There’s nothing not to like about the five-passenger Infinity QX50 crossover. It looks and drives like an SUV with the performance you would expect in a car with a name that implies its power, and 3,000-pound towing capacity goes on forever.
The four-cylinder fuel-injected turbocharged engine offers a horsepower (hp) of 268 hp that will make your car and your heart sing. The fuel efficiency is beautiful at 23 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Its speed is nice too, taking you from 0 to 60 miles per hour (mph) in less than 7 seconds. This is a crossover that looks like an SUV and drives like one. It compares well to others in its class like the Nissan Morano and the Audi Q5.
Another personal favorite of mine in its class is the Lexus NX 300. Completely equipped with a dual-screen infotainment system and an abundance of safety features the Infinity QX50 is more than you want in a vehicle. With a base price of $37.545 and fully loaded options taking you to $44,345, the Infinity QX50 is doable for a large market. Here are others in its class just like it.
1. The Audi Q5 offers similar performance at a similar price to the Infinity QX50
With a base price just slightly higher than the Infinity QX50 at $43,000 the Audi Q5 is a nice starting comparison. It has very similar performance as well, and also offers five-passenger seating, although its cargo space is slightly smaller.
Horsepower is similar here with a range of 201 to 261 hp depending on your options. The speed performance here is better than the Infinity QX50 taking you from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
You’re going to see some nice fuel efficiency with 23 miles to the gallon in the city and 29 miles to the gallon on the highway. The towing capacity here is greater at 4,400 pounds which is a feature you might never guess on this smaller car. It is a sweet look with a contemporary design and a power on the roads that you can feel and may surprise other drivers around you.
2. Nissan Murano is slower but more affordable than the Infinity QX50
The five-seater Nissan Murano is a sweet look with a contemporary design and a very laid-back crossover look. It looks like a crossover between a wagon and an SUV and offers a nice fuel efficiency that is slightly better than the Infinity QX50. You will like the base price a little more here with a starting tag of $33,130 and the fully loaded option comparing with the base on the Infinity at $46,560.
For power, the Infinity and the Nissan Murano are on the same page with the Murano providing 260hp from its fuel injected V6 turbocharged engine that takes you from 0 to 60 mph in less than 9 seconds. Fuel economy chimes in at 20 mpg on city roads and 23 mpg on highway roads. The towing capacity here is smaller at 1,500 pounds for the Murano.
3. The Lexus NX 300 has lighter towing capacity but drives similarly to the Infinity QX50
The five-seater Lexus NX300 is a beautiful car and defies every myth for drivers that think this is not a doable option for them. The base price on this Lexus model is well below the base on the Infinity QX50 at $36,485. The horsepower on this vehicle is beautiful at 235 hp comparing well to the Infinity and taking you from 0 to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds.
You also won’t be complaining about gas prices too often here, with a 25 mpg fuel efficiency in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The towing capacity is what you will be looking for in a vehicle, with a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. This car looks small in its crossover design but its power is unmistakeable, and you almost can’t beat the price.
4. The Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is larger than the Infinity QX50 with similar power
The Mercedes Benz GLC 300 is a very similar car to the Infinity QX50 with almost all of the same power and specifications. It is a larger car that looks and drives beautifully, with the Mercedes logo adding to the 255 hp from the turbocharged engine. The speed here is amazing taking you from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds.
That will give you a nice fuel efficiency that compares to the Infinity QX50 at 22 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. That is even with a larger towing capacity of 3,500 pounds which may be the only thing that impacts your fuel economy here. The base price on this model begins at $42,700 which comes under the Infinity, and you’ll love saying that about this Mercedes.
5. The BMW X3 outperforms the Infinity QX50 in almost every way
The BMW X3 is a beautiful five-seater vehicle that outperforms the Infinity QX50 in so many ways. It’s considered the best Beamer on the market to many. With a base price of $43,700 you get more power starting with a horsepower range from 248 hp to 382 hp on a car that takes you from 0 to 60 mph in just under five seconds and options for electric or turbocharged engines.
This is a very comfortable drive for a five-seater although some may say it rides more like a four-seater. Still, you are at the gas station less with a fuel efficiency of 21 mpg in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The ride itself is beautiful and although the car looks smaller, its 4,400-pound towing capacity tells you that this car can get to work for you.
6. The Cadillac XT5 has more power than the Infinity QX50 and rides like a dream
It’s the official Cadillac of the crossover list for this comparison at any rate. The Cadillac XT5 is what you would expect in a Cadillac, and rides like one of the best of the best. It looks like the best too.
This is a beautiful ride with a starting price of $43,995 and a lot of features to speak for her. This five-seater Cadillac can handle towing up to 3,500 pounds and you will feel its power on every trip.
The turbocharged V6 engine has a horsepower range of 235 to 310hp and a speed that will get you from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. This engine will give you some nice fuel efficiency as well with 21 mpg city driving and 27 miles to the gallon on the highway. There’s nothing not to like here in this spacious vehicle fully loaded with a lot of tech.
7. The Lincoln Corsair is more affordable than the Infinity QX50 and drives like a dream
The Lincoln Corsair is a crossover that you will not stop raving about, in every way. It has a sweet base price for a vehicle in the Lincoln lineup, starting at $36,370, well under the Infinity QX50s base. The options are enticing though and will add up quickly, so you’ll be factoring that in as well.
