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2017 INFINITI QX50

2017 INFINITI QX50 vs 2017 Acura RDX near Concord, NH

2017 INFINITI QX50 vs 2017 Acura RDX near Concord, NH

Vehicle shown above is the 2017 INFINITI QX50 in Midnight Garnet.

Choosing the ideal compact SUV is a daunting task to take on. Considering the number of options in the class, it may be hard to determine which one best suits you. We at INFINITI of Nashua decided to lend you a hand with your research and created this matchup between the 2017 QX50 and the Acura RDX. Although both of these models are seemingly similar, it’s the QX50 that pulls ahead overall.

In this first section, the INFINITI QX50's dominance becomes clear. Brewing just 279 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque is the RDX's standard 3.5L V6 engine. This powertrain is no match for the QX50, which houses a 3.7L V6 powertrain that is capable of a strong 325 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. Not to mention, the INFINITI QX50 also comes equipped with an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control. The RDX equips just a 6-speed automatic transmission in each trim level.

When it comes to exterior amenities, the INFINITI QX50 seamlessly keeps its lead against the Acura RDX. The QX50 provides optional roof rails in each and every trim level, allowing you to bring along additional items on your trips. The RDX, on the other hand, only offers these as accessories. Furthermore, the 2017 QX50 also integrates fog lights as standard, which improve your range of sight during inclement weather conditions. In the 2017 Acura RDX, you’ll have to opt for a higher trim level, as these are only equipped in top models.

In placement of the standard audio systems, both the QX50 and the RDX offer availability for an upgrade. However, the INFINITI QX50 comes out on top with its optional Bose®1 11-speaker Premium Sound System, which outshines the RDX’s available ELS Studio®2 Premium Audio System that has just 10 speakers. Additionally, the 2017 QX50 lets you opt for the INFINITI Navigation System3 in every trim level. With this comes a 7-inch display screen, Lane Guidance, and 3D building graphics. You’ll have trouble finding the same level of innovation in the Acura RDX, as it only offers its Navigation System4 in its top trims.

From the outside in, the INFINITI QX50 proves to be the better equipped compact SUV in this matchup! You can experience this vehicle in all its glory here at your local INFINITI dealer, INFINITI of Nashua, with a test drive. Learn more about our comparison between the 2017 INFINITI QX60 vs 2017 Acura RDX near Concord, NH, by giving us a call at 844-361-3995.


Contact Information


Sales Hours

603-891-1400
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

INFINITI QX50 Cabin

INFINITI QX50 with Optional Navigation System

Dealership Information


  • Features
  • Specs
  • Warranty

Features

Features

  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Interior
  • Comfort

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide
Moonroof / Sunroof one-touch open/close
Moonroof / Sunroof anti-trapping
Moonroof / Sunroof power glass
Moonroof / Sunroof sliding sunshade

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights LED
Taillights LED
Headlights dusk sensing
Exterior entry lights puddle lamps
Taillights LED rear center
Headlights auto delay off
Headlights auto on/off
Headlights halogen

Tires and Rims

Wheels aluminum alloy
Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Wheel spokes 8

Windows

Rear wiper intermittent
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Solar-tinted glass front
Rear wiper with washer

Doors

Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type liftgate

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Door handle color chrome
Mirror color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Rear spoiler color body-color
Grille color chrome
Rear bumper color body-color
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Exhaust tip color polished aluminum

Safety

Mechanical

Technology

Interior

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
4
1
4
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
6
1
6
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
4
1
4
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

Awards

Award
Best SUVs for the Money: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 INFINITI QX50 SW AWD

Overall
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Front Crash Overall
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Front Crash Driver
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Front Crash Passenger
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Side Crash Overall
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Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
N/A
Side Barrier Passenger
N/A
Side Pole Driver
N/A
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
N/A
Rollover

Additional Vehicle Information

Testimonials

"Great Expierence "

May 28, 2015

I purchased a used WRX here and it was a great experience. The salesperson, Chris C., was extremely helpful and knew an impressive amount about the car even though this is not a Subaru dealership. The business manager Chris T. made the finance extremely easy and hassle free. While I am not an Infinity guy I would certainly go back for the right car!

