Comparison - Infiniti QX50 Base 2017 - vs - Ford Escape Titanium 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Infiniti EX

Also called:

Mercury Mariner

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Model: 
Average Price: 
38,745
Updated: 
25 Nov 2016
27,776
Updated: 
17 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
20.00gals
15.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Obsidian
#08080C
Graphite Shadow
#7D7D7F
Hagane Blue
#5D717A
Liquid Platinum
#A0A0A0
Majestic White
#F4F7F0
Malbec Black
#1E140A
Midnight Garnet
#521417
Color: 
Canyon Ridge Metallic
#9E735B
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C0BFC4
Lightning Blue Metallic
#34496F
Magnetic Metallic
#646368
Oxford White
#DDDEDE
Shadow Black
#303030
White Gold Metallic
#BBB5AB

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Infiniti QX50 puts handling atop the SUV priority list, but that's not as wrong as it sounds.The Infiniti QX50 has been around, in one form or the other, for a decade. It's still here thanks to strong fundamentals: there are bits and pieces of Q50s and 370Zs under its skin, and that gives it an engaging feel that's still head and shoulders above some its its key rivals.
It returns for its 10th model year in just two forms, as the rear-drive QX50 or as the all-wheel-drive QX50 AWD.

Pros
Sport-sedan handling
Shape's still sleek
A richly appointed cabin
Supportive front seats
Finally, a more usable back seat

Cons
Cargo space behind the second row is small
Engine noise
No paddle shift controls
Even with surround-view cameras, visibility isn't great

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Infiniti QX50 ranks 10 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. The 2017 Infiniti QX50 has a powerful V6 engine, handles more like an agile car than an SUV, and has one of the lowest base prices in the class. Many class rivals have better mpg ratings and more cargo space, however, and the QX50's design is getting a little stale, both inside and out.

Pros
Powerful engine
Low starting price
Agile handling

Cons
Poor fuel economy
Subpar cargo space
Aging design

By: 
usnews.com

With the 2017 Infiniti QX50, you get a driving experience that's more sport sedan than sport-utility. But the QX50 falls behind in other areas that are likely more important for a luxury crossover SUV.
The QX50's optional 19-inch wheels are now available separately for 2017.

Pros
Powerful standard V6 engine
Responsive handling more akin to a sport sedan than a sport-utility.

Cons
Limited cargo space
That standard V6 engine is pretty thirsty
All-or-nothing option packages mean you'll probably pay for things you don't want
Dated interior controls.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Escape gets revised exterior styling, some minor interior improvements, a newly available 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a modified 2.0-liter engine with a bit more power. Models with Sync 3 also provide an ownership app (FordPass with Sync Connect) and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Safety features now include lane departure prevention, a drowsy driver warning system, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision alert.

Pros
Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine accelerates quickly
New tech interface features advanced voice control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Steering and handling feel more like that of a car than SUV
More room for small stuff, and more power plugs

Cons
New base engine lacks punch
Dashboard design looks dated with many small, similar-looking buttons
Base-model S trim available only with older, less efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Ford Escape ranks 4 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Ford Escape has a solid ranking in the top third of the very competitive compact SUV class. A well-balanced ride, an upscale interior, potent optional engines, and a long list of available features help the Escape outperform many rivals.

Pros
Quality interior
Lots of cool, user-friendly tech features
Nimble handling
Peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine options

Cons
Below-average fuel economy with base engine

By: 
usnews.com

Strategically updated for 2017, the Ford Escape becomes an even more attractive alternative in the popular compact-SUV segment that includes the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Toyota RAV4. Tasteful but effective exterior restyling enhances the Escape’s curb appeal while a comprehensive remake of its roomy, comfortable 5-passenger cabin elevates both visual sophistication and user-friendliness. Available in S/SE/Titanium trims and front- or all-wheel drive, the 2017 Escape also introduces a host of advanced tech touches including Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system with Sync Connect along with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This versatile Ford offers three engines -- including two new, more powerful and more efficient EcoBoost 4-cylinders -- that help the Escape retain its best-in-class tow ratings.

Pros
Buyers in the market for a stylish compact SUV that’s roomy, comfortable and capable with state-of-the-art infotainment features and class-leading tow ratings will find an ideal travel mate in the 2017 Escape.

Cons
Save for personal styling preferences, there’s not a great deal to ding in this latest iteration of the Escape. The Mazda CX-5 has more sporting character and the Honda CR-V offers marginally more cargo space, but Ford’s highly adaptable hauler makes an impressive case for itself on every functional front.

By: 
kbb.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.70L
1.50L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
177ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
325hp
at 7 000rpm
179hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
38.80Feet

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: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter for garage door, security system, etc
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Mobile Internet

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.80in
178.10in
Width: 
71.00in
72.40in
Height: 
62.70in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.50in
7.80in
Front Track: 
60.40in
61.50in
Rear Track: 
61.00in
61.60in
Wheel Base: 
113.40in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.70
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
44.30in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
35.30in
37.30in
Front Hip Room: 
52.90in
54.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.40in
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.40cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.60cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4020.00lbs
3678.00lbs

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
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Bucket front seats
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

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: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Sony premium brand stero system
355 watts stero output
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Memory card slot
Speed sensitive volume control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0
18
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
solid rear 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: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Forward Collision Warning and Brake Support
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Deluxe Touring Package
Premium Package
Technology Package
19" Tire and Wheel Package
Premium Plus Package
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Titanium Sport Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rail Crossbars
Rear Bumper Protector
Illuminated Kick Plates
Pearl Paint
Splash Guards
Wheel Locking Nuts
Splash Guards
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Trailer Tow Class II
Power Panoramic Vista Roof
19" Machined Aluminum Luster Nickle Painted Wheels
Interior Options: 
Tonneau Cover
Cargo Area Protector & First Aid Kit
All Weather Floor Mats
Interior Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Protector
SYNC 3 w/Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Chestnut, leather
#4E201A
Graphite, leather
#070D09
Wheat, leather
#ACA58C
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#434343