2019 RDX Vs 2019 Infiniti QX50 Comparison In this comparison, we examine the pros and cons of the Infiniti QX50 and compare that luxury SUV to the new Acura RDX luxury crossover.The new RDX has been critically acclaimed but how does it stack up against Infiniti's most popular luxury SUV?
New 2019 Acura RDX SUV Compared

Acura RDX Quick Look

Acura RDX Pros
  • New RDX completely re-designed for 2019
  • Sporty, exhilarating ride with sharp handling
  • Upscale, spacious cabin & cargo area
  • Quick acceleration with turbocharged engine
Acura RDX Cons
  • Options bundled into packages; no separate add-ons
  • No choice of power-train, but 272-hp turbo is awesome

Infiniti QX50 Quick Look

Infiniti QX50 Pros
  • Roomy interior with comfortable seating
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Quiet cabin at high speeds
  • Great gas mileage
Infiniti QX50 Cons
  • VCT Engine has inconsistent power delivery
  • Poor handling
  • Top trim package required for many useful options
2019 Infiniti QX50 Luxury SUV Comparison

RDX VS QX50 Specifications Chart

Acura RDX


Infiniti QX50

28 MPG Highway RatingEstimated
31 MPG Highway Rating
2.0L 4-Cylinder VTEC TURBOEngine2.0 L 4-Cylinder
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
5-Star RatedNHSTA Safety Rating**Not Rated
187″ L x 75″ W x 66″ HVehicle Dimensions185″ L x 75″ W x 66″ H
10-Speed AutomaticTransmission Continuous Variable Transmission

Acura RDX VS Infiniti QX50 Comparison Review

The Infiniti QX50 is back in 2019 after a year off and is newly designed featuring a continuously variable transmission (shiftless transmission). The new design has its benefits and drawbacks as the new CVT technology provides a boost to fuel economy, but it also has inconsistent power delivery upon acceleration. The new interior is quiet and roomy with lots of cargo space for this small SUV. This larger design also seems to contribute to poor handling though. The handling and acceleration make for a rather uninspiring ride overall. We'd also like to see more core options in the lower two trim packages. Overall, another update to refine the Infiniti QX50's drive train is definitely needed, while the improved fuel-efficiency and interior is a big plus.

The 2019 Acura RDX has also been re-designed in this model-year. Acura went with a high-performance 10-speed automatic transmission that smoothly shifts gears in collaboration with a powerful new 272-horsepower turbocharged engine. We're glad they did as this 10-speed transmission is fantastic.The RDX inspires as a sporty SUV with sharp handling and great acceleration. The specially-designed transmission can actually shift 4 speeds at a time to quickly bring you more torque and power for easy merging and passing. Several driver modes allow for more relaxed or sportier driving options, while advanced safety features, like automatic collision avoidance systems, come standard on every RDX. You can also take the RDX to the next level with Acura's super-handling all-wheel drive system, which shifts power to each axle or wheel as you hug tight turns. The RDX is an exhilarating, fun luxury crossover that is a must-see when shopping in the competitive luxury crossover SUV segment.

Ready To At Least Try the Completely Re-Designed 2019 RDX?

We love the roomy interior of the Infiniti QX50, but the RDX is a more powerful, more spacious, and more fun crossover SUV, starting at just $950 more than the QX50. The drawbacks of the QX50's new drivetrain just can't be ignored as the ride is not the smooth, fun ride we expected. You can also lease a new Acura RDX for an incredible price. Call us at (877)363-2817 or send us a message in the form below for current lease details! Thank you for your consideration and have a great day!

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* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

** Government 5-Star Vehicle Scores are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.