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2018 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2018 Acura TLX | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2018 Acura TLX

There is a new range of luxury cars on the market and they are turning heads. The INFINITI range is becoming the must-have car, with their sleek good looks, comfort, and technology at the driver’s fingertips. Auto buyers in St. James, New York are not too sure which car to purchase when it comes to the 2018 INFINITI Q50 and 2018 Acura TLX. So, here at COMPETITION INFINITI, we have put together a comparison guide on the two vehicles, which shows why the Q50 is the clear winner.

Design & Style

The Q50 has been restyled this time round, with changes to the front and rear fascias, which give this sedan a sporty, stylish look, while the LED headlights give it an almost predatory look. Inside the cabin, INFINITI has ensured you are comfortable with their NASA-based technology seats, that is leather trimmed. The driver’s seat is eight-way adjustable with lumbar support, while there is automatic dual-zone climate control with an air purifier. The side windows have demistifiers. There is a 14-speaker Bose audio system and INFINITI InTouch infotainment system, which has an 8-inch upper screen and a 7-inch lower one.

The Acura is a sleek looking car, with its LED headlights sitting above large air intakes on its newly styled sporty grille, yet it still doesn’t quite excite. Inside the cabin the seats are Alcantara/leather, there are ambient lighting and a new infotainment system. Apple Play and Android Auto are compatible, while you can also charge your phone wirelessly.

Technology & Safety

The Acura has the normal set of standard safety features, such as airbags, while there are blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alerts. Upgrade and you can add a surround-view camera and front and rear parking sensors. The Q50 has lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision warning, on top of the standard safety features. There is also Direct Adaptive Steering, and Distance Control Assist which maintains a safe distance to the car in front of you, when you take your foot off the gas.


The Q50 base car has 2.0-liter engine that pulls 208hp with 258 lb-ft of torque. There is a 3.0-liter V-6 version that has 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Both are run on a seven-speed automatic transmission. It can hit 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. With the Acura, there is a 6-cylinder engine that pulls 290hp with 267 lb-ft of torque, with all-wheel drive and eight-speed transmission

The Bottom Line

By now you should realize that the Q50 is the classier car of the two. It looks good, performs better and, more importantly, it has the superior cabin. If you want comfort and technology when driving, then the INFINITI is the car to purchase.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI Q50 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 Q50 test drive appointment.

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