The second generation of this compact crossover debuted as the 2019 model year. It has been around since 2017, so the 2020 Infiniti QX50 will practically be in the third production years. However, that doesn’t mean we are about to see changes. Moreover, the next-year model is about to continue with the same design and features, which has been introduced two years ago. The new generation of this crossover has brought a lot of improvements.
The new model rides better and it is far more luxurious from the inside. A spacious cabin and plenty of cargo space are some of its main advantages over the competition. Fuel economy is on a high level as well. That will remain the 2020 Infiniti QX50, which could get a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment. Other than that, things will definitely remain the same.
2020 Infiniti QX50 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Infiniti QX50 will definitely remain the same. The recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties and improvements, so we don’t expect to see anything more important in the new model. This crossover rides on the company’s well-known CMF platform, which has a lot of strong points but features a couple of drawbacks as well. This particularly refers to dull handling of all models based on this platform and the 2020 Infiniti QX50 won’t be an exception. Still, we may expect some modifications in the future.
Until then, driveability won’t be its strongest point, but rather efficiency and impressive exterior styling. This is definitely one of the prettiest models in the class, which comes with the latest version of the brand’s design language, famous for huge amounts of curvy lines. Eventually, we could see a couple of new color options in the next year.
When it comes to the interior design, we definitely don’t expect to see any particular change. The 2020 Infiniti QX50 is about to carry on with same cabin layout, which came with big improvements with the latest redesign. While the previous generations were often criticized for the interior quality, that’s not the case with the new model. This one looks very stylish and utilizes lots of premium materials. Also, the thing we have to mention is that this is one of the most comfortable models in the class. Nissan traditionally makes great seats, but this model also features plenty of legroom in both rows.
Additionally, there is plenty of cargo space. You can count on about 31 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Fold them down and volume increases to 64. These are some of the highest ratings in the class. So, if you want a practical, family-oriented luxury SUV, search no more.
The list of standard equipment in the 2020 Infiniti QX50 will be quite long for sure. A couple of novelties seem possible, but we are pretty sure that the core will remain the same. Therefore, count on the same dual-screen setup on the center stack, which looks great, but doesn’t feature as sharp graphics as screens from some rivals. Also, there is no Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in this luxury crossover and we hope this will change in the future. Other than that, there is really nothing to complain about. This crossover comes standard with things like six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth etc. Additionally, you can get a moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, navigation, 17-speaker Bose audio system etc.
When it comes to safety, the current model comes standard with things like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward emergency braking. There is much more in higher trims, where you can get things like a surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, a head-up display, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and much more.
2020 Infiniti QX50 Engine
Under the hood, the 2020 Infiniti QX50 will carry on with the same 2.0-liter turbo-four, which features a max output of 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Such numbers are on part with V6 engines. On the other side, this engine features variable compression, which ensures a pretty impressive fuel economy, better than most turbo-four engines on the market.
In this crossover, it returns around 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, which are some of the highest ratings in the class. The engine comes in pair with a CVT, and the thing we like about it is that it simulates traditional shifts of an automatic transmission. Some reports are suggesting a possibility to see an electrified version in the near future. At this point, the company remains quiet on this matter.
2020 Infiniti QX50 Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come in the next year, we presume that the 2020 Infiniti QX50 will come in usual time, probably in December. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 37.000 dollars, but the price can jump pretty fast if you want more equipment. The competition in the segment is tough. Some of the players are models like Acura RDX, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC etc.