Infiniti's QX30 Will Be The Most Affordable Luxury Crossover In The US

The QX30 undercuts all of its rivals, so will you buy one?

Having recently spent some time with it, we think the QX30 is a very clever model for Infiniti. This model is based on the Mercedes CLA/GLA and even has the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo with 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. In other markets, the QX30 will be sold as the Q30 hatchback, but we all know that US customers don't buy those. However, because the QX30 has a slightly raised ride height, Infiniti can call it a crossover and thus have no trouble marketing it, especially when you factor in its price. It starts at less than $30,000.

Specifically, the base FWD QX30 comes in at $29,950. There will also be Luxury, Premium, and Sport trims that will cost $32,600, $35,300 and $38,500 respectively. Luxury and Premium trims can also be purchased with AWD for $34,400 and $37,700 respectively. At $29,950, the QX30 is cheaper than any car or SUV from BMW, Audi, or Mercedes. In fact, the only luxury vehicles that we could find that are less expensive were the Acura ILX, and a few Buick models. If you're satisfied with having an Infiniti badged car, you can now buy a Mercedes crossover for less money. Sounds good to us.

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