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Infiniti QX55 Enters 2023 Model Year With Higher Price Tag

Initially priced from $46,500 minus the destination freight charge, Infiniti’s coupe-styled crossover is entering the 2023 model year at $49,150 for the most basic of specifications. The question is, what changed for the better?
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Well, the list kicks off with more driver-assist systems. ProPILOT Assist with Intelligent Cruise Control boasts Full-Speed Range and Hold with Steering Assist. The premium-oriented automaker further sweetens the deal with auto-folding heated outside mirrors, four-way driver power lumbar adjustment, rear door handles with integrated welcome lighting, and a Type-C USB port for the rear passengers. As ever, three grades are available.

Luxe is what Infiniti calls the lowliest of the bunch. Equipped with leather-appointed seats, this grade comes standard with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Stepping up to the $54,250 Essential adds Traffic Sign Recognition and cube-design adaptive headlights with automatic leveling. The curiously-named Essential, which is the mid-range trim level rather than the base trim level, is also equipped with Bose Performance Series premium audio, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, climate-controlled front seats, and satellite navigation with a 5-year trial to premium traffic.

At the very top of the spectrum, the $57,800 Sensory improves comfort with the help of heated second-row outboard seats and four-way front passenger power lumbar adjustment. Other goodies that make the Sensory stand out in the crowd include the head-up display, motion-activated liftgate, and semi-aniline leather. Regardless of grade, the QX55 is a four-pot affair.

It's not your typical four-cylinder turbo, though. The VC-Turbo is a 2.0-liter mill that seamlessly varies the compression ratio between 8:1 and 14:1 for maximum power or maximum efficiency. Rated at 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet (380 Nm) of torque, the variable-compression engine is paired to a boring continuously variable transmission with shift-by-wire tech. On the upside, the paddle shifters come in handy when driving downhill.

The 2023 Infiniti QX55 is due to arrive in showrooms this summer.

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