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2019 PURE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $36,650
2019 PURE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,650
2019 LUXE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,500
2019 LUXE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,500
2019 ESSENTIAL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $43,450
2019 ESSENTIAL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,450


The INFINITI QX50 has been reborn into a luxury crossover that many SUV shoppers will find highly attractive. The fully redesigned 2019 INFINITI QX50 has increased cargo space, the latest technology and safety upgrades, and sleek exterior styling. The QX50 is also the first production vehicle to be powered by a new variable compression engine that helps save fuel consumption by adjusting the air/fuel ratio and compression on the fly.

What's New for 2019

The new QX50 has received a complete overhaul for 2019. In previous years, the QX50 sat on a rear-wheel-drive platform. The new QX50 switches to a front-wheel- or all-wheel-drive configuration with power being applied through a continuously variable transmission. The 2019 QX50 has grown 4.2 inches taller and expanded 3.9 inches wider. However, the smoother body lines have decreased drag coefficient by six percent. The new design increases cargo and passenger space to nearly 32 cubic feet, while folding down the rear seats expands cargo space to 64.4 cubic feet.

Arguably the biggest change for 2019 is the addition of the 2.0-liter inline-four VC-turbo engine that belts out 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Without getting too technical, this variable compression engine uses a series of levers and links inside the crankcase to alter the compression ratio from 8:1 to 14:1 on the fly. The higher compression, along with the additional boost from the turbocharger, helps to improve fuel economy. The EPA rates the front-wheel-drive QX50 at 27 miles per gallon combined, while all-wheel-drive models achieve 26 mpg combined.


Choosing Your INFINITI QX50

Consumers looking to buy a 2019 INFINITI QX50 have three well-equipped models to choose from: the Pure, Luxe, and Essential. The Pure and Luxe come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available for an additional $1,800. The Essential is exclusively offered with all-wheel drive.

The 2.0-liter variable compression engine is standard on all QX50 models, as is the CVT. The QX50 rides on standard 19-inch wheels that feature run-flat tires, which is a nice added feature since the full-sized spare has been removed for additional cargo space.



The Pure is the base model QX50 and starts at $37,545 (prices include the $995 destination charge). While it’s considered an entry-level, the Pure is impressively packed with interior features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, a center armrest storage compartment, an intelligent key with push-button start, three 12-volt outlets, leatherette-appointed seating, eight-way power adjustable front seats with driver power lumbar support, 60/40-split folding rear seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted paddle shifters. The Pure also has an eight-inch upper and seven-inch lower infotainment display screen that includes voice recognition for Bluetooth, audio, and vehicle information, a six-speaker audio system, and four USB ports. Standard safety features include forward automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, hill start assist, and traction control. There are no convenience packages offered on the Pure.



Like the Pure, the Luxe is also available with front or all-wheel drive and starts at $40,395. This model features all the standard items from the Pure and adds a panoramic power moonroof, roof rails, LED front fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a blind-spot monitoring system, and aluminum interior accents. The only package available is the heated front seat package ($550).



The premium model for the 2019 INFINITI QX50 is the Essential, which starts at $44,345. This model picks up where the Luxe leaves off and adds leather seating, tri-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an around view monitor with moving object detection, navigation, INFINITI's InTouch services, heated outside mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, and a remote engine starting system. The Essential is also loaded with optional package upgrades.

The Premium Audio Package ($900) adds a Bose sound system with 16 speakers. The ProASSIST Package ($550) includes adaptive cruise control, distance control assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and a backup collision intervention system. The ProACTIVE Package ($2,000) brings a head-up display, high beam assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, parking assist, direct adaptive steering, and the INFINITI ProPILOT Assist system, which is comprised of adaptive cruise control and stop and hold and steering assist. A Tow Package ($900) preps the QX50 for a 3,000-pound towing capacity with an oil cooler and radiator, a tow hitch, wiring harness, and the towing ECU programming. The Premium Heat Package ($1,200) features a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, reverse tilt-down mirrors, and a dual-occupant memory system for the driver's seat, outside mirrors, and steering wheel. The Sensory Package ($7,500) bundles the features from the Premium Audio and Premium Heat packages and adds 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, an advanced climate control system, leather seats, maple wood interior trim, a motion-activated liftgate, and LED headlights with a unique cube design. Finally, the Autograph Package ($2,000) spices up the interior with white leather-appointed seating, seat quilting stitch, a blue suede upper door, upper IP, and center console lid accents, and blue piping between the white leather and the blue suede.

CarsDirect Tip

INFINITI has raised the bar in the ultra-competitive luxury crossover segment with the 2019 QX50. For the money, the Luxe model is likely the best buy at a taste above $40,000. Consumers searching for bells and whistles in their luxury crossover SUV will find the multiple package offerings available with the Essential to their liking.

