The 2020 Infiniti QX30 will be the last edition of the subcompact luxury crossover. The company decided not to refresh the vehicle which lasted only five years on the market. Subcompact models are not as popular as compact SUVs. For slightly more money you can get a larger vehicle with more space. Even less popular are premium versions. For example, for $30,000 (the price of the new 2020 Infiniti QX30) we can buy mid-size three-row SUV or the base Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The 2020 Infiniti QX30 will be unchanged compared to its predecessor. The company announced the end of production. So, there is no point to invest in the development of something that doesn’t have future. Well, this is going to be your last chance to get this stylish crossover.
2020 Infiniti QX30 Pros and Cons
The major advantage of the subcompact crossover is a reliable engine and its acceleration. Handling is precise and another reason why we will love the upcoming 2020 Infiniti QX30. Safety is also above average. Since it is a premium crossover, it comes with plenty of luxurious materials and technologies. Voice commands and connectivity equipment are way better than for standard models. Comfort is at the highest level. Finally, you can also go off-road with your 2020 QX30.
On the other hand, some of the reasons why Infiniti is discontinuing the crossover might be lack of space. We can take its size as an excuse, but the layout could be better and provide more space. Behind the rear seats, there are 19 cubic feet. With the second row folded, the volume increases to 34 cubic feet. The price is also high. We already mentioned what kind of vehicles you can buy for the same amount of money. Turbo-four engine is powerful, but the QX30 doesn’t offer too many options, such as hybrid, or drive modes that will save fuel and maximize performance.
Under the hood of the 2020 Infiniti QX30 will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It will be capable to create 210 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Through a seven-speed DCT, the power goes to front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional. It kills the fuel economy. While the FWD returns 27 mpg, the rating drops to 24 mpg with AWD.
The lack of hybrid drivetrain was one of the reasons why QX30 was not so popular. Well, there are other factors as well, but this kind of drivetrain could extend its life and improve sales. Definitely, the entire industry is moving forward. Electric models are the future. Nissan, Infiniti’s parent company, has an all-new EV concept that will soon debut and get into production. Fans were hoping the TeRRA platform could save the smallest Infiniti crossover, but it is not going to happen. The QX30 ends its journey after 2020 season.
2020 Infiniti QX30 Features and Options
As said, the 2020 Infiniti QX30 will have a lot of equipment and additional options. However, the lack of room was definitely a problem. The company tried to make it up with the latest infotainment and safety features. Infiniti is not touching anything, so we will see the InTouch infotainment with 7-in touchscreen display. Satellite radio and audio system with six speakers are standard. Connectivity is possible through two USB ports or Bluetooth. Emergency braking is part of the base package, as well as the rearview camera, that will be really helpful while parking the crossover in tight spots.
You can add a 10-speaker Bose audio on higher trim levels. Navigation is also optional. Infiniti will offer panoramic sunroof and wireless charging as well. Furthermore, the subcompact crossover could become one of the safest models in the segment thanks to adaptive cruise control and parking sensors. The major downside? Lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2020 Infiniti QX30 Price
The new 2020 Infiniti QX30 will cost at least $30,000. With destination, it will be $1,000 more. The price might be better than the starting value of its rivals, BMW X1, and Lexus UX. However, these vehicles offer more. With cool upgrades that will make QX30 competitive, the cost will jump to $33,000 for Luxe package or up to $39,000 for Essential. Fully-loaded, it can reach $45,000.
Definitely, the 2020 Infiniti QX30 will need a replacement. The luxury division of Nissan’s company currently offers compact QX50, mid-size seven-seat QX60, and the big QX80. So, the subcompact segment has a vacant spot. In the future, the company definitely needs to think to bring back a vehicle to this position. Mercedes GLA, BMW X1, Audi Q2, and Lexus UX, are just a few of all-new models for this class. While other companies are increasing the number of crossovers and SUVs, Infiniti is shutting down the QX30. On the other hand, Nissan offers Rogue Sport, which is somewhere between compact Rogue and subcompact Kicks. This one could get a premium version and fill the empty spot in Infiniti’s lineup.