Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2021 - vs - Infiniti QX50 LUXE 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
31,395
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
$
43,500
Updated: 
17 Oct 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
16.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Horizon blue pearl
#475472
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite grey metallic
#505666
Jasper Green Metallic
#858473
Crimson Red pearl
#8D1111
Sepia Bronze Metallic
#877D5F
Color: 
Mocha Almond
#27160F
Lunar White
#FFFFFF
Hermosa Blue
#3348AB
Black Obsidian
#000000
Mineral black
#221927
Graphite Shadow
#4B4A52
Liquid Platinum
#97A0AF
Majestic White
#E6E6E6

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Subaru has made adaptive LED headlamps and automatic high beams standard across the Forester lineup for 2021 while the Limited model now comes with a seven-speed manual mode for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A new rear center-console storage tray has been added to all but the base model.

Pros
Thoroughly practical,
roomy interior,
comfortable cruiser.

Cons
Slow acceleration times,
boring exterior styling,
base model is quite basic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Automatic high beams and turn-swiveling headlights are now standard.Other minor revisions to standard feature availability.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features are standard
Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Engine is underpowered
Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

By: 
edmunds.com

A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.

Pros
Remarkable value
Remarkable efficiency
Remarkable space
Remarkable capability

Cons
Not especially powerful
Looks haven’t changed much
It’s not free...
...and one’s not in our driveway now.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Infiniti updates the 2021 QX50 lineup with some minor alterations. Every model now comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot, laminated front side glass, and side-mounted airbags in the rear seat. Mineral Black joins the list of optional paint colors, too. Along with heated front seats, the Luxe model now comes standard with more driver assists, as well as a blackout package.

Pros
One of the better-looking crossovers,
quiet and refined manners,
pretty and roomy interior.

Cons
Unrefined engine sounds during acceleration,
underwhelming fuel economy,
annoying infotainment details.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Roomy interior with comfortable seating
Lots of cargo space
Easy to get in and out
Quiet at highway speeds

Cons
Inconsistent power delivery due to CVT automatic
Disappointing real-world fuel economy
Steering feels overly light and artificial

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
280ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
268hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
36.40Feet

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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
184.70in
Width: 
71.50in
74.90in
Height: 
68.10in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.60in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
38.40
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
39.60in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
53.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
64.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.90cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
17.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
23.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
3541.00lbs
4054.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
19 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Optional Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Appearance Package
Cargo Package
Accent Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Sport Grille - Chrome
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Jasper Green Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding - Jasper Green Metallic
Welcome Lighting
Premium Paint
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Separator
Sunshade - Windshield
Illuminated Kick Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, leather
#B1ADAA
Black, leather
#313133
Color: 
Graphite, leatherette
#141414
Wheat/Black, leatherette
#A8987E