Infiniti’s QX50 is the smallest crossover on its books, but it spans a comprehensive range of affordable through to premium luxury. Pricing kicks off at under $38k, but you’re looking at over $60k at the top end with options like the striking white and blue leather and Ultrasuede interior.
What’s standard across the board is a 2.0-liter VC-Turbo inline-4 turbocharged engine. That can adjust its compression ratio for either frugality or performance; you get 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, along with a CVT. Standard is FWD, with AWD an option. Higher-level cars use Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering with drive-by-wire.
Inside, there’s plenty of space and a dual-touchscreen infotainment system, along with a 31 cu-ft trunk that roughly doubles with the rear seats folded. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard too, plus a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot. Come the QX55, meanwhile, and there’ll be a more stylish “four-door coupe” sibling for those willing trade a little cabin space for the aesthetics.