Infiniti is introducing a longer, more refined QX50 for the 2016 model year and confirmed that pricing for the vehicle will start at just $35,445, including a $995 destination charge. That represents a saving of $550 compared to the previous model year, a deal made all the more impressive when you consider that the 2016 model is loaded with even more standard goodies.

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Keeping things simple is a single powertrain, which in this case is a 3.7-liter V-6 with 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. And there’s only one transmission to choose from, a seven-speed automatic, but you can choose between standard rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive.

The $35,445 starting price is for the rear-wheel-drive model. For an additional $1,400, you get the option of all-wheel drive.

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Optional equipment packages have been revised for 2016, with a new Premium Plus Package added to the previously available Premium, Deluxe Touring and Technology packages. This Premium Plus Package will set you back $500 and includes among its items an 11-speaker Bose stereo, Maple interior accounts, aluminum roof rails and much more.

The 2016 Infiniti QX50 arrives in showrooms this month.


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