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2019 Infiniti QX30 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

One of the most popular segments in the market, the Compact Utility Vehicle space is seeing a rapid growth in terms of competition. Luxury and established marquees like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are facing stiff threat from brands like Acura and Lincoln. Adding to this list is the Luxury arm of Nissan- Infiniti and the challenger from it being the 2019 QX30.

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Pros

Acceleration from the Motor

Materials used inside

Braking Prowess

Sporty Ride, Handling

Cons

Stiff Ride Quality

Cramped Interiors

Average Cargo Capacity

What's New?

Standard Forward Collision Mitigation across the range

Updated Trim level Nomenclature

Panoramic Moon Roof on Luxe and higher trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33100

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

134 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

121

horsepower

208 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft @ 1200 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Strut

suspension rear

Multi-Link

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/11.6

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

174.2 in.

width

71.1 in.

height

59.4 in.

curb weight

3351 lbs.

ground clearance

6.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

34 cu ft.

payload capacity

917 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/33 mpg

highway range

435.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

84/ unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Infiniti QX30 in Blade Silver color  2019 Infiniti QX30 in Graphite Shadow color  2019 Infiniti QX30 in Ink Blue color  2019 Infiniti QX30 in Magnetic Red color  2019 Infiniti QX30 in Majestic White color
Blade Silver

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Infiniti QX30 LUXE

LUXE

power
208 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
27 combined

$33,100 - $35,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LUXE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $33,100 MSRP (24/27/33) 208 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automated manual front wheel drive TBD
LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $35,100 MSRP (21/25/30) 208 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Infiniti QX30 PURE

PURE

power
208 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
27 combined

$35,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
PURE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $35,100 MSRP (21/27/30) 208 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automated manual front wheel drive 5

 2019 Infiniti QX30 ESSENTIAL

ESSENTIAL

power
208 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
27 combined

$39,300 - $41,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $39,300 MSRP (24/27/33) 208 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automated manual front wheel drive TBD
ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $41,500 MSRP (21/25/30) 208 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 5

 2019 Infiniti QX30 SPORT

SPORT

power
208 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
27 combined

$40,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SPORT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $40,200 MSRP (24/27/33) 208 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
See Full Specs
7-speed automated manual front wheel drive TBD

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7.6/10

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MPG: 27 combined

2019 Infiniti Q50 RED SPORT 400 Sedan
N/A

Engine: 400 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 22 combined

2019 Infiniti Q50
7.9/10

Engine: 208 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 25 combined

2019 Infiniti Q60 RED SPORT 400 Coupe
N/A

Engine: 400 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 22 combined

2019 Infiniti Q70
7.2/10

Engine: 330 hp @ 7000 rpm, 3.7 L V-6

MPG: 21 combined

2019 Infiniti QX60
7.5/10

Engine: 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5 L V-6

MPG: 22 combined

2019 Infiniti QX80
7.6/10

Engine: 400 hp @ 5800 rpm, 5.6 L V-8

MPG: 16 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 13, 2019


Designed in collaboration with Daimler and build in the UK, the Infiniti QX30 is in many ways, similar to the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. For 2019, Infiniti is offering the QX30 with the same power train but gets some minute changes. The most significant changes include the standardization of forward collision mitigation across the range and a higher accessibility of the Panoramic Moon Roof from the Luxe trim onward.

Speaking of prices, the base Luxe Trim with FWD starts from $30,250 and the top of the line Sport trim goes over $40,200. The AWD v ersion of the Luxe and Essential trim have been priced at $35,100 and $41,500 respectively.

2019 Infiniti QX30 Features

7.0/10

Infiniti has refreshed the trim names for the 2019 iteration of the QX30, in lieu of adding some freshness to the same. The 4 trims on offer, namely Pure, Luxe, Essential and Sport have been priced from $30,250 to over $40,200. While all these 4 trims come with FWD as standard, the AWD setup is available in just the Luxe and the Essential trim.

Trims

Pure

Luxe

Essential

Sport

MSRP (2WD)

$30,250

$33,100

$39,300

$40,200

MSRP (AWD)

-

$35,100

$41,500

-

Key Features

7" Touchscreen Infotainment System

Adds/Upgrades from "Pure"

Adds/Upgrades from "Luxe"

Adds/Upgrades from "Essential"

 

Rear View Monitor

Panoramic Moon roof

BOSE 10 Speaker Audio System

19" Gun Metal Aluminum Alloys

 

Intelligent Key with Push button Start

Memory Seat and Mirrors

LED Headlights

Sport Seats with Integrated Headrests

 

Forward Emergency Braking

Leatherette and Textile Seating

Nappa Leather Seating

Sport Brakes with Cross-drilled front rotors

 

7 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

Heated Front Seats

Blind Spot Warning

Intelligent Park Assist with Front and Rear Parking Sensors

   

8 Way Power Front Seats

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

 

We Recommend

The Luxe trim does offer plenty of luxurious features for the price it's being offered at and which is why, it's the trim to go for.

