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

2021 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD

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2021 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD

2021 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD

2021 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6Engine2.0L Turbo I4
300 HP / 295 LB-FT ✔Horsepower / Torque272 HP / 280 LB-FT
Standard ✔Front Fog LightsOptional
Standard ✔Rain-Sensing Windshield WipersOptional
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✔Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles ✔Roadside Assistance Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles
39.5 / 36.8 inches ✔Front/Rear Headroom37 / 36 inches
44.5 / 35.1 inches ✔Front/Rear Legroom42.9 / 39.9 inches
18.7 feet ✔Turning Radius20.1 feet
20 gallons ✔Fuel Tank Capacity15.9 gallons

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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. The TLX is all-new for 2021, but as you’ll see, it’s still far behind the INFINITI Q50 in a great many ways. In terms of performance, the Q50 LUXE AWD has greater horsepower and torque than the TLX SH-AWD. Two standard features found on the exterior of the Q50 which help enhance visibility during harsh weather conditions are LED fog lights along with rain-sensing windshield wipers. You’ll be forced to shell out additional cash in order to get both features on the 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. Similarly, you’ll also enjoy the same 4 years of roadside assistance coverage as you’ll get at Acura without any restrictions on mileage during that time frame. In terms of comfort and overall space, the Q50 offers more headroom and legroom across both the front and rear rows of seating. You will also appreciate the greater fuel tank capacity and shorter turning radius on your daily commute. No matter which way you look at it, the INFINITI Q50 outperforms the Acura TLX.


INFINITI Q50 vs Lexus IS

2021 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD

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2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD

2021 INFINITI Q50 3.0t LUXE AWD

2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD

$43,700MSRP$41,000
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 ✔Engine3.5L V6
300 HP / 295 LB-FT ✔Horsepower / Torque260 HP / 236 LB-FT
7 ✔Transmission Speeds6
19/27/22 ✔MPG* (city/hwy/combined)19/26/22
13.5 ✔Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)10.8
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✔Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Standard ✔Sport Design Front FasciaN/A
Standard ✔360° CameraN/A

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INFINITI Q50 Styling

The next challenger to face off against the INFINITI Q50 is the Lexus IS. Comparing the Q50 LUXE AWD 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. Despite the increased power and performance, the INFINITI Q50 still carries a slight edge in fuel economy – such is the magic of turbocharging. A larger trunk capacity helps you fit that extra suitcase for your next weekend getaway.

An extra 10,000 miles of basic warranty coverage helps highlight the commitment to quality you’ll appreciate when you choose INFINITI. Sportier styling, as well as a 360 degree surround-view camera, are other reasons to drive an INFINITI Q50 instead of a Lexus IS. While the Lexus may be slightly cheaper than the INFINITI at first glance, you’ll find that the INFINITI is the far better choice once you add those missing options to the Lexus – if they’re even available at all.


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.

INFINITI Q50 Side Profile


*2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

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