The Infiniti QX50 is largely unchanged since our last outing; but, some additional standard features and a new Sport trim elevate this premium utility even higher.

We wish the “Sport” moniker meant meaningful performance upgrades, but unfortunately that’s not the case. What you do get, though is still pretty sweet: A variable compression 2.0-liter inline-4, turbocharged to the effect of 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, delivered to standard front- or available all-wheel drive. Either utilizes an Xtronic CVT automatic– the only sticking point here.

Separating the Sport from the lineup is a number of visual changes. A unique front fascia and dark 20-inch wheels are chief among them, complemented by black trim pieces. Inside, expect semi-aniline, leather-appointed seats and a Bose 12-speaker system.

On top of that, the QX50 receives more standard features across the lineup, like remote start, heated exterior mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a wireless charging pad. Great additions to an already impressive list.

The 2023 QX50 starts over $41,000 with delivery. The Sport grade hits $50,000, with all-wheel drive as a $2,000 upgrade. All-in-all, a stylish choice for utility-persuaded buyers.