2017 INFINITI QX50 vs. Its Competition

2017 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 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.

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

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Quick Specs
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.
The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.
The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a near-luxury contender at near-luxury prices. Its safety might be its biggest strong suit, which it rightly deserves.
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Small Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
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RWDFWD2.0 TFSI PremiumsDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Dynamic
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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