2020 Infiniti QX50

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2020 Infiniti QX50 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 27, 2019


The Infiniti's new sleeky QX50 is more than just a pretty looking car. With an improved powertrain to add to its clamor and the lightest of handling, this car has definitely upped the ante in this segment and can proudly compete with the likes of the Acura RDX SUV, the Cadillac XT5 Suv and the much more premium Audi SQ5 SUV.

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Pros

Spacious and comfortable interiors

Generous cargo area

Smooth and quiet ride quality

Cons

CVT automatic snatches the driving fun

Advanced features concentrated only in the higher trims

What's New?

Thoroughly redesigned


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36650

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

280 lbs.-ft @ 4400 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.4/64.2

dimensions

wheelbase

110.2 in.

length

184.7 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

3810 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

65.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

1106 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/31 mpg

highway range

496 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 70000

corrosion warranty

7 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2020 Infiniti QX50 in Black Obsidian color  2020 Infiniti QX50 in Chestnut Bronze color  2020 Infiniti QX50 in Dynamic Sunstone Red color  2020 Infiniti QX50 in Eclipse Black color  2020 Infiniti QX50 in Lunar White color
Black Obsidian

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

7.3

Interior

8.5

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Infiniti QX50 PURE

PURE

power
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$36,650 - $38,650


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
PURE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $36,650 MSRP (24/27/31) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
PURE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $38,650 MSRP (24/26/30) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Infiniti QX50 LUXE

LUXE

power
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$39,500 - $41,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $41,500 MSRP (24/26/30) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
LUXE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $39,500 MSRP (24/27/31) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Infiniti QX50 Essential

Essential

power
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$43,450 - $45,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $45,450 MSRP (24/26/30) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $43,450 MSRP (24/27/31) 268 hp @ 5600 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


The much-improved powertrain now gives a much better dimension to the QX 50 and makes this car a real beast to drive on the road.


7.5/10
Features

 

7.3/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Infiniti QX50 Features

7.5/10
Trim Base
MSRP (FWD) $34,650
MSRP(AWD) $36,450
Key Features Automatic on/off headlights
  Integrated front fog lights
  LED rear brake lights and center high-mounted stoplight
  Sequential welcome lighting illuminated entry system and overhead ambient light
  Front sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and extensions
  Coat hanger on driver's head restraint Overhead sunglasses storage
  Dual overhead front map lights, rear-seat reading lights
  Front seatback map pockets
  Dual front and rear cup holders
  Front center console with armrest, dual-level storage compartment and 12-volt power outlet
  Front and rear carpeted floor mats
  Cargo net tie-down anchors in cargo area Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch auto-open/close, tilt feature and sliding sunshade
  Aluminum roof rails Integrated rear spoiler
  UV-reducing solar glass
  Power adjustable, heated outside mirrors with courtesy light under driver's mirror
  Outside mirrors with reverse tilt-down feature Speed-sensitive flat-blade front windshield wipers
  Rear-window intermittent wiper
  Rear-window defroster with indicator light and timer
  Stainless steel front doorsill plates
  Rear doors open a full 80 degrees for easier rear-seat entry and exit
  Dual exhaust with polished finishers

The 2020 Infiniti QX50SUV offers just a single trim currently. It is a rear wheel drive with the 3.7 liter V-6 engine which is situated at the mid of the car and provides a 7-speed Automatic transmission as standard.

We Recommend

As this car comes with just a single trim, there is no point of recommendation. Having said that, this SUV scores on all the parameters and has a host of features on offer.

2020 Infiniti QX50 Engine and Performance

7.3/10

Engine and Transmission

The 2020 Infiniti QX50SUV is powered by a 3.7 Liter V-6 turbocharged Engine at produces 325 hp of power at 7000 rpm and 267 lb-ft of torque at 5200 rpm, which provides rear wheel drive with 7-speed automatic transmission as standard.

The starting of the car can be a bit problematic, however once started, it cruises along the road.

