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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    • rob revlin
      rob revlin

      Acura to go

      about 14 days ago
    • Jedidiah Ogunranti
      Jedidiah Ogunranti

      Acura is the bomb

      about 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to John Walck


      about 2 months ago
    • tonemaster 2099
      tonemaster 2099

      Infiniti is just sexy!

      about 2 months ago
    • savvynap

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

      about 2 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 2 months ago
    • ontario man
      ontario man

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

      about 2 months ago
    • brian david
      brian david

      Honda uses their own engines unlike Nissan.

      about 2 months ago
    • brian david
      brian david In reply to brian david

      +Graham McHendry Renault.

      about 1 month ago
    • Graham McHendry
      Graham McHendry In reply to brian david

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

      about 1 month ago
    • lake Washington
      lake Washington

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Henry C
      Henry C

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Henry C

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

      about 3 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 3 months ago
    • d money
      d money

      Acura all day

      about 3 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 3 months ago

      I'll take Lexus NX 300

      about 3 months ago
    • ovp66223
      ovp66223 In reply to BLACK 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 21 day ago
    • Rick Maverick
      Rick Maverick

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Anon Ymous
      Anon Ymous

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

      Great Work

      about 4 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Anon Ymous

      Thanks! Glad you liked it!

      about 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
    • King Leo
      King Leo

      both great ,but i prefer acura

      about 4 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 4 months ago
    • Gilberto
      Gilberto In reply to indueseason

      Exactly the same happened to me man, I test drove both and felt the difference, and when it came to numbers, it wasn't even close. Extremely satisfied with my QX 50

      about 9 days 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 4 months ago
    • ovp66223
      ovp66223 In reply to Tidus88

      Excellent point, the extra cost of premium is very significant and reduces, a great bit, the lead the QX50 has in MPG by relative $$$ amounts.

      about 21 day 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Robert McCloskey

      Thank you!

      about 5 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 5 months ago
    • Robert Horwitz
      Robert Horwitz In reply to de la cruz carpet cleanig

      I also purchased an advance RDX with a MSRP of $49184 they threw in all weather floor mats, cargo mats splash guards and hood protection film for free ($872 value). Before taxes I paid $47728. I also upgraded the warranty and some other windshield and oil change stuff adding about $4700 which they worked with me on price also ($1600 off). I would say maybe start with $1500 off MSRP

      about 1 month 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 5 months ago
    • Los Angeles Aviation Videography
      Los Angeles Aviation Videography

      infiniti is best acura is shit

      about 5 months ago
    • AssRamming FatPeople
      AssRamming FatPeople

      Acura for the win!

      about 5 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 6 months ago