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2018 INFINITI QX60 VS. 2018 AUDI Q5 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX60 VS. 2018 AUDI Q5

The 2018 INFINITI QX60 is popular due to its elegant exterior, equipment and roomy cabin. But how does it compare to the 2018 Audi Q5, an SUV praised for its advanced interior, handling and powertrain? Let’s find out how the vehicles fare in this head-to-head comparison.

Design & Style

The Audi Q5 is a compact crossover built for opulence. This is evident in the exterior and especially the cabin, where passengers will enjoy switches that are well organized, a centralized display, relaxing seats and LCDs. The INFINITI QX60 also has a premium grade interior, with an analog clock on the dashboard, matte silver with wooden accents and enhanced leather. Outside, the QX60 has the shape of a kickback that is shaped like a crescent, with a grille in front that is puckered.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI QX60 is rich in safety tech, and when fully equipped, it is easy to understand why it has achieved the coveted Top Safety Pick award. This is due to devices such as control systems for traction and stability, a surround and rearview camera, and lots of airbags. Additional perks include a power liftgate, infotainment screens which are eight inches, keyless ignition, leather upholstery, and heated seats which can be power adjusted.

The Q5, like other Audi models, has received significant praise for its safety features. The NHTSA has given it a five-star rating, with the IIHS designating it a Top Safety Pick too. This is due to features such as improved outward vision, collision detection and avoidance, stability control, blind spot monitoring, automatic brakes, and an assortment of airbags. Within the interior passengers will be treated to comforts such as a panoramic moonroof, 19 speaker audio systems from Bang & Olufsen, 12.3-inch screens and climate control.


The Audi Q5 has a respectable AWD system, with solid acceleration and a good suspension. Base models come with a turbo 4, 2-liter engine that can produce up to 252 horsepower with 273 pounds of torque. The INFINITI QX60 comes with a standard V6, 3.5 liter engine that is capable of producing up to 295 horsepower with an automatic transmission that is continuously variable. It is also a real powerhouse for towing, capable of pulling up to 5000 pounds.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs are attractive, comfortable to drive, and safe to operate. However, while the Audi Q5 is equipped with state of the art tech, it doesn’t look very sporty and the design is a bit bland compared to the QX60. That is why those who like an upmarket look will opt for the INFINITI instead.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX60 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI QX60 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 QX60 test drive appointment.

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