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2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

INFINITI's popular QX50 crossover continues to add impressive refinements and enhancements that are unique to the 2023 model year, as if you didn't already have enough reasons to long for this luxurious expression of on-the-go adventures.

For starters, the QX50 lineup has been expanded with a new SPORT grade, and will offer more standard convenience features along with new owner benefits. 

Let's review all of the new and updated content that makes the 2023 INFINITI QX50 so popular in the luxury mid-size crossover segment. 

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2023 INFINITI QX50 Models

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

The 2023 QX50 will be offered in five distinct grades:

  • PURE
  • LUXE
  • SPORT
  • SENSORY
  • AUTOGRAPH

This expanded lineup includes a new-for-2023 SPORT grade, which offers enhanced visuals thanks to a unique front fascia, 20-inch dark-painted wheels, and gloss black exterior trim elements. On the inside of the SPORT grade, you'll find semi-aniline leather appointments as well as a 12-speaker Bose Premium Audio System. 

And for those who literally want it all, the AUTOGRAPH grade turns all of the best optional features found on the other models into standard equipment, and throws in model-exclusive capabilities like tri-zone automatic climate control and up to 3,000 pounds of towing capacity. 

PURE, LUXE, SPORT, and SENSORY grades can be upgraded from front-wheel drive to Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, while the QX50 AUTOGRAPH comes in only one configuration with all-wheel drive.

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2023 INFINITI QX50 Exterior

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

Styling for the 2023 QX50 comes from multiple key points of INFINITI's design language, culminating in a sculpted form and athletic proportions. The unmistakable double-arch front grille and crescent-shaped rear roof pillar are paired in harmony through dynamic character lines, resulting in a sophisticated silhouette. 

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

The QX50's overall form makes the vehicle seem like it's continuously in motion, flowing with a forward-thinking design that is as modern as it is futuristic. 

Eight striking exterior paint colors can be paired with three unique styles of alloy wheels in 19-inch and 20-inch variations. Those with more outgoing personalities will be delighted with some of the adventurous paint color choices, like Hermosa Blue and Dynamic Sunstone Red. These eye-catching hues are rarer to find within luxury brands, but INFINITI has never been one to settle for status quo. 

Additional exterior highlights include integrated LED front fog lights, aluminum roof rails, privacy glass, power-folding and reverse tilt down outside mirrors, and a motion-activated power rear liftgate.

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2023 INFINITI QX50 Interior

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

On the inside of the QX50, you'll find the same level of fashion-forward designs interpreted through premium materials, elegant innovation, and lots of attention to detail. 

Numerous hand-crafted elements paired with technology give the cabin area a feeling of luxury and sophistication that has you, the driver, right at the center of its focus. Available ambient lighting sets the mood at night, while quilted semi-aniline leather and aluminum or natural maple wood trim deliver heightened levels of sensory pleasure from both a visual and touch perspective. 

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

Ten possible interior color and materials combinations are available for 2023, including the new Pebble Gray with natural maple wood combo, which is exclusive to the LUXE, SENSORY and AUTOGRAPH grades. 

In terms of connectivity, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto are standard, allowing you to use voice commands to control select communication and infotainment features. Wireless smartphone charging is available, alongside four USB ports (2x Type A, 2x Type C) for front and rear passengers. 

Speaking of passengers, the second row seating can slide and recline for additional comfort, and also folds forward to offer up to 65.1 cubic feet of rear cargo space.

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2023 INFINITI QX50 Performance

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

Under the hood of every 2023 QX50 model is the world's first mass-produced variable-compression turbocharged engine. Ingenious engineering and technology has been employed so that the 2.0-liter engine can seamlessly adjust its compressions ratio to maximize fuel efficiency or performance, depending on your current needs. 

This smart system delivers up to 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, and puts the power to the road via an XTRONIC transmission that's equipped with downshift rev matching and standard paddle shifters. All of these elements mean that the QX50 allows you to have a much more engaged and dynamic driving experience. 

When equipped with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the 2023 QX50 continuously monitors the driving environment and instantly adapts by sending up to 50% of available torque to the rear wheels for improved grip. This system can measure wheelspin, throttle input and road conditions to give you greater confidence and peace of mind. 

For the flagship QX50 AUTOGRAPH grade, various powertrain components were strengthened to deliver a towing capacity of up to 3,000 pounds, when properly equipped. 

Fuel efficiency for the 2023 INFINITI QX50 is an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway for the FWD configuration, and 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway for AWD models.

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2023 INFINITI QX50 Safety

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

All 2023 QX50 models include a long list of active and passive safety features focused on protecting those inside and outside of the vehicle. Safety highlights include: 

  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • High Beam Assist

And as an added bonus, every 2023 QX50 model comes standard with ProPILOT Assist. This advanced system offers extra support via Intelligent Cruise Control with stop-and-go, as well as active steering assist to help lessen the stresses of long distance or heavy traffic driving.

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2023 INFINITI QX50 Overall

2023 INFINITI QX50 Buyer's Guide

Detail-driven and loaded with luxury, the 2023 QX50 offers a very livable space for work, play, or travel. And the new model year brings even more styling with the debut of the QX50 SPORT grade. 

Plus, INFINITI Premium Care has been added as a new customer benefit, offering up to three years of inspections, oil changes, and tire rotations. This complimentary service is valid on all 2023 INFINITI models leased or sold in the United States. 

Experience the appeal of this popular luxury crossover by visiting your local AutoNation INFINITI dealership for a test drive. 

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Andrew Chen | January 16, 2023

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