The QX50's sole engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that develops a robust 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, sent to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive remains available, intended for all-weather capability rather than off-road usage.
All QX50s use a seven-speed automatic transmission. With either front-drive or all-wheel drive, fuel economy is estimated at 17/24 mpg (city/highway). Rear doors open 80 degrees to ease entry into the back seats.
Formerly offered in two trim levels, the 2016 QX50 comes in a single version, available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Every QX50 comes abundantly equipped, including a power moonroof, heated front seats, leather-appointed seating, eight-way power driver’s seat, power heated outside mirrors, dual-zone automatic temperature control, Intelligent Key with pushbutton ignition/start, six-speaker audio with CD/MP3 capability, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth hands-free phone system. Sequential welcome lighting is standard, as are a rearview monitor, automatic headlights, front foglamps, LED brake lights, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Aluminum roof rails are optional, as are Bose 11-speaker premium sound and a navigation system with touchscreen display and Lane Guidance, and voice recognition for audio and navigation.
Four option packages are available:
- Premium Package includes 11-speaker audio, advanced climate control, memory system, reverse tilt-down mirrors, auto-dimming inside mirror, maple interior accents, power tilt/telescopic steering column, and aluminum roof rails.
- New Premium Plus Package adds navigation, an around-view monitor, and front/rear sonar system.
- Deluxe Touring Package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, high-intensity-discharge xenon headlights, adaptive front lighting with auto-leveling headlights, power driver's seat lumbar support, power passenger's seat, and power up-folding second-row seats.
- Technology Package features lane departure warning and prevention, intelligent cruise control, distance control assist, intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning, and blind-spot warning.
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Even before gaining nearly four inches of back-seat legroom, the QX50 had plenty to offer, delivering a considerable number of premium features for a comparatively moderate price. Those extra inches should make the 2016 QX50 even more appealing, though the extensive option list means the total price can rise quite swiftly unless consulted with care. Selecting all-wheel drive adds only $1,400 to the price of a QX50, which is a relative bargain.