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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2018 BMW X2 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2018 BMW X2

The 2018 INFINITI QX30 impresses with its magnificent styling and superb handling, but the BMW X2 is no slouch, with its elegant exterior, robust engine and host of gadgets and features. Therefore, deciding which of these beauties to buy is no simple matter, but a detailed side by side comparison will make the choice clear.

Design & Style

Both vehicles have an appearance which commands respect and conveys the sense of prestige in a manner that is not seen with other crossover SUVs. In particular, the interior of the INFINITI QX30 is elegant, so much so that it has been described by some as a five-star hotel on wheels. The BMW, however, has a very sophisticated roofline, so in terms of style and design, it’s a toss-up as to which is better.

Technology & Safety

The BMW X2 is equipped with an amazing infotainment system, and the QX30 has similar features. However, some have complained about the BMW X2’s lack of a manual transmission, as well as its less than stellar utility, which some perceive as being inferior to its predecessor, the X1. The INFINITI QX30, although an outstanding vehicle, has also been criticized for its overwrought styling, as well as the twitchy feel of its throttle. Overall, the INFINITI offers more space than the BMW X1, with a total passenger volume of 94.1 ft for the BMW versus 108 ft for the INFINITI QX30. Both vehicles use an anti-brake system that is 4 wheel drives yet the BMW X2 has a higher fuel tank capacity at 16.1 gallons versus only 13.2 for the QX30.


The BMW X2 weighs substantially more than the INFINITI QX30, at 3662 pounds versus only 3280. This means the INFINITI has superior handling and maneuverability, yet the BMW X2 has an edge in raw power, with 228 horsepower at 5000 rpm versus only 208 horsepower at 5500 rpm for the QX30. Both vehicles incorporate a direct gasoline injection system and use the Premium Unleaded Turbo Intercooled I-4 engine.

The Bottom Line

Of the entire crossover SUVs that have been compared, it can be argued that the INFINITI QX30 and BMW X2 are the most closely matched. They are similar in terms of style and design and use the same type of engine. However, the BMW is more expensive, which is a strike against it, as its price tag at almost $40,000 makes it seem overpriced when you consider the fact it only has a slight performance edge over the INFINITI QX30 which is priced at just under $30,000 so ultimately the QX30 offers the better value.

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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