Which INFINITI Vehicles Are AWD?

July 22nd, 2021 by

All-wheel drive (AWD) is a commonly desired feature when searching for a new vehicle. You want something that can handle rougher driving conditions and keep you safe. Luckily, it’s possible to get AWD on several INFINITI models, allowing you to combine this feature with the luxury INFINITI is known for.

Which INFINITI Vehicles are AWD?

Below are all the INFINITI models that can come with AWD:


Promo image for the Q50 2021

The INFINITI Q50 is a great option if you’re looking for a sports sedan. It’s got a strong 300 horsepower V6 engine, which provides a powerful and quick acceleration. However, if you want even more power, you can upgrade to the Red Sport 400 model, which comes with a 400 horsepower engine. The AWD version produces about 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, making this an excellent vehicle for your longer drives.

In addition to the powerful engine, the INFINITI Q50 can also come with leather upholstery, a great 16-speaker audio system, a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, and much more, depending on the trim you select. Another great feature of this model is the dual touchscreen infotainment center, which provides easy and quick access to all your media and car settings. You can even turn the Q50 into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, giving everyone in the car access to fast internet.


Promo image for the 2021 Q60

If you want something a little sleeker than the Q50, look at the Q60. This is a 2-door coupe rather than a 4-door sedan. When you drive the Q60, you’re driving one of the best-looking sports cars on the road.

Like the Q50, the Q60 comes with a V6 300 horsepower engine which can be upgraded to a 400 horsepower engine. Each trim comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission and like the other vehicles on this list, you have the option of getting AWD. As for fuel efficiency, the AWD version provides 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, the same as the Q50.

The Q60 also offers the same features you’ll find in the Q50, including the dual touch screen, leather upholstery, and heated front seats. There are also some great safety features in the Q60, including forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.


Promo image for 2021 QX50

For those of you looking for something bigger than a sedan or coupe, consider the QX50. This QX50 is a compact luxury crossover, meaning you still get a luxurious ride while having some more interior space. To start, the QX50 comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which combine to provide you with a smooth and powerful ride. In terms of efficiency, you’ll get approximately 22 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, according to the EPA.

On the inside, you have some options to customize the look of your car. You can get your vehicle with quilted leather seats, a wood interior trim, and a faux-suede headliner if you choose. But even without those upgrades, the ride is still a comfortable and quiet one that anyone would enjoy. There’s even up to 65 cubic feet of storage in the back if you fold the rear seats, offering you plenty of space for all your stuff.


Promo image for the Q60

Finally, the last AWD option from INFINITI is the QX60. This is the largest vehicle you can choose, offering 3 rows of seating in this mid-size SUV. If you’re in the market for a premium SUV, this is definitely one you’ll want to consider.

Under the hood, you’ll find a 295 horsepower, V6 engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is so powerful that you’ll be able to tow up to 6,000 pounds, which is an increase of 1,000 pounds over the 2020 model.

Comfort is another strong feature of the QX60. For starters, the second row has captain’s chairs, providing more space for your passengers. You can also upgrade to leather upholstery, giving your vehicle a more luxurious style and feel. Finally, the entertainment systems within the QX60 will keep you and your passengers happy for even the longest rides. There’s a large touchscreen that you can connect to your smartphone, allowing you to play your favorite music or use your favorite navigation apps as you drive.

How the INFINITI AWD System Works

The AWD on the INFINITI models is designed to give you enhanced traction on the road without compromising the feel of the drive. Here’s how it works: as you drive, the INFINITI monitors the wheel position, throttle position and speed of the vehicle. If everything is fine, the power remains with the rear wheels, to give you a more responsive road performance.

However, when it deems it necessary, the INFINITI diverts up to 50 percent of the available power to your front wheels. This allows the vehicle to get a better grip on the road, even if the driving conditions are not the best. With this system, you essentially get the best of both worlds; strong performance during ideal driving conditions and better traction when the road turns rough.

Test Drive an INFINITI with AWD Today

If you’re interested in any of the INFINITI models mentioned above, feel free to schedule a test drive with Herrin-Gear INFINITI in Jackson, MS today. Our staff would love to take you out for a drive and show you firsthand all the features that these INFINITI models have to offer alongside the AWD. Taking a test drive is often the best way to determine if a vehicle is the right one for you.

To get started, simply contact us today to schedule an appointment or stop by our dealership during business hours. We know that once you get a feel for these luxury INFINITI models, and see how the AWD operates, you won’t even bother to consider another vehicle.