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2021 Infiniti QX50

2021 Infiniti QX50

Here is an SUV that boasts a whole lot of goodies, a comfortable interior, an exterior design that sets it apart and an engine that’s smooth with plenty of power on tap.  The 2021 Infiniti QX50 is a quality product with lots to like about it.

Let’s start with the underpinnings, which feel secure, supple and comfortable for any road surfaces.  Rougher gravel roads show the Infiniti QX 50 to be surefooted and generally quiet.  Being a luxury marque, Infiniti uses decent sound proofing and quality materials with strong engineering and design incorporated in their design DNA.  The QX50 is a compact SUV, so it offers quite a tight control through the corners.  The steering is nice and accurate, feeling nicely connected with the strong chassis control.  At higher speeds the Infiniti QX50 hunkers down well, providing lots of secure grip and composure.

Infiniti have done away with succumbing to the temptation of offering electronic suspension dampening control, and this is a good thing.  The engineers have gone with the dependable ready-set levels, and the careful tweaking has produced a ride that is smooth, quiet and rock-solid.  A little bit of body roll is there, but that’s no worries at all because the comfortable ride is more than capable of offering tight cornering that should keep most buyers more than impressed with its fun drive and zippy acceleration.

Under the bonnet of the 2021 Infiniti QX50 lies a powerful (194 kW) 2.0-litre petrol engine with new turbo-charging technology.  Infiniti calls the new engine the VC-turbo and it certainly offers a powerful, sophisticated experience.  The engine has been designed to be able to alter the piston chamber geometry which, in turn, changes the compression ratio.  The motor can change between 8:1 and 14:1 compression in an instant.  Cruising gently, the motor opts for the higher compression loads for superior fuel economy.  Plant the right foot and ask plenty from the turbo, and the lower compression marries perfectly with the turbo’s requirements.  The modern motor boasts variable compression technology with a new CVT automatic that works well with the maximum torque (380 Nm) levels.

The new QX50 feels lively and responsive, and the car will hustle through to 100 km/h from a standstill in less than seven seconds.  FWD is standard, while AWD is available as well.  Fuel economy figures for the smart looking Infiniti QX50 should average out to around 8-to-10 litres/100 km.  Obviously, the FWD versions will be slightly more economical than AWD models.  This sets the Infiniti QX50 up as being a class leader in low fuel consumption; and we all love that.

There are paddle shifters on the steering wheel which can make you feel like you’re changing the car’s gears, but the CVT just simulates the changes.  In my opinion you might as well enjoy the benefits of this CVT’s smooth operation, and low maintenance, and let it get on and do its thing by itself.  There is little noise from the CVT and the seamless drive is likable.

On a more practical note: small family buyers will love the QX50’s spacious, well thought out interior.  There is 880 litres behind the rear seats – again class leading.

2021 Infiniti QX50

Being a mid-size luxury SUV, the Infiniti QX 50 competes head-to-head with the likes of Mercedes Benz’s GLC, Audi’s Q5 and BMW’s X3.  It’s bigger than before, boasts more technology and offers a leather/suede combo even on the base models.  There are plenty of interior colour and trim options available.  My one quibble would be that the standard grey interior looks a little too… well grey.  There are some lovely colour combos, however, which really do spice things up and make the luxury QX50 sensational to travel in.

The infotainment system is carried over from the previous model and works well.  It has two screens for displaying your on-board entertainment and comfort features.  Infiniti models have a great climate control system that pumps out lots of nice cool air on a hot summer’s day.  A powered tailgate, blind spot monitoring, 19-inch alloys, collision warning systems, a large panoramic roof and the leather/suede interior sets off the classy QX50’s base level interior.  Top of the range models boast sexy quilted leather seats, 20-inch rims, rear seat sun shades, a premium Bose sound system, semi-autonomous driving aids and a heads-up display to name a few.  The top of the range models are also very well-priced and deliver a top package for less than its German rivals.

Stylistically, the 2021 Infiniti QX50 has a curvaceous exterior with lots of interesting creases and definitive lines going on.  The new LED headlights are strikingly good looking and offer superb night driving illumination.  You can even get some nice graphite spoked 20-inch wheels that set off the QX50’s gorgeous looks.

All-in-all the latest Infiniti QX50 brings its best to the table and easily struts into its main competitor’s circles.

2021 Infiniti QX50

The 2021 Infiniti QX50 models include the:

  • QX50 FWD
  • QX50 AWD

For any more information on a new Infiniti vehicle or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Infiniti dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!