2020 Acura MDX vs INFINITI QX60
If you’re searching for a luxury SUV, there’s certainly plenty to like about the 2020 Acura MDX and INFINITI QX60. With performance that packs a punch, convenient interior features that make every ride comfortable, and safety features that help protect you on the road, these cars are worth driving around Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland, NJ.
As a driver, we’re sure you’re curious as to what you can expect from these two vehicles—and which one is the better luxury SUV for your lifestyle.
Check out this comprehensive Acura MDX vs. INFINITI QX60 comparison from Boardwalk Acura to get a feel for what each vehicle has to offer.
MDX vs QX60: Performance
When it comes to performance, these vehicles are strong off the line, but the edge goes to Acura.
The Acura and INFINITI come with powerful V6 engines. However, the MDX engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which shifts quickly and provides power for city streets or open highways.
Meanwhile, the QX60 offers a continuously variable transmission, which can take longer to reach full speed.
When it comes to fuel economy, both cars perform well. The MDX achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG, which is comparable to the QX60.1
However, the Acura offers a hybrid version, which achieves an EPA-estimated 26 city/27 highway MPG.1 Therefore, if you’re going from Storybook Land to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, you can do so without needing to stop and refuel.
Unfortunately, the QX60 doesn’t have a hybrid model. Therefore, you may need to stop and fuel up more often when commuting in stop-and-go traffic.
Acura MDX vs INFINITI QX60: Interior Features
When stepping inside a vehicle, you want to feel like you’re in charge. These luxury SUVs put any driver in control—and satisfy their passengers, too.
A Push Button Ignition comes standard in both the MDX and QX60, making it easy to get going with the press of a button. The heated front seats ensure that both driver and front-seat passenger are cozy on cold mornings and chilly nights.
The tri-zone automatic climate control feature, standard on both models, provides air to all three rows so everyone feels good. Plus, the MDX comes standard with 12-way power seats for the driver and front passenger. As a result, you can quickly find your sweet spot up front for all-day comfort.
Unfortunately, the QX60 comes standard with an 8-way power driver’s seat. Therefore, you may feel less comfortable behind the wheel than in the Acura.
It’s extra touches like these that make the MDX much more enjoyable while driving.
MDX vs QX60: Safety Options
When searching for an SUV, it’s important to keep safety in mind. That way, you can rest assured that you and your loved ones will always be protected.
You’ll certainly find plenty of advanced safety features inside the MDX and QX60. For example, AcuraWatch™, a suite of driver-assistive technologies designed to help alert you to things you might miss while on the road, comes standard in the MDX.
One feature included in AcuraWatch™ is a Lane Keeping Assist System. It alerts you when you start to unintentionally drift from your lane. Then, it gently tugs the steering wheel to guide your car back into your lane.
The QX60 has a similar feature. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come standard.
The Acura also offers Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which absorbs and disperses frontal impact energy, so that less force transfers to those inside the cabin during an accident.
While a safe vehicle to drive, the INFINITI doesn’t come equipped with ACE™ technology.
2020 Acura MDX vs INFINITI QX60: The Final Decision
It seems clear that Acura has the edge over luxury SUVs in terms of performance, comfort, and safety. With its strong performance, interior comfort, and safety features, the 2020 Acura MDX is a luxury SUV you don’t want to miss.
Now that you’ve seen what each car offers drivers in the Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland, areas, you can test drive the MDX at Boardwalk Acura today!
1 Based on 2020 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.