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 profile look.
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, etc.
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.