2022 Infiniti QX50 Preview: No Bigger Changes To Expect


The brand’s best-selling crossover has been around in the current form for less than three years and even though some sources were suggesting updates, we are pretty sure that won’t happen. The current model still looks good and makes strong sales. More importantly, this brand has much bigger worries, as its results in several segments are disastrous. Finally, keep in mind that the engineers were pretty busy with the new QX55, a coupe version of this crossover. So, we presume that the 2022 Infiniti QX50 will be a typical carryover model, with minor updates only.

All in all, you may count on the familiar pros and cons of this crossover. When it comes to good things, we like the look, as well as the cabin space. Also, the list of standard equipment is pretty long. On the other side, we don’t like the CVT, while the infotainment system feels outdated.

Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Infiniti QX50 won’t hit the market before the last quarter of the year.

2022 Infiniti QX50

2022 Infiniti QX50 Redesign

As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Infiniti QX50 shouldn’t feature any bigger change. We count on a familiar design, based on the well-known CMF platform. Mechanically, this model shares a lot with Nissan Rogue, but also comes with a plethora of exclusive design solutions, which make it far more upscale. The ride quality is good, though we would like to see a little bit more engaging handling.

Styling-wise, there is nothing to complain about this model. It still looks fresh and we definitely like its curvy lines, which are adapted to the brand’s latest design language. Of course, minor changes are always possible and when it comes to the exterior design, this usually refers to things like new color options.


One of the main reasons why buyers choose QX50 is the cabin. It looks good but more importantly, it is very spacious for the segment. Both rows accommodate adults with ease, while we particularly like the front seats, which are massive and supportive. The visibility is also pretty good in all directions. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 31.4 cubic feet of space behind the second-row seats and 65.1 cubic feet of the total volume. That’s one of the highest ratings in the class.

2022 Infiniti QX50 Interior

Besides plenty of space, this crossover also features a pretty nice cabin. Of course, it doesn’t look as upscale as Mercedes-Benz GLC, but the build quality and materials are really nice. Base models come with synthetic upholstery, while higher trim levels offer genuine leather upholstery, as well as other super-nice materials. A long list of tech goodies makes the cabin look even more luxurious.


Yearly updates usually bring novelties in terms of new tech and safety features, so we may see something similar from the 2022 Infiniti QX50 as well. Still, we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come with things like dual-zone climate control, push-button start, keyless entry, an 8-inch upper touch screen, a 7-inch lower touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, and a CD player. The list of options should include things like a panoramic sunroof, premium audio system etc.

The current model already comes with a very long list of safety features, so we don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect either. It comes with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and adaptive daytime running headlights. Additionally, you can get goodies like a head-up display, traffic sign recognition, adaptive LED daytime running headlights, lane keep assist, front parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system etc.

2022 Infiniti QX50 Engine

Things under the hood certainly won’t change. The 2022 Infiniti QX50 will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, with variable compression, which puts out around 268 horsepower. The amount of power is more than sufficient for a vehicle like this but we don’t like the CVT gearbox, which kills the driving experience almost completely.

On the other hand, fuel economy is pretty good for the class. You may count on about 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Infiniti QX50 rear

2022 Infiniti QX50 Release Date and Price

As there are no significant changes to come for the next year, we don’t see any reason why the 2022 Infiniti QX50 would come any earlier than usual. So, the launch date will probably be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. The price should also remain pretty much the same, which means that base models should go around 39.000 dollars.


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