2019 Infiniti QX50 first drive review

The 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January featured the unveiling of many 2019 model-year vehicles from a multitude of automakers, and perhaps none were more anticipated than the 2019 Infiniti QX50. The luxury crossover has been completely redesigned for 2019, both inside and out. The 2.0-liter turbo-charge four cylinder features a new technology that allows the engine to actually change its compression ratio and displacement. The technology has been two decades in development, with Infiniti calling it VC-T, which stands for Variable Compression, Turbocharged. This will maximize efficiency and power when needed.

That’s not all that is different with the QX50. The interior is the most spacious in its class, with a wider base than the Lexus RX350. The exterior is larger in the front and almost seems inconspicuous at first sight. The crossover comes standard with leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, adaptive rear seating, Around View monitor with front and rear Sonar system. Optional features include Intelligent Cruise Control, Infiniti Voice Recognition, All Wheel Drive, and a V6 that produces over 320 horsepower. There is little doubt that the 2019 Infiniti QX50 will compete in the luxury crossover market, and no one would be surprised if it outsells the rest.