The forthcoming 2021 Infiniti QX50 is one of the best small crossovers that you can get. The second-generation arrived in 2019, so it is a relatively fresh model. It looks attractive and very modern. Moreover, its interior is modern as well, and it looks premium on top of that. Slotted below the three-row QX60 model, QX50 wears a similar styling, but it provides a room for only five persons.
It comes with superb driving dynamics and more than enough power. For 2021, Infiniti will deliver mid-cycle refreshments. That includes both exterior and interior modifications. The sales will start by the end of 2020.
2021 QX50 Gets Mid-Cycle Facelift
New 2021 Infiniti QX50 won’t introduce significant changes. Whatsoever, this model is now in the shadow of the brand-new QX55 variant that looks simply amazing. However, QX50 is still one of the best models in the segment. It looks sporty, and it provides unique stuff such as raked D-pillar and swoopy roofline. The styling is very modern, and QX50 comes with wider grille openings finished in black color. Furthermore, LED strips are extremely sporty, and we like the larger air dam too.
The rear part won’t introduce anything new and sloppy roof design remains, which is a good thing. The 2021 QX50 is available in different gorgeous exterior paints. Infiniti offers Black Obsidian, Chestnut Bronze, Graphite Shadow and Hermosa Blue exterior colors. Moreover, you can also opt for Liquid Platinum and Lunar White paints.
The interior of the 2021 Infiniti QX50 looks redesigned, but it isn’t. The thing is that Infiniti knows how to build a premium interior design that always looks like a brand-new cabin. Everything on the inside looks so modern and stylish that you can’t hate anything about this small crossover. The interior room is more than decent for the segment, with 38.7 inches of rear legroom.
The cargo area provides 31.1 cubic feet of space which is more than enough. Infiniti offers a dual-screen infotainment system, leather upholstery, sporty steering wheel, and so much more standard equipment. Some customers are still frustrated by the infotainment software and its frustrating menus. Hopefully, Infiniti will improve this area as well for 2021.
Specs, Transmission, Acceleration
Powered by the 2.0-liter turbo-four gasoline engine, new 2021 Infiniti QX50 provides great performances. The engine can produce 268 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, it comes with a CVT transmission, and it uses a standard front-wheel-drive setup. Nothing will change in 2021, in terms of performance, which isn’t bad at all. As for the fuel efficiency, QX50 crossover delivers 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The new crossover will need 6.2 seconds to reach 60 mph.
2021 Infiniti QX50 Release Date and Price
While nothing is official yet, new 2021 Infiniti QX50 should arrive by the end of the current year. The Coronavirus could force Infiniti to reschedule its launch for 2021. The price will remain, which means you can get base trim level for $38,500. On the other hand, the range-topping trim will cost over $55,000. The QX50 model will continue to rival other small luxury crossovers such as Lincoln Corsair, BMW X3 and Acura RDX.