Looking for a luxury small car that places a premium on handling and performance? If you look at the top contenders, you’ll find that both the INFINITI QX50 and the Audi Q5 have a lot to offer when it comes to engine power, enjoyable handling, and luxury interior touches. While they’re both an excellent choice, which is right for you? That depends on your driving needs and personal taste. Read on to dive into the specs with INFINITI of Kansas City, and to take a close look at the INFINITI QX50 vs. the Audi Q5.
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The 2020 INFINITI Q50 starting MSRP of $37,250 puts this luxury compact SUV among the most affordable models in its segment — $6,000 lower than the Audi Q5 starting MSRP of $43,300. However, the Audi has an edge when it comes to AWD, as all three SQ5 trims come with standard AWD. Adding AWD increases the price of your INFINITI by $2,000. Starting MSRPs for the QX50 and Q5 trim levels are as follows:
The INFINITI QX50 and AudiQ5 get similar performance specs out of their very similar engines. The main point of difference is the QX50’s VC-Turbo four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Developed by INFINITI, this unique system adapts to your driving behavior to generate stronger acceleration when you need it on the Overland Park highways, and better fuel economy when you don’t.
When you look at technology features and interior amenities, the base Q5 trim offers a couple more advanced safety features than the base QX50, but both vehicles have a similar set of standard infotainment features. The Audi cabin has more luxurious materials than the INFINITI, but the INFINITI has more volume in the trunk for your cargo, as well as generous head- and legroom in both rows. Take a look at standard interior and infotainment features on both:
If a smooth ride, comfortable seats, and lots of advanced safety features are what you want on the road in Lees Summit, visit us at INFINITI of Kansas City to compare the INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX, explore the QX50 model lineup, or to browse our 2020 INFINITI QX50 inventory. We always have new vehicle specials and service specials for Merriam-area drivers, and we’re happy to answer any financing questions you might have. Contact us today to set up your test drive!
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