"Mr Steve "

May 11, 2015

Mark was very knowledgeable and friendly. He showed me new and used compared both and the features to help me make a better decision. A very good experience

"A+ All the Way! An Exceptional Car Buying Experience "

May 5, 2015

Hugh McQueen and Infiniti of Nashua have transformed my preconceived perception of "buying a car." I will never look at the process the same way again. After a lengthy search for a pre-owned Lexus RX 450 Hybrid, I stumbled across MY car on AutoTrader - very recently added to their inventory. I live in Virginia, so the trek to New Hampshire (and back) was daunting, to say the least... but after looking high and low for a particular car, I couldn't pass this one up when it met my every requirement - at the lowest price I'd seen anywhere. I contacted the dealership via their online Chat, and Hugh McQueen followed up with a prompt phone call. I SIMPLY CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HUGH - his courteous demeanor, his professionalism and knowledge, his dedication and his overall desire to see a customer satisfied and pleased with his or her car purchase, make for a rare combination in his business. Hugh diligently provided me with sufficient photos and information about the car (minus the high pressure sales tactics). He went over the Carfax report with me in detail, and even crawled under the vehicle himself to give me an honest opinion on one of my queries. After several phone conversations, I was able to make a comfortable decision to buy the car - sight unseen, without hesitation. I flew to New Hampshire and Hugh offered to pick me up at the airport on his day off. When my travel plans changed, he came in to work early and was waiting patiently when my plane landed. I was given a tour of the dealership (which is truly in a class all its' own) and everyone I met was not only amicable and professional... they were NICE. Thank you Amanda for providing me with those useful tips for my long drive back to Virginia! Even though I was buying a Lexus from an Infiniti dealer, I felt like I was Queen for a Day. And MY CAR was DETAILED to perfection! My arrival was delayed, so Hugh had the car parked inside the Service Center to keep it pristine. I am utterly picky about a clean and well-kept car, and I had no disappointments whatsoever. The Lexus had obviously been lovingly taken care of (just as Hugh had assured me it was), and it was handed over to me looking"absolutely mahvelous" and driving like a dream. The paperwork was easy-peasy and taken care of expeditiously. Then Hugh spent several hours with me going over every aspect of the operating basics of my Lexus. We tinkered with every gadget, programmed the Nav to get me home to Virginia, Hugh demonstrated the Voice Activation system, we connected my cell to the bluetooth and located the USB port, etc. I KNOW this took extra time on his behalf. Hugh is obviously very well versed on his Infiniti product, but he had to put some effort into familiarizing himself with the nuances of a Lexus. By the time

"Infiniti of Nashua made me love Infiniti again"

April 14, 2015

My lease was up on my Infiniti and I spoke to a few dealerships before committing to Infiniti of Nashua. I had a very bad experience with my old dealership and almost gave up on Infiniti entirely until meeting Mark Pournaras at Infiniti of Nashua. He answered all of my questions thoroughly, was very professional, nice, and worked very hard to make me happy. The finance department was truthful and helpful which is so hard to find. It meant a lot to me that they were honest with me and worked with me to get what I wanted. I now love Infiniti again and will be working with Infiniti of Nashua for many years to come. I am a smart buyer and read quite a bit before committing to something. I truly feel that Infiniti of Nashua is the best place to go for a vehicle.

"My experience with this dealership was a pleasure from...

January 8, 2015

My experience with this dealership was a pleasure from the beginning. I was able to look at the cars on the lot and then Mark came over to answer any questions I needed answered. He was very knowledgeable and attentive to what I was looking to purchase. He was not pushy and talked to me about the car. I appreciated being the focus of his attention. The car we purchased was going to be mine so his talking to me and not my husband made all the difference. He took into consideration what I needed in a vehicle and you could tell he loved selling the Infiniti brand. He gave me a lot of information on the car and helped me see that this was the on for me. I can not have been more pleased. Each step in the buying process was made simple and seemingly effortless. The business manager, Chris Taillon, was also so professional and found us a loan we could work into our budget. He covered all extras we may need and left the decision up to us. His hard work was a appreciated by my husband and I. He was very friendly and put us at ease. His attitude was one of informing us without being overly pushy. I will definitely recommend this dealership and especially Mark Pournaras to all my friends. We are already looking to the future and hoping these two outstanding men will help us with future Infiniti purchases.

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1. Bose® is a registered trademark of Bose Corporation.

2. ELS Surround® and ELS Studio® are registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation of North America. All rights reserved.

3. Never program while driving. GPS mapping may not be detailed in all areas or reflect current road status.

4. Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.