By Randi Payton
Making its case for ultimate luxury and vehicle design, the all-new 2022 Infiniti QX55, has an aggressive body style, sporty performance, along with 20-inch wheels. More stylish than the FX it replaces, the QX55 is positioned between the Infiniti QX50 compact and the QX60 crossover and comes with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
The Infiniti QX55 follows the tradition of its predecessor, the Infiniti FX, which launched in 2003 as one of the first performance-based sport utility crossovers in the market.
The 2022 Infiniti QX55 is built on the same platform as the QX50 and powered by the same variable-compression 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine. However, the QX55 has a unique style, a lower roofline, a bold front grille, larger wheels, and higher-quality luxury materials. Top-of-line trims offer wood grain, leather seats, and a Bose audio system.
Standard features in the QX55 include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM radio, HD radio, navigation, Bluetooth connections, 4G WiFi hotspot, and more. A head-up display is optional.
Models/Pricing: The 2022 Infiniti QX55 offers three trim levels that include: the base Luxe ($46,500), the mid-range Essential ($51,600), and a tech-packed Sensory ($57.050).
The QX55 Luxe comes with many standard features like a leather steering wheel, moonroof, blind-spot monitoring, and a power liftgate. In addition, the Essential adds power mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and navigation, while the Sensory includes a heads-up display and Infiniti’s ProPilot Driver Assistance system.
All models come standard with driver assistance safety features that include predictive forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, land departure warning, and automatic high beams.
The Infiniti ProAssist system includes a head-up display, collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure protection, which I found more useful in dense highway traffic.
Power: The QX55 generates 268 horsepower and 280-pound feet of torque from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. All models come with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
The Infiniti QX55 has several driving modes: Standard, Eco, Sport, and Personal. The Personal mode programs the engine, transmission, and steering to match the driver’s preference.
Fuel Economy: The Infiniti QX55 averages 22 city/28 highway mpg.
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