The former Infiniti EX37 has been renamed Infiniti QX50 under the brand’s new naming strategy. The melding of sports car and luxury crossover mixes a sleek, sculpted exterior design with exhilarating driving performance and an engaging interior.
Its compact dimensions and swooping lines minimize the QX50's utility—think of it as a sports car with plenty of space.
What's New for 2014
Changes are minimal this year, with the addition of a few colors and minor trim upgrades.
Choosing Your Infiniti QX50
All QX50 models feature Infiniti's performance-oriented 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Your first choice is between Base and Journey trim levels, and rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive:
For the true upscale experience, you'll need to opt for a Journey model and add option packages:
Premium ($3,050) includes navigation, Bose 11-speaker premium audio, aluminum roof rails, an around-view monitor with front and rear sonar systems, and streaming audio via Bluetooth.
Deluxe Touring ($2,400) comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-occupant memory, power-folding and heated outside mirrors with a reverse tilt-down feature.
Technology ($2,750) adds intelligent cruise control, distance control assist, blind spot warning, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention plus intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning.
Infiniti prices have a habit of spiraling skyward like a BMW's when you add a few options, so exercise restraint. We'd opt for a rear-wheel drive Journey with the Premium package as the best blend of value of luxury.