2016 Infiniti QX50 4x2

2016 Infiniti QX50 QX50 Base 4dr 4x2
  • MSRP$34,450 Invoice$32,039
    • 17 City
    • 24 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors4
  • Horsepower325 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,511 $1,032 $793 $650 $555 $487

2016 Infiniti QX50 Buyer's Guide

Overview: 2016 Infiniti QX50


Infiniti is in the midst of a major lineup overhaul, introducing multiple new products and a fresh design direction in recent years, and the 2016 Infiniti QX50 is one of its latest efforts. The compact luxury crossover gains revised styling to better match that of the rest of the modernized Infiniti roster, but the changes for the new model year are more than just skin deep. For example, the refreshed QX50 also sees significant gains in wheelbase and overall length; the former has been stretched by 3.2 inches, the latter by 4.5 inches, and the results are particularly noticeable for second-row passengers, who enjoy an extra 4.3 inches of legroom, for example. Engineers have raised ground clearance as well, for improved visibility and a more rugged stance.

A bit too small to be a mid-size luxury crossover SUV, but too big to be truly classified a compact crossover, the delightfully agile Infiniti QX50 kind of falls under the heading of “unclassifiable." However, we’re glad it’s unclassified, because a crossover this good shouldn’t be kept a secret. An outstanding performer, the QX50 is built on the same platform underpinning the Nissan 370Z. The model was originally offered as the Infiniti EX35 in the USA when it debuted in 2007 (as a 2008 model) at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The model became known as the Infiniti QX50 in 2013. For 2016 models, Infiniti has increased the wheelbase by 3.2 inches to offer more rear-seat legroom. The QX50’s cargo capacity is up as well.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Infiniti QX50 QX50
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Sunroof
  • Dual automatic climate control
  • Heated seats

What makes it move?

The 2016 Infiniti QX50 features the brand’s proven 3.7-liter V6 engine, which in this case is tuned to top out at 325 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. Then, to further reward enthusiastic drivers, that output is routed through a seven-speed automatic transmission boasting Downshift Rev Matching, Adaptive Shift Control and manual-shifting capabilities. Moreover, it’s also worth remembering that the QX50 is a rear-wheel-drive vehicle—although intelligent all-wheel drive, complemented by active torque distribution and an active center clutch, is available.

Power comes from Infiniti’s highly acclaimed VQ series V6 engine displacing 3.7-liters and producing 325 horsepower—along with 267 ft-lbs of torque. Routing power from the engine is a seven-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. Programmed to match revs on downshifts, the transmission adds significantly to the enjoyment of driving the QX50. A rear-wheel drive powertrain is standard for the 2016 Infiniti QX50 SUV; all-wheel drive is optional. The all-wheel drive system uses active torque distribution to improve its traction and cornering capabilities.

Why buy the 2016 Infiniti QX50?

A coupe-like exterior design and agile suspension signal that the 2016 Infiniti QX50 was engineered for drivers who like to actually drive, but it’s upsized dimensions now enable extra cargo capacity and a more versatile interior, too. As a result, this engaging Infiniti product is better suited for active owners than ever before, especially those who expect high levels of passenger protection: The QX50 showcases a multi-view camera system, blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning and prevention, full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning and intelligent brake assistance. At the same time, Infiniti also ensures owners can enjoy a full range of infotainment features, from Infiniti’s signature Hard Drive Navigation System (with lane guidance and 3D graphics) to an upscale Bose sound system to Bluetooth for both hands-free calling and audio streaming.

In addition to the extension of the 2016 QX50 SUV’s wheelbase, the model picks up LED daytime running lights, LED foglights, a new side sill treatment, and a new rear fascia. The turn signal repeaters in the side view mirrors adopt LED technology as well. Further, the QX50 gets a new design for its 19-inch wheels. Other new standard features include a power moonroof and heated front seats. The new for 2016 Infiniti QX50 Premium Plus package adds Infiniti’s navigation system, Around View Monitoring video system, streaming audio via Bluetooth, in addition to front and rear proximity sensor arrays. Making a return appearance are Infiniti’s forward-collision warning and mitigation through automatic engagement of the brakes—along with blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.

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