2018 INFINITI QX60 VS. 2018 LEXUS RX

When it comes to crossover luxury SUVs, few can match up to the 2018 INFINITI QX60 or Lexus RX. Both these vehicles are magnificent, in terms of looks, performance, and amenities. But which is the better of the two? Keep reading to find out.

Design & Style

While the INFINITI QX60 has an elegant, contemporary exterior, the Lexus RX is more futuristic. This will appeal to different buyers, but it is safe to say that both are built around solid automobile design principles, so the two are evenly matched in this department. The design team at both INFINITI and Lexus respectively know what they’re doing.

Technology & Safety

Within the interior, each of these vehicles comes equipped with the modern amenities you’d expect, including surround sound, climate control, WI-FI support, and comfortable leather seats. However, the powertrain used by the QX60 is showing its age, while the sheet metal used in the Lexus RX has been described by some as being polarizing. Both vehicles are tied when it comes to fuel economy, at 20 mpg each. In terms of interior space, however, the INFINITI has an edge over the Lexus and can carry more passengers, at 7 versus only 5.

Performance

Each SUV uses a four-wheel drive anti-brake system, with rack pinion steering and a fuel capacity that is almost identical. The INFINITI weighs more than the Lexus RX, at 4,390 pounds versus only 4,222. Both vehicles use a V-6 engine, though the INFINITI uses the Premium Unleaded variant while the Lexus houses a Regular Unleaded. They differ in the fuel systems they employ, with the INFINITI QX60 using a Sequential MPI while the Lexus opts for Gasoline Direct Injection. In terms of performance, the two vehicles are practically tied; the INFINITI QX60 can produce 295 horsepower at 6400 rpm, while the Lexus RX counters with 295 horsepower at 6300 rpm.

The Bottom Line

The Lexus RX and INFINITI QX60 are evenly matched in multiple areas, including the price. While the Lexus will cost you just over $43,000, so will the INFINITI, and this is precisely where the Lexus has a problem. Why would anyone want to pay $43,000 for a vehicle that seats only five passengers when they can buy a comparable vehicle that seats seven? Due to its smaller space and seating capacity, the Lexus should cost a few thousand less, but instead, it carries the same price tag as a vehicle that seats more people and has greater space. Therefore, while the Lexus RX is an outstanding vehicle, the INFINITI QX60 is the clear winner.

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 NY and beyond. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX60 test drive appointment.

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