Infiniti is entering the hot compact luxury crossover with its new QX30, which will wear a staring price of $30,945 after a $995 destination charge.
The QX30 is actually based on the Mercedes-Benz GLA, though Infiniti has certainly gone to great lengths to hide its lineage. The curvy QX30 looks nothing like the Benz, which is a good thing for both luxury brands. Infiniti is also differentiating by undercutting the Benz’s price tag by about $2,500.
Infiniti is powering the QX30 with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. The engine generates a modest 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque that flows through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, but customers can upgrade to all-wheel drive.
Those wanting it all can opt for the QX30 Sport model, which starts just under $40,000. It adds things like 19-inch wheels, panoramic moonroof, navigation system and lowered ride height as standard fare. Unfortunately there is no engine upgrade available with the “sport” model, nor is all-wheel drive an option on it.
In general the QX30 is extremely price-competitive compared to the rest of the compact luxury crossover segment:
|2017 Infiniti QX30||$30,945|
|2016 BMW X1||$34,095|
|2016 Lexus NX||$35,915|
|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA||$33,775|
|2017 Lincoln MKC||$33,645|
2017 Infiniti QX30 – $30,945
2017 Infiniti QX30 Luxury – $33,595
2017 Infiniti QX30 Luxury AWD – $35,395
2017 Infiniti QX30 Premium -$36,295
2017 Infiniti QX30 Premium AWD – $38,695
2017 Infiniti QX30 Sport – $39,495
All prices include destination charges.