The previous QX50 was fun to drive but lagged behind the latest luxury crossovers in just about every other way. Infiniti got the memo, sharpened their pencil and designed an all-new QX50 for 2019. The new model sports one of the most accommodating back seats in the segment, a large cargo area, the best interior Infiniti has ever crafted, class leading fuel economy and a dollop of new technology. On the down side it's dropped the RWD dynamic that made the EX/QX50 so much fun.

The all-new VC-Turbo engine is the first engine in the world that can mechanically vary its compression ratio from a low of 8:1 for maximum performance to a high of 14:1 for maximum efficiency and anywhere in-between. The result is a compact luxury CUV that delivers 27 MPG and acceleration comparable to the competition's popular engine choices.


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Comments

    • Elizabeth Asesor
      Elizabeth Asesor

      This was a great comprehensive review of it. I want to tell Infiniti that coming from a QX70, I'm extremely disappointed. My sales person assured me this was better, after 4 Infinitis, I feel sad. I got thos 2019 QX50 and I feel Infiniti went cheaper on EVERYTHING. Dont get me wrong, I like a lot of features, like the spacier middle caddy, its does feel fast, but thats after a huge delay where it felt like a cow, til it went to a cow with a rocket that fired up late. It feels puny, sounds like a Sentra, and No Android compatibility? Jesus were in 2020 almost wth? The cosmetic lines of the car are pleasing, I dont have the perforated seats, so the ones I have feel like old grandma plastic covering the fine dining room chairs. My butt and back sweat a lot. They ate comfortable tho, I just sweat. It was a $5000 for better seats. I like this car, but it's no match to the qx70. I get it tho, infinity went cheaper to appeal to an larger crowd and make more mmoney. That makes me sad, and I'm wanting to find a new Make now, after 12 years of being a die hard infiniti person. Sigh 😕

      about 3 days ago
    • Fred Williams
      Fred Williams

      It's hard to imagine how the demand has changed Infiniti so much! No more are the days of Infiniti making all there models fun,sporty and with high horsepower engines! 4 cylinder engine, cvt transmission! The brand has become pussified,or better yet the direction the demand is going has. Either way what a shame! SMH!

      about 1 month ago
    • vishnu36 S
      vishnu36 S

      So beautiful designed interior and and elegant exterior ❤️🔥👌🏻

      about 1 month ago
    • jamesdewer
      jamesdewer

      Getting a new SUV and was fortunate to find a new 2017 QX50. Made in Japan not Mexico and a solid ripping 3.7. Those days are gone. Globalism marches on. You can thank Californias increasingly stringent cafe standards.

      about 2 months ago
    • fbodyws6ta
      fbodyws6ta

      The Last Gen FX/QX Was Sportier Especially If You Opt For The FX35S Or QX70S The Redesign Is Ok But Not As Eye Catching As The Outgoing Model I Would Still Buy It Over Anything That lexus Makes Tho lexus Is toyota & toyota Is HIDEOUS

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Fontaine
      Justin Fontaine

      This could have been a contender for my SUV money but I went with the CX-9. Way better value, better transmission and better driving experience. Everyone beat up Mazda for putting a turbo 4 in the CX-9 and look at many going the same way with a 4 banger. They make them better now. No it will not sound as pure as a V6 but the 310 lbs of torque that the CX-9 puts out at low rpms is no joke. It works..

      about 3 months ago
    • Al U
      Al U

      Please consider buying looser fitting jeans...

      about 3 months ago
    • Joel Repass
      Joel Repass

      The car is amazing but I am so tired of that stupid 2 screen infotainment especially without apple carplay. It wouldn't be so bad if they executed it better and had 2 new screens with one strictly for navigation/carplay and the other strictly for Music.

      about 3 months ago
    • dane dayne
      dane dayne

      Nice vehicle, but I feel that the next mid-cycle change would be a redesign of the rear lights, the present style is very conservative.

      about 4 months ago
    • kookoococonut1
      kookoococonut1

      Fuel economy: city & street driving... getting 15mpg...even down to 14.5 mpg.
      Conservative driving in Standard Mode.
      So after all the tech & transmission acrobatics shouldn’t the mpg be better?! It’s starting to sound like it’s all gimmicks

      about 4 months ago
    • Oscar Bottazzi
      Oscar Bottazzi

      Last night a guy tried to race me with this infinite and he got a big surprise loosing a every light against my Stelvio.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ace
      Ace

