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Infiniti was originally introduced to America as a luxury alternative to the Nissan brand upon which it is based. Because of this, many vehicles from Infiniti have direct relatives with badging from the Japanese sister company. However, rather than focusing purely on value for money and reliability, the premium wing works to create types of products that appeal to a higher class of consumer. Naturally, this means they will cost you more than a Nissan, but you also get a lot more for your investment.

Introduced to the US in 1989, the automaker has refined its offering over the years to best fill gaps in the market and appeal to the largest number of consumers. And though these automobiles draw inspiration from the past, they have a firm vision for the future. Luxury and technology go hand in hand, so all new Infiniti cars going forward from 2021 are planned as either hybrid or electric configurations.

Types of 2021 Infiniti Cars

Although the manufacturer is still moderately new to the market, there are various different types of cars in the Infiniti stable.

  • Sedans and Coupes - Within the two body styles, the Q50 and Q60 comprise this selection. Functioning as somewhat executive commuters, they present shoppers with an interesting balance of premium accouterments and athleticism.
  • SUVs - Perhaps the most popular configuration in the States, utes come in every shape and size and offer optimal practicality and comfort. The latest models from the Japanese brand include the midsize QX50 and QX60, as well as the full-size QX80.
  • Hybrid and Electric - There are currently no offerings in this segment for 2020. However, this could be the last year for gas-fed powertrains, as company CEO Hiroto Saikawa has announced that all future releases from 2021 onwards will feature either a hybrid or EV setup.

Infiniti Lineup Review

A total of five nameplates make up the list of 2020 and 2021 Infiniti models. We do expect this to increase in upcoming years as the business plan to move over to more sustainable methods of transportation necessitates an overhaul of current specs or completely novel concepts.

  • Q50 - Powered by a twin-turbocharged V6, this sedan uses its 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque to deliver an engaging experience with 0-60 mph acceleration times of around five seconds. However, the split in focus between performance and comfort means that it does neither particularly well. The handling is subpar in comparison to more refined premium rivals, and the same is true for ride quality.
  • Q60 - When you compare it to the sedan variant, the Q60 is almost identical, aside from the sloping roofline. Since it already leans into the more sporty aesthetic, you may be tempted to opt for the more powerful V6 motor that develops 400 hp and 350 lb-ft on the top-spec Red Sport 400 trim. Sadly, it suffers from the same mediocre handling and ride comfort as its sibling.
  • QX50 - The smallest crossover in the range is powered by a first of its kind compression engine. The four-pot moves the front or all four wheels with enough vigor for getting around town, but spirited driving leaves it wheezing and grumbling. Despite the would-be revolutionary motor, mileage returns are not all that impressive. Nevertheless, we applaud its spacious cabin and massive 31.4-cubic-foot trunk.
  • QX60 - Equipped with three rows of seats as standard, the slightly larger SUV might bite off more than it can chew. Adults will find the rear-most bench constricting, and cargo capacity takes a hit, falling down to 16 cubic feet behind the seats. It is not quite as quick as its little brother, either, despite utilizing a 295-hp V6 power plant.
  • QX80 - The most expensive vehicle in the Infiniti lineup, the enormous ute relies on a potent V8 to move it around. Plenty of room in the front two rows and loads of standard features mean that occupants are kept comfortable and entertained over long trips. Still, while it may top the list in terms of cost, the QX80 just does not feel as exclusive as the majority of its direct rivals.

New Infiniti Models and Prices

While the price of an Infiniti does deter some buyers who are looking for a great deal, the subpar levels of quality in what should be a prestigious nameplate have the same effect on those with deep pockets. Here is the price of each Infiniti car currently available in the USA.

Model Power Engine Base Price
Infiniti EX35 297 hp 3.5L V6 Gas $35,800
Infiniti FX35 325 hp 3.7L V6 Gas $46,400
Infiniti G25 218 hp 2.5L V6 Gas $33,100
Infiniti JX35 265 hp 3.5L V6 Gas $41,250
Infiniti M35 303 hp 3.5L V6 Gas $45,800
Infiniti Q40 328 hp 3.7L V6 Gas $33,950
Infiniti Q50 300 hp 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas $42,100
Infiniti Q60 300 hp 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas $41,750
Infiniti Q70 330 hp 3.7L V6 Gas $50,400
Infiniti QX30 208 hp 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas $30,250

FAQs about Infiniti Vehicles

Is Infiniti the same as Nissan?

There is certainly a lot of similarity between the two, since the former was birthed from the latter as luxury marque. As such, you should expect higher prices, but also more potent engines and refined cabins, while still sharing the reputation for reliability.

Which is the cheapest model?

Cheap is not really a word associated with the brand, but that does not mean that you have to break the bank, either. A base Q50 sells for as little as $36,600 MSRP. It serves as a great city commuter, though it lacks extensive safety reviews. Alternatively, you could take a look around the used dealerships or keep an eye out for special offers.

Does the lineup have a sports car?

Yes, and no. While not technically not performance machines, the best Infiniti in this regard is the Q50 or Q60. Each is available with a re-tuned variant of their standard power plant that develops 400 hp and 350 lb-ft. While this does not put them on part with the top performers from rivals like Audi or BMW, they do keep up with the more athletic variants in the standard selection.

For more information, check out our buyer’s guide, which has a review of each Infiniti up for sale in the USA right now. These comprise in-depth research, pictures of the interior and exterior, safety ratings, and even test drive feedback.

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