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Innovative design comes together with practical features and premium comfort to create a crossover that is focused on you the driver and your passengers. With multiple trim levels, you’re sure to get exactly what you want in a new vehicle.
In this review of the 2021 INFINITI QX50, you’ll discover the fun and function of the crossover along with the available trims and packages. You will find out just how safe this model is on the road, the fabulous warranty coverage offered, and how the QX50 has evolved from its concept. As you learn more about the INFINITI QX50, you will be better equipped to decide if this is the right model for you.
The 2021 INFINITI QX50 offers INFINITI World’s First production variable compression turbo engine to provide seamless power and efficiency on demand. This engine can transform from 14:1 for efficiency to 8:1 to achieve performance, and it provides up to 268 horsepower. Even when you have all this power, you still enjoy a quiet ride with the Active Torque Rod to eliminate much of the engine noise during acceleration. With Direct Adaptive Steering, it’s almost like the vehicle knows the way to your destination. This system automatically makes adjustments as needed to prevent constant movement of the vehicle on the road for more precision and control.
Get where you need to go regardless of the road conditions with Intelligent All Wheel Drive, which continually adapts to whatever lies ahead. As much as half the available power is sent to rear wheels to improve traction.
Paired with the engine is a continuously variable transmission with drive mode selector to adjust for the way you drive. Standard is the basic mode, but you can switch it to Eco mode for a more efficient trip. Sport mode provides a more spirited driving response while personal mode lets you set the parameters based on your unique preferences.
Muscular lines showcase the fact that this 2021 INFINITI QX50 is designed to take care of busy families with hectic schedules. Exuding strength and style, this SUV features dynamic design to captivate. As elegant as this SUV appears, the design is also about being practical. Take the motion activated liftgate for an example. Just move your foot under the rear bumper to activate the sensors, which will open the liftgate when your hands are full.
Power heated adjustable mirrors showcase the functional side of this SUV while the rear spoiler enhances the athletic attitude. Aluminum roof rails give you more space to bring along cargo without cramping your passengers.
Feel secure on the road in the 2021 INFINITI QX50, which comes with ProPILOT Assist. This system includes an entire suite of features. Start with advanced intelligent cruise control to help you stay with the flow of traffic even as you maintain a constant speed. The system adjusts the speed if you get too close to the vehicle in front.
Forward emergency braking includes pedestrian detection as it scans the area ahead for possible crash situations with vehicles or pedestrians. This system will automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not react quick enough. Steering assist works with the technology as it makes small corrections in the steering as it monitors lane markings to keep the SUV centered.
Lane departure warning and lane departure prevention work together to keep you in the correct lane. Lane departure warning alerts you if the vehicle starts to drift into another lane. Lane departure prevention makes the correction automatically to move you back into your lane.
If you ride up too close on another vehicle, distance control assist will back off by releasing the acceleration pedal to slow the speed. This helps ensure you maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and avoid potential crashes. Bind spot intervention warns you if you start to switch lanes and a vehicle is in your blind spot.
You will have a clearer picture of your surroundings with the Around View monitor, which comes with moving object detection for the 2021 INFINITI QX50. This system gives you a complete picture of the vehicle and other objects nearby. Backing up is a breeze when you partner this camera with rear parking sensors that alert you when you are getting too close to an obstacle.
Even the best of drivers with the latest safety technology can get in accidents. You can know you will not be alone if one happens because automatic collision notification sends help on the way. You can talk to a live specialist who will send out emergency services.
Predictive forward collision warning monitors the road ahead for potential hazards. If the system notes another vehicle too close or other hazards, it will alert you, so you can slow down and avoid an accident. Rear cross traffic alert does a similar task with obstacles behind you as you start to back up.
Always Entertained and Informed
No matter what your preferred taste in entertainment, everything comes through loud and clear in the 2021 INFINITI QX50 with the Bose Performance Series audio system with Advanced Staging Technology. Aluminum speaker grilles enhance the contemporary feel of the space with 16 speakers to provide clarity.
Even on the base trim, you can enjoy quality entertainment with a six-speaker CD/AM/FM radio, which includes four USB ports to expand your options. Stream your audio with Bluetooth wireless connectivity and enjoy more stations with SiriusXM satellite radio for music, sports, news, and talk.
When you arrive home, you can get in your garage with the HomeLink universal garage door opener, which not only opens the garage door but shuts off the home security system. Turn it back on and close the garage door when you leave with the universal opener for added convenience in your busy life.
Modern technology enhances the driving experience with applications and systems that cater to your every need. Multimedia systems take the guesswork out of finding a location while offering premium information and entertainment for the journey. INFINITI’s multimedia system is one of the most advanced and offers numerous features to provide an exceptional travel experience every time.
