2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Infiniti QX50

2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX

2017 Infiniti QX50

2017 Infiniti QX50

Announcing itself with its sleek, striking body, the 2017 Acura RDX achieves a winning combination of luxury and elegance that makes it well-suited for the Orland Park drivers — as well as those in the neighboring Tinley Park and Naperville areas. Take a look at how it fares in this head-to-head match-up with the 2017 Infiniti QX50, and see for yourself how impressive the 2017 Acura RDX is.

Comparing Performance

With its balanced 105.7-inch wheelbase, the new 2017 Acura RDX blends effortless grace with precise handling and tight turning. Its 3.5L 24-valve SOHC, i-VTEC engine delivers up to 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, which ensures a comfortable, robust, and confident ride. The 2017 Infiniti QX50 does get slightly more power — its 3.7L V6 engine offers up to 325 horsepower.

However, despite this numerical difference, the two vehicles are evenly matched. The slightly heavier QX50 requires the minor increase in strength to compensate for its hefty bulk. What’s more, the QX50’s might comes at the expense of fuel economy. The RDX’s 20 mpg city* and 28  mpg highway* handily beats out the 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway of the Infiniti.

The compelling QX50 similarly suffers when we look at handling. The Infiniti is nearly a foot longer than the Acura, which severely impairs its handling. In addition, the rear-wheel drive of the QX50 gives it a sluggish ride, whereas the RDX gifts drivers the choice between a confident front-wheel drivetrain or a versatile all-wheel drivetrain.


Now let’s take a look at what available features the 2017 Acura RDX gives drivers:

  • Perforated leather seats
  • Dual-stage heated seats
  • Ten-speaker ELS premium audio system
  • AcuraLink the Next Generation
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation braking systems

We’ll compare these features to the ones offered by its competitor, the 2017 Infiniti QX50:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • MP3 playback capability
  • Conventional cruise control
  • Intelligent brake assist

The Winner: The 2017 Acura RDX

The 2017 Infiniti QX50 provides a comfortable driving experience, but it can’t match the all-around excellence of the 2017 Acura RDX. The Infiniti competes fiercely in the category of interior features, but the 2017 RDX declares its dominance with a comprehensive suite of amenities. Sealing the deal, the RDX makes better use of its power and achieves more precise handling and better fuel economy than the QX50.

Learn More About the 2017 Acura RDX at Joe Rizza Acura

You can read about a luxury SUV all day, but you need to drive it to get a true feel for the experience. So, stop into Joe Rizza Acura today to test drive the 2017 Acura RDX. Call us at 800-952-7697 to arrange a test drive, or submit an online form. We look forward to seeing you at 8150 W 159th St in Orland Park, IL!


*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.