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2020 PURE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $37,250
2020 PURE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,250
2020 LUXE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,250
2020 LUXE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,250
2020 ESSENTIAL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,100
2020 ESSENTIAL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,100
2020 SENSORY 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $48,900
2020 SENSORY 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $50,900
2020 AUTOGRAPH 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $53,850
2020 AUTOGRAPH 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $55,850
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3.1 (Good)

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What's New

Two new trims have been added to the 2020 INFINITI QX50 lineup for the new model year. The Sensory and Autograph trims sit on top of the QX50’s roster as even more luxurious versions of the compact crossover.

The entire QX50 lineup now comes with a new infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The addition of smartphone integration should do a lot to help quell the frustration of having to use the QX50’s dual-screen setup, which is awkward and slow.

Every QX50 model also gets more advanced safety features, including lane departure warning, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, and rear automatic emergency braking.

Choosing Your INFINITI QX50

There are five INFINITI QX50 trims to choose from: Pure, Luxe, Essential, Sensory, and Autograph. Prices start at $38,275 including destination for the Pure and climb up to $54,875 for the Autograph.

Engine Choices

All QX50 models utilize a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission is the sole gearbox offered. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is a $2,000 upgrade on every trim.

The setup achieves an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 26 combined, or 22/28/25 mpg (city/highway/combined) with AWD.

While the high-tech variable compression engine helps with fuel economy, it lacks refinement and straight-line performance. We’re also still waiting for INFINITI to give the QX50 better handling.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

All INFINITI QX50 models have seating for up to five. The compact crossover has one of the more spacious cargo areas in the segment, offering 31.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, or 31.1 with the panoramic moonroof. Fold the second row to open up 64.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity.


Safety Features

Standard safety features on the QX50 include blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and reverse automatic emergency braking.

The Essential trim brings a surround-view camera system and front parking sensors as standard. The trim can be fitted with the ProAssist Package for $800. It adds lane keeping assist, blind-spot intervention, adaptive cruise control, unique LED headlights, and adaptive headlights.

Blind-spot intervention becomes standard equipment on the Sensory trim. ProPilot Assist, which is INFINITI’s semi-autonomous driving system, is available here as part of the ProActive Package. It costs $1,600 and also brings traffic sign recognition and a head-up display.

All of the aforementioned features are standard on the range-topping Autograph.


The INFINITI QX50 comes with a unique dual-screen setup that includes an 8-inch upper display and a 7-inch lower display. Other standard features include Bluetooth, voice recognition, a six-speaker audio system, four USB ports, three 12-volt outlets, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Navigation becomes standard on the Essential, but it's available on the Luxe for $700.


Pure - From $38,275

Standard equipment on the Pure includes 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, eight-way power front seats, push button start, and remote keyless entry.

Luxe - From $41,275

The Luxe adds LED fog lights, a panoramic moonroof, roof rails, aluminum interior trim, and remote start over the Pure. Heated front seats is a $550 option, as is the navigation system for $700.

Essential - From $45,125

Standard features on the Essential include heated front seats, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and navigation.

Leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a heated steering wheel, reverse tilt down side mirrors, and memory for the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and exterior mirrors are all part of the Convenience Package ($1,650).

Sensory - From $49,925

On the Sensory, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a 16-speaker Bose audio system, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and 20-inch wheels are standard.

In addition to the ProActive Package ($1,600), the Climate Package ($1,050) is available. It equips the QX50 with heated and ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and rear passenger sunshades.

Autograph - From $54,875

Newly standard features on the Autograph include adaptive front headlights, a motion-activated liftgate, heated and ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, rear passenger sunshades, wood interior trim, a suede headliner, and semi-aniline leather upholstery. Buyers also get the head-up display and ProPilot Assist.

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CarsDirect Tip

Most of the upscale and high-tech features on the 2020 INFINITI QX50 are reserved for the new Sensory and Autograph trims, but it’s the Essential that comes with the best mix of standard and available features. The ProAssist Package is a must-have, while the Convenience Package is more of a personal preference thing, though it does bring some nice bells and whistles.

