2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Its Competition

2021 Infiniti QX50
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The QX50’s single-engine lineup puts it up against base versions of the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC, and Volvo XC60—three of the most appealing luxury crossovers you’ll find.

All three cost a little more than the Infiniti, but they generally deliver more personality and luxury features.

The Cadillac XT5 is an appealing value buy, even though it’s not as fun as the brand’s sedans.

Lincoln’s suave Corsair is stylish and powerful, so don’t leave it off your shopping list.

2021 Infiniti QX502021 INFINITI QX50
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback2021 Audi Q5
2021 Cadillac XT52021 Cadillac XT5
2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring2021 Lincoln Corsair
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC300)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
2021 Volvo XC602021 Volvo XC60
Quick Specs
The 2021 Infiniti QX50 is a tech-forward crossover SUV with a plush interior that nonetheless can feel like a wallflower.
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 is a comfortable SUV, but competitors offer more personality and refinement.
The 2021 Lincoln Corsair builds its brand on serenity and luxury.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
PURE FWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroFWD 4-Door LuxuryStandard FWDGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
CVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Audi Q52021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT52021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Lincoln Corsair2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60