The smallest crossover in the INFINITI family, QX50 is refreshingly athletic in a class not known for its performance. Although it doesn't offer the interior room of some rivals, you'll be impressed by how much power and luxury your money will buy.
What's New for 2015
Aside from standard Bluetooth phone, the QX50 is unchanged.
Choosing Your INFINITI QX50
The QX50's sole engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that makes a very robust 325 horsepower, delivered to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive remains available for all-weather capability. A seven-speed automatic is used on all models.
The QX50 is offered in two trim levels, both of which are available with rear- or all-wheel drive:
Journey models are eligible for the Premium Package, which includes navigation, a surround-view camera system, parking sensors, Bluetooth audio and a Bose audio system.
Premium-equipped models can also get the Deluxe Touring Package with additional power seat controls, driver memory, a power-folding rear seat, upgraded interior trim and 19-inch wheels.
Finally, there's the Technology Package with collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.
Selecting all-wheel drive adds only $1,400 to the price of a QX50, a relative bargain. Upgrading to the Journey is recommended if only to get the sunroof and wood interior trim, two features that most buyers expect in this league.