2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC VS 2019 Infiniti QX50
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2019 Infiniti QX50: Performance
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that puts out 268 horsepower. It features a turbo-four engine that moves this luxury SUV with ease and is mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The engine is new for 2019, and it’s known as the VC-Turbo. Despite the fancy-sounding technology, the QX50’s engine doesn’t feel any different from a regular turbo-four. There’s a hint of turbo lag at times, but not enough to ruin your day. This Infiniti’s CVT is outstanding, but it doesn’t unlock the engine’s potential the way a dual-clutch transmission might. While the previous generation QX50 was relatively fun to drive, the redesigned 2019 edition loses much of that allure. It can seem overmatched on roads with many sharp curves, and the steering feels detached.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2019 Infiniti QX50: Feature Comparison
Infiniti redesigned the QX50 for 2019, and it looks amazing inside. It’s standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, *Bluetooth®, and the InTouch dual-screen infotainment system. Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward emergency braking. Not everyone hates the dual-screen infotainment setup, but most people are not fans of it. This system has many issues, including an unimpressive resolution, outdated software, and counter intuitive control mechanisms. The top screen is dedicated to a navigation system that doesn’t feel as responsive as the GPS system on your smartphone. Though it’s a touch screen, the lower screen is primarily controlled by an array of buttons beneath it. The QX50 still doesn’t offer connectivity features like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2019 Infiniti QX50: Overall Comparison
The Infiniti QX50 is a good SUV, but it’s not that impressive compared to its more well-rounded classmates. There are some significant drawbacks. The 2019 QX50 doesn’t have the eager handling feel of the old model, and this redesigned version is less athletic than nearly every rival. The infotainment system’s dual touch screens look high-tech, but in practice, the system isn’t as good as most competitors’.
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