2020 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2020 Acura RDX



2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX



2020 Acura RDX

Starting MSRP



Turbo 2.0L 4-Cylinder
268 hp


272 hp
65.1 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

58.9 cubic feet
23/29 mpg

EPA-Estimated MPG (city/highway)

22/28 mpg

When you want a head-turning third-row SUV that’s packed with the latest in entertainment and safety to keep you protected and connected on the Overland Park roads, you’ll want to compare the 2020 INFINITI QX50 and the 2020 Acura RDX. It’s not hard to see why as they’re both well-respected sport utility vehicles that have what it takes to enhance your Olathe commute. RDX or QX50? Find out how they compare below!

RDX or QX50: Starting Price and Configurations

The INFINITI SUV already has a leg up against the competition when it comes to the starting price, but there is a significant difference between the new INFINITI QX50 and the 2020 RDX trim levels. The QX50 is available in five trim levels, each with the option of upgrading to all-wheel drive at an additional cost. Each configuration is equipped with a strong 268-hp, 2.0L four-cylinder that gets you enough power on the roadways. 

The 2020 Acura RDX offers one trim level, which costs more than the entry-level QX50. Not to mention, you get fewer options and flexibility to find your dream configuration. Let’s take a look at the starting prices and trim levels:

2020 INFINITI QX50 Price by Trim Level

  • QX50 Pure Price — $37,250 MSRP
  • QX50 Luxe Price — $40,250 MSRP
  • QX50 Essential Price — $44,100 MSRP
  • QX50 Sensory Price — $48,900 MSRP
  • QX50 Autograph Price — $53,850 MSRP

2020 Acura RDX Price by Trim Level

  • Acura RDX Price — $37,800 MSRP

RDX or QX50: Cargo Dimensions

When you compare the INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX, you will see they both provide similar interior passenger volume, 104 cubic feet in the Acura, and 104.4 cubic feet in the QX50, as well as similar specs when it comes to the head- and legroom.

When comparing the INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX, the cargo volume could be a deal-breaker for many Lees Summit-area families who need the extra space for science fair projects, sporting equipment, and luggage for family vacations. Below is a look at the cargo volume in both luxury SUVs:

2020 INFINITI QX50 Cargo Space

  • Cargo Volume Behind Row 1 — 65.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind Row 2 — 31.4 cubic feet

2020 Acura RDX Cargo Space

  • Cargo Volume Behind Row 1 — 58.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind Row 2 — 29.5 cubic feet

RDX or QX50: Safety Scores

Safety plays a major role in the final decision in the car buying process. Great news: they both earn excellent scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With that said, with one less five-star rating, not even the RDX stands a chance against the new QX50’s near-perfect NHTSA scores.

NHTSA Safety Scores: 2020 INFINITI QX50

  • Overall Rating — 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Frontal Crash — 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Side Crash — 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Rollover — 4 out of 5 Stars

NHTSA Safety Scores: 2020 Acura RDX

  • Overall Rating — 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Frontal Crash — 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Side Crash — 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Rollover — 4 out of 5 Stars

Explore the INFINITI QX50 Near Lees Summit

As you can see, the new INFINITI QX50 is the top choice when compared against the Acura RDX. When you’re ready for a new luxury SUV you can rely on, check out the QX50 reviews, and peruse our new inventory of INFINITI QX50 for sale right at home. We also have your look at the new 2021 INFINITI QX50 price! Give us a call when you’re ready to schedule a test drive or if you have any questions. Be sure to browse our current vehicle specials and lease options for additional savings on the 2020 QX50.

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