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Acura TLX vs. INFINITI Q50 Wexford PA



When choosing your next small sedan for the Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township areas, you're likely going to be seeking a fuel-efficient option with a ton of comfort and safety.

The 2019 Acura TLX and the INFINITI Q50 both manage to pack high performance into a more compact package. The question is, which does so with the sort of aplomb befitting a luxury name?

Check out this Acura TLX vs. INFINITI Q50 comparison by the Baierl Acura team to find out!

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Acura TLX vs INFINITI Q50 Specs

One of the top qualities that small sedans share is their high efficiency. Because their engines are more compact and churn up less energy, they also tend to consume less fuel.

The 2019 Acura TLX and the INFINITI Q50 do have a thing or two in common here. They both come standard with 4-cylinder engines (offering V6 options for drivers that love a little extra speed).

For this reason, it makes sense that they have very similar fuel economy, too. For example, the Acura TLX maintains an EPA-estimated 33 MPG highway and 23 MPG city.1 The Q50 is able to achieve the same city mileage, but its highway mileage falls short at just 30 MPG.


Safe & Smooth Handling

Small sedans such as this are also notoriously maneuverable, making them easy to park or to navigate sharp turns.

Rear-wheel drive is standard in the INFINITI Q50, with intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) available in higher trims. It also has vehicle dynamic control with a traction control system for added stability.

The Acura TLX has a similar system in Vehicle Stability Assist™ with traction control and motion adaptive steering. These alone help it to maintain high grip on slippery roads.

However, the AWD-optional TLX also has the addition of standard Precision All-Wheel Steer™. This Acura-exclusive system can independently adjust rear wheel toe angles for higher agility. Sharp cornering maneuvers and quick braking are smoother and safer with this feature-something you won't find in the competition.


Infotainment Features

Coming from luxury names, it's expected that each of these cars will offer some nice infotainment features. The standard package in the Q50 is a little bit smaller, however.

This all starts out with a 6-speaker audio system and touchscreen. You'll have a CD player and two USB ports for connecting an iPod® or phone. However, this integrative suite is far less robust than the competitors.

The Acura TLX starts off with a 7-speaker audio system that cranks things up a bit higher. For full phone integration, you'll then have standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which allow you to pull up your favorite apps on the touchscreen.

Bluetooth®, as in the Q50, is standard here for hands-free calling. However, the TLX also adds in standard Siri® Eyes Free for hands-free texting with your iPhone.

Overall, the TLX just seems to offer more entertainment options, making sitting inside the interior a bit more fun during long-distance drives.


Acura TLX vs Q50: The Verdict

Well, your first step in the research process is complete. You've compared the specs and features of the Acura TLX vs. INFINITI Q50, and it's clear to see which comes out ahead. Now it's time to take the next step and get behind the wheel.

Drivers around Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Cranberry Township can take the TLX for a spin at Baierl Acura. Get in touch with our team to schedule your test drive now.

1 Based on 2019 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.

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