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2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2018 AUDI Q3 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2018 AUDI Q3

Both Audi and INFINITI are highly respected when it comes to the quality and performance of their SUVs. The 2019 INFINITI QX50 is the newest to be offered by the company and is highly anticipated by enthusiasts, while the 2018 Audi Q3 incorporates every positive attribute that Audi vehicles have become known for, not least of which is their dependability. Which of the two should you purchase?

Design & Style

Both SUVs are attractive, with a well-defined exterior, but the INFINITI QX50 is truly a sight to behold. Its curves ebb and flow like a wine glass, and are just as sophisticated. By comparison, the Audi Q3 looks a bit bland. It certainly pays homage to past models and Audi’s overall style but just doesn’t compare to the majestic style that the QX50 brings to the table.

Technology & Safety

Those who choose the INFINITI QX50 will have substantially more space available to them. While both SUVs seat the same number of passengers (five), the QX50 offers more room for the legs and head which means it will be the vehicle of choice for taller customers. Fuel capacity and mpg are about the same, however, so no matter which one you buy, you can expect to make the same number of trips to gas stations. Because the Audi Q3 is smaller than the INFINITI QX50, those who like their vehicles looking like dominant forces on the road will certainly be disappointed with the Audi choice.


The INFINITI QX50 has the superior torque to the Audi Q3, which means that those who drive the QX50 will feel greater power and speed. While both vehicles are equipped with the Inline 4 engine, the Audi also has a much larger radius when making turns, which means that getting inside and outside of tight spaces will be a bit more challenging. In terms of horsepower, the situation is largely the same; the INFINITI outclasses the Audi with greater power.

The Bottom Line

Audi is a great competitor but INFINITI is simply the better choice with all things considered. The Audi doesn’t even have a significant cost advantage over the QX50; the two cost around the same amount which is surprising, given that it underperforms in so many areas. Therefore, it just doesn’t make sense to buy the Audi Q3 when the INFINITI QX50 will do everything it does and more, without a huge difference in cost. So, the 2019 INFINITI QX50 is the clear winner.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX50 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 INFINITI QX50 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 QX50 test drive appointment.

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