2022 INFINITI QX55

MSRP range: $46,500 - $57,050
4 out of 5 stars(1)
MSRP$47,525
Edmunds suggests you pay$46,500

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2022 INFINITI QX55 Review
  • Smooth ride for its size
  • New engine software and hardware smooth out the driving experience
  • Many premium features included as standard
  • Good cargo space compared with other "coupe" SUVs
  • Roofline cuts into rear headroom
  • Some interior parts feel substandard
  • Stale infotainment graphics and low-resolution camera for a luxury vehicle
  • Significantly more expensive than related QX50
  • All-new model based on Infiniti's QX50 small SUV
  • Sloping roofline creates couple-like profile
  • Standard all-wheel drive and 20-inch wheels
  • Kicks off the first QX55 generation
What is the QX55?

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 is a new SUV for the brand. It's heavily based on Infiniti's QX50 small luxury SUV but has a sloping roofline for a sportier, coupe-like look. Infiniti also gives the QX55 standard all-wheel drive, 20-inch wheels and a revised trim level lineup that forgoes the QX50's base trim level. Notable rivals include the Audi Q5 Sportback, BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.

The sloped roofline certainly gives the QX55 a more striking profile than its traditionally styled sibling. Infiniti also revised the transmission and engine to make them smoother and more consistently responsive. That's enough to pique our interest. But is it enough of an improvement to back up this sporty style?

How does the QX55 drive?

We had some reservations about the QX55's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It's the same one that's in the QX50 and has the rare ability to automatically adjust its compression ratio to maximize fuel efficiency or power when you need it. Unfortunately, this technology seemed half-baked during our yearlong test of a QX50. We disliked the extra-jumpy gas pedal feel at low speed, the lazy responsiveness on the highway, and the disappointing fuel economy relative to the EPA's estimates.

To our delight, drivability is improved in the 2022 QX55. Infiniti retuned the engine and continuously variable automatic transmission to respond quicker when you hit the gas. We're eager to properly measure the QX55's performance and fuel economy over a longer time period, but our first impressions are good.

How comfortable is the QX55?

The QX55 is a pleasant place to be, with comfortable front seats that provide good support. It also has a smooth ride quality considering its short wheelbase and standard 20-inch wheels with correspondingly short tire sidewalls. You will feel rattles over cracks and bumps, but they're not intrusive.

So what about the back seat? As to be expected, it has less headroom than its QX50 sibling. But the QX55 still has plenty of room for adults in the back. Just be aware that anyone approaching 6 feet tall will need to duck to fit in the door opening. The back seat also slides forward and backward 6 inches.

How's the QX55's interior?

The QX55's interior is almost a picture-perfect re-creation of the QX50 cabin. The multi-tone interior is visually interesting, and open-pore wood trim further bolsters an overall impression of quality. It's not up to par with Mercedes and BMW interiors, but those are more expensive vehicles. Our test vehicle came with a sharp-looking Monaco Red interior, which is new and exclusive to the QX55.

We also appreciate that Infiniti uses physical buttons for oft-used controls; too many of its competitors have taken to burying these controls in the touchscreen interface, to frequently irritating results. Unfortunately, some of the buttons aren't worthy of a luxury-branded vehicle; they feel cheap to the touch and have cartoonish fonts and icons.

How's the QX55's tech?

The split-screen infotainment system — with an 8-inch display screen above a 7-inch touchscreen — is generally easy to use. However, the map graphics look dated and the rearview camera resolution is embarrassingly low-res for a luxury SUV. We're also disappointed that Infiniti doesn't offer a wireless charging pad for the QX55. The QX55 does have wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay smartphone integration plus regular (wired) Android Auto.

Advanced driving aids worked very well in our evaluation. The adaptive cruise control and lane-centering features were effective in our limited testing.

How's the QX55's storage?

The QX55's chopped roof reduces the amount of space in the cargo area. It drops from 37 cubic feet in the QX50 (behind the rear seats) to 26.9 cubes in the QX55. Infiniti points to versatility with the sliding second-row seat, but in practice we found sliding the seat forward creates a gaping canyon between the rear load floor and the seatbacks. Those seats don't fold all the way flat, either.

Still, the QX55 is pretty competitive for this class. The BMW X4 has just 18.5 cubic feet behind its second row, for instance. The QX55 wins again when it comes to storage capacity with the second row folded — 54.1 cubic feet for the Infiniti versus 50.5 for the BMW.

What are the QX55's trim levels?

