There are a number of similarities between the 2018 Acura MDX and the 2018 INFINITI QX60. Both are luxurious three-row SUVs which offer lots of comfort and style to those that own them, but which is superior? Keep reading to find out.

Design & Style

Both SUVs look good and are a joy to drive, but the Acura MDX truly has the feel of a vehicle made for luxury. This can be seen in the moonroof, which is powered, along with the low and high beams which can operate automatically. The cargo space is another area that gives the MDX an edge. It has 43.3 cubic feet at the back of the second-row seats with over 90 cubic feet when all the seats in the back are folded downward. Compare this to the INFINITI, which offers 40.8 cubic feet at the back of its second row and 76.5 cubic feet in total.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles provide advanced features like Siri Eyes Free, an on-demand touch screen which has a multiple use display and a seat memory of two persons. However, the INFINITI QX60 surpassed the Acura MDX when it came to the total features offered. For instance, it has a dual display on the dashboard which allows you to manage the controls in the cabin along with infotainment, which is provided in part by a speaker stereo system which uses six speakers in conjunction with internet radio. The QX60 also has high beams which can be controlled manually, but the Acura does come with a sunroof which is standard.


The 2018 QX60 comes with a V6 engine that is 3.5 L and is capable of producing up to 295 horsepower with a torque that is 270 Ib ft. It has a twenty mpg when operating in urban areas and a twenty-seven mpg on expressways. This edges out the Acura MDX slightly, which is limited to a nineteen mpg within urban areas and a twenty-seven mpg on expressways with its four-wheel drive. The Acura MDX has an automatic transmission which is nine speed along with paddle shifters which are sequential sports shift and a towing capacity which maxes out at about 5,000 pounds.

The Bottom Line

Both SUVs have their advantages and disadvantages, and in many areas, they are evenly matched. Some will prefer the Acura because they are longtime fans of the brand, while others will choose INFINITI for the same reason. But overall, the INFINITI QX60 is our pick for the winner between the two. Its combination of performance, reasonable pricing, features and sleek looks simply outperforms the Acura, but not by much.

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We believe you should always test drive a vehicle before purchasing it, especially those that come with a hefty price tag. The QX60 is an outstanding vehicle for families or those who drive a lot and want numerous features at their fingertips.

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