Inviting interior; powerful V6; low step-in height; sleek styling; proven track record
Limited cargo space; infotainment system has small screen and is not compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto; rear-wheel drive not as good in the snow as front-wheel drive
The 2017 QX50 sees no major changes this year. A new 19-in Wheel and Tire package is added to the options sheet. See the 2017 Infiniti QX50 models for sale near you
The Infiniti QX50 comes in just one trim with five option packages.
The QX50 ($35,445) includes standard Intelligent Key with push-button starting, heated front seats, an 8-way power driver's seat, a 4-way power passenger seat, leather interior, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, heated outside power mirrors, a power sunroof, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD with auxiliary input audio/video jack, USB/iPod interface, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera and cruise control.
The QX50 AWD ($37,245) adds Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
Five well-appointed packages are available for the 2017 QX50.
The Technology package includes Intelligent Cruise Control that helps maintain a safe distance between the QX50 and upcoming traffic; lane-departure warning and lane-departure prevention; and blind spot and forward-collision monitoring systems. The Premium package adds the 11-speaker Bose audio system, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster air purifier, 2-position memory for the driver's seat, steering column and mirrors, a power tilt-telescopic steering column and a reverse tilt-down feature for the outside mirrors.
The Premium Plus package requires the Premium package and adds helpful features, such as the Around View Monitor, which displays a 360-degree view outside the vehicle, and a 7-in LCD hard-drive navigation system with voice recognition and 3D graphics. Also included in the package are front and rear sonar detection. The Deluxe Touring package adds adaptive HID headlamps, power-folding rear seats, driver's seat power lumbar support, an 8-way power passenger seat, 19-in alloy wheels and a coat hanger on the rear driver's seat head restraint. The 19-in Wheel and Tire package is pretty self-explanatory.
|Basic||4 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2017 BMW X3 -- The X3's exterior is more angular, and its driving dynamics are more sporty, plus it has more cargo space and ground clearance. However, the QX50 has a more powerful engine, its interior is far more plush and a comparably equipped model is less expensive.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA -- The GLA250 is priced similarly to the QX50, until you start adding options. The QX50 has a larger rear seat and more standard hp, although the GLA offers a high performance GLA45 AMG model the QX50 can't match.
2017 Lexus NX200t -- The NX 200t isn't as powerful as the QX50, but it has better fuel economy and offers the option of a hybrid model. The NX is pulled by its front wheels, which can be advantageous in winter driving conditions, plus offers a roomier rear seat and more cargo space.
Used Audi Q5 -- A 2012-2015 Audi Q5's interior is as attractive as the Infiniti's, but it has more rear legroom and cargo space, and its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine achieves better fuel economy. Equip the Q5 with its optional V6 and the two are equally matched in hp or torque.