Comparison - Infiniti QX50 LUXE 2021 - vs - Infiniti QX30 ESSENTIAL 2019

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Also called:

Infiniti EX

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
43,500
Updated: 
17 Oct 2020
$
41,500
Updated: 
12 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.00gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Mocha Almond
#27160F
Lunar White
#FFFFFF
Hermosa Blue
#3348AB
Black Obsidian
#000000
Mineral black
#221927
Graphite Shadow
#4B4A52
Liquid Platinum
#97A0AF
Majestic White
#E6E6E6
Color: 
Black Obsidian
#1A1A1A
Blade Silver
#AEAEAE
Chestnut Bronze
#352B29
Graphite Shadow
#434345
Ink Blue
#172773
Liquid Copper
#8D716B
Magnetic Red
#8F1A22
Majestic White
#E0E0E0
Pearlescent Black
#32272F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Infiniti updates the 2021 QX50 lineup with some minor alterations. Every model now comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot, laminated front side glass, and side-mounted airbags in the rear seat. Mineral Black joins the list of optional paint colors, too. Along with heated front seats, the Luxe model now comes standard with more driver assists, as well as a blackout package.

Pros
One of the better-looking crossovers,
quiet and refined manners,
pretty and roomy interior.

Cons
Unrefined engine sounds during acceleration,
underwhelming fuel economy,
annoying infotainment details.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Roomy interior with comfortable seating
Lots of cargo space
Easy to get in and out
Quiet at highway speeds

Cons
Inconsistent power delivery due to CVT automatic
Disappointing real-world fuel economy
Steering feels overly light and artificial

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2019, the QX30 merely adds new option packages for the Luxe model. These include the Navigation package with Infiniti's InTouch services that allow users to unlock and lock the doors and schedule maintenance remotely using a smartphone app, and the 19-inch Wheel package that adds—you guessed it—19-inch Gun Metallic wheels rolling on run-flat summer tires. Otherwise, the QX30 lineup carries over unchanged.

Pros
Concept-car styling,
nicely crafted interior,
Sport model truly feels sporty.

Cons
Subpar fuel economy,
cramped cabin,
fully loaded versions are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 INFINITI QX30 comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.Forward collision mitigation now standard on all trims.Updated trim level names: Pure, Luxe, Sport and Essential.Panoramic sunroof now standard on Luxe and above.

PROS
Strong acceleration and sharp handling
High-quality interior materials
Powerful and confident brakes
Interior controls are easy to locate and use

CONS
Less usable cargo space than its competitors
Interior quarters are cramped, especially for rear passengers
Drive modes are either laggy or frenetic
Ride comfort is compromised by the sporty suspension

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Infiniti QX30 stands out with style and sprightliness but makes compromises in interior space.

Pros
Swoopy style
Upscale interior
Spry handling
Available all-wheel drive

Cons
Limited interior space
Inconsistent throttle
Style over practicality
Expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 200rpm
Horsepower: 
268hp
at 5 600rpm
208hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
36.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Roadside Assistance
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.70in
174.20in
Width: 
74.90in
71.50in
Height: 
66.00in
60.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.60in
8.00in
Front Track: 
61.90in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
110.20in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
38.41
Rear Head Room: 
38.40
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
39.60in
41.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
33.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
52.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
54.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.80in
49.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in
53.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
64.40cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
19.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.20degrees
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.90degrees
30.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4054.00lbs
3556.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8-way power driver and front passenger seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Power glass sunroof
Rear spoiler
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 In.
18 X 7.0-In
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
solid rear disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification
Turn signal mirrors
Rear door child safety locks
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Appearance Package
Cargo Package
Accent Package
ProASSIST Package
Cargo Package
Navigation Package
Cafe Teak Theme Package
Exterior Options: 
Welcome Lighting
Premium Paint
Splash Guards
Premium Paint
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Interior Options: 
Illuminated Kick Plates
Illuminated Kick Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Graphite, leatherette
#141414
Wheat/Black, leatherette
#A8987E
Color: 
Graphite, leather
#1D1D1D
Wheat, leather
#AD9E92
Brown, leather
#49413E