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2018 INFINITI QX60 VS. 2018 LEXUS GX | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 INFINITI QX60 and 2018 Lexus GX are both ultra-high end SUVs which are exceptionally stylish, luxurious and comfortable to drive. If you like your SUVs sturdy and looking luxurious, you will find it with both. But which of the two is the better buy?

Design & Style

Both vehicles come packed with an array of gadgets and premium features. The QX60 was first introduced in 2012 and has been altered a number of times to maximize its capabilities. It houses a new engine along with a lift gate that is manual free. The Lexus GX was introduced about a decade earlier and despite being in its second cycle of production, hasn’t changed much, so the QX60 edges it out in this department.

Technology & Safety

In terms of safety, the newer INFINITI QX60 provides more advanced features and has higher safety ratings overall. This has been confirmed by the Insurance Highway Safety Institute, which rated the vehicle favorably for tests related to crashworthiness, along with a superior grade when it came to crash avoidance.

The 2018 Lexus GX, by contrast, has currently not been rated by the IIHS. This doesn’t mean it isn’t safe to drive, but its performance has not been tested and confirmed. What has been confirmed is the Lexus GX’s past performance in front crash avoidance tests, where it gained an unimpressive “Basic” rating. In terms of technology, the INFINITI comes equipped with sensors that will notify you if the rear door has been opened, which ensures no objects or passengers are left when the ignition is switched off.


The Lexus GX uses a V8 Unleaded Premium engine, with 301 horsepower at 5500 rpm. The INFINITI QX60 has a V6 Premium Unleaded engine with 295 horsepower at 6400 rpm. The Lexus has a trailering capacity of 6500 pounds versus 5,000 for the INFINITI QX60. However, if you consider the price difference between the two models, it’s easy to conclude that there is no need to shelve out the extra cash for performance that might not be noticeable to most drivers.

The Bottom Line

As we can all see, the INFINITI QX60 greatly surpasses the Lexus GX when it comes to technology and safety. SUVs, unlike coupes and sedans, are not purchased primarily for horsepower; they are purchased for size, cargo space and passenger capacity. When you combine this with its safety rating and gadgets, the INFINITI QX60 is the victor.

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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