2019 Infiniti QX30 Engine

The Infiniti QX30 blends a small SUV footprint, sharp handling and swift straight-line performance into a package you could also take on light trails- Edmunds.com

Engine and Transmission

A sole Mercedes-Benz-sourced 2.0-liter inline-4 rated at 208-horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque powers the Infiniti QX30. The base comes standard with the front-wheel drive while the all-wheel drive is only available with the Luxury and Premium trims. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sends power either forward or in all four corners of the vehicle.

The 2019 Infiniti QX30 feels lively while its turbocharged engine is quick to respond when you are moving around town or taking on steep hills. Shifting is smooth on the seven-speed automatic transmission however it may sometime feel unrefined and hunting for the right gear. It also offers best in class fuel efficiency while maintaining its athletic look. The comfort-tuned suspension soaks up most bumps on the streets with ease and the responsive steering wheel makes this SUV feel relaxed.

Models

Infiniti QX30 Pure

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

MSRP

$30,250

$34,700

$34,950

$33,400

Engine

2.0-liter Turbocharged I4 engine

2.0-liter TFSI 4-Cylinder Engine

2.0-liter Twin Power Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine

2.0-Liter I-4 Turbo w/Direct Injection Engine

Transmission

7-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power

208hp

200hp

228hp

208hp

Torque

258 lb-ft

207 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

Acceleration

With an impressive 0-60 in 6.3 seconds it is one of the fastest CUV (Compact Utility Vehicle) in the class. It beats the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 by good one seconds and also leads the pack when it comes to covering a quarter-mile. The 208-horsepower setup provides enough rush to merge into the highway traffic easily. Meanwhile, the pedal feels more responsive while driving within the city in Sport and Manual shifting mode. While, in the Economy mode you will feel that the Infiniti QX30 is slow to respond.

Models

Infiniti QX30

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive 28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

0-60 MPH

6.3 sec

8.2 sec

6.6 sec

7.2 sec

Quarter mile

14.9 sec @ 93 mph

16.1 sec @ 89 mph

15.2 sec @ 90.5 mph

15.3 sec @ 90.3 mph

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.6

7.7

6.8

6.5

Braking and Handling

Both the all-wheel drive and the front-wheel drive in the 2019 Infiniti QX30 rides the same, although the AWD feels little more alive on winding roads as it allows the driver to accelerate harder. Sports model with their lowered suspension is even more fun to drive although the 19-inch wheel setup does hamper the ride quality a bit. The seven-speed automatic transmission is smooth but feels a little confused at low speed. There is 6.8-inch of ground clearance which means that this compact SUV can do some off-roading.

The QX30 brakes have the best stopping power in the segment. It stops from 60-0 in 106-feet which is a solid result for such a small car with all-season tires. Brake feel strong even after continuous use and provides stability to the vehicle when stopped in a hurry.

Model

Infiniti QX30

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive 28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Brake Front(in)

12.6

12.3

12.9

12.6

Brake Rear(in)

11.6

11.1

12.5

11.6

Curb Weight(lbs)

3280

3483

3543

3296

60-0 MPH (ft.)

106

108

112

120

Towing Capacity

Don't expect to tow more than a small trailer that weighs around 3,500-pound if you own one of these compact SUVs. Although, if your daily need exceeds the towing capacity that the Infiniti QX30 comes with then you would be better with the Audi Q3 which gives you 900-pound extra towing capacity.

Model

Infiniti QX30

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive 28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Drive Train

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Power Train

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Capacity(lbs)

3500

4400

3500

3428

2019 Infiniti QX30 Fuel Economy

With same engine specification and power, we can say that the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is the closest rival of the 2019 Infiniti QX30. Both the vehicles are reasonably fuel efficient as they are based on the same platform, although the QX30 requires expensive premium unleaded gasoline. Front-wheel drive in the QX30 has an EPA rating of 24 mpg city/ 33 mpg highway/ 27 mpg combined. The AWD is a bit thirstier with an EPA rating of 21/30/25 mpg.

Model

Infiniti QX30

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive 28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

MPG (city)

24

20

23

24

MPG (highway)

33

28

32

33

MPG (combined)

27

23

26

27

2019 Infiniti QX30 Interior

6.5/10

The front seats are comfortable and supportive. The back seats have enough space for two adults, though legroom is tight for taller passengers- Cars.USNews.com

Interior Seating and Comfort

The Q30 is more sports hatchback than a small SUV and is prone to shake on bumpy roads. There is a good range of seat adjustment in the driver's seat with the manual-tilt and-telescope steering wheel but the taller drivers might brush their head on the headliner. Outside visibility is limited due to the rear thick pillar and narrow rear window line.

Model

Infiniti QX30

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive 28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft cube)

108

106

101.2

104

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.4/54.8/52.1

36.9/55.8/40

41.9/55.6/40.4

40/54.8/41.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.5/54.8/33.5

37.4/53.6/31.1

39.4/55.2/37

38.2/53.1/27.3

Inside you might get confused whether you are sitting in a QX30 or GLA as both these SUVs were developed side-by-side under a partnership between the German and the Japanese carmaker. However, the Q30 benefits from this joint-venture with a top-notch material quality. All the controls are within reach and it feels cozy inside. Although, you need to be flexible while getting in and out of this small SUV which offers the same space as a hatchback.

