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2017 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2017 BMW X1 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2017 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2017 BMW X1

Driving the 2017 BMW X1 is a very pleasant experience, as it’s a subcompact vehicle which is mainstream in many respects. However, some enthusiasts feel that it lacks the driving experience which is typically associated with BMWs. The 2017 INFINITI QX30, on the other hand, is designed based on the Mercedes Benz design and as such utilizes a subcompact style which merges hatchback with crossover.

Design & Style

The exterior of the QX30 is very impressive with its sheet metal which is very eye catching. Since it is based on the Mercedes-Benz concept, its design is very streamlined and smooth. The BMW X1 on the other hand is a sophisticated vehicle which will also capture the attention of all who see it. Simply put, the vehicle looks good and is a joy to pilot and control.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles utilize a four wheel ABS system with disc front and rear brakes. They both also use a rack pinion steering mechanism which makes them easier and safer to control. The BMW has a better fuel tank capacity, with 16.1 gallons versus the QX30s 13.2 gallons. However, this comes at the cost of the BMW weighing more at 3543 pounds versus the 3280 pounds of the QX30, which means that the INFINITI has superior maneuverability.

Both models use aluminum as a material in the front wheel and the BMW’s front wheel size is slightly larger at 18 X 7.5 versus 18 x 7 for the QX30. The BMW also has an alternator capacity which is substantially higher at 210 amps versus 110 for the QX30. Both vehicles use the same engine type, which is the Turbo Premium Intercooled Unleaded 1-4. One area where the QX30 has a considerable advantage is the price tag. While the BMW is well over $30,000, the QX30 can be purchased under it.


Due to the X1’s greater weight, it lacks the agility of the smaller QX30, but the horsepower of the BMW is 228 @ 5000, while the QX30 is 208 @ 5500. The torque is another area where the BMW has an edge, with 258 @ 1250 versus 258 @ 1200 for the INFINITI. The INFINITI has a slightly better fuel economy, at 27 MPG versus only 26 for the BMW. Both cars have a drivetrain which is front wheel.

The Bottom Line

While the BMW has slightly more raw power than the INFINITI, the QX30 has greater maneuverability with a lower price tag. The QX30 is better looking and when you consider the fact that many of the technical specs are largely the same, this should be enough for many people to choose the INFINITI.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Today?

To see what the QX30 can do for yourself, visit our dealership here in St. James. Try test driving the car so you can get a first-hand feel of how it looks and performs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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