The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is a category-defying compact luxury crossover that serves up a balance of coupe sportiness with crossover, utility and five-door versatility. However you choose to categorize it, it is certainly a radical departure from Infiniti’s other two QX stable mates.
Four front-wheel-drive trim levels are offered: the base QX30 model, the upscale Luxury and Premium models, and the top-of-the-line Sport. The Luxury and Premium models also come in an AWD configuration, making for a total of six variations.
The overall design combines a low, sleek roofline with a high stance and crossover appearance to create a striking visual impact. Up front, Infiniti’s signature double-arch grille with three-dimensional mesh panels and a double-wave aluminum hood look great. The QX30 profile showcases deeply sculpted fenders and body sides along with slim A-pillars and crescent-cut C-pillars.
The exterior of the QX30 Sport includes unique front and rear lower fascias, a gloss-black grille, body-color side sill panels, a chrome trunk finisher, dark chrome exhaust tips, and special 19-inch Gun Metallic aluminum-alloy wheels. It also features a slightly lower ride height than the other QX30 FWD models.
The exterior’s bold styling statement continues with the interior treatment, featuring a modernistic and dynamic expressionism. Infiniti’s InTouch infotainment system provides user-friendly finger touch and swipe control through a 7.0-inch touchscreen human machine interface.
Power for the QX30 lineup is delivered by a 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and idle stop/start. The efficient turbo makes 208 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, while developing 258 lb.-ft. of torque in a range from 1,200 to 4,400 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission with a drive mode selector (Eco, Sport, and Manual) and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters add fun.
My test Infiniti QX30 was a front-wheel-drive model in Premium trim with a base sticker of $35,300. The handling characteristics lean to the sporty side of the chart, with a pleasing on-center feel, and the ride quality falls into the firm category, though not on an uncomfortable level.
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is capable of doing yeoman’s duty as a small crossover and is ideal for a small family or active solo owner.
Illinois’ Mandatory Insurance Law Protects Consumers
Illinois’ mandatory insurance law is one of the most significant consumer protection measures now on the books. Compliance with the Illinois law is required to drive in Illinois.
Are You Compliant?
You are in compliance with the mandatory insurance law if you have vehicle liability insurance in the following minimum amounts:
- $25,000 – injury or death of one person in an accident
- $50,000 – injury or death of more than one person in an accident
- $20,000 – damage to property of another person
According to the Illinois law, you must always carry your insurance card in your vehicle and show it upon request by any law enforcement officer. Your insurance company will send you an insurance card, usually when your insurance policy is issued or renewed.
Your signature on the Vehicle Renewal Registration Application affirms that your vehicle will be properly insured throughout the registration period.
For More Information
If you have additional questions about Illinois’ Mandatory Insurance Law, you may contact the Mandatory Insurance Division of the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State at: 217-524-4946.