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2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Buick Envision | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Buick Envision

The INFINITI QX30 is a very comfortable SUV with an interior that is well refined. Its style separates it from the crowd, and it has smooth handling. At the same time, it competes against the Buick Envision, an SUV which is notable for its quiet interior, fresh style and comfortable driving experience. Which of them is best?

Design & Style

The Buick Envision has a design which is quintessentially American, with lines that are swoopy, waterfall grille, and faux portholes which extend from the hood. Compared to other SUVs it is quite narrow, but has a clean, no frills look. The INFINITI QX30 has back and front fascias which are aggressive in appearance, with 19 inch wheels and a roof pillar in the back which cants. The infotainment screens are mounted high with a central control center that is well organized.

Technology & Safety

The QX30 like other INFINITI models comes with an array of safety tech. Buyers can expect seven airbags, antilock brakes and stability control, with a camera in the rearview. Additional features include 7 inch touchscreens, climate control which is dual zone, keyless ignition, leather upholstery, and front seats that can be power adjusted based on memory. The Buick Envision has excellent crash test ratings. Those who buy it can expect automatic emergency brakes, a camera which is surround view and cruise control which is adaptive. Additional perks include 8 inch touch screens, Android Auto, keyless ignition, front seats that can be heated, Apple Carplay, and climate control which are dual zone.


The standard Buick Envision comes with an inline 4, 2.5 liter engine that is 197 horsepower. It is connected to an automatic six speed. The SUV isn’t overly sporty, but provides respectable ride performance for the cost. The INFINITI QX30 has very zippy handling. It comes equipped with an inline 4, 2 liter engine that can produce up to 208 horsepower with 258 pound of torque. The engine is wedded to a seven speed transmission which is dual clutch, and which transfers power around the vehicle.

The Bottom Line

The Buick Envision and INFINITI QX30 are well matched in a number of areas. They are both attractive, comparable in performance, and cost. However, the Buick Envisions most advanced safety tech is restricted to the top models, requiring buyers to pay extra for them. It is also quite narrow when compared to the INFINITI and when you combine this with the unusual trim levels it is easy to see why the QX30 is the winner.

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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