2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 | NewCars.com

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2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2021 INFINITI
QX50

MSRP*: $38,050 to $56,950
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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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Invoice* $35,958 to $53,817 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 64.4 - 65.1 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 268 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.7 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 74.9 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 - 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.1 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The INFINITI QX50 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus RX 350, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the INFINITI QX50.

Convenience
The Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the INFINITI QX50, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the INFINITI QX50 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the INFINITI QX50 and the Lexus RX 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The INFINITI QX50 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350. The INFINITI QX50 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The INFINITI QX50 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The INFINITI QX50 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the INFINITI QX50 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the INFINITI QX50 and the Lexus RX 350. With the INFINITI QX50, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The basic warranty for the INFINITI QX50 offers a little more coverage than the basic warranty of the Lexus RX 350.