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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS 2018 TOYOTA RAV4 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI QX30 and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 are both top of the line crossover SUVs which appeal to those that want the best mixture of performance, safety and comfort. They are similar in many ways, making it difficult to choose, but a closer look reveals a clear winner.

Design & Style

Both vehicles are exceptional in style, offering a sporty and futuristic look without overdoing it. However, the Toyota RAV4 provides a bit more space than the INFINITI QX30, particularly in the back and front seats. In terms of miles to the gallon and fuel capacity, both are evenly matched, and buyers can expect to go roughly the same distance on a single tank of gas. Both seat a maximum of five people and have many of the same amenities.

Technology & Safety

The QX30 has not yet been given a crash or safety test rating, but given the stellar history of the brand, there is no doubt that it will be 4 or 5 stars. The Toyota RAV4 has been tested, and while it received a five-star rating for side crash testing, its frontal crash rating is lower at only four stars. In terms of dimensions, the QX30 is considerably wider, meaning the RAV4 can fit in tighter spots. One area where the RAV4 edges out the QX30 is in the cargo space, where it has higher capacity, which will matter to those who carry around a lot of stuff.


Although both vehicles utilize an Inline 4 engine, the INFINITI QX30 has a superior overall performance to the Toyota RAV4. This is largely due to the QX30’s drive train, which gives it greater torque which results in the engine’s horsepower being transmitted to the wheels in a manner that is more efficient than the Toyota. However, in terms of handling, both the RAV4 and QX30 have an identical turning radius, which means that each vehicle will be able to maneuver out of tight areas with ease.

The Bottom Line

The INFINITI QX30 is slightly more expensive than the Toyota RAV4, but this is because it has superior performance and more amenities overall. While the RAV4 costs a maximum of $34,000, the QX30 is about $36,000. For $2,000 more you’re getting a vehicle that has a superior performance from a brand that is considered much more upscale and luxurious in comparison to Toyotas, which are considered more utilitarian. Therefore, while these two crossover SUVs are closely matched in certain areas, the INFINITI QX30 is the better buy for those looking for performance and prestige.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 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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