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Expert Review

  • Attractive shape
  • Newly standard tech
  • Engine smarter than we are
  • Good value to start
  • …but it disappears in higher trims
  • Clumsy infotainment
  • Unremarkable driving experience
Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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New tech all around. The 2020 INFINITI QX50 follows the rest of the market in adding ever more technology. Infotainment and vehicle functions are now controlled via two touchscreens, which are flashy if not entirely intuitive.

We’re more convinced by newly standard safety tech. Automatic emergency braking works in both the front and rear and 2020 brings newly-standard blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning.

Also new are two trims adding to the top of the lineup: Sensory and Autograph. INFINITI takes the tech further in these trims with ProPilot Assist, a partially autonomous system that centers the crossover in its lane and keeps it clear of traffic ahead.

Commuters will surely be grateful, but the system may not be quite as exclusive as INFINITI would like you to think – it's also available on its cousin, the Nissan Rogue. With the Rogue, buyers only have to spend $29,465 to equip one with ProPilot Assist.

Innovative, yet ordinary. Under the hood of the QX50 is an engine that must be the result of countless engineering hours. It changes its compression ratio and displacement to maximize performance and efficiency. According to INFINITI, the system is the result of more than 20 years of work.

For its size (2.0 liters) the engine returns solid power and efficiency. Its 268 horsepower is more than most competitors, and an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon combined is respectable if not exceptional.

The packaging isn’t half bad, either – the QX50’s hood is unusual without looking forced, and we like the chrome kink in the window trim. For drivers who wish to stand out from staid luxury badges, the QX50 is a good way to do it.

But in spite of its sporty demeanor and impressive engineering, the QX50 never feels special. The optional steer-by-wire system is remarkable in its own right, and it feels natural enough, but the overall driving experience is mundane.


Space, support, and silence. Inside, the QX50 continues to impress. Passenger space is generous, and the QX50’s 38.7 inches of rear legroom beats key rivals like the BMW X3.

We’re even more smitten with the front seats, which are built with high-density foam backs. They’re excellent for road trips, and power-adjustment comes standard. Leather upholstery doesn’t, but it’s on the options list.

Trip-worthiness is further improved by a Bose noise-cancellation system, which is standard on every QX50. The tech all but erases road-noise, making the cabin a serene place to spend time.

Even the cargo space is strong, with 31 cubic feet behind the seats. That’s more than either the X3 or the Audi Q5, and it improves to nearly 65 cubic feet with the seats down.

Frugal to fancy. With its two new trims, the QX50 line now covers a wide range of nearly $17,000. Most buyers will find a comfortable place in the roster, although few options come cheap.

Luckily, the QX50 is equipped well enough in base trims. Interior materials are quality, and the impression is let down only by a clunky infotainment system. Software updates may help, but until then, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto (both included) may be better options.

Some of the QX50’s better features – like ProPilot Assist – are only available on the top trims. As more competitors make their safety tech available or standard, that’s a frustrating choice.

The upper trims are certainly luxurious, boasting semi-aniline leather, suede-like trim, and open-pore wood. But they push the price well above $50,000, which dampens the appeal.

Final thoughts. If the 2020 INFINITI QX50 sins, it’s by failing to distinguish itself. All the engineering in the world won’t make a difference if drivers can’t feel it under their foot or see it at the pump. Clunky infotainment is softened by smartphone compatibility, but in a segment this competitive, it pays to be polished.

All the same, the QX50 shouldn’t be overlooked against the luxury establishment. The interior and exterior compete with the best of them. The tech is newly modern, and the base model starts at a good value. Finding the right trim may take careful shopping, but for many buyers, the QX50 will be worth the effort.

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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
23 / 29 / 26 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
23 / 29 / 26 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
Predictive Forward Collision Warning W/feb Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Warning (bsw) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning (ldw) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Feb W/pedestrian Detection Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
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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