2018 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Infiniti QX50

2018 RDX vs. 2017 Infiniti QX50

Starting in 2013, Infiniti renamed its entire product line with “Q” designating the passenger car lineup, and “QX” for their
crossovers and SUVs. The Infiniti QX50 (previously the EX37) is a midsize crossover based on Infiniti’s older G37 platform. It
comes in base or Journey trim levels with a number of available option packages. All models come standard with a 3.7-liter
V-6 engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. Both trim levels come with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
While the QX50 offers many similar technologies, most of them are extra-cost items that add significantly to the price
of the vehicle.

Acura RDX advantages over Infiniti QX50
• Standard Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) for improved fuel efficiency
• Standard 10-way power driver’s seat (vs. 8-way)
• More front and rear shoulder room and hiproom
• 3.0 inches more rear legroom (38.3 inches vs. 35.3 inches)
• 6.7 cubic feet more interior passenger volume (103.5 cu. ft. vs. 96.8 cu. ft.)
• More cargo room than QX50 (21.61/76.92 cu. ft. vs. 18.6/50.1 cu. ft.)
• Standard 1500-lb. tow rating (vs. not recommended)
The RDX comes with a host of standard and available features that you won’t find on the QX50:
––Standard paddle shifters
––Standard LED headlights
––Available auto-dimming side mirrors
––Standard remote-linked power-operated tailgate
––Available heated and ventilated front seats
––Available GPS-linked3 climate control when equipped with navigation
––Available remote engine start
––Standard Active Sound Control
––Available Rear Cross Traffic Monitor4
––Available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)5
––Available HD Radio®
––Standard Pandora®6 and SMS text message7
––Available Song By Voice® and standard Aha™8 compatibility
––Standard Traffic Rerouting™9 when equipped with navigation
––Standard Siri®10 Eyes Free
––Available On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)
In addition, you’ll have to pay extra on the QX50 to get these standard RDX features:
––Auto-dimming rearview mirror
––Bluetooth® Streaming Audio12

Infiniti QX50 advantages over Acura RDX
• Larger displacement V-6 engine with more horsepower and torque
• Standard 7-speed automatic transmission (vs. 6-speed)
• Standard leather-trimmed seating (vs. optional)
• Available driver seat memory system
• Available power tilt/telescopic steering column
• Available Around View® Monitor system
• More front legroom (44.3 inches vs. 42.0 inches)
• Larger fuel tank capacity (20.0 gallons vs. 16.0 gallons)
• Better basic and corrosion warranties

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1 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard.
2 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
3 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.
4 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
5 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.
6 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.
7 Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.
8 Aha is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply.
9 AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States, as well as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The service is available at no cost for three years after purchase whereupon it will continue to be available on a subscription basis.
10 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.
11 HomeLink and the HomeLink house are registered trademarks of Johnson Controls®.
12 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license