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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2018 ACURA RDX | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The market for crossover SUVs has really taken off over the last few years, resulting in models which provide expanded technological features. Both customers and industry insiders have recently focused on two models in particular, which are the 2018 Acura RDX and 2018 INFINITI QX30, which stand out due to their outstanding safety standards and luxurious amenities. Below, the two are pitted against each other to determine which is supreme.

Design & Style
Both vehicles look very sophisticated, a far cry from the station wagons driven during the 1980s and 90s. However, they serve the same basic function, which is a hybrid between a car and van. Both have sharp, angular curves on the outside, with an interior that is decadently comfortable. Both are evenly matched in the style department.

Technology & Safety
Those looking for the opportunity to upgrade their crossover will find that both the QX30 and the RDX provide a number of configuration options. Despite this, the INFINITI provides multiple features that you will not get with the RDX, such as a suspension which can be raised, a parking mechanism which is automated, a steering wheel which is a flat bottom, and a camera with all around functionality.

Each of these systems significantly boosts the comfort, convenience and performance for the 2018 INFINITI QX30, giving it a decisive edge in this area. The INFINITI also has superior fuel economy, at 24 mpg versus only 20 mpg for the Acura. However, the Acura does lead when it comes to space; even though both vehicles seat the same number of passengers, which is a maximum of five.


In addition to passenger space, the Acura RDX has a larger cargo area. Both vehicles use a 4 wheel brake system with aluminum wheels and rack pinion steering. While the Acura has greater fuel capacity at 16 gallons versus only 13.2 for the INFINITI QX30, this results in substantially more weight. That’s why while the QX30 weighs 3,280 pounds, the Acura RDX weighs 3,737 pounds. For the RDX, car buyers will get 279 horsepower at 6200 rpm, while car buyers can expect 208 horsepower at 5500 rpm for the INFINITI.

The Bottom Line

The Acura RDX is very much lacking when it comes to technology and safety, making it feel dated when compared to the QX30. The INFINITI has greater infotainment, along with a more comfortable interior, and these are the key things customers look for when buying a crossover SUV, so the QX30 wins.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI QX30 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.

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