2017 Infiniti QX50 Release Date, Review and Info

The previous Infiniti QX50 had a cramped backseat, however, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 addresses the issue. Still, you can get better alternatives of this greying QX50 although the QX50 offers a descent value. Its release date should be expected during the second half of this year.

2017 Infiniti QX50 alloy wheels and grille

Some of its pros include a low base price, a responsive handling, and an available agile V6 engine. For 2017, you should expect to see a revised exterior styling, a newly stretched wheelbase, improved rear legroom, LED daytime running lights, heated seats, a sunroof, and additional standard features.

Words sometime offer different meanings, and so is the Infiniti QX50. On the upside, the brand has given the QX50 a fresh stretched wheelbase. Now, the rear legroom gains an additional 4.3” more therefore placing the vehicle in a league often dominated by German and Japanese brands. On the other hand, the vehicle rides smoothly than the previous models, as is often the character associated with vehicles with longer wheelbases.

2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, black color

On a general view, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 returns mostly unchanged, which is both a bad and a good thing. On the plus side, the vehicle comes with an engaging appeal especially through its powerful V6 engine that cranks out an impressive 325 hp and a sport-tuned suspension that are almost distantly related to the370Z sports car from Nissan.

On the downside though, Infiniti has been able to offer the QX50 a substantial refresh ever since it debuted almost eight years ago. Some of the greying areas include the lackluster fuel economy ratings, missing commonplace features like a standard Bluetooth audio system, and a power liftgate.

2017 Infiniti QX50 exterior, alloy wheels

The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 offers an enormous cargo capacity but that doesn’t enamor us, as there are other vehicles in the segment that can swallow more stuff. A good example is the VW Golf hatchback.

We can’t however downplay some successes that the QX50 has achieved. Nonetheless, the segment offers a plethora of better equipped models. Some of them include the 2017 BMW X3, 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Acura Q5.

Available Trims – Infiniti QX50

Just like a majority of Infiniti models, the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 is only offered in a single well-equipped trim level.

Exterior Dimensions & Interior Review – 2017 Infiniti QX50

2017 Infiniti QX50 front angle, grille and headlights

Standard equipment available for the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 include a heated power-folding exterior mirrors, automatic halogen headlights, 18” wheels, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless ignition and entry, a sunroof, a leather upholstery, a four-way power front passenger seat, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, video/audio input jacks, satellite radio preparation, and a CD player.

2017 Infiniti QX50 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Options are available and are grouped into packages. The Premium package, for instance, comes bundled with advanced climate control system, driver memory settings, aluminum roof rails, a power adjustable steering wheel, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, and a genuine maple interior trim.

2017 Infiniti QX50 interior, leather seats and dashboard

Next up is the Premium Plus package that comes equipped with a Bluetooth streaming audio, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, voice controls, and a navigation system.

The Deluxe package offers a driver power lumbar, a built-in coat hanger, an upgraded dashboard trim, an eight-way power front passenger seat, adaptive xenon headlights, 19” wheels, and power folding second-row seats.

2017 Infiniti QX50 steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Lastly, the Technology package offers a blind-spot warning system, lane-departure intervention, a blind-spot warning system, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning system.

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti QX50

The new 2017 Infiniti QX50 tacks a 3.7L V6 engine under the hood that cranks out 325 hp and 267 pounds of torque. The seven-speed automatic transmission system is standard, as is the rear wheel drive. The all-wheel drive is optionally provided.

2017 Infiniti QX50 engine

The fuel economy ratings for the rear wheel drive stand at 17/25/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/24/20 mpg for the AWD QX50.
Some of the safety features to expect include active front head restraints, side curtain airbags, stability control, antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags, and forward-collision warning system.

Release Date & 2017 Infiniti QX50 Price

Expect the new 2017 Infiniti QX50 to cost you an MSRP starting from $34,450. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to hit dealerships during the 2nd half of 2016.

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2020 Infiniti Q60 – Release Date and Review

The new 2020 Infiniti Q60 sedan offers an enduring curb appeal and a satisfying performance, but it lacks practicality and refinement relative to its competitors. Some of its strengths include user-friendly controls, a sharp handling, muscular V6 engine, and a sharp handling. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2020 if online rumors are to be trusted.

