2018 Acura TLX 3.5 vs. 2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t

2018 Acura TLX 3.5 vs. 2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t

Infiniti changed the naming structure for its vehicles in 2013 to align them throughout the expanding global market they are
pursuing. The Infiniti Q50 (formerly the G37 sedan) was all new for 2013. It comes with the choice of two direct-injection
gasoline engines, a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6. Also available is a Q50 with Infiniti’s
Direct Drive Hybrid System. All powertrains come with a 7-speed automatic transmission and the choice of rear-wheel or
all-wheel drive.
The Q50 puts a lot of emphasis on sport luxury, but dynamic testing shows the suspension and chassis are not up to the task.
The TLX 3.5 offers Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) on 2-wheel-drive models or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
(SH-AWD®) that are far superior to what the Q50 has to offer. While similarly equipped, the TLX offers a number of features
that the Q50 can’t match

Acura TLX 3.5 advantages over Infiniti Q50 3.0t
• The TLX 3.5 uses a larger-displacement engine that doesn’t require a turbocharger to make power.
• The TLX 3.5 offers a more sophisticated engine that uses advanced technologies like Variable Cylinder Management™
(VCM®) for improved fuel efficiency.
• Standard 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters (vs. 7-speed automatic transmission)
• The TLX 3.5’s available SH-AWD system offers rear-wheel torque vectoring for improved handling. You won’t find torque
vectoring on the Q50 Intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
• The TLX 3.5 2-wheel-drive models come standard with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) for improved control. While the
Q50 does offer an optional steer-by-wire system, it only operates the front wheels vs. front and rear on the TLX.
• Standard 10-way power driver’s seat (vs. 8-way power)
• More front and rear hiproom (55.3/54.9 inches vs. 53.2/52.5 inches)
• Larger wheels and tires (18-inch vs. 17-inch)

• The Acura TLX 3.5 comes with a host of standard and available features that you won’t find on the Q50 3.0t:
––Available heated and ventilated front seats
––Available GPS-linked1 climate control when equipped with navigation
––Standard capless fuel fill
––Available heated rear seats
––Standard Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit
––Available Song By Voice®
––Standard Aha™2 compatibility
––Standard Siri®3 Eyes Free
––Standard Apple CarPlay™4 and Android™ Auto5
––Available wireless phone charger
––Standard Road Departure Mitigation system6

• You’ll have to pay extra on the Q50 3.0t to get these standard TLX 3.5 features:
––Paddle shifters
––Power moonroof
––Heated front seats
––60/40 folding rear seatbacks
––Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow7
––Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system8
––Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system9
––Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)10
––Collision Mitigation Braking System™

Infiniti Q50 3.0t advantages over Acura TLX 3.5
• More horsepower and torque (300 and 400 hp vs. 290 hp)
• Available hybrid model
• Smaller turning circle diameter – curb-to-curb (36.7 feet vs. 38.8 feet)
• Available Blind Spot Intervention
• Available Predictive Forward Collision Warning (vs. non-predictive Forward Collision Warning8)
• More front headroom (39.5 inches vs. 37.2 inches)
• More front legroom (44.5 inches vs. 42.6 inches)
• More interior passenger volume (100.0 cu. ft. vs. 93.3 cu. ft.)
• Larger fuel capacity (20.0 gallons vs. 17.2 gallons)


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DISCLAIMERS
1 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for
information regarding navigation system area coverage.
2 Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit
the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a
trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply.
3 Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions
permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the
operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.
4 Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the
connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own
risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided
“as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/
Apple iOS, service interruptions or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.
5 Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with
Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of
Android Auto is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto
application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto
operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service
interruptions or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions
allow you to do so safely.
6 Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System
operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
7 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on
weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding
a collision.
8 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
9 LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary
based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and
avoiding collisions.
10 LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering
torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by
extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
11 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.