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The Lexus is a luxury vehicle that is made by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. When thinking of a luxury vehicle, for many drivers the Lexus brand is one that instantly springs to mind. There are, however, several alternatives to the Lexus El Paso car buyers need to consider, and many are even better than the Lexus, including Nissan’s Infiniti line.
One of the most popular Lexus El Paso models considered is the Lexus RC350, the luxury sport coupe. Here we are going to take a look at equivalent model in the Infiniti line – the Infiniti Q60 – and see which model comes out as the best.
The Nissan Infiniti Q60 has Several Benefits Over the Lexus RC350
The first advantage of buying a Infiniti Q60 over a Lexus RC350 is immediately apparent – for the equivalent trims of each, the base price of the Infiniti Q60 is always significantly lower. Indeed, one of the issues of any Lexus is motorists end up paying quite a premium simply for the ‘Lexus’ name.
Often a lower price means lower quality, but that is not what is found with the Infiniti Q60 over the Lexus RC350. Indeed, even with the most basic trim Infiniti models come with more standard features than their Lexus equivalents. Infiniti models tend to be more powerful, too.
When comparing the safety features of each of these vehicles, both the Infiniti Q60 and the Lexus El Paso RC350 come equipped with an impressive array of qualities. The Infiniti Q60 still scores more highly though with features that the RC350 lacks. These include a LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system which makes the Q60 a very family-friendly car, tire pressure monitoring, lane departure warnings, emergency trunk release and emergency braking.
All these features are available with RC350 but only on trims above the basic level, which of course comes with an extra cost.
Comparing the Power Output and Fuel Economy of the Infiniti Q60 with the Lexus RC350
The Infiniti comes with two engine options - a 2-liter inline-four turbo engine with RWD as standard (AWD available) or a 3-liter V6 twin-turbo engine RWD (AWD available) in either the base trim or the Red Sport 400 trim. The 2-liter engine delivers 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the standard 3-liter engine delivers 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both come with 7-speed automatic transmission.
The RC350 comes with only one engine option – a 3.5-liter V6 power system. Despite the increased capacity of the engine when compared to the most powerful option with the Infiniti Q60, the RC350 can only deliver 314 hp, mainly because the RC350 is a heavy vehicle for its type. These performance statistics deliver one important question – is it worth paying over-the-odds for a Lexus El Paso compared to a Nissan Infiniti for a mere 14 hp upgrade in power?
The fuel economy levels of the RC350 are also very poor. This vehicle has a combined fuel economy level of 25 mpg and has high CO2 emission too at 258g/km. Compare this to the superior fuel economy of the Q60 with lower CO2 emissions. Not only is a Lexus expensive to buy, it’s also expensive to run.
Thinking about Buying a Lexus El Paso? Then Consider an Infiniti Instead
If you would like to investigate the purchase of a new Infiniti vehicle, then our team here at the Infiniti of El Paso dealership would be delighted to do all we can to help. Why not call us today at (915) 228-2412, or use the online contact form available on our website?