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2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2018 HONDA HR-V | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown


The 2018 Honda CRV offers state of the art gear, with an outstanding fuel economy and lots of space for cargo. The 2019 INFINITI QX50, on the other hand, uses an engine which many have described as being revolutionary, with an opulent interior and substantial efficiency. Which of the two reigns supreme? Read the comparison below to find out.

Design & Style

In terms of style, the Honda CRV has experienced a complete redesign, with more space and gadgetry than previous editions. The interior is roomy and equipped with seats that are comfortable, and which have been elegantly stitched together. While Honda is known for its budget-friendly vehicles, the CRV is a luxury class SUV that can rival competitors such as BMW or Mercedes. The INFINITI QX50 has many features of its own, such as Pro Pilot Assist, which can help drivers manage fatigue and handle emergency scenarios, along with braking assistance and cruise control which is adaptive. Therefore, both vehicles are evenly matched in this section.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to the sheer number of safety features available, the Honda CRV is simply no match for the INFINITI. For instance, the QX50 uses DAS, or Directive Adaptive Steering, which provides driver assistance through the utilization of steer through wire. The electronic sensors will actually mimic how responsive the rack pinion steering is, and will respond accordingly, eliminating any road vibration which could distract drivers. The Honda CRV also has driver assistance technology, but nowhere near as advanced as that offered by the INFINITI.


For the first time, Honda decided to incorporate an engine which is turbocharged into the CRV, which is a very good idea. However, even the inline 4 2.4 turbocharged engine with its 184 horsepower is simply not enough to counter the INFINITI QX50, which has a 2 liter engine which is 4 cylinder and which provides 268 horsepower, working in conjunction with its CVT and turbocharger. This is an order of magnitude more powerful than anything provided by the Honda.

The Bottom Line

While both of these vehicles are outstanding, savvy auto buyers have pointed out that the Honda CRV is lacking in key features when compared to the QX50, and many have commented that this Honda car is not fun to drive. While SUVs usually aren’t purchased purely for performance, the CRV underperforms the QX50 to such an extent that many will avoid buying it, choosing the INFINITI instead, which has an edge in all the areas that matter.

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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