The provocative and opulent 2023 Infiniti QX55 debuts this summer with an expanded list of premium options and driver-oriented features.
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Prices and distinctive features
The sleek Infiniti crossover, which made an impressive debut a year ago, comes back this year with standard leather-appointed, perforated seating surfaces and ProPILOT Assist available on all grades. The LUXE, ESSENTIAL, and SENSORY trim levels of the new model reward drivers with distinctive content and amenities. The Infiniti QX55 price starts at $49,150.
The 2023 QX55 introduces a number of new standard comfort and convenience features, including rear door handles with integrated LED welcome lighting, auto-folding heated outside mirrors, and 4-way power lumbar adjustment for the driver. Rear seat passengers now have access to Type-C USB ports as standard, and blind spot intervention has been introduced to help drivers.
Traffic Sign Recognition has been added to the Infiniti QX55 ESSENTIAL grade for 2023. It is recognizable by its distinctive cube-shaped LED headlights with auto leveling and adaptive front lighting system, which start at $54,250.
With heated second-row outboard seats and 4-way passenger power lumbar adjustment, the 2023 SENSORY grade, starting at $57,800, provides better comfort for passengers.
The beautiful and shapely 2023 crossover, with a design influenced by the legendary Infiniti FX that invented the coupe-crossover class over 20 years ago, marries wonderfully with an award-winning and sophisticated engine. All QX55 models for customers in North America come standard with Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and a Variable Compression Turbocharged engine.
The QX55’s innovative dynamics, opulent interior, and user-friendly technology provide the ideal environment for daring owners to defy expectations. Additionally, the elegant crossover’s roomy interior, cutting-edge driver assistance capabilities, and top-notch convenience features reward QX55 owners and passengers on every voyage.
All grades come included with dual touch displays for entertainment (8-inch higher, 7-inch lower screens), which support wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto. All grade levels of the 2023 Infinity QX55 come with active noise cancellation as standard, which filters outside noises while a Bose Performance Series audio system with 16 speakers, which is an option, fills the interior with pristine tones.
The bold design is sharpened by the standard 20-inch wheels on all grade levels, which are tastefully accented by “digital piano key” taillights at the back and Infiniti’s recognizable human-eye headlights at the front.
Courageous design sets the Infiniti QX55 apart
The breathtaking design and daring roofline of the QX55, which were inspired by the famous Infiniti FX, set the stage for its provocative presence. From the front roof pillar down through the distinctive double-arch grille to the tail, the roof softly curves in a straight line.
Origami-inspired geometric inner mesh grille on the front of the Infiniti declares the car’s assured appearance. While standard LED headlights and now standard adaptive front lights with distinctive cube LED headlights on QX55 ESSENTIAL and above create a striking, nocturnal character, the lower portion of the front is bracketed by fog lights with black surrounds.
The QX55 adopts a simple design for its back end and has an integrated emblem that, in addition to showing the road ahead in Infiniti’s recognizable insignia, also opens the vehicle’s standard motorized rear liftgate. When hands are full, the motion-activated sensor on the QX55 SENSORY grades’ power liftgate enables owners to access the rear compartment by kicking their feet.
The QX55’s cabin has an attractive, driver-focused layout with a wide stage made possible by a low dash. Natural light floods the interior thanks to the power-sliding, tinted sunroof that is standard. The “zero gravity” seats in the QX55 serve to boost comfort for the driver and front passenger by reducing strain on the back and hips.
Comfort and assistance-oriented technology
Dual, high-resolution touch displays for vehicle infotainment and controls are intelligently included in every 2023 Infiniti QX55, and they support wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto. Five USB connections for charging and entertainment are available in the QX55 interior, including two USB-C connectors and three USB-A connectors.
All 2023 Infiniti QX55 grades come standard with cutting-edge driver assistance technologies, including ProPILOT Assist with Intelligent Cruise Control, Full Speed Range and Hold, and Steering Assist. When activated, ProPILOT Assist may help drivers in stop-and-go traffic and single-lane highway driving by providing assistance with acceleration, braking, and steering.
A Head-Up Display, which is only available on QX55 SENSORY grades, projected important vehicle data onto a 9-inch portion of the windshield to keep drivers’ eyes focused. To assist drivers even in construction zones, the QX55’s inbuilt Traffic Sign Recognition technology also provides speed limit data on the Head-Up Display.
Capable and progressive engines
Every Infiniti QX55 is built on a powerful and cutting-edge 2.0-liter, four-cylinder VC-Turbo engine that generates 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the demands of the driver, the engine smoothly changes its compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1 to provide maximum power or fuel economy.
This is because of a unique and sophisticated multi-link system, the first mass-produced variable-compression engine in the world, which can always subtly increase or reduce the pistons’ stroke.
With “shift by wire” technology, the clever VC-Turbo engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission that can virtually instantaneously communicate the driver’s preferences while changing in manual mode.
All drivers may securely regulate the powertrain’s behavior thanks to the powertrain’s many modes for Standard, ECO, Sport, and Personal preferences, which pair with paddle shifters and Infiniti’s Drive Mode Selector.
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which is standard for customers in North America, is powered by the engine and gearbox. The technology may distribute power between the front and rear axles to enhance efficiency or takeoff, depending on the driver’s preferences.
If the system detects frontal slippage, the engine may send up to 50% of its available power to the rear wheels. Additionally, Active Brake Limited Slip systems have the ability to brake specific wheels for improved side-to-side grip as necessary.
In the summer of 2023, the Infiniti QX55 makes its debut in North American dealerships. Later, other markets could adhere.