The QX55 comes in three trim levels: Luxe, Essential and Sensory. Feature highlights include:

Luxe
Starts you out with:

  • Turbocharged 268-horsepower four-cylinder engine
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • 20-inch wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Roof rails
  • Power liftgate

Inside, the QX55 Luxe has:

  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats with heating
  • Dual-screen infotainment system
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration (wireless functionality for CarPlay)
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

Safety features include:

  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Forward and rear collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while in reverse)

Essential
Adds on more luxury features, such as:

  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 16-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the QX55 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)

There are two main option packages available for the Essential:
ProAssist

  • Adaptive headlights (they swivel as you turn) with distinctive design
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the QX55 and the car in front)
  • Blind-spot intervention (automatically steers the car back into its lane if you try to change lanes while a car is in the vehicle's blind spot)
  • Lane departure intervention (warns you of a lane departure when a turn signal isn't used and can automatically steer to maintain lane position)

ProActive (requires ProAssist)

  • Upgraded adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
  • Adaptive steering
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line on the windshield)

Sensory
This top-shelf QX55 trim comes with all of the above features as standard, plus:

  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Premium leather upholstery

EdmundsEdmunds says

The new 2022 Infiniti QX55's sleek style, plentiful standard features and roomy interior could make it an appealing pick for a coupe-style small luxury SUV. Unfortunately, the behind-the-times infotainment system and ho-hum switchgear hold it back from truly rivaling the best from Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2022 INFINITI QX55.

Average user rating: 4.0 stars
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    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $46,500
    MPG & Fuel
    22 City / 28 Hwy / 25 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.0 gal. capacity
    Seating
    5 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: all wheel drive
    Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic
    Engine
    Inline 4 cylinder
    Horsepower: 268 hp @ 5600 rpm
    Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    4 yr./ 60000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 186.3 in. / Height: 63.8 in.
    Overall Width with Mirrors: 85.1 in.
    Overall Width without Mirrors: 74.9 in.
    Curb Weight: 4015 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 26.9 cu.ft.

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    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
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    PassengerNot Rated
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    Back SeatNot Rated
    RolloverRating
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    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated



    FAQ

    Is the INFINITI QX55 a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 QX55 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about INFINITI QX55 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the QX55 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the QX55 has 26.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a INFINITI QX55. Learn more

    What's new in the 2022 INFINITI QX55?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 INFINITI QX55:

    • All-new model based on Infiniti's QX50 small SUV
    • Sloping roofline creates couple-like profile
    • Standard all-wheel drive and 20-inch wheels
    • Kicks off the first QX55 generation
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    Is the INFINITI QX55 reliable?

    To determine whether the INFINITI QX55 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the QX55. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the QX55's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2022 INFINITI QX55 a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 INFINITI QX55 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 QX55 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2022 INFINITI QX55?

    The least-expensive 2022 INFINITI QX55 is the 2022 INFINITI QX55 LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $46,500.

    Other versions include:

    • LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $46,500
    • SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $57,050
    • ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $51,600
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    What are the different models of INFINITI QX55?

    If you're interested in the INFINITI QX55, the next question is, which QX55 model is right for you? QX55 variants include LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT). For a full list of QX55 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2022 INFINITI QX55

    2022 INFINITI QX55 Overview

    The 2022 INFINITI QX55 is offered in the following submodels: QX55 SUV. Available styles include LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT). INFINITI QX55 models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 268 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 INFINITI QX55 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2022 INFINITI QX55 comes with a 4 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

    What do people think of the 2022 INFINITI QX55?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 INFINITI QX55 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 QX55 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 QX55.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

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    What's a good price for a New 2022 INFINITI QX55?

    2022 INFINITI QX55 LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2022 INFINITI QX55 LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,525. The average price paid for a new 2022 INFINITI QX55 LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,025 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,025 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $46,500.

    The average savings for the 2022 INFINITI QX55 LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 2.2% below the MSRP.

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    2022 INFINITI QX55 ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2022 INFINITI QX55 ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $52,625. The average price paid for a new 2022 INFINITI QX55 ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,167 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,167 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $51,458.

    The average savings for the 2022 INFINITI QX55 ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 2.2% below the MSRP.

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    2022 INFINITI QX55 SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2022 INFINITI QX55 SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $58,075. The average price paid for a new 2022 INFINITI QX55 SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $1,177 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,177 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $56,898.

    The average savings for the 2022 INFINITI QX55 SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 2% below the MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 2022 INFINITI QX55?

    2022 INFINITI QX55 LUXE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
    25 compined MPG,
    22 city MPG/28 highway MPG

    2022 INFINITI QX55 SENSORY 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
    25 compined MPG,
    22 city MPG/28 highway MPG

    2022 INFINITI QX55 ESSENTIAL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
    25 compined MPG,
    22 city MPG/28 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG25
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Drive Trainall wheel drive
    Displacement2.0 L
    Passenger Volume127.1 cu.ft.
    Wheelbase110.2 in.
    Length186.3 in.
    WidthN/A
    Height63.8 in.
    Curb Weight4015 lbs.

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