2019 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

When looking for an SUV, you face a litany of difficult questions. Do you want nimble handling or a spacious cabin? A powerful engine or high fuel economy? Luxury trimmings or a lower

But what if, instead of picking and choosing, you could have it all? That’s where the 2019 INFINITI QX50 luxury SUV comes in. But don’t take our word for it — let’s see how this all-new model compares to one of its toughest competitors: the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.


Performance

2019 QX50

  • Base engine: 2.0L VC-Turbo Inline 4-cylinder*
  • Transmission: XTRONIC CVT; Drive Mode Selector (Standard, Sport, Eco, and Personal modes)
  • Maximum horsepower: 268 @ 5,600 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 280 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm
  • Drive type: Available w/ front-wheel drive or Intelligent all-wheel drive
  • Fuel economy: 24 city mpg/31 highway mpg

2018 GLC

  • Base engine: 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder turbo w/ Direct Injection*
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed w/ shift paddles
  • Horsepower: 241 @ 5,550 rpm
  • Torque: 273 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
  • Drive type: Available w/ rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
  • Fuel economy: 22 city mpg/28 highway mpg

 

Features

2019 QX50

  • Direct adaptive steering: Available
  • Motion activated liftgate: Available
  • Around View® monitor w/ moving object detection: Available
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio w/ 3-month complimentary trial: Standard
  • MSRP: Over $3,000 less than the 2018 GLC

2018 GLC

  • Direct adaptive steering: Not available
  • Motion activated liftgate: Not available
  • Around view monitor w/ moving object detection: Not available
  • SiriusXM® Radio w/ 6-month All Access trial: Available
  • MSRP: Over $3,000 more than the 2019 QX50

 

Dimensions

2019 QX50: Pure Trim

  • Wheelbase: 110.2”
  • Length: 185”
  • Width: 85.1”
  • Curb weight: 3,810 lbs.
  • Headroom: 41” in front; 39.1” in rear
  • Legroom: 39.6” in front; 38.7” in rear
  • Maximum cargo volume: 60 cu. ft.

2018 GLC: 300 Trim

  • Wheelbase: 113.1”
  • Length: 183.3”
  • Width: 82.5”
  • Curb weight: 3,891 lbs. w/ RWD; 4,001 lbs. w/ 4MATIC®
  • Headroom: 37.8” in front; 38.5” in rear
  • Legroom: 40.8” in front; 37.3” in rear
  • Maximum cargo volume: 56.5 cu. ft.

 

* All specifications below (transmission, maximum horsepower, maximum torque, and fuel economy) are for this engine, not any other available engines on this model.