The 2023 Infiniti QX30 is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand. Infiniti QX30 is mainly based on the Q30 hatchback with changes in ride height to be marketed as a crossover. The Infiniti Q30 and QX30 are based on the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA and the third-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
The QX30 was produced at the same time the brand was withdrawn entirely from Europe. The Infiniti QX30 Concept featured 21-inch wheels, large tires, and a satin chrome front bumper with increased dimming around the wheel opening. The 2023 Infiniti QX30 launch in the UK, a QX30 with 48,000 copper spikes glued to half the body of the QX30, was unveiled at the 2016 London Art Fair at Islington Business Centre.
The QX30 on the Infiniti Q30 features redesigned front and rear bumpers, grainy side sills, and an increased ride height, as well as a hood covered with satin chrome plated inserts with a metallic finish. US and Canadian models went on sale as 2017 model year vehicles in mid-2016 with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, followed by Mexico and Latin America in the second half of 2016. European models went on sale in the summer of 2016. Early models included the AWD with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
2023 Infiniti QX30 : Interior
The Infiniti base model has mixed distinctive design and premium materials with various components from Mercedes-Benz donors. Infiniti fits 2023 QX30 with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display running the In Touch infotainment system, the point of interaction is easy to use and can be constrained by various information sources. However, the screen had an outstanding response time to user inputs, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are blatantly unavailable.
The basic setup allows for a vendor-installed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, but all other options are reserved for the more expensive Premium and Sport models. The Infiniti QX30 and most of its subcompact competitors are not ideal travel companions. Small dimensions aside, we managed to fit six carry-on luggage behind the backseat of the Infiniti, and 10 more when stowed. Internal compartment storage is otherwise limited as most competitors have significantly more room to store their stuff.
2023 Infiniti QX30 : Engine
The QX30 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission paired with standard front-wheel drive; All-wheel drive is optional. Both combinations are quite fast but lack the fluidity and pulling ability of more versatile opponents. Each Infiniti 2023 QX30 has 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which helped both the front-wheel drive Sport and the Premium AWD we tested to accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. The QX30 has an unconventional design, but fuel economy is mediocre. Front-wheel drive models have higher EPA ratings than all-wheel-drive versions, but the latter lag behind most competitors. We haven’t yet tested a front-wheel-drive QX30 on our fuel economy test route, but our all-wheel-drive test car missed the 30-mpg highway rating by 3 mpg.
2023 Infiniti QX30 : Safety
Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has crash-tested the QX30. While safety and driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and the automatic emergency braking are available, none are standard and most are reserved for more expensive models. 2023 Infiniti QX30 safety features include blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, parking assist, synthetic leather upholstery, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, sports seats, and a rearview camera.