2017 INFINITI QX70 vs. 2017 ACURA MDX

When it comes to luxury crossovers, 2017 INFINITI’s QX70 and Acura’s MDX tick all the boxes. Car buyers in St. James New York, often are unsure which vehicle to choose, so at COMPETITION INFINITI, we have created a comparison guide to help car buyers out. We will show you why the QX70 is streets ahead of the MDX, and all its other rivals.

Design & Style

The INFINITI QX70 sports a racy roof that moves gracefully to the rear, while the catching front with xenon headlights, large grille, and air intakes makes it look like it packs a punch. Inside the cabin, the attention to detail is excellent, and comfort is number one. There are leather-appointed seats, of which the drivers is ten-way power adjusted with two-way power lumbar support (the passenger’s seat is eight-way power adjusted). Dual zone climate control will maintain your vehicle’s temperature. An 11-speaker Bose premium audio system is standard on all vehicles, Sirius Satellite radio and USB connections are also present. The Acura is a beast of a vehicle, all bold lines, and muscular angles. Inside the cabin, there are heated power front seats, climate control, four USB ports and satellite radio. You can upgrade to get rear-seat entertainment, heated rear seats, and a 12-speaker ELS audio system.

Technology & Safety

The Acura is kitted out with the usual array of standard safety features, such as airbags and traction control. It also has lane-departure warning and forward collision warnings with automatic braking. Blind-spot monitors, surround view camera and front and rear parking sensors are optional. The QX70 has its advanced airbag system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, anti-lock braking, vehicle dynamic control and traction control, rearview monitor system. Forward collision warning and intelligent brake assist can be upgraded, as can the surround-view camera system that provides a 360-degree view of the QX70 and its surroundings.


The QX70 has a 3.7-liter V6 engine that pulls 325 horsepower and is driven by seven-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. This INFINITI model has strong acceleration power and is quite speedy for its size. The MDX has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that pulls 290 hp with 267 lb-ft of torque. It is driven by nine-speed automatic transmission, with all-wheel drive.

The Bottom Line

When spending money on a new car, it is important that you weigh up many considerations, such as comfort and safety. The INFINITI QX70 is a far superior vehicle than the Acura MDX in all categories and even beats it in performance. If you are looking for a crossover to get you and your family around town, then you cannot go past the QX70.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX70 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2017 INFINITI QX70 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York and proudly serves car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX70 test drive appointment.

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