The Lexus name automatically springs to mind when people consider purchasing a luxury vehicle. The luxury vehicle market is much more saturated than you may realize. There is now a luxury brand for nearly every automobile manufacturer that you can think of.
Nissan has been in the luxury act for some time with their INFINITI brand. Created primarily for the North American market in 1989, Nissan’s INFINITI brand has been selling high-quality luxury vehicles for over thirty years.
Suppose you are thinking of purchasing a Lexus as your new luxury vehicle. In that case, it will not hurt you to at least look at Nissan’s INFINITI vehicles, particularly if you want to make a substantial saving on the MSRP. Here we make a direct comparison of two comparable luxury vehicles – INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus RX350 – to see which vehicle comes out on top.
Luxury Vehicle Comparison – INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus RX350 – Who is the Winner?
People buy luxury vehicles for that luxury feel as opposed to a cramped car that they can barely squeeze into, and here both vehicles have plenty to offer. Both front and rear passengers in the INFINITI QX50 and the Lexus RX350 have plenty of legroom, and both cars will be a hit with tall drivers as they have plenty of front headroom too. No matter your choice, sliding into the front seat of the INFINITI QX50 or the Lexus RX350 will leave you feeling that you’re at the height of motoring comfort and luxury.
That luxurious feel extends to all passengers you may take along in your INFINITI QX50 or Lexus RX350, but when it comes to luggage capacity, the INFINITI QX50 is a clear winner. The RX350 can only offer a tight 32.6 cubic feet of luggage storage, which is significantly less than the INFINITI QX50, which can provide around 64.4 to 65.1 cubic feet of luggage storage, so if you are constantly hauling around suitcases as you hop from city to city, the INFINITI QX50 would be of considerable benefit to you.
Continuing the INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus RX350 Comparison – Power and Performance
Both the INFINITI QX50 and the Lexus RX350 come with the options of AWD and FWD. In terms of engine size, the Lexus RX350 does have the more powerful engine, but such is the performance of the INFINITI QX50 that it’s a difference that is barely noticeable. The RX350 has a 3.5-liter V6 cylinder engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission capable of 295-hp. This is compared to the INFINITI QX50’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission that can make 268 hp. This power – as well as the Lexus name – is what you pay that extra $5,000 for when comparing the MSRP of the Lexus to the INFINITI QX50, so you have to ask yourself, is less than 30hp extra worth the outlay, especially as the QX50 has a significantly smaller turning circle that the Lexus RX350, making it much easier to maneuver. The INFINITI QX50 is also eight inches shorter than the Lexus RX350, making parking much simpler.
The INFINITI QX50 is the winner in several categories in our INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus RX350 comparison, primarily in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price and luggage capacity. Why not discover the brilliance of the INFINITI QX50 yourself? Visit the Charlie Clark INFINITI EL Paso dealership, check our inventory online, or – even better – call us to get the ball rolling on your INFINITI conversation. Call a friendly sales support staff member at (915) 233 1576 or contact us online here.