The worlds first variable compression turbo engine has made its way into the all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50. Promising both better fuel economy and performance from a 2.0L VCT engine. What do you think?



Competitors are BMW X3, Lincoln MKC, Audi A5, Mercedes GLC, Lexus NX

Comments

    • tacomahnster
      tacomahnster

      It sounds like a 4-cylinder though... blah. I miss the VQ

      about 2 months ago
    • Valentino M
      Valentino M

      interesting engine. Nothing revolutionary though

      about 2 months ago
    • Valentino M
      Valentino M

      everybody knows that SUVs .....

      suck?
      look silly?
      are inefficient?
      make no sense?
      are as wide as lorries?
      are bought by insecure people?

      about 2 months ago
    • Rocky P
      Rocky P

      Leasing one..hate it!!👎🏾

      about 2 months ago
    • JD_Gr3y
      JD_Gr3y

      Nissan reminds me of Sony

      about 4 months ago
    • hhova29
      hhova29

      I thought cvt was very unreliable? Why is the presenter glorifying cvt

      about 4 months ago
    • CRYPTOLAWYER
      CRYPTOLAWYER

      I've had 2 cvt Nissans never an issue w transmission. Definitely other problems but not with cvt

      about 5 months ago
    • Mitsubishi 3000GT TwinTurbo
      Mitsubishi 3000GT TwinTurbo

      "Most of us know that Crossovers and SUVs are king in the automotive segment" Lol

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Finley
      Michael Finley

      I was all in until he mentioned it only has a CVT, I’m out.

      about 6 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to Michael Finley

      Michael Finley when I heard CVT I’m all In Love CVT

      about 4 months ago
    • SWM
      SWM

      I am torn as all of the criticisms of the QX50 I share. I much prefer the 2018 Q5 and really fell for the new RDX (despite its quirks). RDX is a great car. I hate the CVT and the standard steering on the QX50 is terrible; lots of torque steer. The drive by wire option mitigates that a lot. So here's the thing: I can get a lease on the Infiniti, with options taking the MSRP to $51k+, 15k miles, 39 months, nothing down except first payment and doc fees for $500 month!!! The Q5 and new RDX push $700 mo. If all were even relatively equal, no question I would go with one of the other two. Are the substantial compromises with the QX 50 offset enough? Unfortunately, I am thinking yes...

      about 6 months ago
    • DJAZTHETAFREQ
      DJAZTHETAFREQ In reply to SWM

      That is a good point, the lease is the way to go and Infiniti does give you a good bang for the buck.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to SWM

      Not true I can get an RDX far cheaper in Canada but I would rather have a CRV the QX 50 is a gorgeous automobile inside and out infinity is a luxury brand Acura is a Honda it’s near luxury and look inside and you will see all that shiny plastic inside which they call piano and the CVT is more responsive than the 10 speed automatic smoother and quicker shifting and it’s faster which I don’t care I bought the SUV for luxury and comfort not speed

      about 4 months ago
    • Duane McCray
      Duane McCray

      Don't knock it until you test drive the 2019 QX50.

      about 6 months ago
    • -Can Ameri-
      -Can Ameri-

      That suede on the center console looks odd. Not to mention it probably won't hold up well over the long haul.

      about 7 months ago
    • cric
      cric

      It doesn't have lane keeping assist

      about 7 months ago
    • Chocolate Milkshake
      Chocolate Milkshake

      I prefer the new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

      about 7 months ago
    • Kevin Thomson
      Kevin Thomson

      Sorry but the whole draw towards the qx50 was the rwd bias awd with a strong reliable v6. Now it's just like every other crossover out there with fwd and a turbo 4 cyl that the turbo will burn out at 70k miles. Guess I'll stick with the older models

      about 8 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to Kevin Thomson

      Kevin Thomson And you are sure that at 70 K the motor will burn out wow You’re good

      about 4 months ago
    • Augustya Sing
      Augustya Sing

      when they are going to be in india ??? . . . (with all the good aspect cut down . . . and priced all hiked up) . . . *)

      about 8 months ago
    • Roy Semple
      Roy Semple

      Had my EX35 in the shop and drove the new QX50 for the weekend. It's very nice on the highway - but I found the CVT robs the fun-to-drive factor and was anxious to get my EX back. I really think Infiniti should have kept the unique EX/QX sporting personality and gone with an 8-speed transmission.

