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3.2 (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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2022 PURE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $39,150
2022 PURE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,150
2022 LUXE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,500
2022 LUXE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,500
2022 ESSENTIAL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,950
2022 ESSENTIAL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $48,950
2022 SENSORY 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $51,650
2022 SENSORY 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $53,650
2022 AUTOGRAPH 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $57,100


What's New

The 2022 INFINITI QX50 luxury SUV receives significant feature updates across the lineup. All trims gain wireless Apple CarPlay while the LUX can be updated with Appearance Package, the Essential now features a 16-speaker Bose Performance Series premium audio system, the Sensory receives ultra-suede accents, the Sensory gets a hands-free power tailgate, while a premium slate gray exterior color is newly available on certain trims.

Choosing Your INFINITI QX50

There are five trims available with the 2022 INFINITI QX50: Pure, Luxe, Essential, Sensory, Autograph and prices range from $40,025 to $57,975.

Engine Choices

The 2022 QX50 is available with a single engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a novel variable compression system, and it routes its 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque (from 1,600-4,800 RPM) through a CVT to the front wheels or to an optional ($2,000) all-wheel-drive system that can split the power 50:50 front to rear. The Autograph trim features all-wheel drive as standard.

The front-wheel-drive version earns an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, 26 combined while the all-wheel-drive version returns one less mpg across the board.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The QX50 is a five-passenger crossover whose 184.7-inch length is almost a foot shorter than the three-row INFINITI QX60 and about three inches shorter than the two-row Acura RDX but about the same width. Its 8.6-inches of ground clearance will help clear most snowy roadways while inside, the QX50 provides 38.4 inches of headroom and 38.7 inches of legroom for the rear-seat passengers - more room than in the RDX. It’s roomy behind the second row too with 31.1 cubic feet of space that opens up to 64.4 cubic feet with the seatbacks folded - significantly more than in the Lexus RX.


Safety Features

All trims are well equipped with active safety equipment such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with lane centering, rear automatic braking, and high beam assist.

The Essential trim gains a surround-view camera system and traffic sign recognition.

The QX50 receives Good crashworthiness scores and a Superior rating for its vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention systems from IIHS while NHTSA awards the crossover with a five-star overall rating.


An eight-inch touchscreen resides above a separate seven-inch touchscreen that is primarily used for controlling Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, and SiriusXM (among many other functions). Wi-Fi with remote services, navigation, and five USB ports are also standard while the Essential trim newly receives the impressive 16-speaker Bose Performance Series system.


2022 INFINITI QX50 Pure - MSRP From $40,025

The base trim is equipped with LED taillights and headlights with signature lighting and black accents (new for 2022), 19-inch wheels, a power tailgate, proximity entry on all doors and LED welcome lights, faux leather seats with eight-way power adjustment for the driver, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a seven-inch driver information display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror (new for 2022), and dual-zone climate control.

2022 INFINITI QX50 Luxe - MSRP From $43,375

The Luxe trim adds to the Pure trim’s notable features with heated mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, aluminum roof rails, LED fog lights, and heated leather seats. The $1,200 Appearance Package is updated for 2022 and includes dark exterior touches such as black 20-inch wheels, mirror caps, grille mesh and surround, fender accents, tailgate accent, rear diffuser, and a graphite headliner.

2022 INFINITI QX50 Essential - MSRP From $47,825

The Essential trim features newly-included heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, textured aluminum trim, and the aforementioned audio upgrade.

2022 INFINITI QX50 Sensory - MSRP From $52,525

The Sensory trim receives a cube headlight design with dynamic lighting, 20-inch wheels, a hands-free power tailgate, upgraded leather seats with memory positioning for the driver, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a head-up display, ultra-suede interior accents, and heated rear seats (both new for 2022).

2022 INFINITI QX50 Autograph - MSRP From $57,975

The top-tier trim is notable for its uniquely styled dark-painted 20-inch wheels, a direct adaptive steering system, premium leather seats, open-pore maple wood interior trim, an ultra-suede headliner, a tri-zone climate control system, and enhanced ambient lighting.

