Comparison: 2018 Acura RLX vs. 2018 Infiniti Q70

May 22nd, 2018 by

Drivers in Middletown, New York who are looking for a luxurious sedan should look no further than the 2018 Acura RLX. But to make your research a little bit easier, we’ve put together a comparison of the 2018 Acura RLX and the 2018 Infiniti Q70.

Read on as we compare key features of both vehicles and after you finish reading be sure to pop into Friendly Acura of Middletown to test drive the RLX and make your comparison. We know you won’t be disappointed.

Safety

Acura RLX

Loads of safety features come standard on the RLX; such as a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. The traffic jam assists gives you a glimpse into autonomous driving, as the RLX can steer, accelerate, and stop at speeds up to 40 mph.

The RLX Sport Hybrid has all of the same safety features that come standard on base models but also add on a surround view camera as well as parking sensors.

Infiniti Q70

In contrast, the only safety feature that comes standard on the 2018 Infiniti Q70 is a rearview camera.

Advanced options include, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, active lane keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera system. But, they’re going to cost you.

Features and Tech

Acura RLX

The RLX base trim comes standard with leather seats, heated power front seats, navigation, keyless ignition, and ELS premium audio. The RLX Sport Hybrid is the only model to give customers a surround-view camera system, heated rear seats, cooled front seats, as well as front and rear parking sensors.

Infiniti Q70

Some nice features come standard with the base level Q70. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless ignition, power heated front seats, an 8.0” infotainment system, rearview camera and LED headlights. If you’re looking for more, jump up to the premium package which includes Infiniti Navigation, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. If you’re really looking for comfort and style, you’ll want to upgrade to Infiniti’s top option, the Premium Select Edition, which includes 20-inch wheels, darkened rear low bumper, rear spoiler, illuminated door sills and sport brakes.

The RLX packs a lot of standard safety features into its base trim level but to get that with the Q70 you’re going to have to upgrade to a high trim level which is going to cost you. Both luxury sedans have advanced safety and technology features available at higher trim levels, but if you’re looking to stay with the base level, the 2018 Acura RLX brings more to the table.

Pricing

Acura RLX

Starting at $54,900

Infiniti Q70

Starting at $50,300

**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

Posted in 2018 Models, RLX