2018 INFINITI QX30 SUV
- 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
INFINITI QX30 years
2018 INFINITI QX30 SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which QX30 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is an interesting amalgamation of coupe, hatchback and crossover, and the way it straddles these body types results in advantages and drawbacks. Those who like a sporty drive experience will appreciate the QX30's athleticism over a more traditional SUV. Its rear hatchback design increases the cargo capacity over a comparably sized sedan, while the option of all-wheel drive and a raised suspension make it better suited to handle foul weather conditions or light off-highway exploration.
So what are the trade-offs? The QX30's aggressive coupelike styling helps it look the part, but it also doesn't make for the roomiest or ergonomically optimized cabin. Its sporty suspension doesn't exactly excel in the ride comfort department either, and rear visibility can be an issue if you don't have the electronic aid of the optional Technology package.
With a base price of just over $30,000, the QX30 is the lowest point of entry into the Infiniti line and is slightly more affordable than most other subcompact luxury SUVs, including the Mercedes-Benz GLA, from which it borrows heavily.
Trim levels & features
In the beginning of the 2018 model year, the Infiniti QX30 subcompact luxury crossover was available in four trim levels: base, Luxury, Premium and Sport. Later, those first three trims were renamed Pure, Luxe and Essential. Some option packages were also renamed. All QX30s are propelled by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four (208 hp, 258 lb-ft) that sends power to either the front or all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is only available on the Luxury/Luxe and Premium/Essential trims.
Standard features on the base/Pure QX30 include 18-inch alloy wheels, all-season run-flat tires, LED running lights, auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, eight-way manual front seats with four-way power lumbar, dual-zone climate control, 60/40-split fold rear seatbacks and simulated leather upholstery. Some of the standard technology features include a rearview camera, a 7-inch Infiniti InTouch infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, voice controls, and a six-speaker sound system with HD and satellite radio, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Luxury/Luxe trim comes with everything from the base trim and adds leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, heated front seats, a rear-seat armrest, a rear-seat pass-through, driver-seat memory settings and a stitched-leather dash insert. Aside from all-wheel drive, there are no options available on Luxury or base trims.
One step up from Luxury is the Premium/Essential trim, which adds LED foglights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof and a premium 10-speaker Bose audio system. If you opt for an all-wheel-drive Luxury or Premium QX30, these models come with a ride height raised 1.2 inches versus that of the front-wheel-drive models.
A number of packages are available at the Premium trim level. The Navigation package includes navigation, Infiniti InTouch services and apps, front and rear parking sensors, satellite traffic and weather, and a color center display in the gauge cluster. The LED package includes adaptive LED headlights and interior LED ambient lighting.
The Technology/ProAssist package is one we recommend due to the QX30's natural blind spots. It comes with a 360-degree camera system, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and park assist. The Gallery White Theme package features a white premium leather interior with red accents and contrast stitching, a synthetic suede headliner and unique 18-inch wheels. The Dark Wood package adds real wood trim and a suede headliner. A 19-inch wheel option is also offered that includes run-flat summer tires (from the Sport model).
The top-of-the-line Sport trim models are front-wheel-drive only and come with a sport-tuned suspension that rides 0.6 inch lower than all of the other front-drive models. It has 19-inch alloy wheels with run-flat summer tires, front and rear parking sensors, black exterior mirror housings, specific front and rear lower fascias, body-color side sill panels, a black-colored grille, front sport seats with synthetic suede and faux leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera system, an automated parking system and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
Options for the Sport trim include a no-cost Navigation package; the Technology package, which adds in the other driver aids that don't come standard; a Sport Leather package that adds premium leather, heated front seats, footwell lights and a synthetic suede headliner; and the LED package previously mentioned.
Some features have been shuffled between new and old package names. Most notably, the 360-degree camera has been moved to the Navigation package, the blind-spot monitor is now standard on the Essential trim and above, and the automatic emergency braking is standard throughout the lineup.
Noise & vibration3
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out2.5
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation3.5
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite QX30 safety features:
- Around View Monitor
- Displays a virtual 360-degree view of your surroundings, and will detect moving objects and alert you of their location in the screen image.
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- Adjusts your cruise speed automatically in slowing traffic and will bring you back up to your preset speed limit and distance.
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Alerts the driver and applies partial to full braking to assist in slowing the vehicle down, mitigating damage or avoiding a collision.
2018 INFINITI QX30 SUV for Sale
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is one of a handful of offerings in the subcompact luxury crossover segment. It has minimal to no options at the base and lower levels, while higher trims have access to additional equipment.
There are four trims available for the 2018 QX30; base, Luxury, Premium and Sport. The base model is priced quite competitively within the segment and comes decently equipped with the same turbocharged inline-four engine that powers all models, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, 7-inch Infiniti InTouch infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with HD and satellite radio and a USB ports. The small price jump to the Luxury trim will be worth it for most people, adding power and heat to the front seats along with premium leather upholstery. You can also specify all-wheel drive at this trim level.
The jump to the Premium trim is similar to the move from base to Luxury, but it's where the essential options like the Technology package become available. And due to the visibility issues in the QX30, the driver's aids that come in the Tech package are invaluable. Aside from access to the packages, you also gain a Bose audio system, a panoramic sunroof, LED foglights, and rain-sensing wipers. At this level, however, the Infiniti QX30 is beginning to look like less of a bargain.
For those who want to go a step further up the price ladder, and over on the sport spectrum, there's the QX30 Sport. It's pricier than that of a Premium trim model with all-wheel drive and isn't offered with all-wheel drive. It does a lower-riding sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels with run-flat summer tires, front and rear parking sensors, unique sport front and rear lower fascias, body-color side sill panels, a black-colored grille, front sport seats with synthetic-suede seat trim with leatherette upholstery, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a key item from the technology package; the 360-degree camera system. Considering how stiff we found the all-wheel-drive Premium model with its raised suspension, we imagine the Sport's ride to be fairly punishing if your daily commute roads aren't butter-smooth.
Comparing the 2018 QX30 to the rest of the segment, there's money to be saved at the lower trim levels. However the ideal configuration is going to bump the final price well above where the QX30 starts, which somewhat weakens the case for it. Still, the QX30 does have its strengths, which will be all the reason to choose it over another. You can compare the QX30 against others in the class or find the exact QX30 model you want here on Edmunds.
2018 INFINITI QX30 SUV Overview
What do people think of the 2018 INFINITI QX30 SUV?
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