The INFINITI QX50 and Audi Q5 are a pair of parallel luxury compact crossover SUVs that offer a fun and family-friendly ride with top-tier performance and stylings. If you have been in the market for one of these outstanding vehicles, then you may find that it's hard to choose which will fit your lifestyle best. Do you go for the lower-priced Audi Q5 and sacrifice several features? Or will you choose the Infiniti QX 50, with its more robust performance and luxurious style? Find out today which is better as we pit them head to head to answer whether an Infiniti QX50 or an Audi Q5 is worth your time!
INFINITI QX50 vs. Audi Q5, Performance
When you get a new or pre-owned car, one of the most important questions to ask is how it performs on the road. In this case, the Audi Q5 cannot keep up with the Infiniti QX50. So, what does it provide?
- Vastly Higher Horsepower
- A Tighter Turning Radius
- More Efficient Power Distribution In The Engine
- Greater Torque And Powertrain
- A Smoother And More Elegant Ride
However, that doesn't mean the Q5 is without its pros; they are just pretty minor in comparison. Regarding fuel efficiency, across the board, the Audi Q5 brings up to a whopping two mpg higher than the QX50.
Performance Winner: Infiniti QX50
INFINITI QX50 vs. Audi Q5, Interior Stylings
Interior aesthetics and needs can vary from person to person. However, the QX50 does more on a technical front, and the choice between it and Q5 comes down to the level of luxury you are looking for in a vehicle. While the Q5 can meet the QX50 in many regards, including technology, driver assistance, and ease of use, those options are only available on premium trims, whereas the QX50 comes as the complete package, standard. Some of the highlights of the QX50 include the following:
- Large and responsive touchscreen controls Apple Car Play and Android Auto integration on new models
- Top-of-the-line safety features
- Available hotspot on select model years
- More cargo space to haul everything you need
- Greater leg room for the front and back, making it an overall more comfortable ride
Interior Winner: Infiniti QX50
INFINITI QX50 vs. Audi Q5, Price And Value
Here is where many drivers may draw a line in the sand. The luxury, expansive features, and better performance of the Infiniti QX50 come at a cost, meaning the Audi Q5 is a tier below it, not just in quality but in price.
Price Winner: Audi Q5
Value Winner: Infiniti QX50
INFINITI QX50 vs. Audi Q5, Verdict
The Infiniti QX50 and the Audi Q5 may seem similar and attempt to share a niche in the market, but underneath the hood, the Audi Q5's luxury is little more than skin deep. It fails to keep up on the road, is less comfortable, and is missing features essential in a high-end vehicle. While it is a perfectly adequate family crossover SUV, it fails to do anything spectacular and lags well behind the QX50.
The Infiniti QX50 brings a better driver and passenger experience without compromise. It is a beast of a compact SUV that delivers nothing but the best. However, the best comes at a price, and its slightly larger MSRP may drive some away. But, as an investment in comfort and on the road, it can't be beaten.
Overall Winner: Infiniti QX50
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