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2021 INFINITI QX50

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$21,446 - $33,325
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2021 PURE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $38,050
2021 PURE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,050
2021 LUXE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,600
2021 LUXE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $43,600
2021 ESSENTIAL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,800
2021 ESSENTIAL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,800
2021 SENSORY 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $50,100
2021 SENSORY 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $52,100
2021 AUTOGRAPH 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $54,300
2021 AUTOGRAPH 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $56,950
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

INFINITI's compact luxury crossover was last redesigned in 2019, so changes for the 2021 INFINITI QX50 are minimal. New wi-fi hot spot capability, laminated side glass, and rear side airbags, and newly standard safety features on all but the base trim make up the brunt of what's new.

Choosing Your INFINITI QX50

Five trim levels comprise the QX50 lineup: Pure, Luxe, Essential, Sensory, and Autograph. Pricing starts at $38,975 for the base Pure model and stretches up to $55,225 for the Autograph.

Engine Choices

INFINITI set out to change the world with their variable-compression engine, but since introducing the technology in the 2019 QX50, it has proved less than revolutionary. Its marginal fuel economy benefit and middling performance has rendered this engine more of a curiosity than anything else. It's maybe for this reason that INFINITI hasn't yet used this engine elsewhere in their lineup.

That leaves the QX50 as the only model to sport this unique 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor. It makes 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which is about on par with the rest of the competition and their less fancy turbo-four engines. A continuously variable transmission sends power to either the front or rear wheels. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is a $2,000 premium on all trims.

Fuel economy is rated at 23 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 26 combined, or 22/28/25 mpg (city/highway/combined) with all-wheel drive, according to the EPA.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The QX50 seats five passengers. The back seat has a generous 38.7 inches of leg room, and its 57 inches of shoulder room make three abreast a not-so-bad arrangement.

The 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat is more generous than most of the competition in this segment. Fold down the back seat and there's 64.4 cubic feet to work with.

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Safety Features

INFINITI equips every QX50 with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and reverse automatic emergency braking.

Moving up to the Luxe trim brings adaptive cruise control. The Essential and above get a surround-view camera, front parking sensors, and traffic sign recognition.

Connectivity

Dual touchscreens share the infotainment and climate functions in the QX50. The upper screen measures 8 inches and handles radio duty; the lower 7-inch screen is reserved for the climate controls. Some controls, such as the heated steering wheel settings, can only be altered or adjusted via screen inputs.

The infotainment system encompasses a wi-fi hot spot, Bluetooth, voice recognition, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Four USB ports and three 12-volt outlets provide direct connectivity.

The Essential and above add navigation, while the Sensory and Autograph get a head-up display and a 16-speaker Bose audio system.

INFINITI QX50

Pure - From $38,975

The cheapest QX50 includes features such as leatherette upholstery, eight-way power front seats, 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, push button start, and remote keyless entry.

Luxe - From $42,525

Stepping into the Luxe brings additional amenities such as remote start, a panoramic moonroof, heated seats, roof rails, fog lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and adaptive cruise control.

A $1,200 Appearance Package consists of darkened trim and wheels.

Essential - From $45,725

The middle of the lineup is the Essential. It gets luxuries like navigation, a surround-view camera, front parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, heated side mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Its $1,650 Convenience Package adds extras like leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a heated steering wheel, and memory functions for the driver’s seat, steering wheel, and exterior mirrors.

Sensory - From $51,025

Crossing the $50,000 barrier is the Sensory. It brings 20-inch wheels, the 16-speaker Bose audio system, head-up display, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a power steering column, and memory settings for the driver's seat, steering wheel, and side mirrors.

The $1,050 Climate Package adds to that list ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and rear sunshades.

Autograph - From $55,225

The priciest QX50 is the Autograph. It gets nearly all features as standard, including the aforementioned ventilated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, and rear passenger sunshades. It also gets adaptive front headlights, a hands-free liftgate, real wood trim, semi-aniline leather, a suede headliner, interior ambient lighting, and power lumbar support for the passenger seat.

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In our eyes, the 2021 INFINITI QX50 Essential is the best choice of the lineup, as it best balances features, price, and luxury.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Sensuous curves
  • State-of-the-art engine
  • Standard safety gear
  • A good value in some versions
Cons
  • Prices can climb high
  • Odd trim level structure
  • Average infotainment system
  • Competitors supply more fun
Expert Rating
3.3 (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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More active safety features this year. The 2021 INFINITI QX50 garners top crash test honors from the NHTSA and high scores from the IIHS. These alone make the QX50 a safe choice.

This year, INFINITI upped the standard driver assist safety features list. Every QX50 comes with automatic high beams, automatic forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automatic braking, blind-spot warning, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors.

Other available features include a surround-view camera, moving object detection, additional parking sensors, and an adaptive front lighting system.

A high-tech engine. The internal combustion engine may be on its last legs, but that didn’t stop Nissan Motors from developing a state-of-the-art motor to power various Nissan and INFINITI models.

This engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with variable compression, the only one of its kind in the world. It produces 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It maximizes performance and fuel economy, averaging an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon combined with front-wheel drive and 25 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.

INFINITI pairs this engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT works quietly behind the scenes, though it isn’t especially engaging. The INFINITI’s ride quality strikes a good balance between sporty and comfort.

INFINITI dispenses with the usual steering rack, employing a steer-by-wire system where the vehicle’s computer sends signals through a cable to move the wheels.


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Lavish and comfortable interior. INFINITI routinely pulls out all the stops and with the QX50, and we’re not disappointed. Comfortable front seats and ample cargo space are among its hallmarks.

The standard imitation leather trim is a good substitute for the real thing, although two types of real hides are available. The front seats are thickly padded and the rear seat offers ample leg and head room for tall riders. The QX50 is ideal for four, but five can fit in a pinch.

Open-pore or natural maple wood interior trim dresses most models. In the top-of-the-line Autograph, Ultrasuede covers the headliner and pillars, imparting an elegant look.

Top tech features. The standard list of tech features is impressive. The QX50 has dual HD displays with upper 8-inch and lower 7-inch LCD touchscreens. The upper screen manages infotainment controls, the lower is for climate control.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, a wi-fi hot spot, Bluetooth, and four USB ports all come standard. Besides touchscreen control, a control dial on the center armrest may also be used.

Among the upgrades are a 16-speaker Bose audio system, connected services, navigation, and a head-up display.

Final thoughts. The 2021 INFINITI QX50 is a luxury midsize crossover SUV with plenty to like. It offers a strong list of safety and technology features and a zippy engine. Its styling also stands out against more reserved rivals.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 268 HP / 280 ft.lbs.
Transmission
2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
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
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
16.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$61
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
3,838 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
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
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
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
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
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
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Predictive Forward Collision Warning W/forward Emergency Braking (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 Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
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
12 Months / 12,000 Miles

Used 2021 INFINITI QX50 for Sale

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