2023 Infiniti QX50 Gets a Sport Trim Level - But That Doesn't Mean a Power Increase

NK October 10 2022


The 2020 Infiniti QX50 was announced this week with only minimal changes from last year's model. Despite competing in the best-selling compact luxury crossover segment, it still wasn’t enough to help its sales numbers beat those of its three-row brother; The 2023 version has also been revealed but here are some things you might want to know before buying one!

The new QX50 is the perfect balance of performance and luxury. It will come with all of the convenience features that you would expect in a new car, including heated mirrors and a remote engine start. There's also an auto-dimming rearview mirror as well as door alerts to make sure everyone is safe while driving on busy roads or highways at any time during the day/night hours no matter what type of weather we experience this time around either cold temperatures (with snow falling)or hot temperature waves crashing onto our coastlines along western US states' sea coastlines where people love going beaches.  The 2023  Infinity QX50 will be available in five trim levels: Pure, Luxe, Sensory, Autograph, and a new Sport model.

You can get any trim with all-wheel drive, or go for the Autograph which comes standard with it. The cheapest option is the base Pure grade which starts at $40,300 ($42,300 if you want all-wheel drive). On top of that, there's a $1,195 destination and handling charge.

The new InTouch infotainment system is more advanced than ever before, with an eight-inch upper and seven-inch lower touchscreen. The Luxe edition costs $43 600 ($45 600) for heated leather seats that can be adjusted to your liking or preference as well as other features such as a panoramic moon roof; however, there's no option at this time (2023) which includes roof rails & motion activated liftgate so if you want those two additions then look into upgrading earlier rather than later!


The Sport trim is the most visually aggressive QX50 with a sport front fascia, gloss black exterior trim, and 20-inch dark painted wheels. This model also gets tech features like a surround-view cameras system, traffic sign recognition as well Bose audio 12 speakers navigation which are all wrapped up in an elegant package for $48500 with FWD or $50,500 with AWD.

The Infiniti QX50 is not an upgrade candidate when it comes to performance. All models still use their 2-liter variable compression turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque. But we would have liked for them to add in hybrid or at least a small power increase somewhere!


If you're looking for the ultimate in luxury and performance, then look no further than this luxurious SUV. The top-of-the-line Sensory costs $52,800 (or $54,800 with AWD) while an even more extravagant Autograph can be yours for just over $57K (Already with AWD!) With features such as:

  • cube design LED headlights,
  •  head-up display,
  •  Ultrasuede upper accents on all seats except those made from leather which has been replaced by quilted material here),
  • natural maple wood trimming throughout including at front wheel wells where it meets the dashboard.

You'll feel like royalty behind either one of these machines down on wheels.

The new Sport trim is a nice addition to this handsome crossover, but it doesn't do much for me. I'm not excited by the changes and can’t see any significant improvements.