2022 Infiniti QX55 prices undercut the coupe-over kings
Look out BMW X4, Infiniti's QX55 wants a piece of the pie.
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Here comes the 2022 Infiniti QX55, otherwise known as the QX50's coupe-over sibling. If you want in on the crossover trend that comes with a rakish roofline, Infiniti's take slides in with prices thousands cheaper than the better known offerings. On Tuesday, Infiniti said the new QX55 starts at $46,525 after a $1,025 destination charge.
By comparison, an entry level BMW X4 costs over $5,000 more and other upcoming or rivals currently on sale ring in at least a couple grand more expensive. Infiniti hopes a generous standard equipment list also helps set the fashionable crossover apart. All-wheel drive, 20-inch wheels, a power moonroof, heated seats and other niceties don't require any extra cash when shopping the QX55. For infotainment, the dual-screen InTouch system offers 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower displays.
Plenty of driver-assist and active safety features also come standard, including front and rear automatic emergency braking and blind-spot alerts. Rear auto emergency braking is especially thoughtful. If you're looking for adaptive cruise control, that's extra, however, and comes with the optional ProAssist Package.
Buyers aren't limited to the base model, of course. Moving up from the base "Luxe" trim, the "Essential" trim level tosses in other goods like real leather upholstery, a Bose audio system and embedded navigation. Prices start at $52,625. At the top of the range is the QX55 "Sensory" and literally packs every single option offered. Plus, it gets natural open-pore wood trimmings inside, tri-zone automatic climate control and an automatic tailgate with motion activation. You're looking at a $58,075 price tag for the whole shebang.
Each trim features a single powertrain: Infiniti and Nissan's variable-compression, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, which works with a CVT. There's 268 horsepower on tap, and as mentioned, power flows to all four wheels. Reservations for the 2022 QX55 are open now before the coupe-over hits dealers this April.
2022 Infiniti QX55 is the only Japanese crossover-coupe