2020 INFINITI QX60 vs. Acura MDX vs Lexus GX 460

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

Known for their versatility, bold styling, and premium refinement — luxury SUVs have continued to grow in popularity throughout the past decade. If you’re looking for more space to accommodate your growing family or all your luggage for an extended weekend getaway, luxury SUVs let you make the most of your drive while surrounding you in complete comfort. Premium materials, ergonomics, and design help the stylish INFINITI QX60 stand above the competition amongst 3-row SUVs. To help illustrate why it’s the best choice, Germain INFINITI of Easton has assembled this in-depth model comparison in which the QX60 takes on the Acura MDX and Lexus GX. Let’s see which model will take the victory.




2020 Acura MDX


2020 Acura MDX Base 3.5L AWD

$46,350 ✓ Starting at MSRP $46,500
295 HP / 270 LB-FT ✓ Horsepower / Torque 290 HP / 267 LB-FT
5,000 pounds ✓ Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds
Standard ✓ Blind Spot Monitoring Not Available
42.2 / 41.7 / 30.8 (inches) ✓ Legroom (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows) 41.1 / 38.5 / 28.1 (inches)
40.7 inches ✓ Front Headroom 38.1 inches
LED ✓ Front Fog Lights Optional
Standard ✓ LED Brakelights Not Available
Standard ✓ Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror Not Available
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Mileage ✓ Roadside Assistance 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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2020 INFINITI QX60 Interior

First up to challenge the INFINITI QX60 is the Acura MDX. While they are certainly familiar rivals, there are more than a handful of reasons why the QX60 remains the superior choice. Comparing base trim levels equipped with all-wheel drive, the QX60 begins this matchup with a $150 price advantage over the MDX.

In terms of both horsepower and torque ratings, the QX60 outperforms the Acura MDX. Thanks to this superior performance, the QX60 has a 1,500-pound towing capacity advantage as well. Useful on both the highway and around town, standard blind spot monitoring gives you extra reassurance behind the wheel of your INFINITI. Acura drivers will have to step up to a higher and more expensive trim level to get this feature.

Shifting our focus towards the interior dimensions of both SUVs, the Acura MDX pales in comparison to the roominess of the INFINITI QX60. Across the first, second, and even the third rows of seating — the QX60 has more legroom than the MDX. Similarly, the MDX lacks the front headroom of the QX60. Whether you’re carrying cargo or transporting the team across town for soccer practice, the INFINITI QX60 has the space you need to create lasting memories.

Other premium features which you won’t find on the Acura MDX include LED front fog lights, LED brakelights, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. Lastly, choosing the INFINITI QX60 will provide you with a more rewarding ownership experience. Its 4 Year / 60,000 Mile warranty offers 10,000 miles of additional protection as compared to Acura. While both brands offer an identical 4 years of roadside assistance coverage, INFINITI has no mileage cap during this time frame.




2020 Lexus GX


2020 Lexus GX 460 Base

$48,150 ✓ Starting at MSRP $53,000
19 / 26 / 22 ✓ MPG (city/hwy/combined) 15 / 18 / 16
Standard ✓ Liftgate Type Not Available
Standard, LED ✓ Front Fog Lights Optional
42.2 / 41.7 / 30.8 (inches) ✓ Legroom (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rows) 41.7 / 34.4 / 29.3 (inches)
Standard, w/Separate Controls ✓ Rear HVAC Not Available
Driver & Passenger ✓ Heated Seats Optional
Standard ✓ Heated Steering Wheel Not Available
13 ✓ Number of Speakers 9
76.2 cubic fee ✓ Maximum Cargo Capacity 64.7 cubic feet
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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2020 INFINITI QX60 Interior First Row

The second challenger to go up against the INFINITI QX60 is the Lexus GX 460. At first glance, you might think that paying an extra $4,850 for the GX would get you more premium features and tech amenities than the QX60. Unfortunately for Lexus shoppers, this comparison reveals that’s simply not the case.

If you’re trying to stretch your fuel budget, it would be a mistake to choose the much-thirstier Lexus GX over the INFINITI QX60 which boasts superior MPG across city, highway, and combined ratings. Other amenities you’ll enjoy on the QX60 are a power liftgate and LED fog lights.

In terms of interior space and refinement, the GX is no match for the INFINITI QX60. Across all three rows of seating, the QX60 offers greater legroom to help your passengers stretch out and get comfortable. Rear-seat occupants will appreciate the standard rear HVAC controls, allowing them to customize their temperature preferences without disturbing front seat passengers.

Despite the much higher price tag, the Lexus GX lacks the heated steering wheel and heated front seats included as standard on the QX60 LUXE. A greater number of speakers inside the INFINITI provides you with an exceptional listening experience. Rounding out the list of interior advantages is the greater amount of total cargo capacity. As we’ve seen previously, choosing INFINITI means you’ll have 10,000 miles of additional basic warranty coverage as compared to Lexus.

2020 INFINITI QX60 Front Fascia

Winner – INFINITI QX60

Now that we’ve seen the results, the obvious winner of this comparison is the INFINITI QX60. Both the Acura MDX and Lexus GX simply cannot compete with the performance, efficiency, premium comfort features, versatility, and groundbreaking safety technologies found on the QX60. Ready to experience the QX60 for yourself? Our team of INFINITI Product Prodigies are standing by to help you find the model that’s best suited for your lifestyle.