2023 INFINITI QX55: Daring, luxurious and now driver-assistance features come standard
The provocative and bold 2023 INFINITI QX55 arrives this summer with more standard luxury amenities, driver-convenience features and INFINITI Premium Care.
One year removed from a show-stopping debut, the stylish INFINITI crossover returns this year with standard leather-appointed, perforated seating surfaces and ProPILOT Assist included on all grades. Three compelling grades of the 2023 INFINITI QX55 reward shoppers with unique content and features — LUXE, ESSENTIAL, and SENSORY — that start at $49,150 MSRP1.
INFINITI Premium Care is an integrated 3-year maintenance program on all INFINTI model year 2023 vehicles, lease or retail, sold in the United States. INFINITI Premium Care provides a suite of benefits including inspections, oil changes and tire rotations, expanding on the luxury automaker's tradition of providing top-rated customer satisfaction.
The 2023 QX55 brings a suite of new standard comfort and convenience features including auto-folding heated outside mirrors, 4-way driver power lumbar adjustment and rear door handles with integrated LED welcome lighting. A Type-C USB port is now standard for rear seat passengers to charge devices on the go and blind spot intervention has been adopted to support the driver.
For 2023 the QX55 ESSENTIAL grade adds Traffic Sign Recognition and is distinguished by unique cube design LED headlights with auto levelling and adaptive front lighting system from $54,250 MSRP.
The 2023 SENSORY grade from $57,800 MSRP delivers greater comfort for passengers with heated second-row, outboard seats and 4-way passenger power lumbar adjustment.
With a design inspired by the iconic INFINITI FX that pioneered the coupe-crossover segment nearly 20 years ago, the stylish and shapely 2023 crossover pairs perfectly with an award-winning and innovative powertrain. Every QX55 is powered by a Variable Compression Turbocharged engine and INFINITI Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which is standard on all QX55 models for buyers in North America.
The QX55's inspired dynamics, decadent interior, and intuitive technology set the stage for bold owners to challenge convention. What's more, its spacious cabin, advanced driver-assistance systems, and leading convenience features reward QX55 owners and passengers in every journey the stylish crossover makes.
Dual touch screens for infotainment (8-inch upper, 7-inch lower screens) are standard on all grades and include wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto compatibility software. Standard active noise cancellation in all QX55 grade levels filters sounds outside the QX55's stylish cabin, while an available Bose Performance Series audio system with 16 speakers fills the cabin with impeccable notes inside.
Standard 20-inch wheels on all grade levels sharpen the daring exterior, which is elegantly highlighted by "digital piano key" taillights at the rear and INFINITI's signature human-eye headlights at the front.
The QX55's provocative presence begins with its stunning silhouette and daring roofline, inspired by the iconic INFINITI FX. The roof gently arcs from the forward roof pillar down and signature double-arch grille to the tail in a complete and cohesive line.
In front, INFINITI's geometric inner mesh grille mimics origami folds and pronounces the vehicle's confident looks. Fog lights with black surrounds bracket the lower half of the front, while standard LED headlights — and newly standard adaptive front lights with unique cube LED headlights on QX55 ESSENTIAL and higher — draw a bold, nighttime signature.
At the rear, the QX55 embraces a minimalist look with an integrated badge that not only portrays the road ahead in INFINITI's iconic logo but also operates the standard power rear liftgate in a single, cohesive design. On QX55 SENSORY grades, the power liftgate is complemented by a motion-activated sensor that allows owners to open the rear by kicking their foot, useful when hands are full.
The QX55's interior design is captivating and driver-centric, with a wide stage afforded by a low dash. The standard power-sliding, tinted moonroof bathes the interior with natural light. Three decadent color combinations are available, with stunning Monaco Red/Graphite available exclusively to QX55 SENSORY buyers. For the driver and front passenger, the QX55's "zero gravity" seats help to increase comfort by minimizing pressure on the back and hips.
Every 2023 INFINITI QX55 is thoughtfully equipped with dual, high-resolution touch screens for vehicle infotainment and controls, including wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto compatibility. The QX55 cabin features five USB ports for charging and infotainment, including two USB-C connector and three USB-A connectors.
New for 2023, all grades of the 2023 INFINITI QX55 are equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems, including ProPILOT Assist with Intelligent Cruise Control including Full-Speed Range and Hold with Steering Assist. When engaged, ProPILOT Assist can support drivers with acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving and can assist in stop-and-go traffic.2
Exclusive to QX55 SENSORY grades, a Head-Up Display projects vital vehicle information onto a 9-inch area of the windshield to help keep drivers' eyes looking forward. The Head-Up Display also includes speed-limit information from the QX55's onboard Traffic Sign Recognition system to support drivers, even in construction zones.3
At its heart, every QX55 is powered by a dynamic and innovative VC-Turbo 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The engine seamlessly varies its compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1 to deliver maximum power or fuel efficiency depending on the driver's needs. That's due to an innovative and advanced multi-link system that can imperceptibly raise or lower the pistons' stroke at all times and is the world's first mass-production variable-compression engine.4
The ingenious VC-Turbo engine is paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission that uses "shift by wire" technology, which can almost instantly relay the driver's preferences when shifting in manual mode. Pairing paddle shifters and INFINITI's Drive Mode Selector, the powertrain's multiple modes for Standard, ECO, Sport, and Personal preferences ensure all drivers are confidently in control of the powertrain's behavior.
The engine and transmission drive INFINITI's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, which is standard for customers in North America. Depending on the driver's preference, the system can shuttle power between the front and rear axles to maximize efficiency or takeoff. Up to 50% of the available power from the engine to the rear wheels if the system detects slippage in front. What's more, Active Brake Limited Slip systems can brake individual wheels for better grip side-to-side when needed.5
The 2023 INFINITI QX55 arrives in showrooms in the U.S. beginning in the summer.
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