Powertrain: 2.0-liter variable compression turbocharged 4-cylinder engine rated at 268 hp. Continuously variable transmission.
Technology: Semiautonomous ProPilot driver assistance monitors the vehicle ahead and lane markers, and helps keep the QX50 centered in its lane at a set distance from the traffic out front — even around curves. Ideal for stop-and-go traffic. The world’s first variable-compression engine in a production vehicle automatically adjusts compression ratio in response to different driving situations, boosting power and fuel efficiency.
Safety: Forward collision warning, lane departure warning, backup collision intervention, intelligent cruise control, forward emergency braking, blind spot warning, surround view monitor
Competitors:Lexus NX, Lexus RX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Acura RDX, Mercedes GLC, Jaguar E-Pace
Strengths: Responsive steer by wire is an improvement. Competitive fuel economy and pricing compared with chief rivals. Weighs 100 pounds less than outgoing model. Second-row seat slides forward or backward to increase rear-seat legroom or cargo room.
Weaknesses:No Wi-Fi hot spot or park assist. No Android Auto or Apple Car Play capability.
Base price: $ 37,545, including shipping
Bottom line: An overall improvement from the aged, outgoing QX50, with a lot of advance technology that poses a challenge to market. It must now overcome considerable established and new competition in a huge segment where incentives are rising.
|2019 Infiniti QX50||2018 Lexus NX||2018 Acura RDX||2018 BMW X3|
|Max. cargo (cubic feet)||65.1||54.6||61.3||63.3|
|Base engine||Turbo 4-cylinder||2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder||3.5-liter V-6||2.0-liter twin turbo 4-cylinder|
|EPA mpg city/highway/comb.||24/31/27||22/28/25||20/28/23||22/29/25|
|Base price*||$ 37,545||$ 36,980||$ 36,995||$ 41,995|
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