When it comes to comparing luxury vehicles like the INFINITI QX50 and the Audi Q5, it all comes down to covert differences that could make your entire driving experience exactly what you’ve been looking for. If you want a luxury SUV for your rides around Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, Fort Carson, and Canon City, CO, you want to land the one that suits you best.
The team at Red Noland INFINTI has created this comparison to help lead you in the right direction.
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The INFINITI QX50 and the Audi Q5 are luxury SUVs, which means you’ll find plenty of greatness in their cabins. Ample space fills the cabin while affluent furnishings add an opulent flair. With all the comfort you need in either option, which SUV will make you feel most at home?
Differences in comfort level and available space arise when examining both SUVs. In the QX50, three materials can furnish the seats. These options include standard leatherette, available leather, and upgraded semi-aniline leather appointments. The front seats also come with 8-way power adjustability to position you for visibility and comfort.
The Audi Q5 does provide leather seating standard; however, that’s the only material available.
There’s also more space to stretch out in the INFINITI QX50 cabin with 38.7 inches of rear legroom, 41 inches of front headroom, and 39.1 inches of rear headroom. With the back seats folded down, you’ll be able to store up to 65.1 cubic feet of cargo.
Less space comes with the Audi Q5. It has 38 inches of rear legroom. As for headroom, you’ll get 39.6 inches in the front with 39.3 inches in the back. It also carries less baggage with only 54 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, which is over 10 cubic feet less than what you’ll find in the QX50.
Your safety is a top priority in the QX50 and the Q5. These two vehicles equip standard safety suites and driver-assistance features to ensure your well-being on any given road. However, the INFINITI’s advanced monitoring system keeps you well-prepared for sights unseen.
When it comes to safety, it’s once again the little differences that best inform you about how these two vehicles compare. Blind Spot Warning and Rear Automatic Braking come standard in the INFINITI QX50.
The standard Audi side assist equips the Q5 with its own version of blind spot warning. Rear Automatic Braking, however, is not available with the Q5.
Both models sport surround-view cameras for safely exiting and entering tight parking spots. The INFINITI QX50 supplies an available Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, while the Audi Q5 offers the optional top view camera system. It doesn’t, however, offer Moving Object Detection, so you’ll have superior visibility in the QX50.
Your next luxury vehicle should excite you as soon as you ignite the engine. With generous power under the hood of the INFINITI and the Audi, these SUVs are sure to get the party started. However, the QX50’s get-up-and-go attitude and endurance allows this SUV to outcompete the Q5.
The INFINITI QX50 and the Audi Q5 are standardly equipped with 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. For the INFINITI QX50, its 2.0L VC-Turbo 4-cylinder engine generates 268 horsepower paired with 280 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the Audi Q5, its 2.0L 40 TFSI® 4-cylinder engine produces 201 horsepower paired with 236 lb-ft of torque.
If you’re looking for an efficient model, you’ll be happy to know the QX50 and the Q5 both offer an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG.*
Still, you’ll have the power of choice with the INFINITI QX50. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and offers Intelligent All-Wheel Drive so you can select the drivetrain that meets your needs. The Audi, on the other hand, only comes with quattro® all-wheel drive.
At first glance, you’ll notice plenty of differences between the INFINITI QX50 and the Audi Q5. Our team at Red Noland INFINITI has stepped in to help sort out things for drivers in Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, Fort Carson, and Canon City, CO.
If you’re interested in some firsthand experience, contact us for a test drive!
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*EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparison only.