The cabin feels small with minimal rear-seat legroom and the headroom is also hindered by the panoramic sunroof.

Interior Features

  • Nappa Leather Seating
  • 8 Way Power adjust front seats
  • Heated Front seats
  • Leather wrapped Steering wheel
  • 60/40 split folding second row seats
  • Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
  • Illuminated Power windows button with auto up/down feature

Infotainment

  • 10 Speaker BOSE Audio
  • 2 USB Ports and Bluetooth connectivity
  • SiriusXM Radio and Single In-Dash CD Player
  • Illuminated Steering wheel mounted audio control
  • Infiniti Controller for Audio, Climate Change, Fuel Economy, Maintenance, Comfort and Convenience features
  • Auto Dimming IRVM
  • Around View Monitor
  • 7" Touchscreen infotainment screen with 7" vehicle information display

Cargo Space

The QX30 comes with 19.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, which is average for the class. But it only offers a total of 34 cubic feet of cargo space overall which is significantly less considering the rivals like Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Limited in-cabin storage and no power lift gate is also a big letdown.

Model

Infiniti QX30

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive 28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Volume behind 2nd row (cube ft.)

19.2

16.7

27.1

17.2

2019 Infiniti QX30 Exterior

At a glance, it's hard to tell that the 2019 Infiniti QX30 is a sibling to the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. That's a credit to its designers since the two cars are largely identical under the skin- TheCarConnection.com

Design and Styling

The exterior design of the 2019 Infiniti QX30 reflects a contemporary look with the bold double-arch grille and highly sculpted bodywork. Each model looks different with unique front and rear fascia, ride-height settings and 18- or 19-inch wheel treatment. When it comes to dimensions, the QX30 with 174.2-inches in length and 106.3-inch of wheelbase, measure up against others luxury crossovers in the segment.

We already know that the Q30 and the GLA have a lot in common but we must credit the Infiniti for keeping the styling distinct than the Mercedes. The Q30 with its swoopy roofline and coupe-like styling makes it look the part. The most notable visual cue is the rearmost roof pillar, which tilts backward and then forward to create the automaker's signature Z-shape flair.

Model

Infiniti QX30

Audi Q3 Premium

BMW X1 sdrive 28i

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Curb weight(lbs)

3280

3483

3543

3296

Length(in)

174.2

172.8

175.4

173.9

Width(in)

82.0

72.1

71.7

71.0

Height(in)

58.9

62.5

62.9

60.0

Ground clearance(in)

6.8

6.7

6.9

6.6

Wheelbase(in)

106.3

102.5

105.1

106.3

Track width(in) F/R

61.9/61.9

61.1/61.2

61.5/61.5

61.8/61.4

2019 Infiniti QX30 Safety

Infiniti prioritizes the safety as one of the top criterias while designing a car and the 2019 QX30 is a stark testimony to the same fact. Infiniti has upgraded the safety features in the 2019 QX30 and made improvements in the list of standard safety features on offer.

  • Front, Side, Roof Mounted Side curtain airbags
  • Front knee airbags
  • LATCH system
  • 4 Wheel ABS with EBD
  • Traction Control, Vehicle Dynamic Control
  • TPMS, Blind Spot Warning, Forward Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning

2019 Infiniti QX30 Competition

Infiniti QX30 Vs Mercedes-Benz GLA

Based on the same platform with similar specs and power both these vehicles are a good choice to go with. However, the GLA has a slightly more dynamic handling while the Q30 offers a more relaxed ride. There is a good number of techs and features in both the car but the rear seats are cramped. Infiniti comes at a lower price than the Mercedes GLA and while providing the same amount of comfort. However, Mercedes driving dynamics may attract your attention.

Infiniti QX30 Vs Audi A3

The Audi A3 has the least amount of rear seat space in the competition, leaving adult passengers with very little room to feel comfortable. The A3 also has less cargo capacity than the QX30, although Audi impresses with the 4,400-pound towing capacity which is best in class. So, there is little reason to consider the Audi A3 over others if comfort is your primary focus.

Infiniti QX30 Vs BMW X1

Well, if you have the money to spend and want exhilarating road manner, then BMW X1 is a clear winner here. Its starting price is $3,500 more than QX30 but you will love it for its nimbleness and agility. It also offers more cargo space than the Infiniti QX30 which is also an advantage. It is definitely one of the best option available in the market, however the Infiniti with its lower price tag is worth considering.

2019 Infiniti QX30 Final Verdict

The Infiniti QX30 is Infiniti's attempt to challenge the likes of established Marquee's like Mercedes, Audi and BMW int eh Compact SUV segment. It offers the Luxury of Mercedes, feels sporty to drive like the Bimmer and has features that rivals the Audi. And with a starting price of just $30,000, Infiniti have managed to hit the sweet spot in terms of pricing as well. With Infiniti addressing the reliability niggles with the previous edition of the QX30 and an aggressive pricing, we do feel that the 2019 QX30 is one of the few cars that can successfully challenge the might of the Germans.