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2017 Infiniti QX30 – 5 Things You Need to Know


2017 Infiniti QX30 – 5 Things You Need to KnowThe 2017 Infiniti QX30 is a compact crossover from the luxury arm of Nissan. If you are in the market for this new luxury crossover, here are 5 things you need to know.

Trim Levels, Price

Shoppers will find 6 different models of the 2017 Infiniti QX30 including: a base model, luxury, luxury AWD, Premium and Premium AWD. The differences reflect upgraded materials, additional safety equipment and AWD vs FWD powertrains. 

Prices range from $29,950 to $46,460 for a fully loaded model. 

All of these models are powered by a 208 HP 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine with fuel economy rated at 24/33 city/highway.

2017 Infiniti QX30 – 5 Things You Need to Know2017 Infiniti QX30 Offers Style For Days

One of the first things people will see on the 2017 Infiniti QX30 is how stylish the vehicle is. From nearly every angle, designers have infused a massive amount of style onto the vehicle as well as inside the cabin.

This style really stands out in a tough field of competitors.

2017 Infiniti QX30 – 5 Things You Need to KnowFunky Interior Layout

The downside of all this style is a funky interior. Frankly, it is just difficult to use.

Among our list of complaints is the poor entry/exit into the vehicle, the placement of cup holders and shifter knob (you literally will knock over your cup shifting into drive) and the mix-mash of materials. 

Finally, the infotainment system has a nice display, but can be difficult to use until you setup all your favorite presets.

2017 Infiniti QX30 – 5 Things You Need to KnowCramped Interior

Another by-product of the styling is an interior without much room. Headroom, legroom and hip room are all concerns for nearly every American body size unless you are well below the average women’s build. 

We also found it difficult to use the cargo room in the rear without putting one of the second-row seats down. 

Finally, second-row passengers feel really close to the driver and loaded with 5 people, the vehicle will feel extremely small.

2017 Infiniti QX30 – 5 Things You Need to KnowLackluster Driving Experience

While the 2.0L turbocharged engine puts out a good amount of horsepower at 208 and 258 lb-ft of torque helps get it off the line, this is about as it.

From a straight line, the crossover is a pleasing experience, yet cornering, turning or stopping are just fair to medium for a vehicle of this size. 

Simply put, in a field which includes spirited driving vehicles like from BMW, the 2017 Infiniti QX30 falls short.

For those shoppers looking at the 2017 Infiniti QX30, we would recommend checking out the competition as well. While this entry-level luxury crossover can certainly work for certain people, our experience didn’t leave a favorable opinion on it.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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