COMPARISON: 2016 Infiniti QX50 – Big Power, Little Legroom

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2016 Infiniti QX50
Crossovers are a huge chunk of the automotive marketplace, which means there are lots of choices. Whether you’re looking for a bare bones vehicle or a true luxury ride, there’s a crossover that’s perfect for you.

This can make it tricky to figure out exactly which crossover is the best choice. Even once you’ve figured out the brand, there are often several crossover choices within a single brand’s lineup.

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The 2016 Infiniti QX50 was first introduced over ten years ago, although they’ve renamed it several times since its debut. The latest changes for the 2016 model year include a longer wheelbase that makes the cabin bigger and more standard features.

Here’s how the 2016 Infiniti QX50 stacks up against its closest competitors.

2016 Infiniti QX50

Performance
Engine: 3.7-liter V6
Horsepower: 325
Torque: 267 lb-ft
Transmission: 7-speed automatic

Seating Dimensions (inches)
Front Headroom: 38.7
Front Legroom: 44.7
Rear Headroom: 37.7
Rear Legroom: 35.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)
Behind First Row: 50.1
Behind Second Row: 18.6

Fuel Economy (mpg)
17 city
24 highway

Pricing: $34,450 – $35,850

2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX

Performance
Engine: 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower: 279
Torque: 252 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Seating Dimensions (inches)
Front Headroom: 38.7
Front Legroom: 42.0
Rear Headroom: 38.1
Rear Legroom: 38.3

Cargo Capacity
Behind First Row: 61.3
Behind Second Row: 26.1

Fuel Economy (mpg)
20 city
28 highway

Pricing: $35,370 – $43,520

2016 Audi Q5

2016 Audi Q5

Performance
Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 220
Torque: 258 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Seating Dimensions (inches)
Front Headroom: (with sunroof/without) 39.4/38.0
Front Legroom: 41.0
Rear Headroom: (with sunroof/without) 39.0/37.7
Rear Legroom: 37.4

Cargo Capacity
Behind First Row: 57.3
Behind Second Row: 29.1

Fuel Economy:
20 city
28 highway

Pricing: $40,900 – $53,500

2016 BMW X3

2016 BMW X3

Performance
Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 240
Torque: 260 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Seating Dimensions (inches)
Front Headroom: 40.7
Front Legroom: 39.9
Rear Headroom: 40.7
Rear Legroom: 36.5

Cargo Capacity
Behind First Row: 63.3
Behind Second Row: 27.6

Fuel Economy:
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Pricing: $38,950 – $47,650

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Those are the specs, but how do you choose which is right for you? Focus on what’s important to you for a start. If cargo is your priority then you the BMX X3 and Acura RDX pop up to the top of your list.

Maybe cargo is a secondary concern and you’re more interested in having plenty of room to seat passengers. That helps you narrow things down, too, and puts the Audi Q5 higher on your list.

Figure out what your priorities are and then take a test drive. The numbers only tell part of the story when you’re purchasing a new car.

Drive the car and make sure your spouse drives it, too. If you have kids, then bring them along for the ride with their car seats and make sure everything works the way you expect.

The more time and energy you put into researching your car and doing a thorough test drive, the better the chance you’ll be happy with your shiny new autombile.

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Nicole Wakelin

Nicole Wakelin