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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    • Tommy Wolfe
      Tommy Wolfe

      I have reviewed both vehicles in person recently and a comparison with some equipment added to the Infiniti that is not on the Acura I can give the YouTuber -1 1/2 points.
      I’m only two minutes 34 seconds into the YouTube. I do like the charts assisting most people who are visual.

      about 15 days ago
    • Bryan Eaton
      Bryan Eaton

      This is a fantastic video, thanks for the info

      about 1 month ago
    • Quy Dang
      Quy Dang

      Nissan CVT is pos. Acura all day.

      about 2 months ago

      Only ".5" for push button start? Infiniti DOES has heads up display. No points for rear seat room?

      about 2 months ago
    • Ethan Crumrine
      Ethan Crumrine

      I would take the QX50, the interior of the RDX isn’t for me.

      about 3 months ago
    • funkierfawn budgie
      funkierfawn budgie

      isn't the qx50 made in mexico?

      about 4 months ago
    • RightEye Blinks
      RightEye Blinks

      Both are good choice, but I went for QX50. No regrets. Love the quietness, comfort and smooth drive. I'm used to CVT though, my 2011 Subaru Outback has more than 200k on it, I'm loving CVT.

      about 5 months ago
    • P76

      Just bought a 2020 RDX last night. Best car ever, will never regret my decision.

      about 5 months ago
    • P76
      P76 In reply to P76

      Cris Law Yes it has lane-keep assist.

      about 5 months ago
    • Cris Law
      Cris Law In reply to P76

      Does it have steering assist? The feature that keeps you within the lane?

      about 5 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to P76

      Congrats on your new RDX!

      about 5 months ago
    • Steve Jovan
      Steve Jovan

      The Nissan is still a Nissan whereas the Acura is a Honda. If you are keeping these you want the Acura.

      about 5 months ago
    • Steve Jovan
      Steve Jovan In reply to Steve Jovan

      Chris Mason
      Hint opinions not supported by facts are just that.
      This is why we we teach basic epistemology to college freshman.

      about 5 months ago
    • Chris Mason
      Chris Mason In reply to Steve Jovan

      Steve Jovan , correct son on the first sentence although your second would be false. A chin check should be issued to you immediately, boy. Jk, errrr body entitled to their opinion. Hehe.

      about 5 months ago
    • Romme Rig
      Romme Rig

      Luv it ♥️

      about 5 months ago
    • The Girl JC
      The Girl JC

      Great video!

      about 5 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to The Girl JC


      about 5 months ago
    • Daniel Hernandez
      Daniel Hernandez

      Acura RDX is the winner by a landslide!

      about 7 months ago
    • Daniel Hernandez
      Daniel Hernandez In reply to Daniel Hernandez

      @Chris Mason I choose Acura because Infiniti used a fucking CVT. It also looks better.

      about 5 months ago
    • Chris Mason
      Chris Mason In reply to Daniel Hernandez

      Daniel Hernandez , nope 🖕u! Infiniti all day like my bank account son, you don’t want none!

      about 5 months ago
    • CTO Information
      CTO Information

      both are Overpriced.

      about 7 months ago
    • rob revlin
      rob revlin

      Acura to go

      about 8 months ago
    • Jedidiah Ogunranti
      Jedidiah Ogunranti

      Acura is the bomb

      about 9 months ago
    • Daniel C
      Daniel C

      Qx looks great daily car for all moms.
      I’d take rdx only if it’s equipped with the A-spec. Others trims look just ugly. Especially the rear tail lights are hideous just like the accord.

      about 9 months ago
    • Graham McHendry
      Graham McHendry

      CVT bashing is just people parroting what others have said. I don't see a problem with the second generation of CVT.

      about 9 months ago
    • John Walck
      John Walck

      I really want to like the RDX but since I spend most of the time INSIDE my vehicle, I am more interested in how the inside looks vs the outside. Without putting a fine point on it, the center console on the RDX looks like a urinal in a men's restroom. I guess that there's alway Lexus...

      about 9 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to John Walck


      about 9 months ago
    • tonemaster 2099
      tonemaster 2099

      Infiniti is just sexy!

      about 10 months ago
    • savvynap

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

      about 10 months 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 10 months ago
    • ontario man
      ontario man

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

      about 10 months ago
    • brian david
      brian david

      Honda uses their own engines unlike Nissan.

      about 10 months ago
    • CTO Information
      CTO Information In reply to brian david

      @brian david nah, Chrysler

      about 7 months ago
    • brian david
      brian david In reply to brian david

      @Graham McHendry Renault.

      about 9 months ago
    • Graham McHendry
      Graham McHendry In reply to brian david

      Not sure where this rumour started, but its untrue. Who makes Nissan engines?

      about 9 months ago
    • lake Washington
      lake Washington

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

      about 11 months ago
    • Hank Channel
      Hank Channel

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

      about 11 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Hank Channel

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

      about 11 months 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 11 months ago
    • d money
      d money

      Acura all day

      about 11 months 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 11 months ago
    • Shelby GTRAG
      Shelby GTRAG

      I'll take Lexus NX 300

      about 11 months ago
    • ovp66223
      ovp66223 In reply to Shelby GTRAG

      No on Lexus, they got the FUGLIES with those "I was high on weed that day" Huge/strange grill designs. Hopefully they fired those designers. Toyota/Lexus have the worst front ends in the industry. The rest is fairly solid, but Lexus no longer out does the competition, that is so 1990s. They're mostly boring, bland, and made for older women.

      about 8 months ago
    • Rick M
      Rick M

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

      about 11 months ago