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The Sensory trim provides a lot of premium features that help the QX50 stand out in the crowded crossover segment while maintaining a reasonable price.

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Expert Review


- Handsome styling
- Impressive driver-assist features
- High-tech turbo engine
- AWD is standard


- Strange lineup
- Unrefined transmission
- Higher trim levels are pricey

Expert Rating
3.2 (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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Even Stronger Value. INFINITI has added a few more standard features for the 2022 QX50. The extra features make the QX50 a better value than before. The new features also make the QX50 more competitive in the luxury segment.

The QX50’s infotainment system now comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay. Sorry Android users, you’ll still need a wire to use Android Auto, but the introduction of wireless compatibility is a good sign that wireless Android Auto could come in the future. The wireless infotainment makes it easier to use INFINITI’s dual-screen setup that continues to feature an eight-inch upper touchscreen and a lower seven-inch touchscreen.

We’re happy to see standard wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility, but we wish INFINITI would rework the dual-screen infotainment system. It’s tricky to use, the graphics look dated, and the systems don’t respond quickly to inputs. It also makes the QX50 feel old compared to competitors that have more modern designs.

Still, with features like dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, a power liftgate, a Wi-Fi hot spot, five USB ports, and six audio speakers, the QX50 gives you a lot of features for your money. With a starting price of $40,025 with destination, the QX50 is one of the more affordable SUVs in the segment.

Advanced Safety Standard. For 2022, Every QX50 now comes with INFINITI’s ProPilot Assist system as standard. It’s an advanced driver-assist system that can handle the majority of driving on highways. With other brands requiring consumers to tack on pricey packages to get a similar system, INFINITI offering it as standard equipment on the QX50 gives the SUV a leg up on the competition.

In addition to ProPilot Assist, the QX50 comes with all the safety features you could ever need as standard. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and more are standard. Options include traffic sign recognition, a surround-view parking camera, and a head-up display.

Seeing the QX50 come with all of these standard safety features is impressive, especially considering its price point and the segment that it competes in.


Comfortable, Well-Appointed Cabin. While INFINITI reserves the nicest features like quilted leather upholstery, a faux-suede headliner, and wood interior trim to the range-topping Autograph trim, lower QX50s still feel nice and are comfortable for daily use.

Even lower trims have upscale materials and a design that feels fresh. The SUV’s front seats are incredibly comfortable, with a large amount of padding and just the right amount of bolstering. We appreciate that the base seats have eight different settings, which make it easy to find a comfortable seating position. The rear seats are nearly as plush.

With 38.7 inches of rear legroom, the QX50 has one of the roomiest rear seats in the compact class. The SUV also has one of the largest cargo areas in the class with up to 65.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

High-Tech Engine That Lacks Power. Underneath the hood, the QX50 comes with a high-tech turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has a variable compression system. The engine can go from having a high compression when cruising on the highway to low compression during hard acceleration. Unfortunately, the high-tech engine is wasted on the QX50.

The engine is loud under heavy throttle and fails to wow with its performance with just 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) drones loudly and fails to keep up with the engine. There is some good news and that’s every QX50 comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Final Thoughts. The 2022 QX50 may not have the performance to back up its sharp design, but it’s an appealing option for other reasons. The SUV has a roomy interior with comfortable seats, an excellent list of standard safety features, and an affordable price tag. An updated infotainment system and a more powerful engine would shoot it to the top.

For comparison, the Porsche Macan offers performance that’s on par with a sports car. It has incredibly powerful engines, sharp handling, and a sporty design. The SUV trades performance for interior space, as the Macan has tight rear seats and a small cargo area.

For another value-forward compact SUV, you should check out the Genesis GV70. It has a stunning design, powerful engines, and an athletic chassis. It has an upscale cabin, but tight rear seats.

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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
3,845 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
Auto-dimming Day-night
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
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
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 Intervention (bsi) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Prevention (ldp) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Propilot Assist Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Forward Emergency Braking (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
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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