Used 2018 INFINITI QX30 LUXE SUV Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 INFINITI QX30 LUXE SUV
Pros & Cons
- Strong acceleration and sharp handling
- High-quality interior materials
- Powerful and confident brakes
- Interior controls are easy to locate and use
- Ride comfort is compromised by the sporty suspension
- Drive modes are either laggy or frenetic
- Interior quarters are cramped, especially for rear passengers
- Less usable cargo space than its competitors
Which QX30 does Edmunds recommend?
If you've landed on the Infiniti QX30 as your next vehicle, we recommend the Premium/Essential AWD trim. It not only comes with a number of great features, but it also offers the Technology package that helps to alleviate the QX30's blind spots.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 INFINITI QX30 SUV
The Infiniti QX30 blends a small SUV footprint, sharp handling and swift straight-line performance into a package you could also take on light trails. A slow-shifting, lazy transmission hinders speed and acceleration, but there are ways to quicken its response times.
Despite the entry-level luxury positioning, the QX30 is still prone to shakes, jitters and transmitting patchy road surfaces into the cabin. It's more sport hatchback than small luxury SUV. Might be fine for some, but we think buyers shopping this segment expect better.
Getting around the QX30's cabin controls (stalks, climate, tech) is easy; there just isn't much room to do it. It's cozy inside; getting in and out requires a limber body; and outward visibility is scarce. The QX30 offers about the same space as a compact hatchback but at a small luxury SUV price.
Although the QX30 offers all-wheel drive with 8 inches of ground clearance, you'd be hard-pressed to call it a utility vehicle. The cabin is too small for most outdoor equipment, especially if four passengers are riding along. Fine if you pack light, but most compact hatchbacks offer more room.
Controls from Mercedes-Benz combined with Infiniti software and displays make for a fairly robust package of convenience and safety technology. Even base models offer a good tech bundle (rearview camera, Bluetooth, 7-inch touchscreen). Technology and Navigation packages add safety and connectivity.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 INFINITI QX30 in Virginia is:$74.33 per month*