Handsome and powerful, the INFINITI QX50 is a compact luxury SUV that knows how to attract a crowd. Drivers love the QX50’s upscale interior as much as they love its quick, easygoing performance.

What’s New for 2021?

  • Newly standard features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, side-mounted rear-seat airbags, laminated front side glass
  • New paint color: Mineral Black
  • Luxe trim introduces more standard features, including heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, an enhanced blind-spot monitor
  • New Blackout appearance package, optional for Luxe models

2021 INFINITI QX50 Standout Features

  • Elegant exterior design
  • Modern interior luxury
  • Powerful performance

Exterior Style

With its bold colors and sleek lines, the 2021 INFINITI QX50 is a stunner. This five-door compact luxury crossover SUV gives off a palpable air of class and style, offering everything from chrome trim to a panoramic sunroof.

Exterior features you’ll love:

  • LED headlights
  • Remote engine start
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Heated mirrors
  • 20-inch wheels

2021 QX50 exterior colors:

  • Hermosa Blue
  • Majestic White
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Dynamic Sunstone Red
  • Mocha Almond
  • Mineral Black

Interior Luxury

Every 2021 INFINITI QX50 is home to a quiet, comfortable cabin that won’t disappoint luxury shoppers. Move up through the trim models, and this crossover SUV becomes more and more luxurious, with options that include quilted leather seating, wood cabin trim, and faux-suede headliner.

2021 Infiniti QX50 Interior

This compact luxury crossover is as practical as it is posh. Behind the backseats, there are 31 cubic feet of cargo space for your daily necessities. To haul large items—say, gardening supplies or lengthy sports gear—simply flip down the 60/40-split-folding rear seats to create up to 65 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Interior features you’ll love:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control (optional tri-zone climate control)
  • Power-adjustable front-seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats

Safety, Security, and Technology

With a perfect five-star rating for overall safety, the QX50 is a sturdy family hauler. This year, the 2021 adds to its list of standard safety features, so each and every QX50 trim model can better help you avoid an accident.

Key safety features:

  • Standard forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Standard lane departure warning, optional lane departure intervention
  • Optional semi-autonomous driving system called ProPilot Assist; includes adaptive steering and adaptive cruise control technologies
2021 Infiniti QX50 Technology

Power & Performance

Every 2021 INFINITI QX50 features the same powertrain: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. The engine’s 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque get the QX50 going with impressive speed. Every QX50 comes standard with front-wheel drive, but sporty all-wheel drive is optional for all five trim levels. Add all-wheel drive to create greater stability on wet pavement and to help keep you from getting stuck on a muddy trail.

Towing Capabilities

Properly equipped, the 2021 QX50 can tow up to 2,000 pounds. In other words, it has enough muscle to easily tow your Jet Ski or small fishing boat to the beach.

Fuel Economy

This small luxury crossover SUV does an excellent job of blending premium power with reasonable fuel economy. With front-wheel drive, the QX50 earns 26 mpg combined (23 city/29 highway mpg). Because the all-wheel-drive system adds extra weight, it causes EPA ratings to drop slightly, to 25 mpg combined (22/28 mpg).

2021 Infiniti QX50 on the Road

INFINITI QX50 Trim Specifics

There are five luxurious QX50 models: Pure, Luxe, Essential, Sensory, and Autograph. Each lives up to your expectations, with more and more in high-end comforts and conveniences as you move up the hierarchy.

Pure features:

With the Pure, the QX50 kicks off its lineup with a reasonable price tag (starting at $38,975), sleek style, and plenty of creature comforts. It’s never short on infotainment features, including helpful Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which lets you use your phone’s maps app in lieu of navigation.

  • LED headlights
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Power liftgate
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable seats
  • Dual-screen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Six-speaker sound system

Luxe features:

The Luxe makes life a bit more luxurious, starting with a panoramic sunroof and remote engine start. This QX50 also has a practical side, adding an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Remote engine start
  • Optional navigation

Essential features:

Next on the list is the Essential, a QX50 that helps you weather frost (with heated mirrors) and better find your way around town (with standard navigation). If you require a little assistance inserting this luxury crossover into a parallel space, the surround-view parking camera is at your service.

  • Surround-view parking camera
  • Front parking sensors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Navigation system

Sensory features:

Upgrade to the QX50 Sensory for a little more flash. This little luxury SUV turns heads with its bigger wheels. Inside, you’ll enjoy extra speakers for your audio system and soft leather upholstery.

  • Bigger, 20-inch wheels
  • 16-speaker audio system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Enhanced driver’s seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory settings

Autograph features:

The top-tier Autograph is the fully-loaded version of the QX50. It adds extra comforts to cool you down, such as ventilated front seats, rear passenger sunshades, and tri-zone automatic climate control. The hands-free liftgate is another nice touch, making it easier than ever to access your cargo hold. The Autograph is also the only QX50 to offer premium white leather with blue Ultrasuede trim, an elegant interior option.

  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Upgraded leather upholstery and interior trim
  • Climate-controlled front seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear passenger sunshades

Available Packages

Appearance package (available for the Luxe trim):

  • Black-painted 20-inch wheels
  • Dark chrome accents
  • Black mirror caps
  • Black grille mesh
  • Body-colored rear diffuser
  • Graphite headliner

Convenience package (optional for the Essential, standard for higher trims):

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Leather upholstery
  • Reverse tilt-down outside mirrors
  • Enhanced driver’s seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory settings

Climate package (available for the Sensory):

  • Climate-controlled front seats
  • Rear passenger sunshades
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Advanced climate control system

Premium White Leather-Appointed Seating package (available for the Autograph):

  • White semi-aniline leather-appointed seating with quilting
  • Blue Ultrasuede upper door, upper instrument panel, and center console lid accents
  • Quilted seat stitching
  • Blue piping between white leather-appointed seats and Blue Ultrasuede

INFINITI Warranty Coverage

Life happens, but INFINITI’s limited warranty coverage is here to reassure you. Should you experience an unexpected performance issue, your warranty coverage will help you get back on the road in a jiffy. Every QX50 comes with:

  • 4 years/60,000 miles of basic coverage
  • 6 years/70,000 miles of powertrain coverage
  • 96 months/80,000 miles Federal Emissions and Defect warranty coverage

What Comes Next for the INFINITI QX50?

The QX50 was fully redesigned for the 2019 model year, so we don’t expect a big overhaul any time soon. Currently, this small luxury crossover delivers a winning combination of premium power, interior comfort, and cutting-edge technology. It’s as competitive as competitive gets!