You’re never far away no matter where you travel in the 2021 INFINITI QX50 with the ability to pair your smartphone to the SUV with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Easily gain access to your contacts while sending and receiving messages, phone calls and emails. You can also connect to your social media and other apps.
INFINITI InTouch is the multimedia system that enables you to do more while on the go. This system even turns your vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Use INFINITI InTouch to help you find your way with navigation assistance and 3D buildings. Along with the visual maps, you receive audio assistance to help you find your way. Enjoy a few stops along the way by sending points of interest to the vehicle with Destination Send-to-Car. Sirius Traffic lets you know about current road conditions and road closures to avoid delays by finding an alternate route. You also have the option to use Premium Traffic with INFINITI InTouch, which tells you about traffic congestion, construction zones and accidents. This system updates every two minutes, so it is never outdated. You can use the information to reroute your trip with the navigation system.
This multimedia system does much more than just get you to your destination. Use SiriusXM Travel Link to find out fuel prices along your destination, so you know the best time to fuel up. Travel Link also helps you locate a parking space and find your car when you return. Another part of INFINITI InTouch is My Car Finder. Locate your vehicle in a busy parking lot or use it if your vehicle has been stolen.
Use Journey Planner to create a fun or quick route for your travels. You can enter a starting and end point with up to four stopping points along the way. Journey Planner will create the best route and give you an estimate for the time and distance while sending the trip plan to your navigation system.
Stay informed of your vehicle’s performance with the INFINITI InTouch dual display system, which comes with two screens. The top screen is an LCD/VGA at eight inches while the lower color screen is seven inches in size.
The interior of the 2021 INFINITI QX50 was designed with you in mind. Luxurious materials and practical ergonomics combine to create a restful space no matter where you are going. Wood accents add warmth while the tailored stitching creates a custom feel. Leather upholstery enhances the sophisticated attitude of this SUV. Ambient lighting helps to create a relaxing, refined space.
Passengers will have no trouble accessing the rear seats with slide and tilt rear seating. You’ll also discover just how much stuff you can bring along with a spacious rear cargo area that comes with a tall hatch for a large opening. Hidden beneath the cargo area is more storage with an under-floor bin.
Your rear passengers won’t mind being in the back with seats that slide and recline. It will be almost like they never left home. As for the driver and front passenger, they will appreciate the luxury that awaits with climate controlled seats that adjust to the ideal temperature. Hands will feel warm with a heated steering wheel while the eight-way power adjustable front seats come with power lumbar support to reduce fatigue on long trips.
Never worry about adjusting your settings again with the dual-occupant memory system. This system remembers the details for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and mirrors for up to two drivers. Just reset after the other driver has made changes, and you’ll be ready to go.
Dual-zone automatic temperature control is standard, but you can upgrade to the tri-zone automatic climate control system which provides separate temperature settings for the rear seat as well as individual settings for the driver and front passenger. Now, no one will have to sacrifice comfort to stay warm or cool.
Available Trim Levels and What They Include
To ensure the 2021 INFINITI QX50 suits more drivers, INFINITI developed several trim levels with various amenities. Each trim comes with the option of front-wheel or all-wheel drive, making it more versatile for buyers.
Even as the base trim, the 2021 INFINITI QX50 Pure offers more luxury and amenities than what you might expect. Incredible style is seen in the 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels which come with all-season run-flat tires. Blind spot warning is standard as well as predictive forward collision warning and forward emergency braking which includes pedestrian detection. Pair up your smartphone with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. You can add other features as options with this trim.
Along with everything you get in the QX50 Pure, you can also enjoy a panoramic moonroof for beautiful days as well as heated front seats on those chilly mornings. Experience the convenience of a remote engine start system, which allows you to warm up the engine without leaving your house. LED front fog lamps improve visibility and enhance the sporty style of this model. In addition to the safety features on the Pure model, you will appreciate ProPILOT ASSIST with intelligent cruise control and steering assist. These systems keep you a safe distance from other vehicles and in your correct lane as you travel.
Upgrade to this trim to get even more of the essentials in life. Along with the amenities you receive with the Luxe, you can enjoy more convenient parking with front and rear parking sensors as well as rain-sensing windshield wipers. Traffic sign recognition assists you with speed and other responses based on traffic signs. See all around this Essential trim with Around View Monitor which includes moving object detection. Find your way with navigation assistance, which comes with 3D building graphics and complimentary access for five years to premium traffic and MapCare to make traveling simpler and more enjoyable.
