The 2016 Infiniti QX50 MPG vs. the 2016 Acura RDX

February 23rd, 2016 by

2016 Acura RDXIf you’re looking at the 2016 Infiniti QX50 mpg ratings and wondering if you can’t find a more fuel-efficient crossover in the Chicagoland area, you’ve come to the right place. The Infiniti QX50 has its strengths, but in the current auto market, its fuel economy is not one of them.

We put it up against the 2016 Acura RDX to give you an idea of what a modern crossover looks like under the hood and in the cabin.

A Fuel-Efficient Luxury Crossover Is Possible

The idea of an efficient SUV used to be laughable, but advances in engine design have helped the fuel-efficient family crossover become a reality. While the 2016 Infiniti QX50 mpg ratings certainly are better than some of the first SUVs to hit the streets, they could use some improvement. See how they compare to the 2016 Acura RDX:

  • 2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD models are rated at 24 highway and 17 city mpg for 20 mpg combined.
  • The 2016 Acura RDX 2WD earns an EPA-estimated 29 highway and 20 city mpg for 23 mpg combined.*

Both of these luxury crossovers have a powerful V6 engine under the hood too; the RDX just makes better use of the fuel you fill it with. And if you want to get the most out of that engine, the RDX is capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds while Infiniti does not recommend towing with the QX50.

Acura SUVs: More Than Just Efficient

So, the 2016 Acura RDX bests the 2016 Infiniti QX50 mpg ratings, but that’s not all Acura’s crossover has going for it. Here’s just a short list of features you’ll find on every new RDX that either require upgrades or are completely unavailable on the Infiniti crossover:

  • Driver-side memory settings
  • Power liftgate
  • LED headlights
  • Tinted privacy glass
  • Paddle shifters

We think it’s important for drivers to get the features they want and more without needing to upgrade, don’t you?

Test Drive an Acura

We know you aren’t looking at the 2016 Infiniti QX50 mpg ratings alone, and we wouldn’t dream of saying you should choose a vehicle based solely on its fuel economy. Of course, the RDX does offer a handful of features that aren’t on the Infiniti as well. We suggest you get behind the wheel of an RDX at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to see it in action and experience all it has to offer beyond the Infiniti’s features.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.

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