2019 INFINITI QX50 VS BMW X3

Luxury compact SUVs like the 2019 INFINITI QX50 vs. BMW X3 bring the bells and whistles you want and the space you need in a polished, performance-driven package.

If you’re shopping for a petite yet upscale SUV, these two luxury cruisers belong at the top of your test drive list.

Find out which of these cars is the right match for your travels around Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton by reading the following detailed comparison by our team at Cerritos INFINITI.

QX50 VS BMW X3: LUXURY ENGINES COMPETE

It’s no secret that the performance bar is set high for luxury vehicles. Let’s take a closer look at how the 2019 INFINITI QX50 and the BMW X3 compare with their standard engines and equipment in play.

  • INFINITI QX50: 2.0L VC Turbo produces a hearty 268 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • BMW X3: 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: The QX50 includes the Continuously Variable Transmission and the X3 includes a 7-speed Automatic.

The INFINITI QX50’s 20-horsepower lead has a definite power advantage over the BMW X3. In driving situations that demand a little extra oomph, like merging onto the highway, BMW X3 drivers may need to be more patient while getting up to speed.

COMPARING CABIN COMFORT

The 2019 INFINITI QX50 and the BMW X3 share several cozy and chic cabin elements that contribute to the comfort of your overall drive.

These include a leather steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, and a manual height adjust and 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

Reviewing their inner space measurements, the INFINITI QX50 leads in rear-seat legroom, offering 38.7 inches of space over the BMW X3’s 36.4 inches, but both measurements err on the side of roomy for a compact SUV.

INFINITI QX50 VS BMW X3: TECHNOLOGY

Luxury vehicles are also held to a higher standard when it comes to the inner technology that comes equipped on their starting trims.

While both the INFINITI QX50 and the BMW X3 have advanced technology systems available, the major difference lies in what comes standard on the base trim QX50 vs. the base trim X3.

Each vehicle offers entry-level buyers Bluetooth® for on-the-go communications and USB connections for playing audio files from other devices.

But, that’s where their similarities stop. Base QX50 buyers also get a power moonroof, 7-inch and 8-inch touchscreens with INFINITI InTouch™ Infotainment, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. Unfortunately, comparable options like these aren’t available until higher trims on the BMW X3.

2019 INFINITI QX50 VS BMW X3: VERDICT

As you can see, the 2019 INFINITI QX50 and the BMW X3 are two multi-talented rides that take slightly different approaches to the compact SUV ownership experience.

If you’re after a model with no shortage of power, space, or great standard features, the INFINITI QX50 is the SUV for you!

Those on the lookout for a luxury compact SUV in Long Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton luckily don’t have to travel far to get behind the wheel. Schedule your 2019 INFINITI QX50 test drive with Cerritos INFINITI today.
 

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