The Infiniti QX50 is positioned in the highly competitive segment of compact luxury SUVs. In order to stand out, the Japanese company chose to innovate mainly with a turbocharged engine featuring variable compression technology that maximizes either performance or fuel economy. Output is rated at a solid 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This is transferred to all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission.
- Pleasant engine sound
- Nice silhouette
- Counter-intuitive infotainment system
- Less interesting engine than expected
- Future of the brand uncertain