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2016 INFINITI QX50 vs 2016 Audi Q5 near Sacramento, CA

See Why the 2016 QX50 Is the Luxury Crossover to Beat!

Although many luxury crossovers offer you the same features, such as finely-stitched leather seats, an impeccably-smooth drive, and all the technology systems you could ever want, some are made with more care and attention. The 2016 INFINITI QX50 hits the mark across the board in our 2016 INFINITI QX50 vs 2016 Audi Q5 near Sacramento, CA, comparison. Come see what this all-new and exciting crossover has in store for you here at INFINITI of Elk Grove today!

Underneath the hood, the INFINITI QX50 boasts a much stronger and more durable base engine than the Audi Q5’s 2.0L 4-cylinder base powerhouse. With its impressive 325 horsepower and 267 lbs.-ft. of torque, the 2016 Q50’s 3.7L V6 powertrain is hard to top. The Q5’s 2.0L powerhouse can only crank out 220 horsepower and 258 lbs.-ft. of torque. At the pump, the Audi Q5 can give you a higher fuel economy of 28 MPG hwy1 compared to the INFINITI QX50’s 24 MPG hwy2, however, the QX50 is equipped with a larger fuel tank that can hold 20 gallons. The Q5 can only hold 19.8 gallons of fuel.

You can easily pack for your next trip before heading to the Sacramento International Airport with the accessible cargo solutions the 2016 QX50 provides. With its power-folding second-row seats, you can make room for you larger items like coolers, folding chairs, luggage, and much more with just a push of a button. You’ll have to manually fold down your second-row seats if you want to extend your cargo space in the 2016 Q5. When you’re at the driver’s seat of the 2016 INFINITI QX50, you’ll have ample space to stretch out and find a comfortable position with its 44.3 inches of front legroom. With the 2016 Q5’s 41.0 inches of front legroom, you’ll be a bit more cramped at the wheel.

One of the first qualities that catches your eye when you’re in the market to buy a luxury crossover is what standard interior amenities it features, and you’ll find a long list of them in the 2016 QX50. Its lush interior is just one more aspect that makes the QX50 stand out in the 2016 INFINITI QX50 vs 2016 Audi Q5 near Sacramento, CA, comparison. You won’t find a moonroof and heated front seats as standard features on the 2016 Audi Q5 as you do in the QX50.In the INFINITI QX50, you can extend your cabin’s boundaries with the standard moonroof and stay nice and cozy during the cool winter months with the heated leather-appointed front seats. You’ll also have to upgrade your trim level on the Q5 to get a keyless ignition, whereas the QX50’s base model features the standard INFINITI Intelligent key.

Technology is certainly something to consider when buying a new crossover, and the INFINITI QX50 only offers you the latest systems available. To keep you safe, the Lane Departure Prevention (LPD)3 feature will not only warn you when you start to drift out of your intended path, but will also apply the brakes accordingly to help get you back on track. You can’t find a system that does both of these preventative tasks on the 2016 Q5.  Additionally, the Bose®4 11-speaker Premium Sound System is only featured in the INFINITI QX50, and includes MP3 playback capability and a speed-sensitive volume control. 

After comparing the 2016 INFINITI QX50 and the 2016 Audi Q5 near Sacramento, CA, the QX50 remains to be on step ahead of the game. Take the brilliant and bold QX50 for a test drive at your California INFINITI dealer, INFINITI of Elk Grove, today!


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1 All fuel economy figures are EPA estimates unless otherwise noted. Your mileage will vary. See www.fueleconomy.gove for more information.

2 2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

3 LDP/LDW systems operate only when the lane markings are clearly visible. Speed limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details. Comparison based on 2016 INFINITI QX50 vs. 2016 Lexus NX 200t, 2016 Audi Q5 2.OT, and 2016 BMW X3 SDrive 28i from manufacturer’s websites. Available feature. LDP operates only when the lane markings are clearly visible. Speed limitations apply. See owner’s manual for details.4

4 Bose® is a registered trademark of The Bose Corporation.