The 2017 QX50 brings together a posh interior and eye-catching exterior with the most exhilarating performance buyers will find in the luxury SUV segment. The QX50 comes in one model, which is equipped with a 3.7-litre V6 engine that delivers an all-powerful 325-horsepower, and a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Infiniti’s famous Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system comes standard, a necessity for the Canadian climate. What makes Infiniti’s AWD system so remarkable is the way it distributes power. By using an active torque distribution management system coupled with an active center clutch programed for smooth transitions, owners get the highest levels of traction on difficult roads, particularly in icy winter conditions.
Heated front seats and a power moon roof are standard, as are premium leather-appointed seating, maple interior accents, dual-zone climate control system, rearview monitor, intelligent key with push-button start, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and more. Finally, with an exceptionally long wheelbase of 80 millimeters, passengers in both the front and back enjoy ample amounts of leg room.
In terms of safety and driver assisted technology, the QX50 is more than equipped; Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control System (TCS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) Systems are all included. The LDW System sounds an audible warning when you unintentionally drift out of your lane while the LDP system lightly applies the brakes to help you smoothly find your way back between the lines.
2017 QX50 VS the Competition
The QX50 comes in one model; however Infiniti has made three packages available – Technology, Navigation and Premium – which buyers can include in order to fully customize their QX50 to both their preference and needs. Specific to the Premium Package are High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon auto-leveling headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System, for an added touch of utility and style.
The QX50 has the best fuel efficiency out of the other five SUVs — BMX X3, Acura RDX, Mercedes-Benz GLC-CLASS, Lexus RX, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-CLASS – which means you’ll be spending less of your time filling up at the pumps. And, with life being as busy as it is, the more time you have for the important things, the better. In fact, with the QX50’s 3.7-litre V6 giving drivers 325 of exhilarating horsepower, it’s also the most powerful engine of the group. Coming in second is the Lexus RX, falling just shy of the QX50’s power with 308 hp. – that’s with Lexus’s electric 3.5-litre V6.
The QX50 is an elegant ride, blending together an exhilarating performance with the utility you look for from an SUV. In addition to power, fuel efficiency, and a striking leather interior, Infiniti’s available packages and upgrades afford buyers the option to make the QX50 the vehicle they need, want, and love. The luxurious QX50 bests the competition in all aspects, making it a worthy choice for 2017.