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2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX

2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2021 Acura RDX


2021 Acura RDX
$37,950 MSRP*


$38,200 MSRP
23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway**

Fuel Economy

22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway
CVT w/Drive Mode Selector


10-speed automatic
65.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

58.9 cubic feet

If you’re ready to upgrade your Providence commute with a luxury SUV, then you may have models like the 2021 INFINITI QX50 and Acura RDX near the top of your list. But what sets these two models apart? Let the automotive experts at INFINITI of Warwick break down everything you need to know about the 2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX, and then shop for your next ride among our expansive new and used inventory at INFINITI of Warwick today!

INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX: Starting Price and Trims

With a sportier luxury model you expect a more competitive price. That’s why you’ll appreciate the lower starting price of the base 2021 INFINITI QX50 as the QX50 PURE package starts at $37,950 MSRP*. If you’re leaning towards the Acura RDX, you’ll have to stretch your budget further to accommodate its $38,200 MSRP. Another luxury you’ll have from the QX50 lineup is more choices, as it offers 5 configurations compared to only 4 available among the RDX lineup.

INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX: Performance

The Acura RDX vs. INFINITI QX50 are pretty evenly matched when it comes to their respective performances on Providence roads as they both offer turbo engines which generate similar specs. One difference is that the QX50 offers a smoother transmission that makes changing gears seamless as well as a slightly higher fuel economy to keep you moving. Preview the specs of the Acura RDX and INFINITI QX50 below:


  • Base Engine: 2.0L VC-Turbo I-4
  • Transmission: CVT w/Drive Mode Selector
  • Horsepower: 268 hp
  • Torque: 280 lb-ft
  • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway**

2021 Acura RDX

  • Base Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic
  • Horsepower: 272 hp
  • Torque: 280 lb-ft
  • Fuel Economy: EPA-estimated 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX: Safety Features and Space

When you look at the QX50 vs. RDX in terms of safety you’ll enjoy a few similar features in each such as standard daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, and rearview cameras for better control and visibility on Coventry roads. The QX50 goes the extra mile and offers INFINITI-exclusive safety features such as available Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection, and a ProPILOT Assist system with Steering Assist and Intelligent Cruise Control. 

In addition to reliable safety features, you also need your next SUV to provide plenty of comfort and space to meet your needs. While the QX50 and RDX are almost identical when it comes to passenger comfort, the QX50 offers more versatile storage so nothing’s left behind. See the specs for each below:


  • 65.1 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 104.4 cubic feet of passenger space

2021 Acura RDX

  • 58.9 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 104.0 cubic feet of passenger space

Bring Home a INFINITI QX50 for Sale from INFINITI of Warwick

Once you’ve had a chance to compare the 2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX, experience the difference on Coventry roads at the wheel of your very own luxury SUV. Lease or finance a new INFINITI QX50 for sale at INFINITI of Warwick and save on your next purchase when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 INFINITI QX50 vs. Acura RDX, comparing INFINITI vs. Acura, or looking into a more spacious SUV (like the INFINITI QX80)!

*All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.
**2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.
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