2022 Infiniti QX55

MSRP $46,500 - $57,050

Ranked #19 in Midsize Suv

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2022 Infiniti QX55 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 9, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Infiniti QX55 shares a lot with its younger sibling, the QX50. It is actually a successor to the Infiniti FX, which was discontinued some time ago. However, the QX55 takes a different approach with its styling and looks elegant and stylish in its own right. The QX55 comes in three different trims and offers a luxurious lifestyle in a compact crossover for those who are willing to spend the extra bucks. 

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Pros

Bevy of standard safety features

Bold exterior styling

Posh interior

Cons

Jerky powertrain response

Unintuitive infotainment system

What's New?

Entirely new nameplate for Nissan’s luxury brand


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$46500

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

280 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

1-CVT w/OD

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13/12.1 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

110.2 in.

length

186.3 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

63.8 in.

curb weight

4015 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

100.2 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/28 mpg

highway range

448.00 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LUXE$46,500 onwards

ESSENTIAL$51,600 onwards

SENSORY$57,050 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Infiniti QX55 in Dynamic Sunstone Red color
Dynamic Sunstone Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


In a broader perspective, the Crossover Coupe segment isn’t everyone’s cup of tea as it demands performance, agility, luxury, and style in a single package. However, Infiniti looks quite confident with the way the QX55 turned out and stands tall against its German rivals. But did the Japanese Automaker get that recipe correct to beat them? Continue with the article to know how it performs in front of the segment's giants like the Audi Q5 Sportback, BMW X4, and Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe.

2022 Infiniti QX55 Features

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 is offered in three trim levels, the Luxe, mid-range Essential, and a tech-packed Sensory. The QX55 is loaded with lots of tech as standard even for the base Luxe variant. For the Sensory model, we get to see a heads-up display and Infiniti’s ProPilot Driver Assistance system that offers semi-autonomous driving mode with automated steering, acceleration, and braking.

Trim

LUXE

ESSENTIAL

SENSORY

MSRP

$46,500

$51,600

$57,050

Key Features

Leather Steering wheel

Navigation system

Head-Up Display

 

Premium Vinyl upholstery

Power mirrors

Tri-Zone Climate control

 

Sun/Moonroof

Climate Control

ProPilot Assist system

 

Blindspot monitor

Heated steering wheel

16-speaker Bose audio system

 

Power Liftgate

Tire pressure monitor

 

We Recommend:

The Infiniti QX55 offers three well-balanced trim levels to choose from. But we recommend spending some extra bucks for the top-tier Sensory trim that packs a whole bunch of safety and tech features as standard. Although the performance remains the same across all three variants, the wide range of features in the Sensory trim make paying extra bucks worth it.

2022 Infiniti QX55 Engine and Performance

The QX55 will be powered by the same powertrain used in the QX50 – a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 capable of spitting out 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a variable compression engine with the ratios varying to offer better efficiency or a better engaging drive. The engine is connected to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and is available with All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The engine feels sharp and is responsive, while the transmission also manages to hold its own with buttery smooth shifts.

The QX50 can sprint from 0-60 MPH in around 6.4 seconds, which is a decent figure but not overly impressive. Though the official timings of the QX55 are not known, we expect it to be somewhat similar to the QX50. Though the acceleration is reasonable, the rivals are slightly quicker, but that comes at a price as both BMW and Mercedes stand with an MSRP of around $6,000 above the asking price of Infiniti.

Models

2022 Infiniti QX55 (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

2021 BMW X4

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe

MSRP

$46,500

$48,895

$52,595

$52,700

Engine

2.0L VC I-4 Turbo

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.0L I-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

7-Speed DCT

8-Speed Automatic

9-speed automatic

Power

268 hp @ 5,000 RPM

261 hp @ 5,000 RPM

248 hp @ 5,200 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 rpm

Torque

280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

0-60 MPH

6.4 sec

6.0 sec

6.0 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile 

N/A

13.4 sec

14.2 sec

14.6 sec

On paper, Infiniti produces the most power, but the Germans are not too far off. The Merc is the quickest, but only by a slight margin. The BMW comes last in power and torque output but it is also quite agile. With that being said, all the vehicles are quite close to each other when it comes to out-and-out performance.

How does the 2022 Infiniti QX55 handle?

The QX55 is expected to handle like the QX50, perhaps a little better. The steering is precise. Power can be transferred to the rear wheels to maximize traction when needed. The Japanese crossover will also come with various driving modes, each for a specific situation.

The ride should be fairly comfortable inside the crossover. There is a four-wheel independent suspension, which makes going over bumps quite a breeze. The cabin is also well insulated from the outside noise.

2022 Infiniti QX55 Fuel Economy

While no official data on the QX55’s fuel economy is released, since it uses the same powertrain as the QX50, we anticipate the figures to be similar. The QX50 manages an okay-ish fuel economy of 22 MPG for the city and 28 MPG for the highway. For combined driving, it will do 25 MPG. A gas tank of 16-gallons will be available, which will offer a range of 352/448/400 miles (estimated) on city/highway/combined driving, which is a decent range on a full tank.

