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2017 Infiniti QX30: Monthly Update for August 2017

by Rex Tokeshi-Torres, Vehicle Testing Technician

2017 Infiniti QX30

Where Did We Drive It?
For the month of August, our 2017 Infiniti QX30 was found being studious in Stanford, traversing the flowering fields of Fresno, and grumbling in gridlock through the urban L.A. jungle.

Senior Editor Brent Romans made a trek up to Stanford in Palo Alto, California, and found the cute ute to be comfortable in both seating accoutrements and ride quality. I find it quite appealing for those same qualities, but I also prefer the size of the QX30 while driving around town and running errands. It's more akin to a sporty hatchback than a cumbersome SUV.

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2017 Infiniti QX30: Monthly Update for June 2017

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor

2017 Infiniti QX30

Where Did We Drive It?
After a relatively busy May, our long-term 2017 Infiniti QX30 had a pretty low-mileage June. Our editors commuted around Los Angeles and otherwise lived in the QX30 like average owners. We were able to hit a few fuel-economy milestones and get several impressions about this sleek-looking hatchback, especially what it's like to be a tall driver in such a low-profile car.

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2017 Infiniti QX30 Premium AWD: Monthly Update for April and May 2017

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

2017 Infiniti QX30

Where Did We Drive It?
We spent April and May getting to know the 2017 Infiniti QX30, mostly driving it to and from the office on city streets and highway. Josh Sadlier managed to get it a little dirty, however, motoring the QX30 to a trailhead at Topanga State Park in the Los Angeles wilds. And Dan Edmunds learned firsthand that the QX30 isn't quite as advanced as it might seem, sustaining an episode of upper-arm trauma courtesy of the crossover's archaic door lock design.

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2017 Infiniti QX30: Introduction

by Will Kaufman, Associate Automotive Editor

2017 Infiniti QX30

Compact crossovers are in high demand, especially in the luxury segment. Infiniti is hoping to capitalize on the trend with its new 2017 QX30. Rather than building an all-new vehicle from the ground up, however, Infiniti partnered with Mercedes-Benz to create a vehicle that mixes German parts with a Japanese design.

The QX30 shares its engine and transmission with the Mercedes-Benz GLA, while the suspension has been retuned by Infiniti. Styling, both inside and out, is where the QX30 departs from its German cousin.

What Infiniti has made is a mashup of hatchback, coupe and crossover, meant to offer athleticism, utility and looks. It's positioned as an entry-level offering for the brand, aimed at a slightly younger demographic. The QX30 is not only a new competitor in a very hot segment; it's a pivotal vehicle for a brand hungry for new customers. With that in mind, we saw it as a perfect fit for our long-term fleet.

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