity as Infiniti has offered none at the moment.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.4 in. (113.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 6.8 in. (186.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11 in. (71 in.)
Passenger volume: 115 ft³
Cargo volume: 18.6 ft³
Curb weight: 3855 lbs.
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs