INFINITI QX60 vs. Lexus RX350

The 2023 Lexus RX is the fifth generation for the Lexus core model, while the is slightly younger and on its second generation, which brought a wave of changes that drove these competitors further apart than they once were. Here we will break them down and explore the differences between these two vehicles to answer which is best for you. Which will you prefer, the Infiniti's luxury and power or the Lexus's lower price? Read on and discover.

Infiniti QX60 Breakdown

The second generation QX60 is a big seven-seater SUV with a sleek aesthetic inside and out. The newest 2023 QX60 has a modest 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5L V6 Engine.

Where the Infiniti QX60 shines:

  • Comfort: The QX60 has far greater leg and headroom for the front seat, making it perfect for anyone, no matter how tall. Furthermore, the larger size of the QX60 allows for ample cargo space and expanded seating of up to seven.
  • Improved Handling: The QX60 has a much tighter turning radius and corners better than the RX350.
  • Safety: with standard Rear Automatic Braking, Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist, the QX60 is one of the safest family SUVs on the market.

Where the Infiniti QX60 Falls Short

  • Price: The QX60 is slightly more pricey, owing to its larger size and more luxury branding.
  • Efficiency: The Infiniti struggles to maintain over 26 MPG and will need more stops at the gas station.

INFINITI QX60 vs. Lexus RX350 Similarities

The Infiniti QX60 and the Lexus RX350 boast similar engine performance and identical base towing capacities. Although, the QX60 has an optional trim that expands the towing range. With equal horsepower and powertrain, they race in the same circles, and neither has a significant edge.

Lexus RX350 Breakdown

The newest Lexus RX350 has a 2.4L Turbo Inline-4, 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, baseline engine that performs just as well as the QX60 on base models. It sports a slimmer profile, a tighter budget, and a stylish and modern interior. Although, the Engine is no slouch either.

Where the Lexus RX350 shines:

  • Price: The RX350 is cheaper than the larger crossover models and is one of the lowest price luxury models on the market. Although, used Lexus RX350s may cost more on average against similar year and mileage vehicles.
  • Safety: With a reputation for five-star ratings, the Lexus RX350 has all the modern safety equipment we have come to expect, along with an expanded suite of driver awareness software to help prevent an accident.

Where the Lexus RX350 Falls Short:

  • Size: The Lexus RX350 is on the smaller side of crossover SUV vehicles and suffers from a bit of an identity crisis between crossover and compact.
  • Handling: The RX350 has a larger turning radius, despite its smaller size, and makes it harder to get in and out of tight spaces, which is a must for any city driving.

INFINITI QX60 vs. Lexus RX350 Verdict

Despite offering fierce competition and a similar style, the Lexus RX350 fails to live up to the luxury standard of the Infiniti QX60.

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INFINITI QX55 vs. Lexus RX350

Have you been in the market for a new or preowned luxury crossover? If so, you may have encountered the incredible Infiniti QX55 and Lexus RX350. Here we examine contemporary and pre-owned models from one to five years old and help you decide which performs better and represents the greatest value per dollar. And why is it the Infiniti QX55 every time?

INFINITI QX55 vs. Lexus RX350: Baseline And Optional Pricing

Whether the improved handling and engine of the top model Lexus may sway your opinion, the QX55 requires a relatively lower investment in new and pre-owned models. The Infiniti QX55 represents the best value, and new models are priced at a modest $50,021 - $61,190, while the Lexus RX350 comes in at $52,299 - $65,200. Most of this disparity comes from the available models, as the QX55 only has three while the Lexus has five, including the F SPORT model.

Lexus Models available RX350:

  • Base
  • F SPORT Handling
  • Luxury
  • Premium
  • Premium+

Infiniti QX55 Models Available:

  • Essential (Base)
  • Luxe
  • Sensory

Warranties on the QX55 and RX350 are similar, with the Infiniti offering 10,000 more miles on its four-year / 60,000 miles base warranty.

Winner: Slight Edge To Infiniti QX55- For a lower base price and ease of purchasing without a confusing number of trims.

INFINITI QX55 vs. Lexus RX350: Handling And Engine Performance

The Infiniti QX55 has a 268-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine on its base 2023 models and is slightly less 'powerful' than the Lexus RX350. The Lexus RX350 has a 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine that can tow up to 3,500 lbs with slightly low torque. What the Infiniti lacks in power, it makes up with a much tighter turning radius for better cornering and improved handling. Regarding efficiency, the duo are tied and have a similar fuel economy.

