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, Audi Q5, BMW X5, and Lexus GX. Let’s see which model will take the victory.




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 TypeNot Available
Standard, LED ✓Front Fog LightsOptional
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 HVACNot Available
Driver & Passenger ✓Heated SeatsOptional
Standard ✓Heated Steering WheelNot Available
13 ✓Number of Speakers9
76.2 cubic fee ✓Maximum Cargo Capacity64.7 cubic feet
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓Basic Warranty Coverage4 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.

INFINITI QX60 vs Audi Q5



Audi Q5


2020 Audi Q5 45 Premium AWD

$46,350Starting at MSRP$43,300
3.5L V6 / 295 HP ✓Engine / Horsepower2.0L I4 / 248 HP
5,000 lbs ✓Towing Capacity4,400 lbs
7 ✓Seating Capacity5
Standard ✓Power SunroofOptional (+$1,450 MSRP)
Power ✓Tilt / Telescoping Steering Wheel AdjustmentsManual
Standard ✓Blind Spot Monitoring SystemRequires Higher Trim Level
76.2 cubic feet ✓Max Cargo Volume53.1 cubic feet
42.2 / 41.7 inches ✓Front / Rear Legroom41 / 37.8 inches
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 48,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles ✓Powertrain Warranty Coverage4 Years / 48,000 Miles

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INFINITI QX60 Cargo Capacity

Our third challenger to face off against the INFINITI QX60 is the Audi Q5. Although its begins with a modest price advantage, you’ll quickly understand that choosing the Q5 instead of the QX60 will end up costing you even more once you compare the specs of both models.

In terms of performance, the QX60 is the clear favorite with a larger sized engine, greater horsepower, and a greater towing capacity than the Q5. Additionally, the QX60 offers three rows of seating for up to 7 passengers. If you want more power or room for more passengers from Audi, you’ll have to step up to a more expensive model at the cost of over $10,000 extra!

Speaking of spending extra money, you’ll be required to shell out an additional $1,450 in order to receive a power sunroof on the Q5. INFINITI equips the QX60 with a power sunroof as standard. Other upscale features you won’t find on the Q5 Premium include power tilt/telescoping steering column adjustments and a blind-spot monitoring system.

As we’ve mentioned previously, the larger size of the QX60 means that you’ll have more room for both passengers and cargo. If you have a growing family or enjoy taking extended road trips, the obvious choice is the QX60. No matter how far your travels take you, you’ll always enjoy greater confidence and peace of mind from superior basic and powertrain warranty coverage by choosing the INFINITI QX60 over the Audi Q5.


INFINITI QX60 Exterior Rear




2020 BMW X5 sDrive40i

$46,350 ✓Starting at MSRP$58,900
All-Wheel Drive ✓DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
7 ✓Seating Capacity5
4,527 lbs ✓Curb Weight4,758 lbs
19.4 feet ✓Turning Radius20.6 feet
76.2 cubic feet ✓Max Cargo Volume72.3 cubic feet
42.2 / 41.7 inches ✓Front/Rear Legroom39.8 / 37.4 inches
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles ✓Powertrain Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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2020 INFINITI QX60 Interior First Row

Last but certainly not least, the INFINITI QX60 faces off against the BMW X5. In this matchup, the QX60 starts with a massive $12,550 price advantage over the X5. Once we take a closer look, you’ll see that this price gap only begins to widen.

Even with a significantly higher price tag, you’ll still be forced to step up to a higher trim level to receive all-wheel drive on the X5. Similarly, if you desire third-row seating on the X5 you’ll have to shell out additional cash. By that point, you’ll be spending nearly $20,000 MORE on the X5 to enjoy the same features included as standard on the INFINITI QX60 LUXE AWD.

A lower curb weight and shorter turning radius provide a more responsive feel behind the wheel of the QX60. Larger cargo capacity and greater legroom also help prove that the QX60 is the more capable SUV in this matchup. Finally, the basic and powertrain warranty coverage included when you choose INFINITI is far superior to what you’ll receive at BMW.




2020 Acura MDX


2020 Acura MDX Base 3.5L AWD

$46,350 ✓Starting at MSRP$46,500
295 HP / 270 LB-FT ✓Horsepower / Torque290 HP / 267 LB-FT
5,000 pounds ✓Towing Capacity3,500 pounds
Standard ✓Blind Spot MonitoringNot 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 Headroom38.1 inches
LED ✓Front Fog LightsOptional
Standard ✓LED BrakelightsNot Available
Standard ✓Auto-Dimming Rear View MirrorNot Available
4 Years / 60,000 Miles ✓Basic Warranty Coverage4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Mileage ✓Roadside Assistance4 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.

Winner – INFINITI QX60

Now that we’ve seen the results, the obvious winner of this comparison is the INFINITI QX60. The Acura MDX, Lexus GX, BMW X5, and Audi Q5 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 is standing by to help you find the model that’s best suited for your lifestyle.

2020 INFINITI QX60 Front Fascia

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