2019 RDX Vs 2019 Infiniti QX50 Comparison In this comparison, we examine the pros and cons of Infiniti QX50 and compare that luxury SUV to the new Acura RDX luxury crossover. The new Acura RDX has been critically acclaimed and has seen a great start to its sales, but how does it stack up against Infiniti's most popular luxury SUV?
New 2019 Acura RDX SUV Compared

Acura RDX Quick Look

Acura RDX Pros
  • Sporty, exhilarating ride with sharp handling
  • Upscale, spacious cabin & cargo area
  • Quick acceleration with turbocharged engine
Acura RDX Cons
  • Options bundled into packages; no separate add-ons
  • No choice of power-train, but 272-hp turbo is awesome

Infiniti QX50 Quick Look

Infiniti QX50 Pros
  • Roomy interior with comfortable seating
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Quiet cabin at high speeds
  • Great gas mileage
Infiniti QX50 Cons
  • VCT Engine has inconsistent power delivery
  • Poor handling
  • Top trim package required for many useful options
2019 Infiniti QX50 Luxury SUV Comparison

RDX VS QX50 Specifications Chart

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Infiniti QX50

2.0L 4-Cylinder VTEC TURBOEngine2.0 L 4-Cylinder
272-HPHorsepower268-HP
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
187″ L x 75″ W x 66″ HVehicle Dimensions185″ L x 75″ W x 66″ H
10-Speed AutomaticTransmission Continuous Variable Transmission

Acura RDX VS Infiniti QX50 Comparison Review

The Infiniti QX50 is back and is newly designed featuring a continuously variable transmission (shiftless transmission). The new design has its benefits and drawbacks as the new CVT technology provides a boost to fuel economy, but it also has inconsistent power delivery upon acceleration. 

The new interior is quiet and roomy with lots of cargo space for this small SUV. This larger design also seems to contribute to poor handling though. The handling and acceleration make for a rather uninspiring ride overall. We'd also like to see more core options in the lower two trim packages. Overall, another update to refine the Infiniti QX50's drive train is definitely needed, while the improved fuel-efficiency and interior is a big plus.

The Acura RDX has also been re-designed in this model-year. Acura went with a high-performance 10-speed automatic transmission that smoothly shifts gears in collaboration with a powerful new 272-horsepower turbocharged engine. We're glad they did as this 10-speed transmission is fantastic. 

Acura RDX inspires as a sporty SUV with sharp handling and great acceleration. The specially-designed transmission can actually shift 4 speeds at a time to quickly bring you more torque and power for easy merging and passing. Several driver modes allow for more relaxed or sportier driving options, while advanced safety features, like automatic collision avoidance systems, come standard on every RDX. 

You can also take the RDX to the next level with Acura's super-handling all-wheel drive system, which shifts power to each axle or wheel as you hug tight turns. The RDX is an exhilarating, fun luxury crossover that is a must-see when shopping in the competitive luxury crossover SUV segment.

Ready To At Least Try the new Acura RDX?

We love the roomy interior of the Infiniti QX50, but Acura RDX is a more powerful, more spacious, and more fun crossover SUV. The drawbacks of the QX50's new drivetrain just can't be ignored as the ride is not the smooth, fun ride we expected. You can also lease a new Acura RDX for an incredible price. Call us at (877)363-2817 or send us a message in the form below for current lease details! Thank you for your consideration and have a great day!

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***Information about crash avoidance technologies as part of the Government 5-Star safety ratings program can be found at https://www.nhtsa.gov/ratings. Rating issued for 2019 model year RDX FWD and AWD.

Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. All vehicles subject to prior sales. See dealer for details. MSRP may not be price at which vehicle is sold in trade area. New car prices include applicable manufacturer incentives in lieu of special financing. Plus tax, title, license & $324.24 doc fee. Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for ILX, TLX, RLX, RDX, and MDX is $995, $1,025, or $1,045, NSX is $1,995, and PMC editions is $1,995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer. New vehicle MPGs are based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. See dealer for copy of limited warranty. Used car prices plus tax, title, license & $324.24 doc fee. Used car MPG claims are based on EPA estimated city and highway ratings when vehicle was new. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. The value of used vehicles varies with mileage, usage and condition. Book values should be considered estimates only.