2015 INFINITI QX50 vs. Its Competition

2015 Infiniti QX50
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Infiniti QX50 is one of the most driver-focused and enthusiast-oriented vehicles in its segment, and its distinctive styling sets it apart from the crowd.

The BMW X3 is more fuel-efficient, drives well, and offers more room in the back seat and cargo bay.

The Audi Q5 looks and feels great, but it can get expensive quickly, and the ride skews a little harsh at times.

The Volvo XC60 isn't as much fun to drive, but better accommodates the family in a very sleek, stylish crossover.

And, the Acura RDX is like the value choice here, with lots of technology, a nice enough cabin, and decent driving dynamics, without the risk of hitting $60,000 after options.

2015 Infiniti QX502015 INFINITI QX50
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2015 Acura RDX2015 Acura RDX
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2015 Audi Q5 Hybrid2015 Audi Q5
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2015 BMW X32015 BMW X3
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2015 Volvo XC602015 Volvo XC60
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2015 Infiniti QX50 isn't as useful as many of its competitors, but it's more fun to drive–and comes with a handsome, well-appointed interior.
7.8
A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness.
8.6
The 2015 Audi Q5 remains one of the most elegant, truly car-like crossovers on the market.
8.4
Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options.
8.6
The 2015 Volvo XC60 crossover stays stylish--and now it gets much better gas mileage from a new four-cylinder engine.
MSRP From    
$35,000$35,095$39,300$38,500$35,750
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
RWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive28iFWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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