      about 8 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to Roy Semple

      Roy Semple Really you were so anxious come on

      about 4 months ago
    • Sterza343
      Sterza343

      cx 5 and crv had a baby lol

      about 8 months ago
    • Tom Varella
      Tom Varella

      I have the 2016 QX50, 326 hp. Recently checked out the 2019 QX50, completely redesigned, body close to FX35 in size, new engine, features. Will I upgrade? Waiting for real customer reviews. Experience has often indicated wait for the 2nd year model to improve on any "bugs" of a newly redesigned vehicle.

      about 9 months ago
    • P. Hamilton
      P. Hamilton

      Very nice ! ...but I'm content to drive my 2015 QX50..."till the wheels fall off"... My previous '10 Infiniti Coupe was a great car too...but aging has called for a taller, easier to enter car...and with 325HP, my QX works out perfectly for me...

      about 9 months ago
    • G Ch
      G Ch

      Definitely the best ...love it thanks for the video

      about 9 months ago
    • Ray Braud
      Ray Braud

      Sorry, liked the 3.7L V-6 better. 335 HP

      about 9 months ago
    • David Perry
      David Perry In reply to Ray Braud

      Ray Braud the VR30DDTT in the Q50 is also a very good engine. If I were the head powertrain engineer for the Qx50 I would spring towards an 8 speed automatic transmission derived from the tried and true 7 speed with the only difference being a second stage overdrive on top of all the existing gears and use the same VC turbo as the base engine and 2 engine options being a 335 hp VQ37VHR and 400 hp VR30ddtt. The VQ37VHR would be only a 500-700 dollar option and the VR30ddtt would be a 2500 dollar option. Also keep the headlight dimmer switch on the turn signal lever and make it light up at night instead of moving it to the dash.

      about 5 months ago
    • roadwarrior280
      roadwarrior280

      Drove it.Seat a little firm.Steering could be a little better.It does have character though.May buy it.

      about 10 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to roadwarrior280

      roadwarrior280 You won’t regret it

      about 4 months ago
    • Am Gee
      Am Gee

      Still slower then the last model qx50 had 325 hp

      about 10 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to Am Gee

      Andrew Gee So what you by an cuv to race

      about 4 months ago
    • Edwin G
      Edwin G

      Is he getting pay by Infiniti to talk so nice about it or is actually a perfect vehicle?

      about 10 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to Edwin G

      Edwin G it’s an awesome automobile he’s not getting paid by anybody

      about 4 months ago
    • MrQuan2u
      MrQuan2u

      10/10 everything is perfect wow, infiniti is the Japanese Mercedes

      about 11 months ago
    • 50hellkat2
      50hellkat2

      How tall is this dude cuz it doe not look like a lot of room in the interior.

      about 11 months ago
    • Everyday Reviews
      Everyday Reviews In reply to 50hellkat2

      Sorry for the delay. I’m just under 5’11”

      about 11 months ago
    • CarrieBrooks
      CarrieBrooks

      SOLD!!$$

      about 11 months ago
    • Bruce Wiebe
      Bruce Wiebe

      As is the case with most of these reviews no mention made about the type of fuel required. I assume premium gas is required as is the case with all the competitors in this class with the turbo 4's. That adds another 15% to the fuel costs somewhat negating the improved fuel efficiency of this technology.

      about 11 months ago
    • occckid123
      occckid123 In reply to Bruce Wiebe

      Bruce Wiebe the altima can use regular with this engine with reduced power though...

      about 8 months ago
    • Everyday Reviews
      Everyday Reviews In reply to Bruce Wiebe

      Yes. Premium.

      about 11 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      Reclining and sliding rear seat? So much better than the 2019 RDX!

      about 11 months ago