2016 Infiniti QX50 Release Date, Review, MSRP, Specs, Interior – Dealing with a highly competitive luxury crossover market, Infiniti had no choice but to update and jumpstart the QX50 brand and they have finally presented their release at the New York Auto Show this year. With an overall facelift, some added room on the inside, a longer wheelbase and some gadgets here and there, the QX50 is ready to take on the competition and fair itself much better in this highly competitive segment.
This car was originally introduced in 2008 under the name EX35. It was only till 2011 when the car received its first name change and went on to become simply EX. The 2014 model sees another name change, which was not followed by any significant style change, so from then on without no apparent reason the car came to be known as the QX50 vehicle. So after changing its name so frequently, it was time that the car changes its style and does something with its looks, thus we represent to you in this review the 2016 Infiniti QX50 vehicle.
The newest car is available with the RWD and the AWD and comes also available with no less than four option packages. We hope that this gets to be enough to get the vehicle back on its track and allow it to regain some of its former popularity. The price, release date as well as some exclusive pictures of the car are all mentioned and discussed below, so continue reading.
2016 Infiniti QX50 exterior
By adding the coupe like style, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 retains a typical Infiniti styling seen in their other vehicles. The front side of the model has included a new front bumper, L-shaped headlamps with LED daytime running lights, a lower front fascia, side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, a completely restyled grille, it has updated the side sills and added a new rear bumper and a lower rear fascia. The wheelbase is larger and has added 3.2 inches to its lengths and now comes to a total of 113.4 inches. The overall length of the car has been increased by 4.5 inches and comes to a total of 186.8. Ground clearance is raised 0.4 inches for RWD models or 0.8 inch for AWD models.
A system called the Adaptive Front lighting System has been added to xenon lights which enables auto leveling. It also combines with the integrated fog lights and LED taillights. The back side has a low rear hatch and a lower load floor. You can also see the new high-mounted spoiler with an integrated brake light with chrome-finished dual exhaust tip. On the top the sliding sunshade and available roof rails are added and come with a standard power sliding tinted glass moon roof with tilt feature. This time, there are 7 colors patterns available, Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet, Graphite Shadow, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Moonlight White and the new Hagane Blue.
With the increased size of the car comes the added comfort inside of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 car. The car now has a total of 8.3-cubic-foot increase in interior volume. The most of it went in the back of the car at the second row of seats and it was where it was most needed as it adds both legroom and headroom. The front side of the car actually has a “double-wave” instrument panel design with pin LED lighting mounted above the center console and high-contrast gauges. The instrument panel also comes with a 7-inch color display with an integrated trip computer, which is where the navigation of the car is also placed. It actually uses the Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System that includes a color touch-screen display. Other additions also are the Lane Guidance, 3D graphics, NavTraffic with real-time traffic info, NavWeather with real time weather and many many things more.
The seating for the driver includes eight-way adjustable with memory system, while the people at the back get seats with four-way adjustability. The front seats are heated in all versions while you can easily split the second row of seats to 60/40 by a remote folding feature. A standard trim uses the while aluminum interior accents while the optional ones come with maple accents. Also, the premium leather seats are standard and come available in Graphite, Wheat and Chestnut colors. A special feature for the first four years of ownership is the Infiniti’s Personal Assistant feature which helps with a lot of things concerning the car.
The powertrain of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 combines the use of a 3.7 liters VQ37HR V-6 engine, which was also used last year, and a seven-speed automatic gearbox with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching. This combo enables 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The engine was moved back as far as possible which makes a front mid-ship platform and helps with the handling. The car comes with both RWD and AWD, while the RWD is a standard choice the AWD uses an electromagnetic Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system adding the active center clutch ability and making possible active torque distribution management.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.4 in. (113.4 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 6.8 in. (186.8 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11 in. (71 in.)
Passenger volume: 115.4 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 18.6 cu.ft. ( max. 47.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3855 lbs.
Top Speed: 145 mph
0-60: 5.7-5.8 sec
MPG: 17/24 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Obsidian, Graphite Shadow, Hagane Blue, Liquid Platinum, Majestic White, Malbec Black, Midnight Garnet…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price and release date
The newly made car with all new specifications and abilities comes to you next year. The 2016 Infiniti QX50’s release date is set for April. The base MSRP price is $34,450, while the AWD version is priced at $35,850. The comeptiion truly holds the cream of the crop when it comes to the segment with such vehicles as the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche Macan, BMW X3 and Audi Q5 which can prove to be tough competitors when it comes to choosing the right model.