Crossover class is buzzing these days and the same goes for the more luxurious vehicle from this class where we have quite high demand. Both 2016 Infiniti QX60 and 2016 Acura MDX are two models that are some of the top picks when it comes to all wheel drive luxury crossover and SUV segment, together with Audi Q7 which is also a highly competitive vehicle in this segment. But what are the main differences between these two elegant pieces and which one is better you will find out in the 2016 Infiniti QX60 vs 2016 Acura MDX comparison.
First, we need to say that it is not that easy to determine to which segment these vehicles belong since they offer decent amount of space, good ground clearance and luxurious interior. No matter if we put them into crossover or in compact SUV segment we will be getting two highly valued competitors that have a lot to offer.
The 2016 Infiniti QX60 model is one of the crossovers that come with the most rounded design and it comes with a lot of contrast comparing to the good old boxy SUVs. The 2016 Acura MDX crossover on the other hand comes with much sleeker exterior, which received a new Jewel Eye headlights last year, and for this model year it will only have some grill changes. Although it comes with a new inch or two in both length and width for the each new model year because of its leaner proportions it has more maneuverability and it is much easier to handle.
2016 Infiniti QX60 Vs 2016 Acura MDX
When it comes to interior in 2016 Infiniti QX60 vs 2016 Acura MDX comparison it is going to be a really hard battle, both vehicles come with nice luxury touches. Infiniti model is able to accommodate 7 persons and it offers enough comfort for all of them. Third row seating is big enough to accommodate adults and second row can be maneuvered in a few different ways. Driver seat is really comfortable and supportive, it comes with three zone climate control which is in nice reach from the driver’s position same as the climate and navigation control.
Acura comes with much more luxurious materials when it comes to cabin construction, it can easily be compared with BMW or Lexus models that belong to higher class. There are also similarities with its main rival since both vehicles come with faux wood and some dull textures. It comes with two LCD displays which present all the information and controls when it comes to both interior comfort and driving.
Acura MDX Vs Infiniti QX60
Let’s take a look at the performance segment, 2016 Infiniti QX60 model comes with two engine options while the Acura comes with only one. Although, to be honest two engines from the first model come with similar output, but one of them is a hybrid version and comes with much better fuel efficiency. If we compare regular V6 engines MDX comes with more power and torque, to be more precise 290 horsepower comparing to Infiniti’s 265. When it comes to torque we have 267 pound feet from Acura engine comparing to 248 in the Infiniti. Fuel efficiency is almost the same in both models, which leaves Acura with slightly better performance than the QX60. What we do like about the QX60 is the fact that we are getting hybrid version also and this attracts slightly more potential buyers to this brand.
Both models come with almost identical prices of less $43,000 without shipment fees. Also both vehicles come with extensive additional options that can increase the price for 10 or even $20,000. Since Acura model comes with far better performance and 23 ponies and 19 pound feet of torque we could say that it is a small gap winner of the 2016 Infiniti QX60 vs 2016 Acura MDX race but if you want to get hybrid version than you will have to opt for the option from Infiniti.