The look is just as charming, and this car will bring class to your every journey on the roads. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine also delivers a beautiful performance of 221 hp to 250 hp taking you from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds.
Fuel economy is nice here too with this Lincoln giving you 25 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The towing capacity with the Lincoln Corsair is 2,000 pounds, making it just as practical as any other. This is a five-seater crossover as well, with the beautiful bonus of 10-way adjustable seats in the front row. You may be going places here, but you’re not going to want to get out of this car.
8. The Acura RDX sings with power but without the towing capacity of the Infinity QX50
The Acura RDX is a sweet ride that looks like a crossover should, with styling between the SUV and wagon look. Its power here is unmistakable, with a 272 hp from a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that takes you from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. With a starting price of $46,900 this vehicle compares well with the Infinity QX50 but offers you more power.
With a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, the Acura RDX may come in a little smaller in size, but its interior will make up for that. The heated front seats offer you a 12-way power adjustment and the entire vehicle can accommodate up to five adults comfortably.
The fuel efficiency is nice with 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Overall this is a car that matches well with the Infinity, offering more power but less towing.
9. The Alfa Romeo Giulia will surprise you with its power compared to the Infinity QX50
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a car whose exterior doesn’t tell the whole story of its power. This very elegant five-seater is a small thing on the outside with an incredible horsepower range that can go to 505hp on the inside that can get you from 0 to 60 mph in just under four seconds.
Its base starts at $39,000 which gives you a lot of room for options. The car is not just stylish and contemporary, it has a lot to give you on the roads.
The 3,000 pound towing capacity here is impressive and can handle almost any cargo. You’ll love the leather interior and adjustable seats with heated seating throughout the entire cabin. Fuel efficiency is sweet too and compares well with the Infinity QX50 with 25 mpg in the city and 28 mph for highway driving.
10. The Genesis G70 tows well and has more horsepower than the Infinity QX50
With a starting price of $46,000 for the five-seater Genesis G70 you are on the same page as the Infinity QX50 already, but you are going to find more horsepower and speed here. The towing capacity here is greater as well, with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The V6 3.0 liter turbocharged engine has a horsepower range from 252 hp to 365 hp and a speed that can take you from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
All of this power is hard to see from the outside in this compact crossover with a contemporary design that is beautiful and comfortable on the inside. The leather interior and power seating in the front makes for a very comfortable ride. You’ll enjoy fewer trips to the gas station on this car as well with 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg highway driving.
11. The Jaguar XE has a lower base price and compares well with the Infinity’s specs
The Jaguar XE is a beautiful five-seater car with a base price that may surprise you for a Jag, starting at $39,900. This is a dream car for you from its sleek and elegant look to its fully loaded interior even with the base model. This feels like luxury and it performs well as well with the turbocharged V6 engine bringing you 340 hp on the roads.
The towing capacity here isn’t quite the same, but can still handle large loads at 1,654 pound capacity. The fuel efficiency bodes well for this smaller car and can give you 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg of highway driving. It has slightly more power on the roads than the Infinity and is more affordable if you stick to the base model. You’ll never be unhappy with this crossover.
12. The Lexus IS 350 outperforms almost everywhere over the Infinity QX50
It’s worth it a nod to another Lexus on the list because the performance and price tags can’t be beaten. The Lexus IS 350 has all of the power you want in a crossover providing up to 311 hp from its 3.5 liter V6 engine.
That power is going to give you a ride that gets you from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The styling here is something I just adore, giving you a beautiful and sleek look that sets you apart on the roads.
You would never guess the towing capacity here maxes at 7,000 pounds, an area that outperforms the Infinity QX50. The five-seater interior is fashioned with leather upholstery and power adjustable heated seating, and steering in the front row. Fuel efficiency is something you will love as well getting you as much as 30 mpg of highway driving.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About the Infinity QX50
Q: Does the Infinity QX50 have technology?
A: The Infinity QX50 base model does come fully equipped with an outstanding infotainment system in the dash. You can use this to turn on the heated steering wheel and custom drive settings that will make your ride easier. Included in this vehicle are wireless charging stations that can plug you into any smartphone.
This car comes equipped with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and even a Wi-Fi hotspot for an added subscription cost. Improved speakers for an upgraded Bose sound system are optional. The car also comes equipped with multiple USB ports and several 12-volt charging outlets, and that includes an outlet in your cargo.
Q: What are the safety features of the Infinity QX50?
A: The safety features of the Infinity QX50 include driver assisted tech such as lane-departure warnings and lane keeping technology. You’re also kept a little bit safer here with the forward collision warnings and auto emergency brakes.
Every vehicle also includes rear cross traffic alerts and blind spot monitoring. Standard cruise control that is equipped with stop-and-go technology comes in the base model as well.
Q: Does the Infinity QX50 have an extended warranty?
A: The Infinity QX50 does have an extended warranty but it does not come with complimentary maintenance. You will be out of pocket for your regularly scheduled maintenance. The initial limited warranty will cover the vehicle for four years and up to 60,000 miles.
Its powertrain warranty adds another two for a total of six years of coverage and 70,000 miles. You can also enjoy four years of roadside assistance with all models.