2019 INFINITI Q50 vs. Acura TLX vs Lexus IS

INFINITI Q50 vs Acura TLX vs Lexus IS at Germain INFINITI of Easton

Luxury sedans offer a unique combination of inspired performance, seductive styling, premium comfort, and cutting-edge technology. This segment continues to grow in popularity with more and more entrants joining each year. If you’re having difficulty deciding which of these impressive sedans is the right fit for you, INFINITI of Easton is here to help. We’ve taken the time to compare the striking INFINITI Q50 against two of its most formidable rivals – the Acura TLX and Lexus IS. Once you see the results of this in-depth comparison, you’ll understand why drivers continue to choose the INFINITI Q50.

INFINITI Q50 vs Acura TLX

INFINITI Q50

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Acura TLX

2019 INFINITI Q50 3.0t SE AWD

2020 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Engine 3.5L Variable Cylinder V6
300 HP / 295 LB-FT ✔ Horsepower / Torque 290 HP / 267 LB-FT
Standard ✔ Leather-Appointed Sport Seats Available (Leatherette)
Standard ✔ Around-View Monitor w/Moving Object Detection Available (no MOD)
Standard ✔ Front and Rear Sonar Systems Available
Standard ✔ Predictive Forward Collision Warning N/A w/Predictive
Standard ✔ Driver’s Seat Power Lumbar + Side Bolsters Driver Only, No Side Bolsters
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✔ Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Standard ✔ Sport Design Front Fascia Restyled Rear Bumper
Standard ✔ Remote Engine Start Available
Standard ✔ Heated Steering Wheel Available
19-inches ✔ Wheel Size 18-inches

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INFINITI Q50 Interior

First up to challenge the INFINITI Q50 is the Acura TLX. For fairness, we’ll compare similarly equipped versions of both luxury sedans. In terms of performance, the Q50 Signature Edition has greater horsepower and torque than the TLX 3.5L SH-AWD. If you’re craving maximum thrills, the clear choice is INFINITI. To help hold you in place during high-speed cornering, the Q50 SE comes standard with leather-trimmed Sport Seats. You’ll have to pay extra for sport seats at Acura and they’ll come finished in synthetic leatherette instead of genuine leather.

Looking next at safety innovations and comfort, the clear choice remains the INFINITI Q50. You’ll receive a standard Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, and front/rear sonar systems. All three of these great features will require you to shell out extra cash on the Acura TLX. For even greater peace of mind, the basic warranty coverage found on the INFINITI Q50 exceeds that provided by Acura by a full 10,000 miles. Rounding out the list of reasons why the Q50 is the superior choice is its standard sport design front fascia, remote start system, heated steering wheel, and larger 19-inch alloy wheels.


INFINITI Q50 vs Lexus IS

INFINITI Q50 Signature Edition

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Lexus IS 300

2019 INFINITI Q50 3.0t SE AWD

2019 Lexus IS 300 AWD

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 ✔ Engine 3.5L Turbo V6
300 HP / 290 LB-FT ✔ Horsepower / Torque 260 HP / 236 LB-FT
19/27/22 ✔ MPG* (city/hwy/combined) 19/26/21
13.5 ✔ Trunk Capacity (cubic feet) 10.8
Standard ✔ Leather-Appointed Sport Seats Available (NuLuxe leatherette)
Standard ✔ Around-View Monitor w/Moving Object Detection Not Available
Standard ✔ Front and Rear Sonar Systems Not Available
Standard ✔ Predictive Forward Collision Warning N/A w/Predictive
Standard ✔ Driver’s Seat Power Lumber + Side Bolsters Driver Only, No Side Bolsters
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✔ Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Standard ✔ Sport Design Front Fascia N/A
Standard ✔ Remote Engine Start Available
Standard ✔ Heated Steering Wheel Available
19-inches ✔ Wheel Size 18-inches

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INFINITI Q50 Safety

The next challenger to face off against the INFINITI Q50 is the Lexus IS. Comparing the Q50 Signature Edition against the IS 300 AWD, INFINITI continues to have the edge in terms of performance thanks to greater horsepower and torque from its twin-turbocharged engine. Not only will you enjoy greater power, you’ll also experience superior fuel efficiency in both highway and combined fuel economy ratings*. INFINITI drivers will appreciate the standard leather-trimmed sport seats of the Q50. As we saw in the prior matchup, Lexus owners will have to pay extra for sport seats trimmed in synthetic leatherette which lacks the genuine feel of real leather. A larger trunk capacity helps you fit that extra suitcase for your next weekend getaway.

Giving you unparalleled confidence behind the wheel, the Q50 Signature Edition includes several groundbreaking standard features you won’t find on the Lexus IS. These include an Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, front and rear sonar systems, and Predictive Forward Collision Warning. Each of these great safety features are not available on the IS 300 AWD.

An extra 10,000 miles of basic warranty coverage helps highlight the commitment to quality you’ll appreciate when you choose INFINITI. Larger 19-inch alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel, a remote start system, and a sport design front fascia are other reasons to drive an INFINITI Q50 instead of a Lexus IS.


INFINITI Q50 Side Profile

Winner – INFINITI Q50

Now that we’ve compared all three of these luxury sedans side-by-side, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the INFINITI Q50. The rival vehicles from both Acura and Lexus simply cannot measure up to the performance, value, luxury, and groundbreaking safety features found on the INFINITI Q50. Ready to experience all that the Q50 has to offer? Our team at INFINITI of Easton is standing by to help you select the model that’s perfectly suited to your lifestyle.

*2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.