INFINITI Q50 vs Acura TLX: Comparing 2 Sporty Luxury Sedans
If you’re shopping for a luxury sedan that’s all about performance as well as elegance, we know you’re probably cross-shopping the INFINITI Q50 with other cars that fit the bill like the Acura TLX. That’s why Ramsey INFINITI wanted to compare the 2 and show you a few ways that the TLX doesn’t quite measure up to the Q50.
INFINITI Q50 vs Acura TLX: Power
We know that the first thing many look for in a performance luxury sedan is what’s under the hood. The Acura TLX’s available 3.5L V6 delivers 290 hp & 267 lb/ft of torque, which clocks in at an output inferior to the Q50.
In fact, every new INFINITI Q50 comes equipped with a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6. It produces 300 hp & 295 lb/ft of torque in every trim except for the Q50 RED SPORT, which ups the ante in terms of performance to 400 hp & 350 lb/ft of torque.
INFINITI Q50 vs Acura TLX: Infotainment
We also know that you like to stay connected to the world around you and be entertained on your daily commute, while running errands or taking the occasional weekend road trip. The INFINITI Q50 comes standard with a new-generation INFINITI InTouch infotainment system that comes with dual display screens.
The upper screen measures 8” and the lower screen measures 7”, which means you get a lot of space to control your music, phone calls, messages and more with the touch of a finger. Acura’s On Demand Multi-Use Display infotainment system is just 1 screen that measures 8”.
INFINITI InTouch also gives you a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 7 devices at a time, while Acura’s infotainment system doesn’t so you’ll be taking away from your current data plan as you stream. You also get an extra USB slot in the Q50 to connect devices like your iPod or a flash drive with your favorite audio.
And you can hear that in the INFINITI through the available Bose Performance Series sound system that gives you 16 speakers with Bose Centerpoint Simulated Surround for a studio-quality listening experience. The Acura TLX’s ELS Studio premium audio system only has 10 speakers and inferior quality.
Roomier Cabin & More
What’s a fun infotainment system if you can’t feel comfortable in the space you’re in? Well, the Q50 gives you more headroom & legroom inside than the TLX. Here are the exact measurements comparing the INFINITI Q50 vs Acura TLX:
- Front Headroom: 40.2” vs 37.2”
- Rear Headroom: 37.5” vs 36.7”
- Front Legroom: 44.5” vs 42.6”
- Rear Legroom: 35.1” vs 34.5”
LED fog lights come standard in the Q50, while the TLX only has them available as an upgrade. This means that every Q50 will give you enhanced visibility during inclement weather conditions.
Last but certainly not least, the INFINITI Q50 comes with a 4-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty while the Acura TLX provides a 4-year, 50,000-mile one. This means you can get 2,500 more miles of coverage per year, which is more than plenty for an impulsive road trip.
When comparing the INFINITI Q50 vs Acura TLX, you can clearly see which performance luxury sedan is the better choice. Contact Ramsey INFINITI today to learn even more about this car or to schedule a test drive.