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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2018 HONDA PILOT | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI QX30 is a premier SUV coveted for its style, relaxing interior, handling and assortment of trim. But competition sometimes comes from unexpected sources, and the 2018 Honda Pilot has received lots of positive attention due to its roomy cabin, safety rating, cargo space, and tech. Which of the two vehicles should you buy?

Design & Style

The Honda Pilot is notable for its attractive sheet metal, along with its spherical shape. The rear has a solid finish, and the designers avoided many of the mistakes which have been seen in rival SUVs. The Pilot is sculpted and refined, with glass paneling and a large touchscreen in the interior with the option to add a panoramic roof.

On the other hand, the INFINITI QX30 looks sharp, both inside and out. Like the Pilot, it opts for curves in the exterior, with a cabin that is well organized with an infotainment system that has been high mounted. The surfaces are stitched and padded with the highest quality materials.

Technology & Safety

The QX30 is one of the safest SUVs on the market today. This is because INFINITI spared no expense in equipping it with the most advanced safety gear, including a camera with surround view, notifications when departing lanes, monitoring for blind spots, emergency automated brakes, stability control and seven airbags. Within the cabin, passengers will be treated to touch screens with seven inches, climate control which is dual zone, keyless ignition, and seats that can be adjusted manually in eight different ways.

The Honda Pilot has performed Welland crash tests, earning a four-star rating from the NHTSA. Its tech is designed to prevent crashes and consists of gadgets such as cameras for the rear and side view, warnings for frontal impacts, active lane and cruise control and monitoring for blind spots. Within the interior passengers can look forward to perks such as USB support, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, leather upholstery, and a Blue-ray infotainment system.


Honda equipped the Pilot with a V6 3.5-liter engine that can produce up to 280 horsepower with 262 pounds of torque. The QX30, like other INFINITI models, has outstanding performance. It comes with an inline 4, 2-liter engine that can produce up to 208 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs are excellent, with few cons to speak of. However, the Pilot’s lack of distinctive styling compared to the QX30, combined with the fact that only the most expensive variants get blind area monitoring or seating with one-touch means the INFINITI is the better choice for most car buyers.

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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