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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS 2018 HONDA ACCORD | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 INFINITI QX30 are both highly anticipated by enthusiasts and boast a number of features and performance metrics. While some have made up their minds regarding which they plan to purchase, below is a side by side comparison for those wanting to know which has the decided edge.

Design & Style

Compared to the INFINITI QX30, the 2018 Honda Accord is rather plain. It uses a basic design and layout which lacks the aggression and sleekness of the INFINITI. This is not to say it’s a bad car; the Accord is Honda’s flagship vehicle and has been a best seller for decades, but when it comes to appearance it lacks the “wow” factor that is present in the QX30. One look at the INFINITI makes it clear that this vehicle was designed for those with deep pockets.

Technology & Safety

While many sedans have come and gone over the years, the Accord has stood the test of time, maintaining its reputation for efficiency, reliability and not being overly pretentious. The 2018 Edition maintains this standard, with ABS brakes, airbags for the front and sides, and power doors, locks and windows. The QX30 has all the same features, meaning neither car has a clear advantage in this department. Both are safe and comfortable to drive.


The INFINITI QX30 utilizes a seven-speed automatic powertrain, whereas the transmission of the 2018 Honda Accord is continuously variable. The Honda gets slightly better fuel economy, at 30 mpg versus 24 for the QX30. The Accord also has greater volume in its fuel tank, at 14.8 gallons versus only 13.2 gallons for the INFINITI. However, the QX30 has a much more powerful engine, which produces 208 horsepower at 5500 rpm versus 192 horsepower at 5500 rpm for the Honda Accord. Although both vehicles use four cylinders along with the same fuel type, the INFINITI QX30 has a higher displacement which means it surpasses the Honda Accord when it comes to raw performance.

The Bottom Line

While both vehicles carry the same number of passengers (five), the Honda Accord is slightly lower than the INFINITI QX30 in terms of price, at about $27,000 versus $30,000. However, for $3,000 more you’re getting an automobile which looks and performs better. For those on a budget, the Accord may be the better (only) option, but for those who have the money and are looking for a great looking vehicle that will perform at an exceptionally high level, the INFINITI QX30 is the clear 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 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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