For the past three decades, INFINITI has been committed to two things: technical innovation and driver-centric design. Nowhere are these two pursuits more evident than in the 2022 QX55. This new crossover coupe marries performance to style as only INFINITI can. More than a method of transporting you from point A to point B, this newest INFINITI is an expression of individuality. The QX55’s artful craftsmanship offers personalized details inspired by human touch, making the highly anticipated SUV an extension of your own distinct style and taste.
After a hiatus from the hot crossover-coupe segment, INFINITI is back with the 2022 INFINITI QX55. Starting at an estimated MSRP $46,500, it’s a welcome addition to an already stellar lineup of well-appointed vehicles. Sculpted with an audacious physique, INFINITI’s entirely new compact SUV will undoubtedly turn the heads of onlookers. Drawing influence from its legendary FX35 counterpart, the QX55 is full of INFINITI’s signature stylistic hallmarks, boasting an interpretation of elegant Japanese minimalism that would spark joy for even the likes of Marie Kondo. The alluring profile is striking at rest and even more exhilarating while in motion.
The QX55 sits hunkered down on standard 20-inch wheels, highlighting its distinguished and bold demeanor. The aggressive front fascia is quick to steal the spotlight—styled with the brand’s instantly recognizable double-arch grille, it’s further detailed with pattern work inspired by the ancient art of paper folding. The intricate mesh recalls delicately folded origami figurines, fusing new- and old-world traditions to create a sophisticated contemporary accent. On either side, signature headlights mimic the shape of the human eye.
From the hood to the rear, the SUV’s sleek profile is defined by the downward sloping roofline of its fastback styling. First shown on INFINITI’s QX60 Monograph design study, a piano key-style sequence illuminates the rear. Made up of 45 separate LEDs encased in a single housing, the taillights offer a dancing incandescent show during the dusk-to-dawn hours. Every inch of the QX55’s sleek aesthetic is imbued with purpose—even the power liftgate release is carefully disguised within the liftgate logo in an effort to not detract from the vehicle’s fluid design.
Expressive Interior & Tech
Pop open the doors and you’re met with an exceptionally spacious and plush interior. It’s sewn together with contrasting stitching that offers the same level of detailing as finely tailored suiting. Carrying on the tradition of performance-driven interior design passed down from the earlier FX models, a racy two-tone design swathes the seating and separates the cockpit from the passenger areas. From the supple smooth-grained shifter knob to the knurled metal dial, the subtle details find common ground between sporty and polished. Forgoing the carbon-fiber accents found in most competitors, QX55 alternatively opts for dark brushed aluminum complemented by black-colored open-pore maple wood trim. Behind the well-bolstered front seats, the versatile sliding second row makes way for increased rear-seat legroom or flexible cargo capacity.
The center console’s dual high-resolution screens deliver crisp displays for navigation and media. INFINITI’s InTouch mapping will easily set the route to your next destination while you stay linked via wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay™ or USB-aided capabilities with Android. Standing by with 4G and WiFi hotspot support, QX55 ensures you’ll never have to disconnect, unless you choose to.
Beyond the integrated tech system, INFINITI’s premium crossover coupe is available with up to 16 speakers courtesy of a Bose Performance Series premium audio system, presenting passengers with a stimulating listening experience. Whether you’ve curated a road-trip playlist or are looking for a moment of tranquility, the custom-built configuration will deliver concert-like acoustic sound supported by active noise cancellation to prevent road noise from infiltrating the cabin.
The QX55 is offered in three well-equipped trim levels, all of which boast features such as laminated front side glass, heated front seats, Unique Active Sound Enhancement, power liftgate, and a selection of drive modes (Standard, ECO, Sport, and Personal). The LUXE trim level features leatherette upholstery while the mid- and upper-level ESSENTIAL and SENSORY trims offer everything from semi-aniline leather appointments to a motion-activated liftgate and ProPILOT assist, a single-lane automated driving technology designed for the highway.
An Empowering Drive Experience
The QX55 shares the same suspension and powertrain as its compact crossover sibling, the QX50. In both, the magic under the hood has been twenty years in the making. INFINITI’s variable compression-turbocharged (VC-Turbo) engine is one of the most advanced internal combustion engines ever created. Inspired by the movement of sprinters and marathoners, it has the ability to adapt to various driving conditions, shifting compression and displacement to deliver bursts of on-demand power or conserve fuel for long distances. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivers a peppy 268-horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Along with a standard Intelligent all-wheel drive system, the QX55 allows you to drive the road ahead with confidence, whether the forecast is less than ideal or blue skies all the way.
Trailblazing some of the world’s first driver-enhancing technologies—from Direct Adaptive Steering® to Lane Departure Prevention—INFINITI has remained at the forefront of innovation since its founding in 1989. The QX55 comes standard with an abundance of intuitive driver aids such as Blind Spot Intervention and Rear Automatic Braking that act as an extra set of eyes, instilling confidence behind the wheel. With available Intelligent Cruise Control and ProPILOT Assist, INFINITI’s perceptive driving mode uses the SUV’s forward-facing camera, radars, and sensors to automatically react to the flow of traffic—applying the brakes or accelerating up to speed while maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles. Even around gentle curves, the QX55 can help steer to keep you centered in your lane.
They say history has a tendency to repeat itself and the QX55 maintains a storied legacy laid by an iconic predecessor. When INFINITI launched the world’s first crossover coupe in 2003, the FX35 quickly established a thrilling new market segment that left competitors scrambling to copy it. The FX may now only live in the history books, but its state-of-the-art combination of engineering excellence and ageless ingenuity lives on in the QX55. Inspired by the past and driving toward the future, INFINITI’s originality and inventive spirit continue to exceed the expectations of luxury-vehicle buyers.
*2022 QX55 not yet available for purchase. Expected availability Spring 2021. Pre-production model shown with available features. Actual production model may vary.