Attractive styling; reasonable price; driver-oriented cockpit; excellent sport seats; good balance between performance and fuel economy
Thick C-Pillars block rearward visibility; 19-inch run-flat tires can be noisy; limited rear-seat headroom and legroom; small cargo compartment; missing some advanced driver assists like rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keep assist
After its successful launch last year, there are no major changes for the 2018 QX30. See the 2018 Infiniti QX30 models for sale near you
We think the QX30 rides best when rolling on 18-in wheels, so we'd say go with either the Luxury or Premium AWD models. You'll get great handling, added traction and ride height (great for driving in snow) and a few more option package choices. The Sport model has the best handling of the bunch, but its stiff ride and loud interior are definite drawbacks.
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is offered with front- or all-wheel drive (AWD). Trims for the front-drive QX30 include the base, Luxury, Premium and Sport, while AWD is only offered on the Luxury and Premium trims.
The QX30 base ($30,945) includes Intelligent Key keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a rearview monitor, Bluetooth, a 7-in touchscreen with Infiniti InTouch apps, an 8-way manually adjustable driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar, 18-in alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an electronic parking brake, power-folding heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming driver's-side outside mirror and a 6-speaker AM/FM/XM/CD audio system with two USB ports.
The QX30 Luxury ($33,595, FWD; $35,395, AWD) adds Nappa leather seating, 8-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar for both driver and passenger, memory for the driver's seat and mirrors, heated front seats, a rear-seat pass-through, an auto entry/exit system, Nappa leather-stitched dash inserts and a folding rear center armrest. All-wheel-drive versions add unique front and rear lower fascias, an additional 1.2 inches in ride height, unique side sills and roof rails, and unique 18-in alloy wheels.
The QX30 Premium ($36,295, FWD; $38,695, AWD) adds a 10-speaker Bose audio system, rain-sensing wipers, heated windshield washers, LED fog lamps and roof rails.
The QX30 Sport ($39,495) adds a sport suspension, 19-in run-flat summer tires and alloy wheels, unique body extensions and fascias, a gloss-black grille, a 0.6-in reduction in ride height, aluminum pedal finishers, a flat-bottom steering wheel, cross-drilled front brake rotors, Intelligent Park Assist, sport seats in leatherette and Dinamica fabric and the around-view monitor with moving-object detection.
Options for the QX30 are bundled into packages. Some of the more notable include the Navigation package (7-in touchscreen navigation, Infiniti InTouch Services, front and rear parking sensors), the LED package (adaptive LED headlights and LED interior lights) and the Technology package (blind spot monitoring, forward emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, Infiniti Intelligent Park Assist and the 360-degree around-view monitor).
Additional interior luxury packages include the Gallery White Theme package (FWD models), which includes white Nappa leather seating and door inserts, red stitching, and black headliner and pillar treatment. AWD models offer the Leather package (leather seating) and the Cafe Teak Theme package (Brown Nappa leather seating, brown leatherette console and door trim, genuine wood center-stack and door-handle trim plus a black headliner and pillar treatment).
|Basic||4 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 -- While the GLA 250 and QX30 share the same basic architecture, we think Infiniti has done a better job with the engine and suspension tuning, as well as the interior.
2018 Lexus NX 200t -- The Lexus NX 200t is slightly more powerful than the QX30, but it doesn't handle as well in the corners. The QX30 costs less and has a longer standard warranty, but the Lexus offers more optional safety features and a hybrid model.
2018 Audi Q3 -- The Q3 offers less interior room, less horsepower and torque, worse fuel economy and a higher base price. However, we like the Q3's audio and navigation setup better than the QX30's.
Used Lincoln MKC -- A used 2015 -2016 Lincoln MKC will give you more power, more room and more luxury and safety features for about the same price as a base QX30.