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2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2018 AUDI Q5 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2018 AUDI Q5

The 2019 INFINITI QX50 and 2018 Audi Q5 are both standout SUVs which offer great looks combined with outstanding performance and cutting-edge infotainment. The Audi Q5 is the most advanced SUV to be offered by Audi yet, while the QX50 is a force to be reckoned with. Which of the two provides the better value?

Design & Style

Each of these vehicles has an interior which is very high tech. The Audi Q5 has a power train which is well refined, while the INFINITI QX50 provides a perfect mixture of efficiency as well as performance. It has superior fuel economy when compared to the Audi, with 24 mpg versus only 23 mpg. While both SUVs seat the same number of passengers (five), the INFINITI will give you greater interior space. Some, however, have found the adaptive steering of the QX50 to be a bit tedious to use, while the tech offered by the Audi Q5 has a learning curve which some have described as being excessive.

Technology & Safety

While the INFINITI QX50 has better fuel economy, it is the Audi Q5 which has the larger fuel tank capacity, at 18.5 gallons versus only 16 for the QX50. Both SUVs utilize rack pinion steering as well as aluminum wheels. While both vehicles are safe to drive, the safety features provided by the INFINITI are truly world class.


Both of these vehicles make use of an Intercooled Premium Unleaded Turbo I-4 engine. However, the INFINITI QX50 still has a slight edge in performance, at 268 horsepower @ 5600 rpm versus only 252 horsepower @ 5000 rpm for the Audi Q5. The Audi does have a higher maximum capacity for its alternator, at 150 amps versus 130 amps for the INFINITI QX50. The Audi is substantially heavier, however, at just over 4,000 pounds versus only 3810 for the QX50. This means the INFINITI has better handling and maneuverability.

The Bottom Line

Both of these SUVs are outstanding and closely matched in a number of areas. However, the INFINITI QX50 has greater fuel economy, interior space and performance, and although it only slightly edges out the Audi in these areas, every metric counts when you consider the asking price. And speaking of price, despite lagging behind in several areas, the Audi Q5 is actually more expensive. Given the advantages that the QX50 has, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to pay extra for an SUV that is going to do less, so the INFINITI is the clear winner here.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX50 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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