INFINITI Qx70 vs. Lexus Rx350 Portland OR


RX 350

Luxury crossovers are the new sport sedans, or so it seems. The larger, more versatile vehicles can offer all the performance you've ever wanted from a sedan or coupe, with more cargo space, more all-weather capability, and more comfortable seating for the whole family. That's why it's no surprise that drivers in the Portland, OR area are eyeing the Infiniti QX70 and the Lexus RX 350 this season. If you're in the market for a premium crossover, these two will both make an excellent option, but which one is truly a leader in the segment? Let's find out!

  • Power: Both of these vehicles provide ample power thanks to a V6 engine. The 3.5L engine in the base Lexus RX 350 makes an admirable 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The Infiniti QX70 comes with a 3.5L V6 that makes 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. You can see that the Infiniti easily outpaces the Lexus here.
  • Fuel Economy: While all that added power might indicate the Infiniti will suffer when it comes to fuel economy, that's really not the case. It only clocks in at 1 mpg less than the Lexus in city and highway ratings from the EPA.
  • Transmission: The close fuel economy is no doubt because the Infiniti comes with a modern 7-speed automatic transmission, while the Lexus has a six-speed automatic.
  • Handling: The Infiniti gets the sports-car-like, rear-wheel drive configuration standard, while the Lexus gets under-steer-prone, front wheel drive. Both can be had with all wheel drive.
  • Features: The Infiniti offers some important features like a premium Bose audio system, leather seating, heated seats, bi-xenon headlights, a power sunroof, and more all standard. None of those are standard on the Lexus.
  • Space: The Infiniti simply offers more space than the Lexus. That's more passenger volume overall, more front legroom, front headroom, and rear headroom.
  • Warranty: While the warranties are mostly evenly matched, when it comes to rust protection, the Infiniti comes with 84-months/60,000 miles of corrosion protection, while the Lexus only offers 72-months/50,000-miles of corrosion protection.

Key QX70 Advantages

  • More powerful V6 engine - QX70's 3.7-liter V6 engine produces 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Lexus RX 350's 3.5-liter V6 engine produces only 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.
  • Available rear-wheel-drive models (vs. front-wheel drive) - QX70's rear-wheel-drive layout enhances driver feel. It helps provide optimum weight distribution for precise handling, and divides steering and power delivery functions between front and rear wheels. Lexus RX 350 does not offer a rear-wheel-drive model.
  • 7-speed automatic transmission (vs. standard 6-speed) - QX70's 7-speed transmission optimizes shift quality, performance, and fuel economy. Low gear ratios for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears enhance acceleration. Lexus RX 350 has a 6-speed automatic transmission (8-speed on F SPORT models).
  • Available Around View┬« Monitor - QX70's Around View Monitor uses cameras mounted in the grille, outside mirrors, and rear license plate finisher to help enhance visibility when parking. Lexus RX 350 offers a side-view monitor.
  • Available advanced safety features - QX70 offers a suite of advanced safety technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, and Moving Object Detection. These safety features are not available on Lexus RX 350.
    • Lane Departure Warning/Lane Departure Prevention1
    • Moving Object Detection2

Additional Advantages

  • Vented rear disc brakes (vs. solid disc)
  • Available Distance Control Assist3
  • Longer wheelbase
  • Larger fuel tank

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