      Hecho en Mexico

      about 5 months ago
    • INFINITI Bayside
      INFINITI Bayside

      Come check out Infiniti of Bayside, queens, NY if anyone wants to look more into the qx50.

      about 5 months ago
    • bigbangnone
      bigbangnone

      It makes me feel like a technical stud (Like Jim Anderson - of CAL TECH) when I can catch the best auto-reviewer (Alex on Autos) making a little error. I believe high-compression is related to high horsepower.

      about 6 months ago
    • Modern Soccer
      Modern Soccer

      RDX is too stiff and loud, i want my luxury compact suv quiet like this one

      about 6 months ago
    • Melvin Johnson
      Melvin Johnson

      A low end CVT in a luxury car? No wonder Infinity lags the competition.

      about 6 months ago
    • Donta' Nichols
      Donta' Nichols

      Leave it to Nissan and Infiniti to either not have enough money to develop a new torque converter transmission that's more responsive. Q50-Q60 great engine old transmission. New Qx50 looks great inside and out . PUTS THE INFAMOUS CVT in it just to make u hesitate and look else where . I'm guessing they look through the data and know something I dnt . They must have figured out majority of the buyers dnt care so they doing it or they just dnt have the money or big wig to roll out a new transmission yet.

      about 6 months ago
    • Prashanth Kharade
      Prashanth Kharade

      Worst cabin wind noise. Not acceptable for a luxury car brand.

      about 6 months ago
    • Prashanth Kharade
      Prashanth Kharade In reply to Prashanth Kharade

      +Kay Oss you drove for how many hrs/ miles ? I am driving this suv for 2 months and drove approximately 3k miles. I gave my genuine experience. I am not a fool to waste my time, commenting here.

      about 5 months ago
    • Drivers Only
      Drivers Only

      Here is my review of the QX50, think you guys will enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nezbjIvTlSY

      about 6 months ago
    • j002cd
      j002cd

      CVT is the way of the future

      about 7 months ago
    • j002cd
      j002cd

      How tall are you?

      about 7 months ago
    • Trades46
      Trades46

      The redesigned RDX seems to be a better effort. Other than the unique (if probably expensive) VC Turbo engine, there's very little that I find attractive.

      about 7 months ago
    • Eric Huang
      Eric Huang

      you are best one review car on youtube

      about 8 months ago
    • H. Ng
      H. Ng

      Can you seat 3 adults comfortably??

      about 8 months ago
    • kubanskiloewe
      kubanskiloewe

      NAV screen ans system is definately years behind AUDI´s google earth !!!!

      about 8 months ago
    • kubanskiloewe
      kubanskiloewe

      omg this NAV screen is so OLD looking !! didnt they look at competition like AUDI ?????!!!!!!!

      about 8 months ago
    • Mac Cam
      Mac Cam

      Don't know why people hate CVTs so much I lived with a CVT for 10 years and I loved it because it was smooth, quiet and reliable

      about 8 months ago
    • Michael C.
      Michael C.

      Darn, it's a Beautiful car, but should've had the Q50's set up... 3.0t w/ the 7 speed
      Don't tell me they'll put a 2.0t in the Qx70.
      Yes this is a luxury Rogue with the upcoming Altima engine..
      Too bad you can't get AWD in that VC-Turbo Altima you must settle for the naturally aspirated Four 😕

      about 8 months ago
    • roadwarrior280
      roadwarrior280

      Drove this vehicle yesterday.Very powerful.I was going 80 in a blink.Relatively quiet .Did not floor it much because the power came on smooth.Steering is not as good as an Acura MDX but ok.Rides firm,though the car I drove had 20 inch rims.Seat could use a little more padding.Overall though,the vehicle had character which is hard to find.I kinda liked it.Crash scores not in yet.Will test drive again.Looks great,feels solid

      about 9 months ago
    • Alvi Vlogs
      Alvi Vlogs

      Vc turbos are bad in reliable

      about 9 months ago