Compare 2019 INFINITI QX60 vs 2019 Acura MDX

2019 INFINITI QX60 vs 2019 Acura MDX
2019 INFINITI QX60 2019 Acura MDX
  4 yr./ 60000 mi. 4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Engine Power
  295 hp @ 6400 rpm 290 hp @ 6200 rpm
Front Head Room
  40.7 in. 38.1 in.

2019 INFINITI QX60 vs 2019 Acura MDX

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The INFINITI QX60 and Acura MDX are a stylish pair of luxury midsize SUV models. The competition is still in this class as it features notable models such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Porsche Cayenne, and Lincoln Aviator models. The INFINITI QX60 and Acura MDX stand out in the class as they have significantly lower price tags than a majority of their competitors. The 2019 INFINITI QX60 was selected by U.S. News and Report as 2019’s best luxury 3-row SUV. So what are the main differences between these two models?


Every INFINITI QX60 comes with a 295 horsepower V6 engine that averages about 20 city and 27 highway miles per gallon. The Acura MDX comes with a 290 V6 engine that averages the same figures in fuel efficiency. Both engines are not as strong as many other luxury SUVs, but neither model is necessarily underpowered, and both are suitable for day-to-day driving. These models are better suited as everyday drivers, rather than the excitement that most companies go for when creating a luxury SUV.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 INFINITI QX60 and 2019 Acura MDX five star crash test ratings. Their scores are incredibly similar in tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well. However, the IIHS gave the INFINITI QX60 a ‘superior’ rating in front crash prevention, while the MDX got a score of ‘good’ in this category. That’s because the 2019 INFINITI QX60 comes standard with forward automated emergency braking, which isn’t available on the Acura MDX. Both models have an impressive list of available safety technology, but the QX60 comes with more automated driver-assist technology than the MDX. Driver assistance features that are available on the 2019 INFINITI QX60 include front/rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, a blind spot intervention system, lane keep assist, a backup collision intervention system, and more. The lane keep assist feature is the only feature on that list that’s available on the 2019 Acura MDX.


The interior of these models, as is the case with most luxury SUVs, are well-built with excellent materials. However, people are critical about the use of cheap-looking plastic surfaces within the interior of the Acura MDX. Also, the INFINITI QX60 gives you a maximum of 76 cubic feet of cargo space versus the Acura MDX, which only allows for a maximum of 68 cubic feet of cargo space. These two models both feature infotainment systems with tons of available features such as Bluetooth, satellite radio, a rear entertainment system for passengers, a moonroof, available premium sound systems, and more. The biggest drawback of the infotainment system of the INFINITI QX60 is the lack of Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatibility. Aside from this, the infotainment systems on both of these models are suitable, and considerably better than most models on the market, as they should be since these models are luxury models.