Comparison - Infiniti QX30 Sport 2017 - vs - Audi Q5 SUV 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
31,445
Updated: 
15 Dec 2016
45,093
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
19.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Obsidian
#1A1A1A
Blade Silver
#AEAEAE
Chestnut Bronze
#352B29
Graphite Shadow
#434345
Ink Blue
#172773
Liquid Copper
#8D716B
Magnetic Red
#8F1A22
Majestic White
#E0E0E0
Malbec Black
#32272F
Color: 
Utopia Blue Metallic
#35435D
Scuba Blue Metallic
#42628B
Mythos Black Metallic
#29292B
Moonlight Blue Metallic
#2D3752
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#83838D
Lava Gray Metallic
#525159
Ibis White
#DEDDDE
Glacier White Metallic
#EBEBED
Florett Silver Metallic
#A09FA5
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#686B70
Cuvee Silver Metallic
#999894
Brilliant Black
#050505

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Another cushy compact crossover may or may not be what the world needs now, but it’s exactly what Infiniti needs. Enter the swoopy, stub-tailed QX30—which Infiniti is pitching as a “premium active crossover”—to give the brand an entrant in a segment poised for explosive growth. We tested an all-wheel-drive QX30 and found it does a reasonable job of being a cushy compact crossover, with its 8.0 inches of ground clearance, skid plates, and roof rails joining the creature comforts and chrome that come with being an Infiniti.

But those are crossovers. And as we’ve stated before, the QX30 Sport is not really a crossover, but rather a Euro hatch, one that Infiniti happily did not leave in Europe.

Pros
Expressive design, composed chassis, upscale interior.

Cons
Cramped in some dimensions, modest cargo area, transmission needs a Normal mode.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Infiniti QX30 is a new addition to the automaker’s lineup and is its first entry to the growing luxury subcompact crossover segment.

Slotting below the aging QX50, the 2017 Infiniti QX30 is a small luxury crossover that’s available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (the car on which it’s based), the QX30 features a more curvaceous exterior design.

The Infiniti QX30 is shares its platform, engine and transmission with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, GLA-Class, and the not-for-U.S.-consumption A-Class hatchback

Noise inside the cabin is kept to a minimum thanks to a good amount of sound insulation and interior trim materials are high in quality. The dash layout is unique because of its asymmetrical design, but the Infiniti InTouch multimedia interface could be more intuitive. Nissan and Infiniti’s “Zero Gravity” seats come standard and have plenty of support without sacrificing comfort. Although the QX30’s rear seats can accommodate adults but head- and legroom are limited. The low roof and small rear window, however, means rear visibility is compromised due to the car’s dramatic exterior styling.

Pros
Sporty handling and smooth ride
Torque-rich turbocharged engine
Well-insulated cabin

Cons
Cargo space is on the small side
Limited rear passenger room
Steering is a little heavy

By: 
motortrend.com

You don't have to pay a fortune to get a luxury-branded vehicle these days. The new 2017 Infiniti QX30 is reasonably priced and yet offers you more style and performance than the typical small crossover SUV. Read more to learn if the QX30 has everything you're looking for.

Infiniti considers its all-new 2017 QX30 a combination of coupe, hatchback and crossover. The way it straddles these body types can be advantageous. From a driver enjoyment perspective, you will find the QX30 more athletic and better handling than a typical SUV. Compared to a traditional sedan, the QX30's hatchback design gives you greater versatility, both in terms of its taller ride height and increased cargo capacity. Then there's the QX30's coupe-like styling, which helps it look sportier than the typical sedan or crossover. The question you might wonder, though, is whether this extensive blending results in a vehicle that delivers the best of both worlds or is diluted to the point of not excelling at anything.

Pros
Easy to maneuver around town
High-quality interior looks sharp and comes pretty well equipped
Multiple driver assistance features are available to help keep you safe.

Cons
Sport models ride firm compared to other available versions
Noticeable amount of wind and road noise at highway speeds
Cargo capacity is smaller than rival crossovers
Reflective interior trim pieces are distracting in bright-light situations.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 is a compact luxury SUV that makes you feel special with its handsome styling, elegant cabin and thrilling engines that won't cost you that much at the pump. It's small in size but big on luxury, and it should make you swell with pride when seeing it in your driveway.

The range-topping 3.0T Prestige now gets standard adaptive cruise control and Audi Drive Select vehicle settings. The 2.0T Premium Plus trim now gets standard 19-inch wheels.

The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers into another model year as one of the most popular compact luxury SUVs, boasting a wide array of virtues designed to make you feel as if you're driving something beyond all those humdrum small SUVs out there. Its classic styling, well-crafted cabin and ample features combine to deliver nearly everything one expects from an SUV in this segment.