Models

Infiniti QX50

Acura RDX SUV

Cadillac XT5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

MSRP

$34,650

$35,670

$39,395

$53,300

Engine

3.7L V6 24-Valve DOHC

3.5L 6cyl

3.6L V6, DI, VVT

3.0 TFSI 6 Cylinder

Transmission

7-speed automatic

6 -Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

325 hp @ 7000 rpm

279 hp

310 hp @ 6600 rpm

354 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

267 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

252 lb-ft

271 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm

346 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

All the rivals are somewhat different in this regard with the Acura RDX giving a 3.5 liter version and the Cadillac and the Audi with 3.6 and 3.0 liters engine respectively. The good thing is that they generate almost equal power generations to go with it.

Acceleration

The underdog of the Infiniti does exceptionally well here with 5.8 seconds to cover 0-60 mph and 14.3 seconds to cover the quarter mile. What makes these figures even more impressive is that it is bettered by just the Audi.

Models

Infiniti QX50

Acura RDX SUV

Cadillac XT5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

0-60 MPH

5.8 sec

6.2 sec

6.6 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter mile

14.3 sec

14.0 sec

15.1 sec

13.1 sec

Engine

3.7L

3.5L

3.6L

3.0L

Emission

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

8.9

7.7

8.0

9.3

The Audi is expectedly the quickest, with the QX 50 not too far behind. The Acura is a close third while the Cadillac is a bit too far at 6.6 seconds.

Handling and Steering

This Infiniti does so well in this regard too. This is where the car feels alive with a smooth pickup and a steering wheel that requires minimal effort for turning.

This SUV is pretty agile across the road and is a beast across the road, especially the highway.

Braking

The 2020 Infiniti QX50 SUV braking does exceptionally well considering the acceleration that it has. It takes the least, a staggering 114 feet to stop from 60 mph.

Model

Infiniti QX50

Acura RDX SUV

Cadillac XT5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.3

13.6

15.0

Brake Rear (in.)

12.1

12.0

12.4

13.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3855

3737

3985

4442

60-0 MPH (ft.)

114

121

128

123

The Infiniti is top notch here too with insane figures. The second placed Acura is a bit too far at 121 feet, while the other two are thereabout too.

2020 Infiniti QX50 Fuel Economy

The 2020 Infiniti QX50 SUV gives a mileage of 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. With a combined mpg of 20, this car is pretty good in this regard too, considering the bigger engine.

Model

Infiniti QX50

Acura RDX SUV

Cadillac XT5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

MPG (city)

17

20

19

17

MPG (highway)

24

28

27

24

MPG (combined)

20

23

22

19

The fuel thirsty Audi is at last in this regard, while the Infiniti is a close third. The Acura makes heads turn here with decent figures of 23 mpg combined.

2020 Infiniti QX50 Interior

8.5/10

Seating and Comfort

The 2020 Infiniti QX50 is a sports utility vehicle which accommodates 5 people. It provides heated and cooled seating as well. The passenger rear seats are also electrically powered. It also houses the driver- seat memory system settings, which shifts the seats as per the preference of the driver beforehand.

Model

Infiniti QX50

Acura RDX SUV

Cadillac XT5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.7/54.8/44.3

38.7/58.7/42.0

38.4/58.3/41.2

39.4/57.7/41.0

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.7/55.0/35.3

38.1/57.2/38.3

36.0/56.2/39.5

39.0/56.4/37.4

The seats are 8 way electronically powered providing ample support to the driver. They are power adjustable and heated. They are made of premium synthetic leather upholstery. Add to that leather wrapped steering wheel can be adjusted as per preference of the driver.

Interior Features

The interior features include:

  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable front seats and 2-way driver power lumbar
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert and Chrome/Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
  • Standard Leather Seat Trim

Infotainment

The infotainment system is easy to the eye and much better to use. It has a host of features which are pretty nicely placed on the dash.

