Compare 2017 INFINITI QX50 vs 2017 Acura RDX

2017 INFINITI QX50
2017 Acura RDX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 19 27 $35,293 $37,170
RDX AWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $36,524 $38,470
RDX AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 27 $41,592 $43,820
RDX AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $38,798 $40,870
RDX AWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 27 $40,029 $42,170
RDX FWD 20 28 $33,872 $35,670
RDX FWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 20 28 $35,103 $36,970
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 28 $40,171 $42,320
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 28 $37,377 $39,370
RDX FWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 28 $38,608 $40,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,899
$35,293
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,450
$37,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Infiniti QX50 puts handling atop the SUV priority list, but that's not as wrong as it sounds. The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs—even though it prioritizes practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 103.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 58.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 105.7
Height, Overall (in)
62.7 65
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.6 26.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.1 61.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.6 26.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 12
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR18 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR18 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4020 3902
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7 L/226 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
325 @ 7000 279 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 5200 252 @ 4900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.48
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name
INFINITI QX50 Acura RDX
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.0
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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