In this in-depth comparison, we're putting the all-new 2019 Acura RDX vs the 2019 Infiniti QX50, its biggest rival. These two luxury crossovers are fully LOADED trims (RDX Advance and QX50 Essential), but most of the information will also apply to the lower trim levels. We will look at many categories like interior comfort and features, exterior features and design, interior ergonomics, technology (infotainment), rear seat comfort, tow ratings, safety ratings, powertrain info and much more.

So come join us as we sample these two automotive delicacies and see which one is the best value!

If you'd like to watch one of our very detailed Full Review videos on either the 2019 Acura RDX or 2019 Infiniti QX50, follow the links provided below:

2019 Acura RDX Advance Full Review:
[Coming soon!]

2019 Infiniti QX50 Full Review:

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    • tonemaster 2099
      tonemaster 2099

      Infiniti is just sexy!

      about 3 days ago
    • savvynap

      I've had my QX50 for about a month. Love it.

      about 5 days ago
    • Bong Lim
      Bong Lim

      I's settle with a a CX 5 2.5t over these two unproven models, if ever I finally decided to buy a CUV

      about 15 days ago
    • ontario man
      ontario man

      Replace the cvt with proper automatic transmission. For me Acura.

      about 16 days ago
    • brian david
      brian david

      Honda uses their own engines unlike Nissan.

      about 20 days ago
    • Sub Zero
      Sub Zero

      I see plenty of concerns on the cvt transmissions and rightfully so. Beware of them!

      about 1 month ago
    • Henry C
      Henry C

      QX50 has heads up display also. How do you not know that in a review?

      about 1 month ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Henry C

      Not at that price point my man. That's the whole premise

      about 1 month ago
    • dominic lugo
      dominic lugo

      in my opinion, the infiniti looks wayyy better. my only complaint, the fact that we’d be nissans guinea pigs for their new engine...

      about 1 month ago
    • d money
      d money

      Acura all day

      about 1 month ago
    • NERDMS Fanboy_13
      NERDMS Fanboy_13

      I have a 2013 pathfinder platinum and its very similar to the infinity. I'll take the infinity

      about 1 month ago

      I'll take Lexus NX 300

      about 1 month ago
    • Rick Maverick
      Rick Maverick

      Fantastic product, the classy Infiniti. Acura? No thx.

      about 1 month ago
    • Anon Ymous
      Anon Ymous

      Love this split screen, direct side-by-side review format

      Great Work

      about 2 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Anon Ymous

      Thanks! Glad you liked it!

      about 2 months ago
    • Andrey Prikhodko
      Andrey Prikhodko

      2nd Generation CVT is way better than the first generation and it has paddle shifters. Apply carplay is available to be installed in the qx50

      about 2 months ago
    • Joel Repass
      Joel Repass

      If Infiniti had better infotainment and had a regular automatic I would buy it any day over the Acura

      about 2 months ago
    • King Leo
      King Leo

      both great ,but i prefer acura

      about 2 months ago
    • indueseason

      Love the QX 50. Test drive both at great length. CVT is awesome. Not only is this car eloquent but has a lot of power. I was leaning toward Lexus SUV, but was able to get all of the features I wanted on my qx at a much better price than Lexus or Acura RDX. While all are great cars, No doubt I made the best decision for me.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tidus88

      I got my 2019 RDX about 1 1/2 months ago and just like my 2017 RDX the key fob has a built on remote start...that may be a Canadian feature. Also you don't mention that in the RDX premium fuel is only recommended and not required like the Infiniti is.

      about 2 months ago
    • Gerardo Ortiz
      Gerardo Ortiz

      QX50 = CVT = do not want "Sorry Infinity laid an egg on this one. This a no no for a luxury car or for any car

      about 3 months ago

      The Infiniti has auto lift gate and a storage area under the floor. the cvt is just fine is normal mode cannot even tell it is not a gear Tran. Meanwhile the Acura looks dull as ditchwater.

      about 3 months ago
    • Robert McCloskey
      Robert McCloskey

      Q50 is so much better than the RDX, but don’t worry, I really did enjoy all the comments here and the video review.

