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Infiniti QX50 II (J55)

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Product Overview

Infiniti QX50 II (chassis code J55) is a premium mid-size crossover in production from 2017. It is available with a single turbocharged inline-4 engine that displaced 2.0 liters.
Compared to the original EX / QX50, the Mk2 has a more athletic styling but a smaller engine. Interestingly, Infiniti chose to use a CVT for the relatively heavy vehicle.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the Infiniti QX50 II is hardly the "offroader" that Infiniti would like you to think.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Infiniti QX50 II uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.


What we found

Neofiliac score 53%
  • Decent styling
  • Good interior design
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • No longer RWD-based
  • CVT

What external reviewers found

External score 62%
  • Excellent cabin tech
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Impressive infotainment tech
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Punchy V6 engine
  • Lack of standard safety features
  • Ridiculously noisy at low revs

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 44% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
The Infiniti QX50 is the first mass-produced car in the world to feature a variable compression ratio engine. Peak power is 264bhp, and maximum torque a stout 280lb ft that’s consistently available between 1600-4800rpm. The VC-T motor is certainly smooth, although this advantage tends to be overshadowed by its slightly gritty sound at low revs.
  • Punchy V6 engine
  • Impressive infotainment tech
  • Ridiculously noisy at low revs


Reviewer score 80% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from cnet have found:
The top-of-the-line QX50 Autograph is now a trim level, rather than a special package. Autograph models add standard ProPilot Assist, 20-inch wheels, a head-up display and tri-zone climate controls. Essential models can be further upgraded with an $800 Pro Assist package. As a luxury upgrade, this cabin punches well above its weight class for the money.
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent cabin tech
  • Lack of standard safety features


  1. ^ Infiniti QX50 2018-2020 review . [autocar].
  2. ^ 2020 Infiniti QX50 review: A good value made better. [cnet].