2020 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

As far as performance goes, the new sedan meets our expectations of a luxury sport coupe. It is blessed with an athletic and engaging handling that’s among the industry’s best. When you give the 330-hp V6 engine the crop, it reaches 60 mph in just 6 seconds. This coupe certainly earns its sporting credentials.

2020 Infiniti Q60 auto show, side view, silver color, headlights and alloy wheels

In a world of relentless advancing technology, a car that has rested on its laurels even for two years without any major redesign might seem hopelessly outdated. However, the new 2020 Infiniti Q60 still has some life left.

2020 Infiniti Q60 rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

New features to expect from the rejuvenated 2020 Infiniti Q60 include a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alerts, an upgraded navigation system, four-zone climate control, high-quality leather surfaces, and a genuine wood trims. The Q60 is also known for its user-friendly control layout.

2020 Infiniti Q60 front angle, headlights and grille

While we acknowledge the efforts Infiniti has invested in reviving the Q60, the vehicle seems to suffer from a rather strained engine sound. Also, its practicality is compromised especially if you plan to use the vehicle for more than just weekend joyrides. If space is atop your priorities, we recommend you check its competition first.

2020 Infiniti Q60 exterior, auto show, front view, headlights and grille

Once such vehicle that will offer a more useful rear seat and trunk, and a quicker acceleration is the 2020 BMW 4 Series. Others include the 2020 Lexus RC 350, the 2020 Cadillac ATS Coupe, the 2020 Ford Mustang GT, and the 2020 Audi A5. Even with so many rivals nipping at its heels, the Infiniti Q60 has several reasons to keep its head high.

Offered Trims – Infiniti Q60

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Four min trims are offered for the 2020 Infiniti Q60: Q60 Journey, Q60 AWD, Q60 Limited, and the Q60S 6MT. the Q60 Convertible is covered in a separate review.

Interior Concept & 2020 Infiniti Q60 Exterior Changes

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2020 Infiniti Q60 interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

Standard features on the Journey include a leather upholstery, adaptive cruise control, automatic xenon headlights, 18” alloy wheels, heated eight-way power front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED taillights and running lights, rearview auto dimming mirrors, a six-CD changer, a six-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, exterior heated mirrors, an auxiliary audio jack input, a rearview camera, a folding rear seatback, and an iPod/USB audio interface.

2020 Infiniti Q60 interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

The only difference between the Q60 Journey and the Q60 AWD trim models is the latter exclusive all-wheel drive system. It also gets everything above.

Opting for the Q60S 6MT gets you front sport seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, voice controls, a navigation system, driver memory settings, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, a limited-slip differential, 19-inch alloy wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt powered steering wheel, a firmer sport-tuned suspension, a quicker steering ratio, and larger brakes.

2020 Infiniti Q60 exterior, side view, alloy wheels and taillights

The Q60 Limited begins with what the Q60S 6MT offers and further adds paddle shifters, a black trunk lid, 19” gloss-black alloy wheels, interior contrast stitching, four-zone automatic climate control, and wood trimmings.

Several optional packages will also be offered for an extra cost, however, the details are either scanty or missing as of this writing. Therefore keep checking the post for additional info as its release date nears.

2020 Infiniti Q60 Engine Specs

A 3.7L V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque inspires the 2020 Infiniti Q60. A seven speed is standard, as is the rear wheel drive save for the Q60 AWD model version. Preliminary reports allege the Q60S 6MT requires a segment-average 5.7 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.

2020 Infiniti Q60 engine

EPA also estimates the RWD automatic-equipped Infiniti Q60 versions should be able to return 19/27/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/20 mpg for the AWD version. Manual models are rated at 17/25/20 mpg.

Price & 2020 Infiniti Q60 Release Date

2020 Infiniti Q60 Release date

The Q60 Coupe should be expected to cost about $40,950, the Convertible $48,550, and the Q60 Convertible IPL an MSRP starting from $62,100. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2020.

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2017 Infiniti Q70 Release Date, Info & Specs

The new 2017 Infiniti Q70 falls short of our expectations and doesn’t come with the standard set by other leading midsize luxury sedans in the segment. Some of the defining features for the fresh Q70 include strong crash-test scores, plenty of high-tech safety features, and an admirable fuel economy. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 4th Q of 2016.