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Robert McCloskey

      Thank you!

      about 3 months ago
    • de la cruz carpet cleanig
      de la cruz carpet cleanig

      I jua2 bought my acura RDX advance 2019 and this is the best out there for me i love my car

      about 3 months ago
    • Xiaolei Hu
      Xiaolei Hu In reply to de la cruz carpet cleanig

      can you share whether or how much discount you got off the MSRP? I keep hearing that 2019 RDX does not have discount at all.

      about 3 months ago
    • Los Angeles Aviation Videography
      Los Angeles Aviation Videography

      infiniti is best acura is shit

      about 3 months ago
    • AssRamming FatPeople
      AssRamming FatPeople

      Acura for the win!

      about 3 months ago
    • Liam Carignan
      Liam Carignan

      That variable compression is going to absolutely eat oil, and be otherwise unreliable. Nissans are at the bottom of the class.

      about 4 months ago
    • Linda Scott
      Linda Scott

      SO I bought a 2019 RDX 4 months ago -- just sold a 2011 TSX which was never in the shop. However, I am now in day 49 of various loaner vehicles as my RDX cannot stay out of the shop more than a few weeks. Has had every electrical problem imaginable but not at the same time (infotainment center dead, battery cables cracked, horn not working, cruise not working, blinker that won't go off ). As of today it is on day 20 in the shop trying to keep the horn from blowing out every few beeps. I'm mid lemon law negotiations. I love everything about it when it is running properly, but.......Perhaps I got that one in a million lemon, but I am not willing to try again (assuming they buy it back).

      about 4 months ago
    • Tidus88
      Tidus88 In reply to Linda Scott

      Mine has had a few issues too (infotainment dead, seats wont move, bluetooth audio not wanting to play songs from my phone) Minus those issues I enjoy driving it too. Hope Acura comes up with a patch for this dealer tech said the MDX had all these same issues and Acura came up with a data upgrade that fixed it all eventually.

      about 2 months ago
    • Stevorn Richards
      Stevorn Richards In reply to Linda Scott

      It's cause manufacturers have to keep putting all these electrical technologies in vehicles to spoil millennials who just can't seem to disconnect from social media. Everything have to be about safety and smartphone like things. Give it 5 more years and people going forget how to actually drive a vehicle.

      about 3 months ago
    • SWM

      If leases were similar, I would easily go for the RDX, having tested both. MSRP is moot, it is the lease. I have leased many Infinitis and have stuck with the brand only because of how cheap the leases have been. Right now, I can get a loaded Infiniti Essential ($51k+ MSRP), zero down, 39 mo 15k miles for just over $500 month. The Advance RDX is going to be at or near $700 mo (have yet to negotiate lease, but I would imagine $675ish). So, can I live with a CVT I dislike (thank God the drive by wire is decent enough on the QX; do NOT get the car without, otherwise torque steer is like wrestling an elephant) if I can save $175 month on a lease payment? I would likely have to say yes. I am holding out the see if I can get a remaining Q5 Premium Plus for close to $600; might do that instead. RDX, Q5 then QX50. Tested the XC60 T6, was surprised about wind noise at highway speed. Otherwise nice car. Stelvio a hoot to drive, assuming it is not in the shop. 2 year lease was $675, so tempting. But, I cannot afford to have a car breakdown. Forget about Lexus. BMW no deals on leases ($800 mo? Fuggitaboutit)

      about 4 months ago
    • dane dayne
      dane dayne

      Well the RDX in my opinion is better looking and might be more entertaining to drive,  but the QX50 seem to have features that could justify choosing it over the RDX, like better fuel economy and a little more storage space .

      about 4 months ago
    • kookoococonut1

      Cvt...jerky but not as bad as I thought.
      but worse is the steering. The wheel isn’t connected to the wheels! Also you can easily bump your hand on stick and it triggers the stick shift to automatically go into neutral! While you’re driving! It has happened a few times and u have to remember not to rest hand there. I’m sure Acura has annoying things too but minor.

      about 4 months ago
    • Derrick Shi
      Derrick Shi

      Although I prefer the look of qx50, that cvt really hold the car back.

      about 4 months ago
    • Stevorn Richards
      Stevorn Richards In reply to Derrick Shi

      It's not a race car and cvts are faster than regular automatic with better gas mileage. If you don't like the drone just say so,but from an engineering standpoint, cvts are more efficient.

      about 3 months ago