2019 INFINITI QX50

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$36,550–$45,150 MSRP range
(5.0) 8 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2019 INFINITI QX50. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • High-quality cabin materials
  • More cargo room
  • Excellent backseat legroom and headroom
  • Hidden storage space in cargo area

The Bad

  • Dual-screen multimedia system is hard to use
  • Styling not different enough from other Infiniti SUVs
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity

Notable Features of the 2019 INFINITI QX50

  • Redesigned for 2019
  • Mid-size luxury SUV
  • Brand-new turbo four-cylinder with variable compression ratio
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Seats five
  • New ProPilot Assist driver-assist technology

2019 INFINITI QX50 First Drive

Kelsey Mays

CARS.COM — It's hard to get too excited about the redesigned Infiniti QX50, a smallish luxury SUV with promising technology and a lush interior but notable warts past that. Put it all together, and Infiniti's latest redesign is a middling choice in a crowded vehicle class, especially if your budget precludes all the bells and whistles.

Related: Infiniti QX50 Returns for 2019 With True Luxury Cred

After skipping the 2018 model year, the QX50 returns in redesigned form for 2019. I spent a day and a half driving an all-wheel-drive QX50 Essential at Infiniti's Los Angeles-area media preview. (Per company policy, Cars.com pays for its airfare and lodging at such automaker-hosted events.) Officials said the SUV should hit dealerships in late February or early March, and it will come in three trim levels (Pure, Luxe and Essential) that range from about $37,500 to nearly $60,000 with all major options. The spread is a bit pricier than the outgoing QX50 but still a slight value against a four-cylinder Audi Q5, BMW X3 or Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class — just a few of the QX50's many rivals.

Doozy of a Drivetrain

Out goes the old QX50's big V-6, replaced by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (268 horsepower, 280 pounds-feet of torque) with a high-tech variable compression ratio that drives the front or all four wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission. As such, the QX50 charges up steep inclines and makes quick work of freeway o... Read More


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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Best new car ever

by Halima from Cambridge, MA on July 20, 2018

I fell in love with this car the moment I sat in it and it was all I was looking for in a brand new car. Read full review

(5.0)

Absolutely in love

by DANI22 from Queens, new york on July 10, 2018

Leased the 2019 QX50 memorial weekend and i love everything about it. It?s an amazing car. Every detail was thought of. And i purchased it at Infiniti of manhasset. Love that dealership. Everyone is ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2019 INFINITI QX50 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 INFINITI QX50 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by INFINITI

Program Benefits

Free Carfax report and 3 Year CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, first year basic maintenance, SiriusXM 3-Month trial, Infiniti Elite Extended Protection Plan available, 24-hour roadside assistance, lockout assistance, repair at authorized Infiniti dealerships or facilities and Infiniti courtesy vehicle.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / Unlimited mileage warranty

    Vehicles < 15K miles: 6 Yr./75K mileage warranty from the vehicle's original ISD. Vehicles > 15K miles: 6 Yr./Unlimited mileage warranty from the vehicle's original ISD. Vehicles > 15K miles and outside new vehicle warranty: 2 Yr./Unlimited mileage warranty from CPO sale date.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 70,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 167 point vehicle inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The QX50 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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