2016 INFINITI QX50 vs. Its Competition

2016 Infiniti QX50
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 Acura RDX offers a strong value, with lots of technology, a reasonably well-trimmed cabin, and decent driving dynamics, without the risk of hitting $60,000 after options.

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

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

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

The new Mercedes GLC may be the Infiniti's toughest rival yet; it's handsome outside, gorgeous inside, and finally lives up to the sporty promise its three-star badge implies.

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2016 BMW X32016 BMW X3
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Infiniti QX50 finally lives up to its billing as a sport-utility vehicle—with a tilt toward the sporty side.
The 2016 Acura RDX is a smooth and responsive crossover SUV; it’s easy to live with, as long as the back seat fits your passengers.
The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes.
The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers.
As a tangential—and far more sophisticated—replacement for the GLK, the savvy 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a far better match for American wants and needs.
The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
RWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive28iRWD 4-Door GLC 300FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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