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The 2019 INFINITI QX50 is a rapid departure from the previous model, moving from a sporty rear wheel-drive crossover to a front-wheel drive model that puts more emphasis on comfort and efficiency. Enthusiasts may decry the move, but they weren't exactly the ones buying the old model that was seriously long in the tooth. Rather than keeping with the old formula that wasn't winning any sales awards, INFINITI decided to mix it up a bit. They've introduced a engine that's seriously technologically advanced, balancing power and fuel economy while making the interior worthy of being called a luxury vehicle.

Best Value

The best value among the QX50 line up lies within the mid-range Luxe trim level. You get all of the features of the already well-featured Pure base trim, but it also adds a panoramic sunroof, LED fog lights, blind spot monitoring, and some sharp looking aluminum accent pieces for the interior. The Pure is a really good deal, but a panoramic sunroof is a very nice touch on a luxury vehicle.

Because we'd miss some of the fun of the last model, we'd spring for all-wheel drive to help wring out some of the sportier aspects of the QX50's new engine. Heated seats are basically a requirement in this price range so we would want to get the heated front seats as well. Despite our excesses, we'd still be out the door for less than $43,000.

  • Model: 2019 INFINITI QX50 Luxe
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output: 268 hp/ 267 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel drive ($1,800)
  • Fuel Economy: 24 city/30 highway
  • Options: Heated Front Seats ($550)
  • Base Price: $40,395 (including a $995 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price: $42,745



The QX50 has a technological marvel under the hood. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the first ever with variable compression ratios, meaning that it will fundamentally change the way it operates to meet the conditions it is facing. Cruising around town or on the highway? The engine will adjust to be more fuel friendly. Feeling a little feisty? The engine will adjust to give you a bit more power. Most who buy this car will probably never realize this witchcraft, and most sales people won't bother fully explaining the benefits, but it's cool nonetheless.

In other departments, the QX50 has moved to a front-wheel drive based platform which is naturally less sporty than rear wheel drive. Similarly, instead of a quick automatic with paddle shifters the new QX50 gets a CVT, which isn't as strange feeling as others that are out there, and there's a "manual" mode that fakes the feel of a standard transmission. The suspension follows the same story with a softer ride that smooths out the road with a tad of body roll in the corners. That's okay though, because the QX50 is supposed to be a bit more focused on comfort, kind of in the same vein of the Lexus RX 350. It's supposed to coddle you in a harsh world, not cut its way through it, and it does it's job well.

Interior and Exterior

The 2019 QX50 has been updated to reflect the rest of the brand's line up a bit better. It's a sleek look that feels fast even when sitting still, and the design elements on the side manage to add to the overall effect without looking too busy. All in all, it's a well executed design that INFINITI should be proud of.

Inside, the QX50 gets a fantastic looking interior with the ability to choose great looking and feeling materials like open pore wood and diamond stitched leather. The seats are very comfortable, filled with high density foam that will continue to comfort after a long day of driving. Passengers in the rear will be comfortable as well with lots of legroom, and the QX50 has plenty of room to spare for luggage with or without the back seats down. The QX50 is very well equipped for the price at all trim levels, but the real option customization doesn't come into play unless you spring for the top trim level. Be careful though, you can quickly find yourself in possession of a Monroney sticker that's hard to look at.

The Best and Worst Things

The best thing about the new QX50 is the new engine. It's a technological masterpiece that took some real brains to develop. It manages to be a chameleon for whatever mood the driver is in, working seamlessly in the background to be exactly what it should be in the moment. Most buyers won't think twice about it, but they will enjoy the effects.

The biggest flaw of the QX50 is the way the options are configured. Inexplicably, INFINITI groups some options together that are otherwise unrelated like driver assistance features and heated rear seats, forcing you to spend money on things you may otherwise skip. Additionally, some of the trim pieces look a bit cheap compared to the rest of the interior. This is a minor quibble though, and it isn't enough to bring our overall opinion down.

Right For? Wrong For?


The QX50 is a great crossover for the average luxury crossover shopper. It's a little sporty, but not so sporty that it compromises day-to-day livability. It's everything that most people would want it to be.

It may sound strange, but the QX50 is not the right car for previous owners who are looking for more of the same. The new car is not the sporty crossover that the old one was, and if that's what they're looking for they may want to look elsewhere.

The Bottom Line

The new QX50 is significantly different from the previous model, but that's likely a good thing for INFINITI. This new model is friendlier to a much wider crowd, and will be a solid competitor against segment titans like the Lexus RX 350.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 268 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 31 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 268 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 31 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
16.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
65.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
184.7 "
Exterior Width
74.9 "
Exterior Height
66.0 "
Front Headroom
41.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
39.6 "
Rear Legroom
38.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,810 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 60,000 Miles

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