Overview

The Infiniti QX55 SUV shares its mechanical underpinnings and the ahead half of its shapely physique with the QX50. For the boldly styled QX55, although, presence and glam are extra vital than commodious cargo house or most headroom for rear-seat passengers. The two QXs share a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and repeatedly variable transmission although all-wheel drive is customary on the 55 whereas it’s optionally available on the 50. The QX55 makes an attempt to pamper its passengers with a soft trip and a well-dressed cabin outfitted with leather-based seats and an assortment of ordinary creature comforts and security tech. Those optimistic aren’t sufficient to offset its negatives: we have been unconvinced by this similar powertrain in our long-term QX50, nor was there something excellent in its trip or dealing with. Moreover, each QXs compete in a compact luxurious SUV class that features such compelling and assorted stars because the Genesis GV70, Porsche Macan, and BMW X3 M. The QX55 is undeniably enticing, however many rivals additionally provide beauty—and way more substance as nicely.

What’s New for 2023?

The Infiniti QX55 will get a slew of newly customary options for the 2023 mannequin 12 months. All fashions now include the automaker’s ProPILOT Assist expertise with Intelligent Cruise Control and Steering Assist together with lane-departure warning and blind-spot detection. Also customary are leather-appointed seating, four-way driver energy lumbar, rear facet influence airbags, and a rear USB-C cost port. In addition, Essential fashions additionally get traffic-sign recognition plus adaptive entrance lighting and auto-leveling LED headlights as customary content material. Lastly, range-topping Sensory fashions at the moment are outfitted with heated rear outer seats and 4-way passenger energy lumbar.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

Luxe

$50,275

$55,375

Sensory

$58,925

The QX55 is obtainable in three trims: base Luxe, midrange Essential, and loaded Sensory. Of these, the Essential trim gives the perfect worth by providing common tech and luxurious options at an affordable value. It comes customary with in-dash navigation, a 360-degree exterior digital camera system, heated and cooled entrance seats, and a 16-speaker Bose stereo system.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The QX55 is powered by the identical turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder because the QX50. Dubbed the VC-Turbo, it includes a advanced variable-compression system, produces 268 horsepower, and is paired with a repeatedly variable automated transmission (CVT) and customary all-wheel drive. Our time spent with a equally outfitted QX50 leads us to anticipate acceptable acceleration from the QX55. Our long-term QX50 take a look at car managed a 6.4-second run to 60 mph and proved to be a comfortable-riding SUV with succesful however not-quite-athletic dealing with. Our initial test drive of the QX55 served to substantiate our perception that it performs practically identically to the QX50. When now we have an opportunity to strap our take a look at tools to the QX55, we’ll replace this story with take a look at outcomes.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA says the QX55 is nice for under 22 mpg metropolis and 28 mpg freeway, and its sibling—the QX50—has not confirmed itself significantly economical in our testing. Despite its high-tech variable-compression engine, the QX50 delivered a ho-hum 27 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route. Once we’re capable of take a look at a QX55, we’ll see if it will possibly do any higher. For extra details about the QX55’s gasoline economic system, go to the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

A trendy and well-equipped cabin is generally carryover from the QX50, however reasonably than make the most of that mannequin’s quilted leather-based upholstery, Infiniti’s designers have opted for an easier look. Base fashions come customary with faux-leather upholstery, whereas real leather-based and semi-aniline leather-based are provided as choices. Black, open-pore wooden trim accents the good-looking inside design. The sloping roofline reduces rear headroom by 1.5 inches; cargo house is much less beneficiant than within the QX50, which accommodated 9 of our carry-on suitcases behind its second row of seats.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Infiniti appears dedicated to a dual-screen infotainment setup, with the highest show offering navigation and the decrease, secondary display serving radio, media, and car settings. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are each customary tools and function wi-fi connectivity. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is customary throughout all trims, and a Bose stereo system is customary on each the Essential and Sensory fashions.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Infiniti gives a set of driver-assistance features as customary, and the corporate’s ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving mode is customary for 2023 (it was optionally available beforehand). For extra details about the QX55’s crash-test outcomes, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embody:

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available adaptive cruise management with semi-autonomous driving mode

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

As with all Infinitis, the QX55 comes with a complete guarantee package deal as customary, with a powertrain coverage that is longer than rivals such because the Porsche Macan and the Volvo XC60. Volvo, nonetheless, sweetens the cope with as much as three years of complimentary scheduled upkeep.

  • Limited guarantee covers 4 years or 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain guarantee covers 6 years or 70,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled upkeep

Specifications

Specifications

2022 Infiniti QX55

VEHICLE TYPE

front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

BASE PRICE

Luxe AWD, $47,525; Essential AWD, $52,625; Sensory AWD, $58,075

ENGINE TYPE

turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port and direct gasoline injection

Displacement

120–122 in3, 1971–1997 cm3

Power

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

280 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

TRANSMISSION

repeatedly variable automated

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 110.2 in

Length: 186.3 in

Width: 74.9 in

Height: 63.8 in

Passenger quantity: 100 ft3

Cargo quantity: 27 ft3

Curb weight (C/D est): 4150 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)

60 mph: 6.4 sec

1/4-mile: 15.0 sec

Top velocity: 137 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)

Combined/metropolis/freeway: 25/22/28 mpg

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