2020 Infiniti QX50 Gains New Tech And Two Range-Topping Trims

The Infiniti QX50 was redesigned for the 2019 model year, but the crossover is entering 2020 with a handful of updates.

First and foremost, the QX50 comes equipped with a new InTouch infotainment system. It features an upper 8-inch display as well as a lower 7-inch touchscreen. The system also comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Besides the technology updates, the QX50 lineup has been expanded with two new trim levels. Both sit at the top of the range and come nicely equipped.

Also Read: 2019 Infiniti QX50 Fires Warning Shot At Premium Compact SUV Segment

Starting with the 2020 QX50 Sensory, the model features “Ice Cube” LED headlights, LED fog lights and an adaptive front lighting system. The crossover also has a panoramic moonroof, roof rails and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, drivers will find heated leather front seats, a heated steering wheel and a Bose premium audio system. Other highlights include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, GPS navigation and HomeLink connectivity.

The model comes equipped with an assortment of driver assistance systems including intelligent cruise control, blind spot intervention, lane departure intervention and distance control assist. This is on top of features such as high beam assist, rear cross traffic alert, rear automatic braking and forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Buyers looking for something more upscale can opt for the new QX50 Autograph. It comes loaded with high-end features including a head-up display, direct adaptive steering and ProPILOT Assist. The latter can be used on the highway and it controls the acceleration, braking and steering of the vehicle.

Other features on the QX50 Autograph include semi-aniline leather seats, a tri-zone climate control system and heated / ventilated front seats. The model also has a motion activated liftgate and traffic sign recognition technology.

As before, the QX50 is powered by a 2.0-liter VC-Turbo four-cylinder engine with a variable compression ratio. It develops 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission which can be paired with an optional all-wheel drive system.

The 2020 QX50 is slated to arrive at dealerships this fall and pricing starts at $37,250 – a slight increase of $600.

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  • WalthamDan

    Glad they fixed the Infotainment issue. Hopefully the CVT will be next

    • ChicagoBlah

      Did they though? Two screens still in the dash right? Hopefully they watched Doug Demuro tear it a new one on youtube

      • Nordschleife

        Yes because Nissan cares with Doug thinks.

        • ChicagoBlah

          Yes, and his 3+ million followers

  • Chris Van Der Merwe

    Yes, the market definitely wants 55K 4cyl with CVT with horrible infotainment. No wonder the brand is failing.

    • no25

      I wonder if this brand will ever leave the US like they did Australia. I hope so.

    • ChicagoBlah

      I love my Nissan CVT, taking a left turn has never been so exciting! the CVT will randomly not respond for 2-3 seconds, sure makes things interesting. My first and last CVTurd for sure

      • DM

        Too real! Driving a CVT car makes me anxious.

  • Lloyd Anthony D Peters

    Infiniti is just further falling into the realm of irrelevancy. Their vehicles just aren’t remotely appealing. Like, I can’t reccomend any Infiniti over anything. And that’s a shame. The naming scheme really messed things up, considering they had equity in things like G, M, and FX. Now they all sound the same, look the same, and sit on the lots all the same.

    Crossover Coupes are all the rage. Bring back the FX (or whatever you call it…) And make a Red Sport (Or IPL… Remember that..?) Version with the heart of a GT-R detuned. Get rid of CVTs.

  • DetrinKD

    People complaining about the price of this car haven’t sat inside one. I think most will be pleasantly surprised if they gave it a chance and sat in one. I honestly would call it best in class. And that’s not just the top of the line model, even the lower trims are pretty nice. Overall the interior is just top notch and a class above. They have fixed probably the biggest blunder and that was the lack of CarPlay and Android Auto. With those that probably negates at least some of the complaints of the infotainment.

  • ThatGuy

    A new untried Nissan engine with a JATCO CVT. Hard miss, thanks, but no thanks.
    This Lexus competitor is falling way, way, way, behind and its relevance is diminishing into oblivion.
    Dealer support is exceptionally bad and recalls equal to Ford’s, we don’t care, you bought it, it’s your problem now, stance.
    And i will say this, their interiors are nice, but that will never make up for poor reliability and after sales support.
    If you want to play crazy get the Jaguar and have 2 more percent reliability, with a good interior that like this car will breakdown on you but at least 2% less.

    If you want a more reliable car get the Lexus, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai/Kia, BMW, Audi or Benz….oh wait and Mazda.
    and others i am forgetting

  • Jawohl

    A luxury model for Plebians

  • ctk4949

    WoW!! They finally did it, they added Android Auto!! Hopefully they made it the infotainment faster/smoother as well. But dang $55K for a 4cyl engine?? Ouch!!

    • DetrinKD

      Have you seen the $75k+ 4-cyl Mercedes-Benz GLE350?

      • ctk4949

        Geez and it starts at $56K, makes less hp/tq than the Infiniti 4cyl. lol

        • DetrinKD

          Yea, it’s pretty insane. But think its something we’ll have to adjust to. These turbo 4s are making decent power… but still lol

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    That’s really good news that they made improvements to the infotainment system. That and the CVT were the worst things about the QX50. I see them in my area pretty frequently. They are handsome in person, but I wouldn’t get one over a RDX or GLC.

  • ChicagoBlah

    No I just thought he gave an very in depth look at why their infotainment is garbage. Till the video I had no idea just how bad it was.

    The video was specific to Infiniti which is not doing so well.

  • botornot387

    still an ugly duckling, but that is subjective, however the infotainment still looks behind the competition. Infiniti is easily the last product i would look at from the luxury marks. The RDX is a better JDM product.

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