Infiniti's new QX30 small crossover will go on sale soon for a hair under $31,000, a price that undercuts the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class with which it shares its powertrain and underpinnings.
For $30,945, the base QX30 includes the same 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine, which powers the front wheels. From there, the QX30 lineup adds equipment as it gets more expensive. Only the two middle trim levels offer all-wheel drive, however.
Here's a look at how the lineup will be priced when the QX30 arrives in dealers this September:
- QX30: $30,945
- QX30 Luxury: $33,595
- QX30 Premium: $36,295
- QX30 Sport: $39,495
Those prices are for front-wheel drive models. Adding all-wheel drive ups the price by $1,800 for the QX30 Luxury and $2,400 for the QX30 Premium, but it includes special exterior design touches and a slightly raised suspension.
The QX30 Sport, as its name implies, includes more performance-oriented goodies like a lowered suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, and unique front and rear fascias.
By contrast, the least expensive GLA250 front-wheel drive model stickers at $33,775. Similarly, the competitive BMW X1 checks in at a much heftier $34,095 before any options are added.
Place an order for a QX30 through the automaker's QX30 Reservation Program available on its website before the model arrives in dealers and Infiniti will reward you with a GoPro camera, Bose wireless headphones, one night's stay in a Starwood hotel, or a Gilt.com gift card that includes a "specially curated culinary experience."