2018 Acura MDX vs INFINITI QX60

If you’re seeking a luxury midsize SUV with lots of features, you might want to check out the Acura MDX and INFINITI QX60. These vehicles have lots of creature comforts to help enhance your trips around Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill. If you’re not sure which SUV is right for you, then keep reading our 2018 Acura MDX vs. INFINITI QX60 comparison. And don’t hesitate to contact Elite Acura if you have any questions.

Passenger & Cargo Space

2018 Acura MDX InteriorThe 2018 Acura MDX and 2018 INFINITI QX60 are designed to comfortably seat seven among three rows. Plus, they each have second-row seats that slide and recline, offering easy access to the third row. These SUVs offer pretty similar interior dimensions. However, the MDX is a bit more spacious overall. It has 132.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to the 130.4 cubic feet in the QX60. There’s also more cargo space inside the Acura model. When the second and third rows are folded down, you have up to 90.9 cubic feet to work with. Plus, there’s a flexible center console, to store smaller personal items. There’s a small bin inside that’s great for a phone. There’s also a lower door with non-skid ribs on its surface to hold a purse or electronic device. Unfortunately, cargo room is a bit tighter in the INFINITI model, as it only has up to 76.2 cubic feet. Its center console isn’t as accommodating as the one in the MDX.

High-Tech Features

The 2018 MDX and 2018 QX60 are filled with technologies to help keep everyone on board connected and entertained. For example, they both come standard with Bluetooth® technology. This is so you can stream audio or make phone calls while still keeping your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel. They also each come standard with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. With over 100 channels of music, sports, news, and comedy to select from, you can always find something new to listen to. Furthermore, the Acura MDX comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Just plug your compatible mobile device into the car’s USB port, and your favorite apps will appear on the display screen. You can then listen to podcasts, send text messages, or get turn-by-turn directions, without fumbling around with your phone. Unfortunately, the INFINITI QX60 doesn’t have Apple CarPlay™ nor Android Auto™ in any of its trim levels.

Performance Specs

Acura MDXThe MDX and QX60 are known for having comfortable rides, great handling, and a smooth and nimble feel behind the wheel. Plus, the Acura MDX comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a Sport Hybrid model that’s very fuel-efficient. In fact, it achieves an EPA-estimated 26 city/27 highway MPG.* Meanwhile, the INFINITI QX60 doesn’t have a hybrid model. Unfortunately, the vehicle isn’t quite as fuel-efficient. While it does achieve an EPA-estimated 27 highway MPG, it only reaches 20 city MPG. This could really affect you if you’re often traveling in stop-and-go traffic. Nevertheless, each SUV has an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system, to help tackle any road surface. The QX60 offers Intelligent AWD, which will send 50% of the available power to the rear wheels when conditions are less than ideal. When it’s not needed, 100% of the power will go to the front wheels. The MDX, meanwhile, offers Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). It’ll not only provide the same all-weather advantages of traditional AWD, but it’ll also enhance high-performance handling on dry roads.

2018 MDX vs 2018 QX60: Verdict

It’s certainly a close race between the 2018 Acura MDX and 2018 INFINITI QX60, as both SUVs are very impressive. However, the MDX comes out on top, with a more spacious interior and longer list of standard features. To see for yourself why so many drivers are intrigued by the Acura model, simply schedule a test drive at Elite Acura. Pretty soon, you and your family will be cruising along the roads of Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill. Don’t wait. Schedule your test drive of the 2018 Acura MDX today!   *Based on 2018 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 models only), and other factors.