The 2019 INFINITI QX30 has raised the bar with its attention grabbing style, soothing interior, assortment of trim options, and superb handling. But the new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has established itself as a formidable contender, due to its excellent base features, prominent touchscreen and all-wheel drive. Which of them should your buy?
Design & Style
The newest Outlander has been visually upgraded, with extra chrome and even larger wheels than previous models. The designers put chrome on the fascias in front, with wheels that are 18 inches in size. The interior is covered in materials which look great, but some are made from plastic, which will be unattractive to those that are luxury minded. The INFINITI QX30 comes in four trims, which are base, Sport, Luxury and Premium. The materials within the cabin are high end, with nappa leather and matte wood.
Technology & Safety
The QX30 has a host of safety features, including 7 airbags and a camera for the rearview. Drivers can also get cruise control which is adaptive, emergency automatic brakes, and notifications when departing lanes. Interior luxuries include climate control which is automatic and dual zone, keyless ignition, touchscreens which are seven inches, and front seats that can be adjusted manually eight different ways. The Mitsubishi Outlander however earned excellent scores for crash testing, and comes with safety features like frontal collision warnings, notifications when departing lanes, emergency automatic brakes and cruise control that are adaptive. It also has an infotainment system with touch screens that are seven inches, multiple USB ports, climate control which is dual zone and ignition which is keyless.
The base Outlander houses an inline 4, 2.4 liter engine that can produce up to 166 horsepower with 162 pounds of torque. Its transmission consists of a CVT (continuously variable) system which gives it greater efficiency but which can also make quite a bit of noise when the vehicle undergoes stringent acceleration. Drivers who desire more power can upgrade to the GT variant, which comes with a V6, 3 liter engine that can produce 224 horsepower with 215 pound of torque. The INFINITI QX30 also comes with an inline 4, 2 liter engine, but it produces 208 horsepower rather than the 166 provided by the standard Outlander.
The Bottom Line
Although both SUVs use the same engine type, the INFINITI QX30 is more powerful; meaning those who buy the Outlander will have to pay more for the GT trim just to compete. This combined with the Outlander’s bland interior and restricted third row means the INFINITI wins.
Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 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 the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.