Set your sights on the image above – it’s the 2022 Infiniti QX55 Sensory. While we’re delving into the 2022 model, it’s worth noting that the 2023 versions are already making waves. Comparing the 2023 model to our very own 2022 Infiniti QX55 Sensory in Dynamic Sunstone Red, it’s clear that the exceptional features we’ll discuss apply to both, guaranteeing style, comfort, and class in the realm of luxury crossover coupes.
The QX55 lineup comprises three enticing models: the Luxe AWD, priced at $49,150; the Essential AWD, commanding $54,250; and the Sensory AWD, the pinnacle of the range, at $57,800. Our 2022 Sensory AWD came with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $57,050, almost identical to the 2023 model. However, with the addition of Exclusive Paint for $900, a Lighting Package featuring Welcome Lighting and Illuminated Kick Plate for $925, and a Lifestyle Hitch designed for versatile transport, the total tally reached $59,350. Of course, there’s the destination charge to consider, but amidst the rising costs of shipping, there’s a glimmer of hope – the Carpeted Floor Mats are, drumroll, Complimentary! A small victory in the world of automotive extras.
So, what does an investment of around $60,000 deliver in the realm of luxury crossovers? Quite a lot, in fact. Let’s delve into the details.
Under the hood, you’ll find a refined 2.0L Variable Compression Turbo engine – a four-cylinder powerhouse. What’s striking is the almost imperceptible lag between pressing the gas pedal and experiencing acceleration. Automakers have clearly been listening to feedback, addressing this issue while we await the inevitable rise of hybrids and electric vehicles. A significant contributor to this improved experience is the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). As Infiniti describes it, the CVT offers “seamless” shifting, adapting effortlessly to various driving situations, all without the jarring sensation of gear changes. With 268HP and 280 lb.-ft. Torque generated by a four-cylinder engine, precise engine tuning is evident. The QX55 further impresses with its fuel efficiency, boasting 22 mpg in city driving and an impressive 28 mpg on the highway, averaging out to a commendable 25 mpg. This is all the more remarkable considering its ability to comfortably accommodate five passengers and offer 54.1 cu.ft. of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down.
Style Meets Function
For those captivated by the QX55’s aesthetics, its aerodynamic design doesn’t go unnoticed. Our particular QX55 came equipped with a Lifestyle Hitch, an intriguing addition. Despite the association of the word ‘hitch’ with towing, this accessory is about versatility rather than trailering. Infiniti clarifies, stating that the hitch is designed for carrying various sporting equipment such as bikes, skis, camping gear, and more. It’s rated for a load of 300 pounds, offering a practical solution for active lifestyles.
The Infiniti QX55 Sensory stays true to its luxury crossover identity. It ticks the boxes for roominess, with both front and rear boasting impressive headroom and legroom, approaching nearly 40 inches. The cabin is serene, thanks to Active Noise Cancellation, providing a smooth, quiet ride. Luxury continues with a host of features aimed at elevating the driving experience: a Power Moonroof, Rain Sensing Front Windshield Wipers, a Motion Activated Lift Gate, Black Natural Maple Wood Interior Trim Accents, Heads-Up Display, Power Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column, Leather Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel, Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Steering Wheel, Driver and Passenger Lumbar Support, Rear Seat Slide, Recline, and Fold Flat features, Power Climate Controlled Front Seats with heating and cooling, and much more, all meticulously designed for comfort and convenience.
An Audiophile’s Dream
Coming from someone who hails from the ’60s and ’70s, the always exceptional Bose 16-speaker Performance Series Audio system stands out. There’s a unique touch in the displays as well. The QX55 features a dual-screen infotainment setup, with the top screen handling navigation and the lower screen dedicated to media and vehicle settings. The upper screen spans 8 inches, while the lower unit measures 7 inches. While personal preferences may lean towards larger and more versatile screens, these dual-purpose displays effectively serve their respective functions.
In today’s automotive landscape, safety is paramount, and the Infiniti QX55 Sensory excels in this regard. Equipped with an array of cutting-edge safety features, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Departure Prevention – all contribute to a secure driving experience. Hill Start Assist, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control with Stop and Hold, Traffic Sign Recognition on the Heads-Up Display, Adaptive Front Lighting, and Automatic On/Off LED Headlight, Daytime LED Running Lights, and LED Front Fog Lights, coupled with All-Wheel Drive, come together harmoniously to create a cocoon of safety around you.
In conclusion, the 2022 Infiniti QX55 Sensory encapsulates the essence of luxury crossover excellence. It seamlessly marries style and versatility, from an elegant evening at the symphony to a quick grocery run or a weekend retreat in the mountains. Beautifully designed and eminently practical, the QX55 effortlessly checks off multiple boxes. For a closer look and comprehensive information, visit Infiniti’s official website to explore this exquisite machine and make an informed decision.