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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2018 AUDI Q3 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2018 AUDI Q3

The Audi 2018 Q3 is a sharp, formidable vehicle that has been described as a blast to drive. The 2018 INFINITI QX30 also has outstanding styling which sets itself apart from the competition and is also highly regarded due to its handling. Therefore, choosing between the two vehicles is no easy task, but below is an in-depth analysis which will make the process easier.

Design & Style

Both inside and out, the INFINITI QX30 is refined. It lives up to the reputation that INFINITI vehicles have become known for, which is their style and luxury amenity. However, the Audi Q3 has a marvelous control interface combined with a highly effective engine that is turbocharged.

Technology & Safety

Those who have test driven the Audi Q3 have complained of the tight space in the rear seat, as well as the gas mileage, which leaves a lot to be desired. The INFINITI QX30 also has its tight spots, and some have said the feel of its throttle is a bit twitchy. Both vehicles offer interior amenities which are state of the art, and both are very safe to drive. The INFINITI has better fuel economy at 24 mpg versus only 20 for the Q3, while both vehicles are tied when it comes to the total number of passengers they seat, which is five. The total cargo volume of the INFINITI is substantially greater than the Audi Q3, at 19.2 versus only 16.7, meaning those buying the Audi will have far less room for storage. It should also be noted that the QX30 weighs less than the Q3, at 3,280 pounds versus 3484, which gives it greater maneuverability.


Both vehicles incorporate a 4 wheel drive anti-brake system with rack pinion steering. However, the INFINITI QX30 edges out the Audi Q3 in performance, with 208 horsepower at 5500 rpm versus only 200 horsepower at 5100 rpm for the Audi Q3, even though both vehicles use the Intercooled Unleaded Premium Turbo I-4 engine.

The Bottom Line

At first glance, the INFINITI QX30 and Audi Q3 seem very well matched, and in certain areas, they are. However, those that look under the hood of both vehicles will come to the inevitable conclusion that the INFINITI QX30 is superior, especially when it comes to performance. And when you consider the fact that the Audi Q3 is slightly more expensive than the INFINITI QX30 at $32,900 versus only $29,950, it is easy to see why the QX30 is clearly the better choice. Its combination of styling, luxury amenities and performance make it unmatched.

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 NY and beyond. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.

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