Infiniti is the latest automaker to find another way to slice the crossover SUV pie. Exhibit A is the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX55.
Think of the Infiniti QX55 as a more style-oriented version of the 5-passenger QX50 SUV. Infiniti calls it a “crossover coupe.”
Of course, it’s not a coupe in the stricter sense of having two doors and little practicality. Rather, the QX55 follows in the line of vehicles like the BMW X6, BMW X4, Mercedes GLC Coupe, and new Audi Q5 Sportback. The idea is to meld SUV practicality with a big dose of design.
We got our first look of the Infiniti QX55 late last year, but at the time a big question remained: How much will it cost?
There is now an answer to that question: The 2022 Infiniti QX55 will start at $46,500, plus destination charge of $1,025. That is an obvious premium over the starting price of the QX50, which starts just under $38,000.
QX55’s long list of features
But that extra dough gets you more standard features. Among them in the base Luxe model are all-wheel drive, 20-inch wheels, wireless Apple CarPlay, moonroof, heated front seats and 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi.. This new Infiniti crossover coupe also comes with a roster of safety equipment like front and rear automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and blind-spot warning.
The midtrim Essential ($51,600) adds features like leather upholstery, navigation, Bose audio and surround-view camera.
The top-line QX55 Sensory ($57,050) adds even plusher leather seats and wood interior trim, tri-zone climate control, motion-activated power tailgate and, plus the ProPilot system with features like adaptive cruise control and steering assistance.
All models are powered by a 268-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
If you’re wondering, the Infiniti QX55 starts below its German rivals. The BMW X4 begins at $51,600 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe is a hair more at $51,650. The Audi Q5 Sportback starts at $47,800.
The 2022 Infiniti QX55 is set to go on sale this April, and reservations are being taken now.