Price and option package updates have been released on the 2012 Infiniti QX SUV and EX crossover. The all-new-for-2011 body-on-frame QX56 only receives few upgrades for the new model year and the EX35 has received slight changes to its option packages.
The biggest news for the QX is the addition of Infiniti's Blind Spot Intervention system available in the Technology Package. Like other blind spot monitoring systems, Infiniti's Blind Spot Intervention system alerts the driver if there is a vehicle in their blind spot, but it also has the ability to take over steering to keep the SUV in its lane if the driver begins to move over.
The Bose Cabin Surround sound system is now included in the Deluxe Touring Package, and has added two more speakers, bringing the total to 15. Heated second row seats have moved from the Deluxe Touring Package to the Theater Package. Headlight washers are added to the Deluxe Touring Package on 2WD models.
Infiniti toed the line on 2012 QX56 pricing, which remains the same as the outgoing 2011 model. The QX56 2WD starts at $58,700 and the 4WD model adds an additional $3100; totaling $61,800. Both models are powered by Infiniti's direct-injected 5.6-liter V-8 mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 EX35 soldiers on almost unchanged from 2011. The biggest news, besides pricing, is the addition of HomeLink Universal Transceiver standard on the EX35 Journey trim. It was previously part of the Deluxe Touring Package.
The EX35 is available in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, with or without the "Journey" trim level. The EX35 RWD starts at $35,600, and the EX35 AWD starts at 37,000. Specifying the Journey trim with either model adds an additional $2300 to the bottom line; totaling $37,900 and $39,300 respectively. All models are powered by Infiniti's 297-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.