Infiniti sets price of 2016 QX50 at $35,850 AWD, $34,450 RWD

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 18, 2015

Infiniti revealed today the price for the U.S. release of its new and redesigned 2016 QX50. The all-wheel drive version is priced at $35,850 with the rear-wheel drive at $34,450. With a longer wheelbase, Infiniti discloses that this luxury crossover will go on sale at official retailers starting this month.

Compared to the 2015 QX50, the new crossover has more than $1,700 worth of features added to it while still being accessible price-wise. This is in addition to its already high-content option packages.

Priced at $500, the Premium Package includes, among many others, advanced Climate Control System, 11-speaker Bose Premium Audio system, aluminum roof rails, and Maple interior accents. With a well-equipped Premium Package, the overall value stands at $4,500 (RWD), putting the QX50 at the center of the luxury crossover segment.

The wheelbase of the 2016 QX50 has been lengthened by 3.2 inches whereas 4.5 inches was added to the length resulting in an extra interior volume of 8.3 cubic feet. This increase though can only be experienced in the second row, or the rear, with the knee room increased by 3.9 inches and the legroom an additional 4.3 inches.

Increased interior space is not the only thing that is new with the 2016 Infiniti QX50. The exterior has been revised and borrows design cues from previously released Infiniti models. Aside from the wheelbase, the ride height was also increased by around 0.8 inches giving it a more SUV-like look.

Enhancing the new look of the exterior is a set of 19-inch wheels. Standard features have been increased as well like the heated seats and moonroof available on all the grade levels. Infiniti is now offering Hagane Blue color for the exterior. The different optional equipment packages have been revised as well.

Infiniti continues to offer the Deluxe Touring, Technology, and Premium packages and now adds the Premium Plus Package. The QX50 with the 3.7-liter V6 / RWD engine has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $34,450. Meanwhile the 3.7-liter V6 / AWD QX50 AWD has a MSRP of $35,850.

Destination and Handling costs $995. Vice president for Infiniti Americas Randy Parker declares that the QX50 does not only give cargo versatility with the increased space, it also has amazing utility and is fun to drive. Infiniti’s 2016 QX50 mixes a new, elegant, and sculpted exterior design with a charming interior environment and amazing driving performance.

Both the AWD and RWD come with the 3.7-liter 325-horsepower V6 engine paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Leather-appointed seating and heated front seats are standard on the QX50. Other standard features include the Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, RearView Monitor, and Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System.

A SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available but a SiriusXM subscription is required. This is sold separately. On the exterior, we see the tinted glass and power sliding moonroof. It also has the 18-inch 8-spoke aluminum alloy wheels.

Other equipment include Adaptive front Lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster air purifier, Bose Audio System with 11 speakers, driver's seat headrest coat hanger, Maple interior accents, power up-folding second-row seat and the 19-inch wheels and tires.

Technology-wise, the QX50 has the Around View Monitor with Front and Rear Sonar System, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, Distance Control Assist (DCA), Infiniti Navigation System, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Prevention system (LDP).

Press Release


Infiniti today announced U.S. prices for the new, redesigned, longer wheelbase 2016 QX50 luxury crossover, which goes on sale in this month at Infiniti retailers nationwide. Pricing begins at $34,450 for the rear-wheel drive QX50 and $35,850 for the all-wheel drive QX50.

For 2016, the QX50 includes more than $1,700 worth of added standard features at a more accessible price when compared to the 2015 QX50, along with very attractive value for the high-content option packages.

The Premium Package, for example, is priced at $500 and includes a Bose® 11-speaker Premium Audio system, advanced Climate Control System, Maple interior accents, aluminum roof rails and much more. The overall improved value of the well-equipped Premium Package model is approximately $4,500 (RWD), positioning the new QX50 in the heart of the luxury crossover segment.

For 2016, the QX50 wheelbase has been extended by 3.2 inches and overall length has increased 4.5 inches – resulting in 8.3 cubic feet of additional interior volume. Most of the increase in interior space can be felt in the second row. Rear seat legroom grows by 4.3 inches and rear knee room is boosted by 3.9 inches.

Along with increased roominess, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 features a revised exterior, which borrows design cues from other recent Infiniti models. In addition, ride height has been increased by 0.8 inches for a more SUV-like appearance. The exterior look is further refined by a new design for the available 19-inch wheels. Standard content has also been increased; a moonroof is now included on all grade levels, as are heated seats. A new Hagane Blue exterior color is also now offered.

Optional equipment packages have been revised for 2016, with a new Premium Plus Package added to the previously available Premium, Deluxe Touring and Technology packages.

"The 2016 QX50 offers excellent utility and cargo versatility, and it's also great fun to drive," said Randy Parker, vice president, Infiniti Americas.

About the 2016 Infiniti QX50
The new 2016 QX50 combines a sculpted, elegant exterior design, exhilarating driving performance and an engaging interior environment. Each comes equipped with a standard 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 – one of the most powerful engines in its segment – and a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features found on every QX50 include leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, RearView Monitor, eight-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a power sliding tinted glass moonroof.

Other available equipment includes an Adaptive front Lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights, Maple interior accents, driver's seat headrest coat hanger, Bose® Audio System with 11 speakers, Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, power up-folding second-row seat and 19-inch wheels and tires.

Available technology includes the Infiniti Navigation System, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, Around View® Monitor with Front and Rear Sonar System, Lane Departure Prevention system (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning.


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