2020 INFINITI QX50 vs. Its Competition

2020 Infiniti QX50
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The compact crossover SUV market is fiercely competitive, and has largely been dominated by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

You can’t go wrong with any of the German offerings, whether it’s the high-tech, good-value Q5, the powerful X3, or the refined and stylish GLC.

Picking a favorite is like selecting the best of three triplets—but don’t tell us if you prefer one kid over the other.

Detroit is fighting back hard these days with the Cadillac XT5 and Lincoln Corsair.

Both show their mainstream roots more than we’d like, but they’re priced accordingly and offer tremendous appeal.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Infiniti QX50 is an appealing, high-tech crossover SUV.
The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good.
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 gets more content and costs more than some rivals.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair capitalizes on calm—and caps out near $60,000.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name    
PURE FWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroFWD 4-Door LuxuryStandard FWDGLC 300 SUV
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2020 Audi Q52020 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2020 Cadillac XT52020 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2020 Lincoln Corsair2020 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class