When the Infiniti QX50 was originally introduced (as the Infiniti EX35), it was one of the first personal crossovers, foreshadowing what has become the hottest segment in the auto industry.
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 luxury crossover at once provides a unique combination of a right-sized exterior with a luxurious interior environment and suite of advanced technology features, including the Infiniti Navigation System.
The wheelbase is now 3.2 inches longer (113.4 inches) and overall length has increased 4.5 inches (186.8 inches). The result is an 8.3 cubic feet increase in interior volume (115.4 cubic feet total volume).
Most of the increase in interior space can be felt in the second row; rear legroom grows by 4.3 inches and rear knee room is boosted by 3.9 inches. In addition, ground clearance has been raised 0.8 inches, giving drivers a higher vantage point for improved visibility.
The QX50's dramatic interior again offers an invigorating and engaging environment, one that is both indulgent and inspiring.
The driver-focused cabin layout features an Infiniti signature "double-wave" instrument panel, easy-to-read high-contrast gauges, hospitality lighting with a pin LED light mounted over the center console and Infiniti signature analog clock.
Comfortable seating is provided by an eight-way power driver's seat and a four-way power passenger's seat. Heated front seats are now standard on both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models.
The advanced Around View Monitor (AVM), available with the new Premium Plus Package, utilizes four small cameras located front, side and rear to give the driver a virtual 360-degree view of the outside of the vehicle and help aid when parking. The AVM system includes Front and Rear Sonar.
Every 2016 Infiniti QX50 comes with a 3.7-liter V6 engine rated at 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode including down shift Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift Control. QX50 fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway for rear-wheel drive models and all-wheel drive models.
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 is available in two models: QX50 and QX50 AWD, with four option packages available. Pricing begins at $34,450 for the rear-wheel drive QX50 and $35,850 for the all-wheel drive QX50.
"The enhanced 2016 Infiniti QX50 delivers a rewarding experience for both driver and passengers," said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas. "With its advanced safety, driving and parking aids, driving is a pleasure. And with the added rear seat roominess and cargo flexibility, passengers will enjoy riding in an QX50 more than ever before."