Refining luxury never stops.
The all-new Infiniti QX50 was introduced for the 2019 model year and received some minor updates last year. While the QX50 is a stylish and sophisticated compact crossover, it struggles to stand out in this crowded segment against the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5, and the lackluster sales reflect this. For 2022, the QX50 comes equipped with new standard tech and safety features.
The 2022 QX50 is available in five trims: Pure, Luxe, Essential, Sensory, and Autograph. All trims are now equipped with Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot assist, which includes a steering assist to keep the crossover centered in a lane, intelligent cruise control that automatically decelerates, and a distance control assist that automatically applies the brakes if you get too close to a vehicle ahead.
Wireless Apple CarPlay is also now standard, while new standard convenience features include a Type-C USB charge port for rear passengers, rear door-activated Intelligent Key entry, LED welcome lights on the rear door handles, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Sensory trim also now has a hands-free tailgate activated by a motion sensor, while the Essential trim features a premium audio system, climate-controlled front seats, and a heated steering wheel as standard for the first time. New for 2022, a Slate Gray finish brings the total number of available exterior color options to eight.
Regardless of the trim, all 2022 Infiniti QX50 crossovers are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder variable compression technology producing 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is provided as standard, or buyers can opt for an all-wheel-drive system for an extra $2,000.
Inevitably, the extra standard tech has hiked up the price of the 2022 Infiniti QX50. Excluding the $1,025 destination and handling fee, the entry-level trim starts at $39,000, a $10,50 increase compared to the 2021 base price. Moving up the range, the Essential trim will set you back at least $46,800 and the range-topping Autograph begins at $56,950.