2019 Infiniti QX30 vs. 2019 Lexus UX Series

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The QX30 (except Pure) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The UX Series only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The QX30 (except Pure) offers optional InTouch Services™, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The UX Series doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the QX30 and the UX Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and lane departure warning systems.

Warranty

The QX30 comes with a full 4-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The UX Series’ 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 10,000 miles sooner.

The QX30’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the UX Series’ (7 vs. 6 years).

Engine

The QX30’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 39 more horsepower (208 vs. 169) and 107 lbs.-ft. more torque (258 vs. 151) than the UX 200’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The QX30’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 33 more horsepower (208 vs. 175) than the UX 250h’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

The QX30 FWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (13.2 vs. 10.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The QX30 AWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the UX Series’ standard fuel tank (14.8 vs. 12.4 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the QX30’s brake rotors are larger than those on the UX Series:

 

QX30

UX Series

Front Rotors

12.6 inches

12 inches

Rear Rotors

11.6 inches

11.1 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the QX30 has larger tires than the UX Series (235/50R18 vs. 225/50R18).

The QX30’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the UX Series’ 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the QX30 offers optional 19-inch wheels. The UX Series’ largest wheels are only 18-inches.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the QX30’s wheelbase is 2.4 inches longer than on the UX Series (106.3 inches vs. 103.9 inches).

Passenger Space

The QX30 has 1.2 inches more front headroom, 1.2 inches more rear headroom, .4 inches more rear legroom and .2 inches more rear shoulder room than the UX Series.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Infiniti service is better than Lexus. J.D. Power ranks Infiniti first in service department satisfaction. With a 5% lower rating, Lexus is ranked third.

Ergonomics

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the QX30 Sport/Essential to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The UX Series doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

The UX Series F SPORT’s cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The QX30 Sport/Essential’s standard adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

The QX30 (except Pure/Luxe)’s optional Intelligent Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The UX Series doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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