If you spend much time behind the wheel, why not spend that time in luxury? That’s what many motorists have decided and why sales of luxury vehicles have never been healthier than they are now. People in the market for a luxury vehicle often turn to Lexus – the luxury brand of the Japanese motoring giant Toyota – when they are looking for a classic luxury car.
Did you know that Nissan has its luxury vehicle brand too? Well, it does, and it is called INFINITI and is a brand that recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. The INFINITI brand makes vehicles that are just as luxurious as Lexus. Still, without the premium price, you pay just for the privilege of driving a vehicle with the Lexus badge emblazoned upon it.
To convince you that INFINITI vehicles are just as luxurious and dynamic as their Lexus counterparts (and indeed, in many aspects, are an upgrade), we will directly compare two equivalent vehicles. It’s time for our INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus NX comparison.
INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus NX – A Direct Comparison of Price, Power, and Performance
Of course, the purchase of a luxury vehicle is inevitably likely to hit your bank account hard. That does not mean you should splurge for the sake of it, and remember that a decent chunk of the purchase price of a Lexus NX is the Lexus badge itself. While the price difference between the INFINITI QX50 and the Lexus NX is not as stark as the difference when comparing other equivalent INFINITI and Lexus models, you are still likely to pay more for the Lexus NX than you are for the INFINITI QX50.
In terms of power, there is no doubt that the Lexus NX is the less powerful vehicle out of the two, although the Lexus NX is the less hungry in terms of fuel consumption. The Lexus NX has a 2.5-liter I4 engine, compared to the INFINITI QX50’s 2.0-liter I4 turbo. The INFINITI QX50, though, can generate 268 hp with 280 lb-ft of torque, compared to the Lexus NX’s wimpish 203 hp with 184 lb-ft of torque. If you want to feel the power under your pedal, then the choice here is obvious – go for the INFINITI QX50.
Continuing the INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus NX Comparison – Which is the Better Vehicle?
In terms of comfort and space, the INFINITI QX50 is the winner. With all the seats in place, the INFINITI QX50 can offer you a maximum of 31.4 cubic feet of storage, which easily beats the Lexus NX with only 22.7 cubic feet of space. If you fold down the second row of seats, though, the available space for both vehicles is identical at 65.1 cubic feet.
Regarding legroom, the front legroom for both vehicles is the same, but moving to the second row, the INFINITI QX50 again is the winner – 38.7 inches to the Lexus NX’s 36.1 inches. Tech-wise, both vehicles come Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready, although the INFINITI QX50 has in-car WiFi, which the Lexus NX lacks. The Lexus NX does have the larger infotainment screen, though – 9.8 inches to 8 inches.
Instead of taking our word for it, why now find out just how fantastic the INFINITI QX50 – or any INFINITI vehicle – is to drive by contacting the Charlie Clark INFINITI dealership in El Paso? Contact our sales support staff at (915) 233 1576, or if you would prefer to contact us online, you can do so here.