However, it does have the basic features like:

  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
  • 3 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • AM/FM/CD Audio System -inc: 6-speaker w/4 USBs, INFINITI InTouch navigation w/upper 8" and lower 7" VGA LCD touch screens, INFINITI voice recognition for navigation, INFINITI InTouch services select w/4 year complimentary trial access to convenience services,

Cargo

The 2020 Infiniti QX 50 is not the best in this regard with a lowly 18.6 ft of space. However, it can easily hold a few duffle bags among others. It has a wide opening with a flat surface, which is good for inserting and removing those heavy bags.

Model

Infiniti QX50

Acura RDX SUV

Cadillac XT5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Cargo Volume 3rd row up (ft.3)

18.6

26.1

N/A

29.1

Cargo Volume 2nd row up (ft.3)

18.6

26.1

30.0

29.1

Cargo Volume rear 2nd row folded (ft.3)

50.1

61.3

63.0

57.3

The others are way ahead in this regard with figures of around 27 ft, while the Infiniti is too far off the radar.

2020 Infiniti QX50 Exterior

Dimension and Weight

The 2020 Infiniti QX50SUV is one of the lightest car in this segment. However, it seems to have a pretty decent designing and the muscular design and sleek styling adds up to its overall styling.

Model

Infiniti QX50

Acura RDX SUV

Cadillac XT5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Premium Plus

Curb weight (lbs.)

3855

3737

3985

4442

Length(in)

186.8

184.4

189.5

183.0

Width(in)

71.0

73.7

75.0

75.2

Height(in)

62.7

65.0

66.0

65.3

Ground clearance (in)

6.9

5.4

7.8

8.2

Wheelbase (in)

113.4

105.7

112.5

110.5

Track width (in) F/R

60.4/61.0

63.1/63.4

64.4/64.4

64.2/64.0

The much maligned Audi is the best, but that was expected considering the class it has got. The dimensions of all these cars are pretty much comparable too with decent space on the inside in all of them.

The premium Audi has the best off roading nature as well with 8.2 inches of ground clearance. The Cadillac and the Infiniti are decent in this regard too, while the Acura lags in this part.

Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features include:

  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Front Fog Lamps

2020 Infiniti QX50 Safety

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3...
  • RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera

NHTSA Ratings

Overall rating

5 star

Overall frontal barrier crash rating

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating driver

5 star

Overall side crash rating

5 star

Side barrier rating

5 star

Side pole rating driver front seat

5 star

Combined side rating rear seat

5 star

Rollover rating

4 star

Side barrier rating driver

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating passenger

5 star

Combined side rating front seat

5 star

Side barrier rating passenger rear seat

5 star

2020 Infiniti QX50 Competition

Acura RDX SUV

The Acura, in simple terms is actually no match to the Infiniti QX 50. The powertrain is way better, so is the handling and the interiors. The Fuel economy and the trunk of the Acura is better though.

However, the mechanical aspects along with a much better ride quality, makes Infiniti the obvious winner.

Cadillac XT5 SUV

The fight between the Cadillac and the Infiniti is similar to that of the Acura. The powertrain and mechanical aspects of the Infiniti is way better, and so are the interiors.

However, again like in the case of the Acura, the Infinti scores on all the crucial aspects of an SUV and is a clear winner here too.

Audi SQ5 Premium

In practical aspects, these two are no match to each other. They belong to a different class altogether. The Audi is obviously premium class, while the Infiniti scores on all the aspects of a budget SUV.

2020 Infiniti QX50 Final Verdict

The 2020 Infiniti QX50SUV is a seriously good vehicle which can envy many, and quite expectedly, it scores over the Acura RDX and the Cadillac XT5 easily.

Now, the other comparison of the Audi with the Infiniti is a class difference altogether. While the much cheaper Infiniti has a much bigger engine with decent power output and interiors, the aura of Audi brags about its own different ways.

So, this is totally upon the buyers. A practical pick has to be the much cheaper Infiniti QX 50, while the Audi is an Audi!