The 2015 Infiniti QX50 sprang to life nearly six years ago with the introduction of the Infiniti EX35. However, even if it is not “brand new,” the small luxury SUV continues to catch the public’s eyes with its sensible size, rich interior design, and sedan-like driving dynamics. The QX50 is available in four different types of trim and rear- or all-wheel-drive traction. Base MSRP $35,995
Looking very similar to the Infiniti QX70 SUV only much smaller, the QX50’s exterior features curvaceous angles which contrast the hard, crisp lines of newer luxury models. The QX50 rides low to the ground in order to make entry and exit easier for the occupants. The coupe-like profile along with organic sheet metal make the QX50 one of the better-looking tall wagons to come out of Infiniti so far. There is a remarkable amount of technology built discreetly into the exterior to both protect and aid the driver in multiple situations. Infiniti’s Rear View Camera and Rear Sonar is blended very well into the tail end as to not be noticeable by the naked eye. The side mirrors feature Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention to make daily driving a breeze.
Once inside, a cockpit-style layout wraps around the driver, offering a wide center stack, large LCD screen, and all of the buttons and controls that you will need to be comfortable during a long drive. Soft, warm interior treatments like leather seats, soft-white lighting and natural wood trim give the interior an elegantly refined look. Plenty of headroom and legroom in both the front and rear mean that nobody is going to be complaining that they don’t have room.
With a tweaked version of the standard 3.7-liter V6, the QX50 produces 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a smooth 7-speed automatic transmission, the QX50 hits 60 in 6.8 seconds and can accelerate up to 140 mph.
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