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2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2018 BUICK ENVISION | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2019 INFINITI QX50 has an engine which is extremely advanced, with great looks and an interior that is nice and quiet. The 2018 Buick Envision is also very quiet, with refined styling and a comfortable driving experience. Which should you add to your garage?

Design & Style

The Buick Envision has a dignified appearance with a spacious interior. It features a waterfall styled grille with lines that are swoopy with faux portholes. When compared to other crossover SUVs it is somewhat narrow, but this isn’t really visible outside. The INFINITI QX50 is distinctive for its grille which is double arched; hood which bulges and its sophisticated interior. Passengers will also have access to infotainment which is a dual screen. The nose of this SUV has been sculpted, with a hood that gives it an aggressive, sporty appearance.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI QX50 was built with crash prevention in mind. It does this through warnings for forwarding collisions, a camera in the rear view and emergency brakes which are automated. Monitoring for blind spots is also standard for most models. The Buick Envision has earned excellent scores for crash tests, but unfortunately, those who buy it will have to pay extra for its most advanced safety features, and the costs can rise quickly. For instance, its emergency automated brakes, a camera with surround view, and cruise adaptive control are placed in the Driver Confidence Package, which costs more, but safety in a vehicle should never be optional, as it involves features that are designed to save lives.


The Buick Envision has good ride quality, the result of the engine it houses. It comes equipped with a 2.5-liter engine that is inline 4 and capable of producing 197 horsepower with a six-speed automatic. This SUV does well even on tough terrain, although the engine may buzz a little when idle. The INFINITI QX50 is notable for its drivetrain. It has a turbo 4, variable compression engine that can produce 268 horsepower, and if desired it can be upgraded to 325 horsepower. This gives it a considerable performance advantage over the Buick Envision.

The Bottom Line

The Buick Envision and INFINITI QX50 cost roughly the same amount, which is a real problem for the Buick because it doesn’t offer enough to justify its price. Its performance is subpar compared to the INFINITI, and the decision of Buick to charge extra for its most advanced safety features is unacceptable, so the QX50 wins.

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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