2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. Its Competition

2018 Infiniti QX30
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is a kissing cousin to the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, so if you’re considering one, you might as well take a look at the other.

We like the Infiniti’s stand-out style, but the Mercedes can be fitted with advanced safety equipment at a lower price.

The Audi Q3 and BMW X1 provide serious competition, although neither is especially engaging to drive.

Look to the stylish Land Rover Range Rover Evoque if the QX30 is too restrained for you, but watch carefully as it can get pricey.

And although it’s larger, the 2018 Lincoln MKC may be worth a look for its similar pricing and comfortable, refined demeanor.

2018 Infiniti QX302018 INFINITI QX30
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2018 Acura RDX2018 Acura RDX
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2018 Audi Q32018 Audi Q3
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2018 BMW X12018 BMW X1
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2017 Lincoln MKC2018 Lincoln MKC
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA200d (Euro-spec)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 stands apart from the crowd based on its styling, but it’s also worth considering for its zippy handling.
6.7
Consider the 2018 Acura RDX if you’re after a budget-conscious crossover that rides and drives well.
6.3
The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency.
6.3
The 2018 BMW X1 is a compelling crossover pick for a budget BMW buyer who can’t do without a roundel.
7.0
The 2018 Lincoln MKC is a luxury compact crossover that’s a relative value compared to others. It’s an SUV with all the amenities, but without the cachet.
5.6
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.
MSRP From     
$29,950$36,000$32,900$33,900$33,355$33,400
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
Base FWDFWD2.0 TFSI Premium FWDsDrive28i Sports Activity VehiclePremiere FWDGLA 250 SUV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Acura RDX2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Audi Q32018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 BMW X12018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Lincoln MKC2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class