Get even more for your senses with this luxury trim. Start out by looking stylish and sophisticated with 20-inch silver painted and machine-finished wheels. Slide inside where leather-appointed seats await you with your choice of Wheat or Graphite colors. All important information is right in front of you with the head-up display, which projects data onto the windshield. Listen to your entertainment through the premium Bose Performance Series Audio.
Make a statement in this trim with unique 20-inch dark painted wheels. Easily access cargo with the motion-activated liftgate, which requires no hands. This feature is ideal when you’re carrying groceries to the SUV or packing luggage for a trip. Sink down into the comfortable seats, which feature Ultrasuede headliners, A-pillars and B-pillars along with semi-aniline leather-appointed seating. Keep everyone at just the right temperature with tri-zone automatic climate control, which also features climate-controlled front seats. With this system, you’re not too hot or too cold.
To enhance your 2021 INFINITI QX50 even more, you can add specific packages to a trim. Some of these packages focus on appearance while others make performance or safety a priority.
When you choose this package, you get heated mirrors with black mirror caps. A dark chrome front grille surround frames the black grille mesh. Twenty-inch black-painted and machine-finished wheels include all-season run-flat tires for more sophistication. This package also includes a body color rear diffuser, graphite headliner and dark chrome for the front fender accent and liftgate finisher.
Make your life more convenient with the package that adds a little luxury to the drive. When you select this package, you gain leather-appointed seating with a power tilt/telescopic steering column. Lock in your choices for the driver seat, mirrors and steering wheel with the memory system. Outside mirrors allow you to do a reverse tilt down, and you can also enjoy a heated steering wheel.
Premium White Leather-Appointed Seating Package
Premium style is what this package is all about. When you select it to add to your QX50, you get quilted seat stitching with white semi-aniline leather seats, which are also quilted. Blue piping is found between the white leather seats and blue Ultrasuede which is also located on the upper door, upper instrument panel and as an accent for the center console lid.
Enjoy a more comfortable ride in the QX50 when you add this package. Features you’re sure to appreciate include the tri-zone automatic climate control, which not only takes care of the driver and front passenger but rear passengers as well with different temperature settings for each. Climate controlled front seats are part of the package with rear passenger sunshades. You will also appreciate the advanced intelligent cruise control, which helps you stay with the flow of traffic.
Benefits of Ownership
When you own an INFINITI, you’re not just another sale. You receive special treatment, just like a member of the family. For instance, you get bonuses like 24-hour roadside assistance along with a courtesy vehicle when your vehicle is in the shop as long as it is under warranty. If you happen to have an issue while you are away from home, you receive trip interruption coverage, which includes money for payment of expenses like lodging and meals.
You also get the choice to buy or lease your 2021 INFINITI QX50 with INFINITI Financial Services. You can select the payment plan that is customized to your needs and fits your budget.
INFINITI QX50 Safety
The 2021 INFINITI QX50 comes with many safety systems and advanced features in place. Some are standard while others may be purchased as part of a package or an upgrade to a higher trim level. How these systems work to keep you safe by preventing accidents or decreasing the level of injury if a crash should occur is the ultimate focus.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the premier organizations for testing vehicles and their safety systems. The IIHS hasn’t completed its testing of the 2021 model yet, but data exists for the 2021 INFINITI QX50. With manufacturers continuing to improve safety features, you can expect the 2021 model to be even better.
For the 2021 model, it scored well for crashworthiness and superior for front crash prevention. IIHS looked at forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection and predictive forward collision warning for the front crash prevention testing. It met the requirements and avoided a collision at 12 mph and 25 mph.
The second premier organization for testing safety in vehicles is the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). This organization also does not have testing data available for the 2021 INFINITI QX50, but it does provide information for the 2021 model year. NHTSA gave the 2021 QX50 five stars, which is its top mark. According to the NHTSA, INFINITI meets or goes beyond the performance criteria for forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems.
NHTSA rated the 2021 INFINITI QX50 at five stars for frontal crash ratings. This includes the front driver side at five stars and the front passenger side at four stars. The test simulated a collision between two vehicles of similar size that were moving at 35 mph in a head-on crash. This model also received five stars for side crash testing with both the front and rear seats receiving five stars. The QX50 got four stars for the rollover test with a rollover risk of 14.70 percent.
INFINITI QX50 Warranty
Enjoy the same warranty for the 2021 INFINITI QX50 as you get with all new INFINITI models at Glendale INFINITI. The INFINITI Limited Warranty provides peace of mind as you travel around town with the kids or on the highway for work or a vacation. This warranty provides basic coverage for up to four years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The included powertrain warranty covers the systems for six years or 70,000 miles. You also get a Federal Emission Performance Warranty and Defect Warranty which is good for 80,000 miles or 96 months.
