2017 INFINITI QX50 vs 2017 Lexus RX 350

2017 INFINITI QX50 vs 2017 Lexus RX 350
2017 INFINITI QX50 2017 Lexus RX 350
FUEL CAPACITY
  20.0 gallons 19.2 gallons
HORSEPOWER
  325 hp 295 hp
BASIC WARRANTY
  4 yr. / 60,000 mi. 4 yr. / 50,000 mi.

2017 INFINITI QX50 vs 2017 Lexus RX 350

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The 2017 INFINITI QX50 is a compact crossover SUV that offers an impressive combination of affordable luxury and sporty performance. Luxurious yet aggressive, the Lexus RX 350 is a small crossover SUV that's suitable for daily drives. Running on a 3.7 L V6 engine, the QX50 model is more powerful than the RX 350. This INFINITI also has better active safety technology, including the Intelligent Brake Assist and Intelligent Cruise Control with the Full-Speed Range.

PERFORMANCE

The INFINITI QX50 is powered by a 3.7 L V6 engine that's capable of whipping out 325 horsepower at 7,000 RPM. When the tachometer reaches 5,200 RPM, this six-cylinder engine generates a maximum of 267 pound-feet of torque. The Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) manages the opening of the intake valves. Additionally, the Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) technology boosts efficiency during combustion. Having a displacement of 3.5 L, the Lexus RX 350's V6 engine is only capable of producing up to 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. This engine block comes with the dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) technology, which isn't as sophisticated as the CVTCS and VVEL mechanisms. Designed for sporty handling, rear-wheel drive is standard in the QX50. By contrast, the RX 350 has a standard front-wheel drive that's designed for normal driving. When equipped with the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, this INFINITI gets reliable traction on any road. This Lexus is available with the Active Torque Control All-Wheel Drive that also gets a good grip on asphalt. Featuring the standard Snow Mode, the QX50 model is engineered to handle tough winter weather.

VALUE*

The INFINITI QX50 base trim has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of just above $34,000. This affordable edition includes premium amenities, such as heated front seats with leather upholstery, moon roof and rear window defroster. Additionally, the vehicle's dual zone automatic climate control system comes with the Plasmacluster air purifier and Grape Polyphenol cabin filter. The QX50 base version is also available with a touch-screen navigation system, NavTraffic updates and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. An upgrade to the QX50 with the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive only costs approximately $36,500. To get the Lexus RX 350 base model, you'll have to dish out more than $43,000.

ACTIVE SAFETY

When a front crash is imminent, the INFINITI QX50's Forward Collision Warning issues audible and visual alerts. If you don't adequately respond to the warnings, the Intelligent Brake Assist will take measures to prevent an accident. Additionally, the Intelligent Cruise Control adjusts this vehicle's speed based on any changes in traffic flow on the highway. Using a camera to scan road markings, the Lane Departure Warning comes on when the vehicle drifts out of a single lane. The Lane Departure Prevention engages the brakes to keep the car on an intended path. When the Blind Spot Warning turns on, you'll also have a good chance of avoiding a side collision. Paired with the Front and Rear Sonar System, the Around View Monitor offers excellent guidance for parking this luxurious INFINITI crossover SUV. Although it's available with the Intuitive Parking Assist and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, the Lexus RX 350 doesn't offer as many accident-avoidance features as the QX50.


Visit our dealership to check out the 2017 INFINITI QX50. After taking a ride in this premium INFINITI crossover SUV, you may fairly compare it with the Lexus RX 350.

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