Redesigned for 2019, the Infiniti QX50 delivers everything one might expect from a Japanese luxury sport-utility vehicle. It's bigger than previous incarnations of the QX50, and it rides and handles more like a luxury sedan than an SUV. But drivers who want a spirited, sweet-handling SUV likely will gravitate to one of the European models or the Cadillac XT5.
Our test car was a top-of-the-line QX50 Essential with all-wheel drive. It served us well as a comfy commuter car for a few days, then performed admirably in snowy, icy conditions the weekend of Jan. 19-20. We had our doubts about the low-profile, 20-inch all-season tires, but the QX50 handled every challenge with ease.