Part of the coverage includes a corrosion warranty for the body and frame of the 2021 INFINITI QX50, which is good for unlimited mileage for up to 84 months. With this limited warranty, parts and labor are included along with towing as long as it is for a covered issue. To get the benefits of the warranty coverage, buyers must take their vehicle to a dealership. If you take it anywhere else or try to do the work yourself, you could void the warranty. You don’t want to add any extra accessories without contacting the dealership first. Often, accessories must be installed by a certified technician at the dealership to avoid ruining the warranty.
Batteries come with their own warranties, which is honored by the manufacturer of the battery. They warrantee their battery based on the age when it no longer works. For the first two years, the battery is covered 100 percent and replaced at no cost to the owner. For the next eight months, the customer only needs to pay 25 of the cost of the battery. For months 33 through 50, the cost to the customer is half the total. The customer will pay 75 percent if the battery fails during months 51 through 84.
Tires are another product that come with a separate warranty. They are generally based on mileage rather than time. You can contact the dealership to find out if the tires are still under warranty if you need to have them replaced.
People get used to having that peace of mind which comes with a warranty. When the manufacturer’s warranty runs out, they often wish they had more coverage. If you choose to buy the 2021 INFINITI QX50, you will have the option to purchase the Elite Extended Protection Plan, which comes into effect when the original warranty expires. With extended coverage, your vehicle is covered for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. During this time, you also get Roadside Assistance.
INFINITI QX50 Accessories
To make the 2021 INFINITI QX50 fit your active lifestyle even better, you can have special accessories added prior to purchase. These accessories are designed to work with your model, which means an accurate fit. It also means those accessories work well with other features and systems in your SUV.
Accessories for the QX50 can protect the vehicle, enhance the look or improve the performance. Some accessories improve the comfort or convenience for the driver and passengers. When you have these items professionally installed as part of the purchase, they are included in the warranty, which gives you even more peace of mind.
Protect your 2021 INFINITI QX50 with door edge protectors for all four doors and a stainless-steel rear bumper protector. Splash guards for the front and rear provide further protection to prevent dings and scratches from rocks and other road debris. To enhance the look of this SUV, you can add a special license plate frame in chrome or Black Pearl. Roof rail crossbars provide added stability for cargo carriers or other items and storage containers. Stylish illuminated kick plates come in brown, black or a special 30th Edition style. Bodyside moldings enhance the sporty look while the painted silver grille showcases the modern style. Add a hatch tent for your outdoor adventures or a hitch finisher if you want to tow an RV or trailer. This SUV understands your definition of fun with a bike rack, kayak carrier, and hitch mount ski adapter or ski carrier. Add a cargo basket or box or a roof box to store luggage and other items.
You can easily customize the cabin of the 2021 INFINITI QX50 for comfort and convenience. Make it easy to connect various accessories with an accessory service connector. Protect your floors with all-season floor mats. Keep everything in your rear cargo area right where you can see it with a portable cargo organizer. Include an emergency road kit or first aid kit in case you’re involved in an accident or other dire situations. Protect your upholstery with seat covers or give yourself extra room with seatbelt extenders. Get your morning started faster with a remote engine starter, making it easier to handle those chilly mornings. All these accessories are designed to work with the model you select.
The History of the INFINITI QX50
Even though the first INFINITI QX50 was unveiled in 2013, it was not a brand-new model. It was an update on the INFINITI EX with a name change to correspond to the new lineup of Q and QX models that began with the 2015 model year in the US. Since then, there has been one upgrade to the second-generation QX50.
The first US model year was the 2014 with four trims, including QX50, QX50 AWD, QX50 Journey, and QX50 AWD Journey. From the start, this model has offered both a gasoline and diesel engine. All engines have been paired with the seven-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.
The second-generation model featured 21-inch wheels with black and white upholstery in the cabin. The vehicle made its American debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
How to Make the 2021 INFINITI QX50 Your Own
If the 2021 INFINITI QX50 has piqued your interest, you should get behind the wheel with a test drive at Glendale INFINITI. Set up an appointment or just stop in and take this SUV for a spin. Ask questions of a friendly, knowledgeable salesperson to help you make the right decision.
Once you decide this model is right for you, the finance team at Glendale INFINITI can assist you with a loan or lease. They will help you find payments that fit your budget and terms that make this model more affordable. You can even get started by filling out an online application. With in-house financing, you could get approved and drive home in your new INFINITI the same day.
