The luxury SUV market seems saturated these days. Many who seek a luxury SUV don’t want it to look like an SUV. They also don’t want it to perform like one. Because of that, the compact crossover designs represent a far more appealing option. The 2017 Infiniti QX50 is just such a compact luxury crossover vehicle, and it’s well worth your consideration. Here’s why.
- It’s an SUV That Handles Like a Sedan
The V6 under the hood means you can drive the QX50 as you would a sedan. You won’t sacrifice the things you love about driving a luxury sedan to drive your luxury SUV.
That alone makes the QX50 look far more appealing than many other SUV and crossover options. Keep in mind this is a 3.7-liter V6. The power is there right along with the utility.
- You Can Accelerate Quickly and Safely
While most aren’t looking for an SUV that can accelerate like a sports car, the QX50 has a very good acceleration thanks to the aforementioned V6. It’s possible to go from 0 to 60 in about 5 and half seconds. You get a good 267-lb-ft of torque with the 325-hp put out by the engine.
- The Exterior Can Please Many Different Sensibilities
The 2017 QX50 looks exactly like what it is. It’s a luxury sports utility crossover. That means it has a design that incorporates the best of multiple worlds. It’s raised suspension and hatchback gives it a quick and sporty look.
- The Interior Definitely Looks Luxurious
The exterior of the QX50 looks great, but it’s the interior that separates many luxury vehicles from the rest. This particular model doesn’t disappoint.
The leather seats with the maple accents look elegant and upscale. It doesn’t hurt that the heated seats also have 8-way power and adjustable lumbar support. The back seats look just as good as the front and contain a surprising amount of comfortable legroom.
The dashboard maintains both a new and old-school look with its many dials and buttons. But everything here serves a purpose. It also has all the interior bells and whistles you would expect from a modern luxury vehicle. That includes touch-screen controls.
There’s a lot more the 2017 Infiniti QX50 offers. It’s definitely worth looking at a new or pre-owned model. However, for those who prefer one type of vehicle to another, Infiniti has a few options to accommodate your tastes.
For example, if you like the crossover, but want a sportier looking ride, then you can consider the QX70. Alternatively, if you want something that has more of the utility you expect from an SUV, luxury or not, you can consider the QX60.