Apart from a few changes, the new Infiniti Q70 returns unchanged.

2017 Infiniti Q70 blue color, alloy wheels

Despite previous efforts of changing its nameplate, the model appears to be showing some greying areas. Some of the ageing features are well pronounced from the feature content and refinement which have fallen from the previous grace. However, it still offers a long-wheelbase variant which, at least, sets it apart from the crowded segment.

The long-wheelbase version which is commonly referred to as the Q70l adds up to 5.9” of additional rear legroom. With such an impressive legroom, it might prove to be a cost effective alternative to large sedans like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

2017 Infiniti Q70 exterior, taillights

Surprisingly, though, the vehicle lacks the extra seat accoutrements that are mostly needed to make it compete effectively with the luxury-themed Mercedes S-Class sedan. Things are a bit lively under the hood of the Q70, as the vehicle comes with a 3.7L V6 engine rated at an impressive 330 hp. Wait! Although the engine suggests an impressive output, the vehicle doesn’t ride and feel energetic.

Fortunately, for those bored with the long list of disappointing Q70 features there is, hopefully, an alternative galore. Some of them include the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 Cadillac CT6, and the 2017 Jaguar XF.

Available Trims – Infiniti Q70

The five-passenger 2017 Infiniti Q70 is available in just two trims: a 3.7 (V6) and a 5.6 (V8) engine. Both of which are further available in long-wheelbase Q70l form. You can find the Q70 Hybrid in a separate review.

Exterior Redesign & Interior Review – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Standard accessories available for the 3.7 and Hybrid trims include power folding mirrors, a sunroof, LED headlights and foglights, 18” wheels, cruise control, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a soft-close trunk lid, auto-dimming mirrors, leatherette upholstery, a power telescopic and tilt steering wheel, a gearshift knob, an eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats, a rearview camera, wood interior trim, driver memory settings, Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, and a 7” infotainment system.

2017 Infiniti Q70 interior, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The Hybrid further adds heated rear seats, rear reading lamps, a rear 12-V power outlet, and a soft-close rear doors.

Opting for the 5.6 gets you rear parking sensors, a navigation system, voice controls, an 8” display, Bluetooth streaming, an upgraded 10-speaker Bose audio system, a surround-view parking camera system, Infiniti Connection telematics, cooled front seats, and leather upholstery.

2017 Infiniti Q70 steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard

The Deluxe Touring package gets you added seat bolstering, a 16-speaker Bose premium sound system, upgraded gauge, upgraded leather upholstery, power rear sunshade, adaptive headlights, silver powdered wood trim, a power rear sunshade, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, lane-change assist, a collision warning system, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

The Performance Tire and Wheel package offers upgraded brakes, all-season performance tires, and 20” wheels. Tacking on a sport-tuned suspension, 20” wheels, unique front exterior styling, a leather stitched gauge pod, aluminum pedals, sport seats, paddle shifters, and upgraded brakes is the Sport package.

2017 Infiniti Q70 side angle, silver color

The Premium Select Edition package offers different 20” wheels, dark chrome exterior trim, a rear spoiler, illuminated door sills, aluminum interior trim, simulated-suede headliner, upgraded brakes, all-season performance tires, premium leather upholstery, and a dark rear bumper finisher.

Engine Specs – 2017 Infiniti Q70

Employing a 3.7L V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lbs. of torque is the base 2017 Infiniti Q70.

Every trim comes fitted with a seven-speed auto transmission system, as is the standard front-wheel-drive. Non-hybrid models have the option of getting the all-wheel-drive system.

2017 Infiniti Q70 engine

During our won test drive, the 2017 Infiniti Q70 3.7 was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. According to Infiniti, the Q70 returns fuel economy ratings of 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 5.6 trim comes fitted with a 5.6L V8 engine good for 417 pounds of torque and 420 horsepower. The RWD Q70 returns 16/24/19 mpg, and 16/23/18 mpg for the all-wheel-drive.

Price & 2017 Infiniti Q70l release date

The fresh 2017 Infiniti Q70 sedan goes for sale for an MSRP starting from $49,850. We should expect the vehicle sometime during the 4th Q of 2016.

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