Stop by Glendale INFINITI for a customized shopping experience and discover how fun and functional the 2021 INFINITI QX50 is for you and your family.
Service for the INFINITI QX50 at Glendale INFINTI
Take care of your INFINITI QX50 with regular maintenance to sustain its value for the long-term. For the best results, follow the maintenance schedule set by INFINITI. Proper maintenance not only helps the vehicle run smoother, but it improves efficiency and performance.
Each model has its own specific recommendations for maintenance. These recommendations can vary based on whether you are driving normally or putting on extra miles. Check our service specials to see if we have a special that fits your needs.
After the first six months or 3,750 miles of owning the INFINITI QX50 and severe use, the brake pads and rotors, exhaust system, and propeller shaft on AWD models need to be inspected. Steering gears and linkage, the axles, and suspension parts also need to be inspected. The horn, lights, wipers, and signals all need to be checked. Suspension components, tire pressure and tread, battery terminals and cables, and the engine drive belt and hose must also be checked.
After 12 months or 7,500 miles, standard maintenance consists of what was done at the six-month point for severe maintenance. The engine oil and filter must be changed and tires rotated. For severe maintenance, brake pads and rotors, exhaust system, propeller shaft, drive shaft boots, steering gear and linkage, axle and suspension parts should be inspected at 12 months. Replace the brake fluid at this time as well.
Once the QX50 reaches 18 months or 11,250 miles, for standard maintenance you will need to have the fluids checked and refilled, engine air filter, drive belts, and hose inspected, suspension system inspected, battery terminals and cables checked along with tire pressure and tread. The horn, lights, wipers, and signals also need to be checked for possible replacement. For severe maintenance, the brake pads and rotors, exhaust system, drive shaft boots, and propeller shaft, axle and suspension parts, steering gear and linkage also need to be checked.
At 24 months or 15,000 miles, the same maintenance items as for 12 months should be taken care of along with CVT transmission fluid changed fuel tank system and fuel lines checked. The brake fluid should be replaced at this time as well. Severe maintenance is also the same as at 12 months with brake fluid being replaced.
No standard maintenance is necessary at 30 months or 18,750 miles, but severe maintenance should be scheduled. This time includes the same inspections as at 18 months. When you reach 22,500 miles or 36 months, the standard maintenance is the same as for 12 and 24 months. Severe maintenance is also the same. At 42 months, no standard maintenance is necessary, but severe maintenance follows what was done at 18 months.
Once the QX50 reaches 48 months or 30,000 miles, standard maintenance follows the guidelines for 36 months as does severe maintenance. At 54 months or 33,750 miles, standard maintenance should follow what was done on severe maintenance at six months. Severe maintenance follows the same tasks as what was listed for 12 months.
The pattern continues at 60 months or 37,500 miles with standard maintenance being the same as at 12, 24, and 36 months. Severe maintenance is the same as well. Once you reach 66 months or 41,250 miles, no standard maintenance is necessary, while severe maintenance includes the same items as at 18 months. At 72 months or 45,000 miles, standard maintenance is the same as at 60 months as is severe maintenance. Only severe maintenance is necessary at 78 months while both types of maintenance are required at 84 months or 52,500 miles, which is the same as at 60 and 72 months.
Once the vehicle reaches 90 months, standard maintenance consists of basic inspections of the horn, lights, etc, engine system, suspension system, battery terminals, and tires. Severe maintenance is the same as at 6, 18 and 30 months. For maintenance at 96 months, both types of maintenance follow the guidelines given at 60, 72, and 84 months. CVT transmission fluid is replaced at this time for severe maintenance.
The same maintenance continues at regular intervals for as long as you have your vehicle. The information is found in your owner’s manual. The service technicians will also help you know when certain maintenance items need to be taken care of for your model.
Basic Routine Service
Some of the most basic maintenance is also the most important. For instance, an oil change is critical to your INFINITI model’s performance. The oil lubricates the engine’s moving parts while the filter keeps out debris, which can damage the engine.
Regular tire rotations help your tires last longer and the tread wear evenly. Without this service, a tire can wear quickly in one area, making it more susceptible to flats. The technicians can check your tires and let you know when a rotation is needed.
Another basic maintenance task is the air filter change. Changing out the air filter when it gets dirty helps air get to your engine. When it is clogged, your performance will be hindered as the engine has to work harder. Have your battery tested regularly to ensure it is still operating optimally. When it nears the end of its life, the battery may not provide as much power as necessary.
All routine service tasks can be scheduled with the service department at Glendale INFINITI. Go online and set up an appointment or give us a call to schedule service for your INFINITI QX50 to keep it performing reliably for you.