Infiniti QX50 Arrives In NYC Looking New And Improved, But Is It Any Better?

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Firm's worst selling model gets much-needed upgrade.

The QX50 has been Infiniti's slowest selling model over the past three years, so a refresh of the 2+2 crossover that debuted back in 2007 is long overdue. And here it is. The 2015 Infiniti QX50 was unveiled at the New York Auto Show and there are plenty of updates that will hopefully make the small crossover more appealing. The most significant is the wheelbase that's now 3.2 inches longer and the length, which has grown by 4.5 inches.


The result is increased legroom of 4.3 inches for second row passengers, and increased ride height helps to improve headroom. The former EX37 has also seen some nice touches made to the exterior styling. New front and rear bumpers, LED accents in the new headlights, and a new grille brings the QX50 in line with Infiniti's current design language. LED taillights and optional xenon headlight packages are other modern improvements, while there's also restyled mirrors and new 18-inch rims.

Power comes from an unchanged 3.7-liter V6 that continues to deliver 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, which sends power to the rear or all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic. The interior also remains the same, albeit with additional equipment such as a moonroof and heated front seats. A new Premium Plus Package adds parking sensors, Around View Monitor, and GPS.


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