The 2019 Infiniti QX50 Confronts the 2018 Audi Q5
With their cosseting interiors, commodious cargo spaces, and all-weather performance, it’s no wonder why small premium SUVs like the Infiniti QX50 and the Audi Q5 have become so popular here in Kelowna. But just like the mountains that surround us, there’s only room for one at the top of the premium SUV hill. That’s why Kelowna Infiniti has decided to pit its 2019 QX50 against the 2018 Q5— to see which SUV ends up king of the hill.
When you’re spending more than $40,000 on an SUV, you expect a lot of your money. Thankfully the QX50 offers a great deal of standard equipment, while the Audi Q5 locks many desirable options behind pricey options. The QX50 comes standard with features like keyless entry and ignition, a power liftgate, push-button start, and a dual-screen setup with an 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower LCD screens. You’ll also find advanced safety features like Blind Spot Warning and Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection as standard whereas the Q5 demands you pay extra for essentials like side airbags for your passengers. The result is the for your $44,490 you can expect an extremely well-appointed QX50, while you’ll have to pay far more to get the same level of equipment with the Audi.
With a luxury SUV, the power and refinement of the engine is half the experience. Once again the 2019 QX50 surges ahead with its far more advanced and more powerful turbocharged engine. With its cutting-edge variable-compression engine, the Infiniti makes 268 horsepower yet only uses 7.8L/100km on the highway. The 2018 Audi Q5 on the other hand, trails behind with just 252 horsepower from its 2.0L TFSI engine and 8.6L/100km highway fuel consumption. This all means that you can have more fun driving the Infiniti while using less fuel, and that’s a winning combination.
Crowning a Winner
After careful examination of both of the premium SUVs, it’s clear that the 2019 Infiniti QX50 is the winner. Not only does it come equipped as standard with more technology and safety features, but its advanced variable-compression engine offers more power (and thrills) while using less fuel. But don’t just take our word for it, visit Kelowna Infiniti today and experience the new QX50 for yourself! Browse our New Vehicle Inventory to find a QX50 that perfectly suits your style.