We can’t stress the fact enough that the crossover segment is getting hotter and hotter and luxury automakers are jumping in to grab a piece of the pie. While the overall crossover segment is growing rapidly, the compact crossover segment is certainly gaining a lot more momentum.
With newcomers like the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and the Lexus NX, the compact luxury crossover segment is heating up. The latest addition to that segment is the all-new 2017 INFINITI QX30. INFINITI says that it hopes to target young luxury car buyers with the new QX30 that are in the market for a crossover with elegance, a sporty character, and premium features. In a market full of compact luxury crossover, the INFINITI QX30 really does a good job of standing out on its own. Let’s take a closer look at the latest addition from INFINITI.
Based on the INFINITI QX30 Concept, the production version of the luxury crossover remains very close to its study version – and that’s something many automakers tend to shy away from these days. In its production form, the INFINITI QX30 continues to keep its dramatic and sculpted styling with flowing curves and a bold front end.
No matter which angle you look at the 2017 INFINITI QX30, the model conveys an image of sport and luxury throughout. The exterior is highlighted by a bold front face that features a double-arch mesh grille, sleek headlamps, and the brand’s signature double-wave hood. That styling is further enhanced by wide fenders and a slowing roofline coupe-like side profile. The rear of the INFINITI QX30 also features a sporty look with stylish taillights, chrome trunk trims, and dark chrome exhaust finishers.
There are three trim levels of the model including the INFINITI QX30, QX30S, and QX30 AWD, each of which have their own front and rear fascia, interior finishes, and wheel designs.
Size-wise, the 2017 INFINITI QX30 sits on a wheelbase that measures 106.3 inches with an overall length that measures 174.2 inches. The width of the INFINITI QX30 comes in at 82 inches while the overall height comes in at 58.9 inches.
In a crowd full of luxury crossovers, the INFINITI QX30 definitely stands out with a sculpted and sleek exterior.
Take a seat inside the 2017 INFINITI QX30 and you’ll notice some similarities between it and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Why is that the case? Well, Mercedes-Benz actually helps INFINITI produce the new QX30, so they share some components during production.
Quality-wise, the INFINITI QX30 really knocks it out of the park with soft touch materials, optional black or beige Nappa leather appointments, and extremely comfortable seats.
The 2017 INFINITI QX30 comes loaded with a long list of standard features including a rear-view camera, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, paddle shifters dual-zone climate control, two USB ports, INFINITI Intelligent Key with keyless entry and push button start. Depending on the model and packages you pick you can also opt for heated seats, a Bose 10-speaker audio system, SiriusXM, INFINITI’s InTouch infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen display, navigation, rain-sensing wipers, and a range of safety features that we’ll get more into later.
The 2017 INFINITI QX30 is definitely one of the luxury crossovers on the market that has a very dynamic driving experience. Acceleration is quick, handling is tight, and acceleration is quite quick.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine making 208 horsepower and a maximum torque of 258 lb-ft. The engine mated seven-speed dual clutch transmission that allows the 2017 INFINITI QX30 to go from zero to sixty mph in just 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 131 mph. The INFINITI QX30 comes in front or all-wheel-drive configurations.
When it comes to fuel economy, the 2017 INFINITI QX30 averages an EPA-estimated 24/33 mpg* (city/highway) – which is not bad at all for a vehicle in this segment.
Besides the long list of standard features, the 2017 INFINITI QX30 offers a range of optional driver assistance technologies including around-view monitor, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, moving object detection, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, forward emergency braking, and much more.
The 2017 INFINITI QX30 is definitely a strong addition to the compact luxury crossover segment. With prices starting at just $29,950**, the INFINITI QX30 is also very competitively priced. If you’re interested in an affordable luxury crossover at a reasonable price, make sure you head over to your local AutoNation-affiliated INFINITI dealership for a test drive today.
*Fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.
**Vehicle MSRP excludes taxes, title, transportation, options, and dealer fees.