2020 Infiniti QX50 review

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Infiniti QX50 highlights

Customer rating


  • Roomy, comfortable interior
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Easy to get in and out of
  • Calm and quiet at speed


  • CVT feels inconsistent
  • Overly light steering impacts driving experience

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 28 highway, 25 combined

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A luxury compact SUV brimming with premium features.

The 2020 Infiniti QX50 is a versatile five-passenger SUV, especially if you want a luxury vehicle with many standard features and comfortable cabin space. Whether loading up for a long road trip, carpooling friends to the game, or keeping up with your busy schedule, this Infiniti SUV lets you do so in style and comfort. While we currently do not have many 2020 Infiniti QX50s on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Infiniti QX50 with similar features.

All Infiniti QX50 years

What is new for the 2020 Infiniti QX50?

  • The QX50 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Autograph and Sensory.
  • QX50 trims have been upgraded with Rear Sunshade, A/C Seat(s), Front Seat Heaters, Leather & Suede Seats, Lane Departure Warning, Head Up Display, Automated Cruise Control, Heated Steering Wheel, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, Full Roof Rack, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, BOSE Sound System, and 8519 as standard equipment this year.
  • The Luxe trim now comes with Remote Start, Parking Sensors, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Pure trim now comes with Parking Sensors and Blind Spot Monitor as standard equipment.
  • The Essential trim now comes with Sunroof(s) and Leatherette Seats as standard equipment.

2020 Infiniti QX50 trims

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  • 268-hp, 280-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Smart Key
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
  • Cruise Control
  • View our Infiniti QX50 Pure inventory




  • Includes all features available on the Essential
  • Memory Seats
  • A/C Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • View our Infiniti QX50 Sensory inventory


Infiniti QX50 photos

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Infiniti QX50

1. Power meets efficiency

Infiniti QX50: Engine | CarMax

The 2020 QX50 uses Infiniti's 2.0L VC-Turbo which is an advanced variable compression ratio engine that's designed to optimize performance and fuel economy. It features a unique multi-link system that raises or lowers the pistons' reach to adjust the engine compression ratio between 8:1 for more power to 14:1 for better gas mileage. Total output of the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder is 268 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, which is great get-up-and-go for your everyday drive. When equipped with standard front-wheel drive and the 2.0L engine, the 2020 QX50 returns an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined or an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined with optional all-wheel drive.

2. Cruising in comfort

Whether you're coasting down the highway or circumnavigating bumpy city roads, the 2020 QX50 prioritizes comfort with a compliant and composed ride. This midsize crossover features a MacPherson strut front suspension and an independent multi-link rear suspension that delivers quick responses while a damping control system is designed to maximize a smooth on-the-road experience. With a 36.4-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter, you'll find the QX50 is very agile and easy to maneuver with its well-balanced variable-assist steering system. For your regular commuting or your longer trips, the 2020 QX50 is a great way to travel.

3. Spacious cabin

Infiniti QX50: Backseat | CarMax

With 39.6 inches of front-row legroom and 38.7 inches in the second row, your passengers won't need to compete for space in the 2020 Infiniti QX50. The rear row also includes sliding and reclining seatbacks for extra comfort on longer drives or you can fold the 60/40-split rear bench seat completely flat to carry up to 65.1 cubic feet of cargo. With all seats occupied, the 2020 QX50's trunk is very spacious, boasting 31.4 cubic feet of volume. A motion-activated liftgate (standard on the Autograph trim) also makes loading all your luggage and groceries very efficient.

Infiniti QX50: Cargo Trunk | CarMax

4. Premium interior

Infiniti QX50: Frontseat | CarMax

If you're shopping for a midsize crossover with a sophisticated interior that's overflowing with premium materials, the 2020 QX50 should be on your shortlist. Pure, Luxe, and Essential trims come standard with leatherette upholstery, while the trim-topping Sensory and Autograph grades feature leather-appointed perforated seating for added luxury. Painted aluminum interior trim flows throughout the cabin (Pure, Luxe, Essential, and Sensory grades) and is a bold complement to the available Ultrasuede® headliner and pillars. You'll also enjoy a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment, which comes standard on every trim of this Infiniti crossover.

5. Innovative tech

Infiniti QX50: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2020 QX50 matches its premium interior with smart technology that helps you stay connected on your drive. All trims come standard with an Infiniti InTouch dual-display system. This system boasts an upper eight-inch touchscreen display and a lower seven-inch touchscreen display to access the vehicle's features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Essential and higher trims also add integrated navigation to help you find your way around town, plus there's an Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection that uses four cameras and one virtual composite 360° view designed to aid in parking. Other driver-assist features include automatic high-beams, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and more.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Infiniti QX50, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

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The Acura RDX is a compact luxury SUV with seating for five. Model years 2016–2018 come standard with a 279 hp, 3.5-L V6 engine paired with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an available option. In 2019 Acura redesigned the RDX, swapping the V6 for a 272 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Even in the base trim, the Acura RDX has standard leatherette seats for all model years.

2016–2021 Acura RDXs come with the following features:

  • 279-horsepower V6 on model years 2016–2018; 272 hp turbo-four on model years 2019 and later

  • Standard seven-speaker audio system with USB and Bluetooth connections

  • Standard leatherette seats, heated in the front

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.2 out of 5

5 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Infiniti QX50 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Infiniti QX50 6th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Infiniti QX50 features and specs

Luxe 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 39.6"/R 38.7"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.4"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




2020 Infiniti QX50 FAQ

More about the 2020 Infiniti QX50

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Black Obsidian

  • Dynamic Sunstone Red (premium color)

  • Graphite Shadow

  • Hermosa Blue

  • Liquid Platinum

  • Lunar White

  • Majestic White (premium color)

  • Mocha Almond (premium color)

Interior details

  • The 2020 Infiniti QX50 interior offers a maximum of 65.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.

  • All 2020 QX50 models include a five-passenger seating configuration.

  • Pure, Luxe, and Essential 2020 QX50 models come standard with leatherette upholstery.

  • Leather-appointed perforated seating is included on the Sensory trim, while the Autograph trim features quilted semi-aniline leather-appointed perforated seating.

  • Climate-controlled front seats come standard in the 2020 QX50 Autograph trim.

  • All 2020 QX50 models include a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat that also features two-way power lumbar adjustment.

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