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:
- F SPORT Handling
Infiniti QX55 Models Available:
- Essential (Base)
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.
Come On Down To Charlie Clark Infiniti To Check Out New And Preowned Models Of The INFINITI QX55
Call us today at 915-223-3854 to schedule a test drive of a new or preowned Infiniti QX55 and see why it's the superior crossover! We are located on the west side of El Paso, TX, and are a proud part of the ever-expanding Charlie Clark Automotive Group. Come see our selection in person or check us out online for an up-to-date inventory listing.