Winner: Slight Edge To Lexus RX350- For a larger engine that can deliver more power, despite the sacrifice to handling.

INFINITI QX55 vs. Lexus RX350: Interior And Features

The Infiniti and Lexus share similar interior features, and both include the following:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Heated Seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Steering Wheel

The Lexus falls short because it is quite a bit smaller than the Infiniti QX55 outside of the front row. Passengers in the back of an RX350 may find the interior cramped, while Infiniti QX55 owners can carry considerably more cargo in their crossover.

Safety Equipment is also similar across the board, with four and five-star awards each of the last few model years. The 2023 QX55 and RX350 have the following standard features:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Winner: Slight Edge To Infiniti QX55- For similar features in a larger package.

INFINITI QX55 vs. Lexus RX350: Final Verdict

While the Lexus RX350 has a slight edge in the luxury market, the Infiniti QX55 can perform well above what its lower price point may otherwise indicate. Large, competent, and comfortable, the Infiniti QX55 is an unquestionable force in the crossover market.

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INFINITI QX80 vs. Lexus LX 570

When comparing luxury SUVs, two big names come to the forefront. Lexus has a long history of extra-styled and premium vehicles, while the Infiniti division of Nissan guns to take over the luxury market. Each is an upmarket model that performs better than the baseline competition. But how do they compare side by side? Check out our detailed analysis of each base model as they compete for the top spot.

Infiniti QX80, Pros And Cons

The Infiniti QX80 is a work of art that comes off the shelf armed with some of the sleekest profiles and stunning exteriors on the market. The Infiniti isn't just pretty outside; the elegant interior and emphasis on driver comfort make the inside of the Lexus LX 570 seem dated. Finally, it comes standard with incredibly potent offroad capabilities. The newest models include the following that make it a beast no matter the terrain:

  • Infiniti's all-mode low and high toggleable 4WD system,
  • standard 5.6-liter, (5,552cc) 32-valve V8 engine
  • 400-hp @ 5,800 rpm
  • Availability in RWD and AWD models.

Both the baseline and the highest-end QX80 are considerably less costly than the Lexus, which can go up to $160,000 for a fully equipped model. However, the Infiniti QX80 does not offer Android Auto or Apple Carplay on older models and lacks some standard and optional features.

Lexus LX 570 Pros And Cons

The Lexus LX 570 is a similar beast to the Infiniti QX80 in its capabilities and experience. While both vehicles score 5 out of 5-star safety ratings, the Lexus has a slight edge in some extra airbags and driver assistance to avoid accidents. What the Lexus lacks in engine power and space, it makes up for in features and pads out its interior with a lot of technology, including the following:

  • Apple Car Play
  • Android Auto
  • Color HUD (Heads-Up Display)
  • Available rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Lexus Safety System +
  • Several Driver Assistance Features (Optional)

Fuel Economy

While the Infiniti sports a higher horsepower engine, it does not struggle for efficiency. Able to reach an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city and 22 MPG on 2023 models, the QX80 can go further than the LX 570s 14 MPG city and 20 MPG Highway.

Winner: Infiniti QX80



The QX80 and LX 570 share a similar warranty structure. The LX 570 has a 4-year, 50000 mi warranty, while the QX 80 offers a slightly more generous 4-year, 60000 mi basic. For the powertrain, they are the same, offering a 6-year, 70000 mi warranty.

Winner: Infiniti QX80


The infotainment tech in both is standard and has several enticing options. The LX 570 and QX80 share availability of the following features:

  • 3 in Infotainment System
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free
  • Optional Rear Entertainment System Monitors
  • In-Car WiFi (Standard, requires subscription)
  • Front and Rear USB Inputs
  • Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay (2023 QX 80)
  • Android Auto (2023 QX 80)
  • Wireless Charging

Winner: Tie


You can't go wrong with either vehicle. Yet, the QX80 wins out in several aspects and provides several of the same features for a lower price, even on the most expensive model. While the Lexus has several fun luxury additions, it has difficulty justifying a much larger price tag for a less comfortable car.

Overall Winner: The go big or go home style of the QX 80 continues to impress amongst stiff competition.

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