Models

2022 Infiniti QX55 (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

2021 BMW X4

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe

MPG (city)

22

22

23

22

MPG (highway)

28

28

28

28

MPG (combined)

25

24

25

24

Fuel Tank Capacity 

16 gallons

18.5 gallons

17.2 gallons

17.4 gallons

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles)

352/448/400

407/518/444 

396/482/430 

382/487/417

The fuel tank capacity of the Infiniti works against it, and it cannot offer a range as high as the other cars. The Audi offers the best range, followed by the BMW. However, there is a slight chance of the Infiniti getting better at the efficiency front. Although, at this point, these are just speculations.

2022 Infiniti QX55 Interior

 The QX55 has a gorgeous and luxurious interior. It might remind one of the QX50, but it has its own touch. The dashboard has a stylish and unique design, with a chrome line that continues from one door, through the middle of the dash, into the other door. Lots of color options are available to spice up the interior. As expected, high-quality materials are used throughout the interior. The base trim comes in faux-leather upholstery, but you can upgrade to genuine leather and semi-aniline leather with a couple of extra bucks of course.

The highest trim will offer an open-pore wood trim, which would enhance the luxury factor. The seats are well-bolstered, and the front row should be very spacious. The rear seats will also be quite comfortable and spacious. The headroom will be compromised due to the sloping roofline but the legroom will be decent. The cargo capacity is around 26.9 cubic feet, which should fit a lot of stuff, including suitcases and luggage for a long trip, camping gear, or maybe your groceries. The rear seats can be folded to increase cargo capacity.

Models

2022 Infiniti QX55 (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

2021 BMW X4

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

N/A

41.7/57.7/41.0

40.3/57.5/41.7

38.9/57.3/40.8

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

N/A

37.5/56.5/38.0

37.5/56.0/37.5

38.3/55.8/37.2

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

26.9 

25.1

18.5 

18.0

The Japanese crossover should be somewhere in the vicinity of its German counterparts when it comes to interior spacing. But it easily beats the Germans when it comes to cargo capacity. Though the Audi does come pretty close. Mercedes and BMW stand way back as they only offer 18 and 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Some interior features include:

  • Perforated wood-trim
  • Seat memory
  • Heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Semi-aniline leather seat trim
  • Reversible cargo mat
  • Welcome lightning

2022 Infiniti QX55: Infotainment and Connectivity

The QX55 comes with a dual-screen infotainment setup. The lower screen is significantly larger than the one on the upper. It is surrounded by buttons and dials. Both are high-resolution displays; the upper display controls the navigation, while the lower one shows you the other infotainment stuff, such as radio, audio, and other settings. The system is intuitive and fairly responsive.

Standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, navigation, USB ports, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, etc. As options, you can also upgrade to a 16-speaker Bose Performance Series surround system to blast music on your way home. Additionally, a 9” heads-up display can also be equipped as an option. Some highlights of the infotainment system are:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • HD Radio
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Heads-up Display
  • 9” heads-up display
  • Navigation

2022 Infiniti QX55 Exterior

The QX55 has a unique design and flair around it. The automaker has done a pretty good job of making it quite attractive and sporty. The front fascia has sharp and angular LED headlights giving way to a beautiful grille, enshrined all in chrome. The fog lights are also covered in stylish “C”-shaped black accents. The hood has long and muscular creases to assert its dominance.

Apart from the hood at the front, the sides also have the bold look, along with the sloping roofline, which appears to be quite appealing. The rear end of the car has some of the coolest tail lights you’ll see, called the “piano key,” constructed of 45 separate LEDs. The exhausts are rectangular with rounded edges to finish off that stylish and sporty demeanor. It rides on 20” wheels as standard. Buyers can also pick the Accent Package for matte chrome mirror caps and matte chrome bodyside molding.

Models

2022 Infiniti QX55 (Expected)

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

2021 BMW X4

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Coupe

Curb weight (lbs.)

N/A

4,034 

4,147

4,028

Length(in)

N/A

183.6

188.5

186.3

Width(in)

N/A

74.5

76.3

74.4

Height(in)

N/A

65.4

63.8

63.0

Wheelbase (in)

N/A

111.0

113.8

113.1

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

7.2

5.7

Track Width F/R

N/A

63.6/63.3

63.8/65.6

66.7/63.2

The Germans are all pretty close to each other in terms of weight. They are pretty close to each other in other dimensions too. The QX55 is also expected to be around the same weight and dimension. However, exterior beauty will depend on each individual's personal preference. Some notable exterior features include:

  • Acoustic Front side glass
  • Bright chrome front grille surround
  • Power Liftgate
  • Speed-sensitive flat-blade front windshield wipers
  • UV-reducing solar glass

2022 Infiniti QX55 Safety

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 comes with some of the best active safety gear in the market. Its in-house ProPilot Assist active safety system is one of the most advanced pieces of tech that’s standard on the higher-end Sensory trim and can be optioned up for the Essential trim too. It offers a pool of standard safety equipment right from its basic trim version. Some of them include:

  • ProPilot Assist
  • Head-up display
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection

2022 Infiniti QX55 Final Verdict

The Infiniti QX55 is a brand-new endeavor by the automaker that seems to have an exciting future. The crossover is luxurious, opulent, and sporty. It shares a lot of similarities with the QX50, but it has its own flavor to offer too. The QX55 has a competent powertrain, luxurious interior, and a stylish exterior, all of which allow it to competently rival the very best of its counterparts from Germany.