If you look at Infiniti’s current lineup, you can easily notice that most models look and feel dated. The QX50 is one of the rare exceptions, as it has been introduced just a couple of years ago. That’s why we believe that the next year won’t bring any particular change and that the 2021 Infiniti QX50 will continue in the same way. Of course, there is always a chance to see novelties in terms of new standard equipment and similar, but most of the things are about to remain the same.
That means you may count on a comfortable and spacious crossover, which looks very attractive as well. It also comes with a pretty efficient turbo-four engine and the biggest cargo area in the class. That makes it a perfect compact SUV for families. On the other side, those who are looking for something peppier and more dynamical, won’t find that in 2021 Infiniti QX50. Also, the infotainment system seems a little bit complicated, though it features all the modern goodies you would expect from today’s cars.
2021 Infiniti QX50 Design
In terms of base design characteristics, this model definitely won’t change. So, you may count on a model that rides on a good-old D platform, just like Nissan Murano and several other mid-size cars. With more than 110 inches in wheelbase, this crossover guarantees a high level of comfort, while we also like the ride quality, which is soft and refined.
In terms of the styling, we definitely don’t expect to see any changes, as the current model has been around for just a couple of years. Moreover, it looks really amazing and it is certainly one of the best-looking models in the class, which features loads of curvy lines and pretty sleek overall profile. Of course, there is always a chance to see novelties in terms of new color options and similar things.
When it comes to interior design, we definitely don’t expect to see any particular change. The current model looks pretty good in this aspect and, although it can’t compare with models like Audi Q5 or Acura RDX, the overall interior quality is really good. All materials are fine, while the sound insulation is pretty good as well. Furthermore, you may count on some of the best seats in the class, while the long wheelbase ensures plenty of legroom. This particularly refers to the second row, where this crossover really shines. On the other side, rearward visibility isn’t particularly great and takes some time to get used to it.
The cargo volume is where this crossover really shines. You may count on 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 65.1 cubic feet with these seats folded. That’s something you won’t get in any other compact luxury SUV on the market.
This is the aspect where we might see a couple of novelties for the next year. Still, we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come with goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, a CD player, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Of course, you may count on the same dual-touchscreen setup, which is a little bit complicated to use and takes a learning curve. In higher trim levels, you can get goodies like Navigation, a 16-speaker Bose and more.
In terms of safety features, all models currently come standard with things like automatic high beams, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, front and rear collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert etc. Additionally, you can get goodies like head-up display, traffic sign recognition, adaptive pivoting headlights, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors and many more.
2021 Infiniti QX50 Engine
The 2021 Infiniti QX50 should carry on with the same 2.0-liter turbo-four, which features a pretty respectable output of 268 horsepower. That’s a lot on paper but the thing we don’t like about this powertrain setup is that the engine comes in pair with a CVT gearbox, which makes this crossover slower than you would expect. Also, there is no engine upgrade option, which is the case with most rivals.
On the other side, the fuel economy is pretty good. You may count on 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway and those are above-average numbers for the class. When properly equipped, this crossover can tow up to 3.000 pounds.
2021 Infiniti QX50 Release Date and Price
Give the fact that 2021 Infiniti QX50 won’t come with any particular change, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the end of the year. When it comes to the price, the base model currently starts at quite affordable 37.500 dollars.