2021 Infiniti QX50 Preview: Changes, Specs, Price, Release Date

The current, second generation of Infiniti’s compact crossover has been around for just three years. Therefore, it’s hard to expect any particular change for the next year. Simply, it is still early for a mid-cycle refresh, especially if we consider that this crossover still sells pretty well, unlike most other models in Infiniti lineup. Also, keep in mind that the Japanese manufacturer is currently busy with renewing the entire SUV lineup. So, there is no doubt that the 2021 Infiniti QX50 will carry on in the same way.

In practice, this means you may count on a pretty upscale crossover, which has a lot of good things to offer besides attractive styling. This crossover offers a pretty nice driving experience, thanks to a composed handling and very comfortable ride. Also, you may count on plenty of interior space, as well as on loads of standard equipment. All in all, the lack of changes means that we probably won’t see any particular change for the next year and that the 2021 Infiniti QX50 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2020.

2021 Infiniti QX50

2021 Infiniti QX50 Redesign

When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2021 Infiniti QX50 definitely won’t changes. In terms of mechanics, this means it will continue to ride on a familiar D platform, despite we are talking about a relatively fresh model. This architecture may be a limiting factor is some aspects, but it also brings several benefits. This particularly refers to the interior space, which is the area where this crossover stands among class leaders.

In terms of the styling, we might see a couple of new color options for the next year but the overall look will certainly remain the same. This crossover is definitely one of the better-looking models in the class, which features Infiniti’s recognizable curvy lines, adapted to the brand’s latest design language.

Interior

While most Infiniti models have been criticized in the past for low interior quality, this crossover is a completely different story. The overall quality is at a pretty high level. The dashboard looks very attractive, while a load of standard and available tech goodies make everything look even more opulent. Besides attractive aesthetics, the cabin is also full of quality materials, while the fit and finish are at a high level as well.

Besides great quality and attractive aesthetics, the 2021 Infiniti QX50 will also offer a pretty spacious and comfortable cabin. Both rows are generous in terms of space, so five adults can accommodate with ease. Also, Infiniti traditionally makes some of the best seats in the class.

When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and a roomy 65.1 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume. Those are the highest ratings in the class.

2021 Infiniti QX50 interior

Features

We don’t expect to see too many changes in this aspect either. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like dual-touchscreen setup, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, four USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, a CD player, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and push-button start etc. Additionally, you can get goodies like navigation, premium Bose audio system etc.

The list of standard safety features is also impressive. It includes things like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. Additionally, you can get goodies like front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive pivoting headlights, a head-up display, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist etc.

2021 Infiniti QX50 Engines

Things under the hood will also remain the same. The 2021 Infiniti QX50 will carry on with a 2.0-liter turbo-four. It puts out around 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. That’s quite an impressive amount of power compared to most turbo-four rivals, though we have to say that most rivals also have more powerful engine options in the offer too.  Despite the sufficient amount of power, the driving experience isn’t all that great. That’s mostly because of the fact that the engine comes in pair with a CVT gearbox.

On the other side, the obvious advantage of such transmission is efficiency. So, you may count on pretty solid ratings for the class. This crossover returns around 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Infiniti QX50 rear

2021 Infiniti QX50 Release Date and Price

The 2021 Infiniti QX50 won’t bring any particular change, so we presume it won’t come earlier than usual either. The price shouldn’t change too much compared to the current model, which starts around 38.000 dollars.

When it comes to the competition, some of the key rivals are Acura RDX, Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 etc.

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