2019 INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX vs Lexus NX

INFINITI QX60 vs Acura MDX vs Lexus GX Comparison at Germain INFINITI of Easton

Luxury crossovers have rapidly expanded in popularity in recent years due to their unique combination of versatility, comfort, and capable performance. With more and more entrants joining the segment every year, buyers are now flooded with choices which can make choosing the right one difficult. Completely redesigned for 2019, the INFINITI QX50 remains a leader in the luxury crossover segment for a variety of reasons. To help illustrate how the QX50 is the best choice, we’ve taken the time to compare it head-to-head against two of its top rivals — the Acura RDX and Lexus NX. Once you see the results, you’ll understand why more and more drivers are choosing INFINITI over the competition.




Acura RDX


2019 Acura RDX Base AWD

$38,650* ✓ Starting at MSRP* $39,400*
24 / 30 / 26 ✓ Horsepower / Torque 21 / 27 / 23
18.2 feet ✓ Turning Radius 19.5 feet
Standard, Remote-Activated ✓ Perimeter/Approach Lights Optional
65.1 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Volume 58.9 cubic feet
41 / 39.1 inches ✓ Front / Rear Headroom 39.6 / 38.6 inches
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Mileage ✓ Roadside Assistance Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Available ✓ Direct Adaptive Steering® Not Available
Standard, Class-Exclusive ✓ Variable Compression Turbo Engine Not Available

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INFINITI QX50 Interior

First up to challenge the INFINITI QX50 is the Acura RDX. Excluding destination charges, the QX50 enters this matchup with a modest $750 price advantage. The savings continue even further when we compare the fuel economy figures of both base trim levels equipped with all-wheel drive. Across city, highway, and combined ratings — the QX50 delivers significantly higher MPG than the RDX. Much of this is due to the class-exclusive Variable Compression Turbo engine found beneath the hood of the QX50.

A much shorter turning radius helps the QX50 easily maneuver in or out of a tight parking space, letting you snag the last spot while RDX drivers will have to look elsewhere. INFINITI also offers available Direct Adaptive Steering® on the QX50, another class-exclusive feature not found on the Acura RDX. Standard perimeter approach lights help illuminate curbs and other obstacles at night, giving you greater confidence. In terms of cargo capacity, the QX50 has far more room than the RDX. Across both the front and rear rows of seating, all occupants will also enjoy greater headroom.

You’ll also receive 10,000 miles of extra coverage from the QX50 Basic Warranty as compared to the RDX. While Acura limits roadside assistance coverage to 50,000 miles, INFINITI has no limitations on mileage through the 4-year duration of coverage. Clearly, the INFINITI QX50 is the superior choice as compared to the Acura RDX.




Lexus NX


2020 Lexus NX 300 Base AWD

$38,650* ✓ Starting at MSRP* $38,120*
268 / 280 ✓ Horsepower / Torque 235 / 258
24 / 30 / 26 ✓ MPG** (city / hwy / combined) 22 / 28 / 24
18.2 feet ✓ Turning Radius 19.9 feet
65.1 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Capacity 54.6 cubic feet
19 inches ✓ Wheel Size 17 inches
Power ✓ Liftgate Type Manual
41 / 39.1 inches ✓ Front / Rear Headroom 38.2 / 38.1 inches
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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INFINITI QX50 Cargo Capacity

The next challenger to go up against the INFINITI QX50 is the Lexus NX. Although the NX has a negligible price advantage when comparing base trims equipped with all-wheel drive, you’ll quickly discover numerous advantages for the QX50.

Not only does the QX50 offer far greater horsepower and torque than the NX — it’s also the better choice for those looking to maximize fuel economy. More powerful and more efficient, the INFINITI QX50 gives you the best of both worlds. You’ll also enjoy larger and more stylish 19-inch alloy wheels compared to the smaller 17-inch wheels fitted to the Lexus NX. A smaller turning radius allows the QX50 to be more maneuverable as well.

As we’ve seen in the prior matchup, choosing the INFINITI QX50 means that you’ll never have to pack light for your next weekend getaway thanks to a massive 65.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Superior headroom across both the front and rear rows of seating ensures that all occupants can stay comfortable as the miles fly by. A simple touch of a button is all you need to open the standard power liftgate of the QX50. You’ll have to pay extra to equip your NX with a similar feature. Lastly, superior basic warranty coverage provides you with extra peace of mind when you choose the QX50 instead of the NX.


Winner – INFINITI QX50

Now that we’ve tallied the results, it’s clear that the competition from both Acura and Lexus are unable to match the INFINITI QX50. From greater versatility and comfort to superior performance and efficiency, drivers who demand the most from their luxury crossover should look no further than the impressive QX50. Our team at INFINITI of Easton is standing by to introduce you to the QX50 and help you choose the model that’s best suited for your lifestyle.

*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excluding destination charge, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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