2014 INFINITI QX50 vs. Its Competition

2014 Infiniti QX50
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

From the outside--and even from within the cabin--the Infiniti QX50 is one of the most distinctive luxury crossover models.

It's definitely more enthusiast-oriented and driver-focused than virtually all other offerings roughly its size and shape.

The BMW X3 is one of the more engaging options to drive, with a roomier back seat and far more economical powertrains--even if you go for the top xDrive35i.

The Audi Q5 is quite luxurious and handsome, but can ride harshly and gets quite expensive.

The Volvo XC60 is a little more family-focused, with lots of safety technology and a sleek interior, with great cargo space; but it's not nearly as engaging to drive as the EX35.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Infiniti QX50 has the performance (and attitude) of a sport sedan, along with rich, warm cabin appointments and standout tech; but compared to almost any other crossover its interior isn't very useful behind the front seats.
The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout.
The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs.
The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin.
The 2014 Volvo XC60 keeps in sync with Volvo's reputation for safe, luxurious wagons–just in a taller crossover package.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-6
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name    
RWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive28iFWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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