2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350

2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350



2021 Lexus RX 350
$37,950 MSRP

Starting MSRP

$45,170 MSRP
2.0L I4

Base Engine

3.5L V6


8-speed automatic
31.4 / 65.1 cubic feet

Cargo (seats upright/seats folded)

16.0 / 58.48 cubic feet
104 cubic feet

Passenger Capacity

100 cubic feet

In the SUV battle, many Overland Park drivers find themselves at a crossroads between the INFINITI vs. Lexus. And between the 2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus RX 350, you’ll find two luxury SUVs with plenty of high-tech features and premium amenities. However, it’s the 2021 INFINITI QX50 that has the edge on pricing, performance, and space. Take a look at the two side-by-side, and see why the INFINITI is the clear winner.

QX50 vs. RX 350: Price

While a luxury car is worth the splurge, no one wants to spend more than they need in Olathe. And between the INFINITI vs. Lexus, the QX50 is offered at a much lower starting price point. The QX50 starts at $37,950 MSRP*, while the Lexus RX 350 starts at $45,170 MSRP. That’s a difference of over $7,000 for the base trim alone! And as you’ll see, the INFINITI offers a much better package at a lower price point.

QX50 vs. RX 350: Performance

The 2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus RX 350 are neck-and-neck when it comes to power, but the INFINITI QX50 will generate greater savings due to its outstanding fuel economy. That’s because the INFINITI is equipped with a more efficient engine, as well as a Continuously Variable Transmission that optimizes every gear shift. The Lexus RX has a larger V6 engine and a more traditional 8-speed transmission that lacks the sophistication of the modern CVT.


  • 2.0-liter I-4 
  • Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Front-wheel drive standard
  • 268 hp
  • 26 combined MPG 

2021 Lexus RX 350

  • 3.5-liter V-6
  • 8-speed automatic
  • Front-wheel drive standard
  • 295 hp
  • 23 combined MPG

QX50 vs. RX 350: Dimensions

Finally, what about interior space? When comparing the base five-person configurations, the QX50 interior offers 104 cubic feet in passenger space – while the RX 350 only has 100 cubic feet to spare. But, the difference in cargo capacity is even more significant. The RX 350 maxes out at 58.48 cubic feet which falls short of the 65.1-cubic foot capacity of the QX50!

Take Your Test Drive with INFINITI of Kansas City

You’ve seen our comparison of the 2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Lexus RX 350, now see why the QX50 is such a strong option for Lees Summit drivers. Contact us to take a test drive at INFINITI of Kansas City in Merriam or learn more about what the INFINITI lineup can offer you.

*Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excluding destination charge, tax, title, license and options. Dealer sets actual price.

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