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).