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2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2019 VOLVO XC40 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI QX50 VS. 2019 VOLVO XC40

Those shopping around for a new SUV have no doubt come across the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 INFINITI QX50. Both vehicles have state of the art technology and safety features, exceptionally comfortable interiors, and superb performance. The question is which of these SUVs is supreme? Keep reading to find out.

Design & Style

Both SUVs have an exterior which will turn heads. The INFINITI QX50 has a stylish, sophisticated look with well-defined curves and a truly regal appearance, while the Volvo XC40 is a sporty, futuristic SUV which is distinct for its sharp edges and streamlined layout. Neither vehicle has an advantage in the style department, as they both look magnificent.

Technology & Safety

To really determine which vehicle is superior you have to look under the hood. Both SUVs seat the same number of passengers, with a maximum capacity of five. In terms of interior space, both vehicles are also evenly matched, with neither having a decisive edge. However, the INFINITI QX50 does have a better fuel capacity, at 16 gallons versus only 14.2 for the Volvo XC40. Both incorporate rack pinion steering as well as a 4 wheel ABS system, with front wheels that are made of aluminum. The Volvo has a greater maximum capacity for its alternator, at 180 amps versus only 130 for the QX50. The QX50, however, weighs slightly more than the Volvo, at 3810 pounds versus only 3629.


Both of these SUVs house the same type of engine, which is the Intercooled Regular Unleaded Turbo I-4. This means the performance is close, but the INFINITI QX50 wins with 268 horsepower @ 5600 rpm versus only 248 horsepower at 5500 rpm for the Volvo XC40. This means that those who buy the INFINITI are going to have an advantage in acceleration, handling and overall performance.

The Bottom Line

These SUVs are arguably two of the most closely matched on the market today. As such deciding between them is no simple task. While the Volvo has a number of interior features which were cleverly conceived, the INFINITI QX50 is notable for its safety technology as well as its balance between efficiency and performance. The Volvo XC40 also has a very nice eight-speed automatic. However, some have complained about its shift knob, and the XC40 lags behind in performance. As a result, it doesn’t make much sense to buy it when the QX50 is only slightly more expensive yet does more.

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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