Are you looking for a luxury midsize SUV to take out on family adventures? Models like the Acura MDX and the INFINITI QX60 are both considered the top of their class in terms of style and performance. But of these two vehicles, which one is right for you and your trips around the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo?

We'll help you figure that out by giving you an in-depth look at the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 INFINITI QX60. We'll be comparing these two vehicles based on engine performance, entertainment and technology, and safety features. Our vehicle comparison will give you the necessary information that you need to make the best decision towards your next car. 

2017 Acura MDX Engine Performance vs 2017 INFINITI QX60: Engine Performance

When you're looking for a reliable midsize SUV, you're also looking for something with a little bit of a kick. The Acura MDX and the INFINITI QX60 can satisfy this urge. Both vehicles are equipped with respective 3.5-liter V6 engines. Both of these engines feature Direct Injection, which is a fuel delivery system that provides your engine with the fuel it needs while limiting waste.

In terms of performance, each of these vehicles are capable of reaching 290 horsepower when they're pushed. The Acura MDX features a 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. The INFINITI QX60 features a continuously variable transmission (CVT). CVT's are effective, but some drivers complain about their loud performance.

Entertainment & Technology

The Acura MDX is outfitted with the Acura Premium Audio System with 8-speakers. The INFINITI QX60 only features 6-speakers. Each vehicle features a radio, a CD/MP3 player, and a 3 month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. However, the Acura MDX features SiriusXM® Advanced Audio, which has features like Tune Scan, Tune Start, and Instant Replay.

Each of the vehicles are equipped with infotainment screens. The Acura MDX features two screens, an 8-inch display and the 7-inch On Demand Multi-use Display. The INFINITI QX60 is only equipped with one 8-inch screen. Each vehicle features Bluetooth® connectivity, but the Acura MDX goes further with the SMS and MMS text message reading, which displays your incoming text messages on the touch screen. 

Safety Features

The Acura MDX and the INFINITI QX60 are both equipped with traction and stability control systems that will help keep you in control of your vehicle. The Acura MDX also features a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which uses a radar sensor to detect the distance from an object ahead and applies brake pressure to give you enough time to come to a complete stop in an effort to avoid a collision.

In terms of passenger protection, each vehicle is outfitted with advanced airbag systems. These airbags include dual-stage front, side, and side curtain airbags. The Acura MDX also features a driver's knee airbag for additional protection.

Test Drive the 2017 Acura MDX at Norm Reeves Acura

In this article, you learned that the 2017 Acura MDX has several advantages over the 2017 INFINITI QX60. Learn even more by taking the Acura MDX out for a spin in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area.


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