Despite Infiniti says that its QX30 combines hatchback, coupe
and crossover attributes, this model is classified as the
compact crossover. The entry-level crossover of luxury-branded
Infiniti has curvy body design which looks sportier than many
of its equivalents but this model also provides better handling
than typical SUV. This compact crossover debuted in mid-2016
and it actually shares some of its DNA with the Mercedes-Benz.
Underpinning this model is the same structure as on the
CLA-class sedan and crossover but Infiniti took the
responsibility for the exterior and interior design. The curvy
crossover fights in the crowded arena with models like the BMX
X1, Audi Q3, Acura RDX, Lincoln MKC and so on. It will enter
into its second model year unchanged as the 2018 Infiniti QX30
and with the same price range.
2018 Infiniti QX30: Exterior and Interior
With its dramatic exterior design which Infiniti promotes as
the future of the brand, the 2018 Infiniti QX30 won’t lack
attention. Its rich body sculpting comes with Infiniti’s
familiar grille and low nose. The line which starts from its
nose flows over fenders and sweeps back over door handles to
meet the taillights. In the lower door section designers also
made the crease and sharp roofline also improves model’s
Inside, the model features dynamic design and material quality
is in the class top. Asymmetrical dash design also looks
interesting and all versions come with Infiniti’s InTouch
infotainment platform. The center screen will measure 7 inches.
The base seats will provide great comfort but for better body
support Infiniti will offer sports seats. The rear seating row
won’t provide enough comfort for adults if you are going on the
long ride. The interior will also offer the place for you small
goodies while the cargo room with the rear seats up will
measure 19.2 cubic feet.
The new QX30 will carry over the same trim options and
equipment arrangement, to the new model year.
The base version comes on the 18-inch alloy wheels with
automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone
climate control, leatherette upholstery, a 7-inch screen
interface voice controls, satellite radio, etc.
The Luxury trim adds 8-way power and heated front seats,
leather upholstery, driver memory setting, stitched dash trim,
On the Premium models, you will also find LED fog lights, roof
rails, body-colored mirrors, and 10 speaker Bose sound systems.
The Sport version features 0.6-inch lower, sport-tuned
suspension and 19-inch wheels. Unique front and rear fascia,
specific exterior accents, sports seats, etc. also divide this
variant from others.
Some options also include LED headlights, navigation, a
sunroof, and more.
For the safety, all models have rear view camera while advanced
driver aids are also available. The Premium and Sport trim can
add forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking,
lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, surround-view
cameras, blind-spot monitoring and automatic high beams.
2018 Infiniti QX30: Powertrain, MPG
The new 2018 Infiniti QX30 won’t get more than one engine as it
is the case with the current version. A 2.0-liter turbocharged
foul-cylinder engine powers this compact crossover with 208 hp
and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 8-speed dual clutch automatic
transmission manages power either to the front or all-wheel
drive. The all-wheel drive can send 50 percent of the power to
the rear wheels when conditions demand.
On the other hand, the fuel economy of the front-wheel drive
model will remain 24/33 mpg city/highway. The EPA numbers for
the all-wheel drive will be 21 mpg city and 30 highway.
2018 Infiniti QX30: Price
The prices of the 2018 Infiniti QX30 will take the same
positions as it is with the current version. The base version
will come at $29, 950. The FWD Luxury will cost $32, 600 while
AWD will demand $34, 400. The FWD and AWD Premium will arrive
at $35, 300 and $37, 700 respectively. The Sport will be
available for $38, 500.