Comparison - INFINITI Q50 3.0t Luxe 2019 - vs - Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
40,300
Updated: 
30 Nov 2018
$
61,900
Updated: 
11 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
20.00gals
15.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Liquid Platinum
#A0A0A0
Mocha Almond
#45382F
Hagane Blue
#9CAEB4
Majestic White
#F4F7F0
Midnight Black
#2C2B30
Pure White
#FCFCFC
Black Obsidian
#08080C
Graphite Shadow
#7D797D
Color: 
Platinum White Pearl
#D4D4D2
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E828A
Modern Steel Metallic
#424346
Fathom Blue Pearl
#0D3360
Gilded Pewter Metallic
#554C44
Majestic Black Pearl
#161415
Brilliant Red Metallic
#890C1D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Handsome and athletic, the 2019 Infiniti Q50 is a sharp luxury sedan alternative to higher priced Germans.

Pros
Attractive design
Good powertrain options
Potent turbocharged V-6
Room for four adults
Standard automatic emergency braking

Cons
Finicky dual-screen infotainment system
Loses value in top trims
No electrified powertrain available
Losing ground to crossovers

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2019, Infiniti has simplified the Q50's trim levels, offering just one version of the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder (available with either rear- or all-wheel drive).Streamlined model lineup.Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are now standard.

Pros
Turbocharged V6 engines pack plenty of power and excitement
Many high-tech entertainment and safety features come standard
For a small luxury sedan, it offers a pretty roomy trunk

Cons
Infotainment system isn't as user-friendly as many others
Interior design looks dated and plain
Allows significant road noise into the cabin
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are unavailable

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Infiniti Q50 ranked #15 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Infiniti Q50 has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Potent optional V6 engines
Agile handling
Comfortable seats

Cons
Not as athletic as some competitors
Below-average fuel economy
Dual-screen infotainment interface has a learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

It may not have the bulletproof branding of some competitors, but the RLX is not without charms. Its old beak grille has finally been replaced by a prettier pentagonal nose, and a sharp 10-speed automatic now pairs to the standard 310-hp V-6 engine. Our choice is the Sport Hybrid, which uses a 377-hp powertrain derived from the one used in the NSX and has Acura’s SH-AWD system to aid handling. We like driving the RLX, but the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still stings.

Pros
Strong performance,
comfortable seats,
standard driver aids,
high value.

Cons
Invisible styling,
slow navigation system,
complex two-screen infotainment interface,
subpar paint quality.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RLX wraps a forward-thinking powertrain in a comfortable but cookie-cutter package.

Pros
Supple ride
Supportive front seats
Good fuel economy for hybrid
Excellent audio system
Hybrid all-wheel drive

Cons
Banal sedan shape
Dual-screen infotainment
Dated cabin styling
Small rear seat
No options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Acura RLX comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.The RLX carries over into 2019 unchanged.

PROS
Sport Hybrid model offers fast, fuel-efficient acceleration
Long list of standard safety and convenience features
Spacious cabin and seating, especially for rear passengers

CONS
Dual-screen infotainment system isn't intuitive to use
Interior design looks dated
Steering feels disconnected from the road
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
341ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
300hp
at 6 400rpm
377hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
40.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.60in
198.10in
Width: 
71.80in
74.40in
Height: 
57.20in
57.70in
Ground Clearance: 
4.90in
4.50in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
36.80
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
44.50in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
38.80in
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
55.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
59.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.50in
54.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.10in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.50cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.50cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3884.00lbs
4380.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
48 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Krell Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
14 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
19 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
All Weather Package
ProASSIST Package
Essential Package
Exterior Options: 
Premium Paint
Rear Decklid Spoiler
Rear Decklid Spoiler - Carbon Fiber
Splash Guards
INFINITI Radiant Welcome Lighting
Interior Options: 
INFINITI Radiant Interior Ambient Lighting
INFINITI Radiant Illuminated Kick Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Graphite, leatherette
#000000
Wheat, leatherette
#B9B093
Stone, leatherette
#97948D
Color: 
Ebony
#515050
Graystone
#7F7F7F
Seacoast
#BEB599
Espresso
#3F241C