The previous QX50 was fun to drive but lagged behind the latest luxury crossovers in just about every other way. Infiniti got the memo, sharpened their pencil and designed an all-new QX50 for 2019. The new model sports one of the most accommodating back seats in the segment, a large cargo area, the best interior Infiniti has ever crafted, class leading fuel economy and a dollop of new technology. On the down side it’s dropped the RWD dynamic that made the EX/QX50 so much fun.
The all-new VC-Turbo engine is the first engine in the world that can mechanically vary its compression ratio from a low of 8:1 for maximum performance to a high of 14:1 for maximum efficiency and anywhere in-between. The result is a compact luxury CUV that delivers 27 MPG and acceleration comparable to the competition’s popular engine choices.