Sure, it has been on sale without a major redesign since 2009, but those who don't give a lick about having the latest technology features and controls won't mind. Besides, there's still a rearview camera available, along with keyless push-button start, a navigation system and a pretty impressive 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. We're also guessing that there are plenty of shoppers who will appreciate staring at the stars through the standard panoramic sunroof instead of fiddling with the latest gadgets and gizmos.

Pros
Top-notch interior craftsmanship
Unique sliding rear seat provides extra versatility
Refined driving character makes it feel expensive from behind the wheel
Understated styling that doesn't draw too much attention to itself
More standard features (including all-wheel drive) than its German-brand competitors.

Cons
No active accident-avoidance technologies available
Limited exterior color selection
No USB ports for charging or connecting a phone.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Audi Q5 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 66 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2017 Audi Q5 is one of the more expensive vehicles in the luxury subcompact class, but it offers luxurious interior appointments that are among the best in the class. The Q5 also offers comfortable and spacious seating. However, its interior isn't perfect. Its MMI infotainment system looks a little out of date when compared to rival systems, and some may wish it were available with a touch screen. Additionally, many competitors offer more standard and optional driver assistance features than the Q5.

Most drivers will be pleased with the Q5's performance. With three options, there's an engine for everyone, and even the base turbocharged four-cylinder delivers plenty of power. On the road, the Q5 is composed and can deftly handle twisty roads. Its standard all-wheel drive is a benefit on slick roads. Still, those seeking a cushy ride may be put off by the Q5's firmer suspension.

Pros
Spacious seats in both rows
Agile handling
Quick acceleration
Great safety scores

Cons
Rival infotainment systems have newer interfaces
Rivals offer more driver assistance features

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age.

Now in its ninth model year, the simple Q5 still looks handsome.
The hybrid is gone this year, which means performance ranges now from sensible to sensational.

The 2017 Audi Q5 makes the most of its available space, and boasts a highly refined interior.

The Audi Q5 has mixed safety scores, including a Top Safety Pick+ nod from the IIHS.

The 2017 Audi Q5 is handsomely equipped as standard, and it only goes up from there.

Despite being one of the older competitors in the segment, the Audi Q5 is fairly fuel efficient.

Pros
Enthusiastic base engine
Simple styling
8-speed automatic is quick
Good infotainment
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
Gas mileage isn't class leading
Still a top-heavy crossover
Easy to spend more than $50,000
No efficiency leader

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The new Audi Q5 improves an already competent package with sharper looks and new tech but can it beat the Jaguar F-Pace?

The new Q5 is strong enough in lots of key areas to be an even stronger contender in the hotly contested premium SUV class. It’s still not as involving as an X3 or an F-Pace, but it is an accomplished cruiser with a nicely finished cabin, and practical enough for most needs. We’ll hold off on a full five stars until we get full specs, including the crucial CO2 figures - but this is a very complete package, if a slightly predictable one.

The Audi Q5 has been one of the German brand’s best-selling models since it launched back in 2008. Now it’s getting an all-new generation - and Auto Express has driven a very late prototype as senior engineers gave the car the green light for production

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 200rpm
295ft-lbs
at 2 150rpm
Horsepower: 
208hp
at 5 500rpm
272hp
at 4 780rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.30Feet
38.10Feet

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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Roadside Assistance
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Keyless ignition
Driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
182.60in
Width: 
82.00in
74.70in
Height: 
58.10in
65.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.10in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.90in
63.70in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
63.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
110.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.41
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
33.50in
37.40in
Front Hip Room: 
52.10in
57.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
57.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.00in
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.10in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
34.00cu.ft
57.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.20cu.ft
29.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.60degrees
25.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3280.00lbs
4354.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/suede
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Sport front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front and rear stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
48 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
505 watts stereo output
USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Fixed glass rear sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Power glass sunroof
Rear spoiler
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.0
19 x 8.0 in
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc
rear ventilated 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: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification
Turn signal mirrors
Rear door child safety locks
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering lights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency braking preparation
Adaptive headlights
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Rear Side Airbags

Options

Packages: 
Sport Leather Package
Sport Technology Package
Sport LED Package
Cargo Package
Sport Navigation Package
Sport Interior Package
Audi Exclusive Line Interior
Luxury Package
Prestige
Driver Assist Package
S Line Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Moonroof
Premium Paint
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Front License Plate Holder
20" 5-Arm-Design Wheels
Tow Hitch for Vehicles w/Audi Side Assist
Running Boards
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
Front Grille Filler Panel
Tow Hitch for Vehicles w/out Audi Side Assist
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete-Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Illuminated Kick Plates
Audi Guard All-Weather Mats
Cargo Net
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Graphite, leather
#1D1D1D
Graphite, leatherette/sueded microfiber
#494949
Color: 
Black, leather
#191919
Chestnut Brown, leather
#644D47
Pistachio Beige, leather
#AEA393
Titanium Gray, leather
#A0A5A1