Comparison: 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Infiniti Q50

August 21st, 2017 by

Middletown drivers eager to take home a brand new 2018 luxury sedan have been asking us how the all-new TLX compares to its rival models. While the competition is stiff, the scale is tipped in Acura’s favor.

In the case of the 2018 Acura TLX and the 2018 Infiniti Q50, the main differences lie in safety and standard features. Check out our one-to-one comparison of these two luxury sedans:

Safety and Tech

Acura TLX

The all-new 2018 Acura TLX earned a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, receiving best-possible scores in all crash tests‡. Additionally, it has no recalls, investigations, or complaints recorded by the organization.

All models of the 2018 TLX come available with the Technology Package, which includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, a Blind Spot Information System, and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. Upper trims are also available with a Collision Mitigation Braking System with Head-Up Warning and a Road Departure Mitigation System.

Infiniti Q50

The 2018 Q50 has not been tested by the NHTSA, and it’s already had a recall. According to the Washington Post, 2016-2018 Infiniti Q50 models have been recalled due to a risk of stalling, stemming from a software malfunction in the fuel pump.

While the Q50 comes available with driver assistance technology, none are available on the base model. Upper trims have the option to add Backup Collision Intervention, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning.

Comfort and Convenience

Acura TLX

Again, even the base TLX model comes available with a full range of features to keep you comfortable and entertained. Each trim comes standard with Siri Eyes Free, SMS text function, On Demand Multi-Use Display, Bluetooth tech and streaming audio, Acura Premium Audio with 7 speakers, Aha Compatibility, Sirius XM Radio, Pandora compatibility, HomeLink universal remote, and Maintenance Minder System. You’ll also enjoy standard power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, push-button ignition, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and leather accents.

Premium features include ELS Studio Premium Audio with 10 speakers, Acura Navigation System with 3D view, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Exclusive Street and Freeway Conditions, and remote engine start. You also have the option for leather seating and ventilated front seats.

Infiniti Q50

The 2018 Q50 comes standard with an audio system with 6 speakers, Infiniti InTouch Apps, USB ports, Sirius XM Radio, steering wheel-mounted controls, and Bluetooth hands-free. The base model also features dual-zone automatic climate control, leather accents, and an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat.

When you upgrade, you can add Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose with 14 speakers, subwoofer, and Radio Data System, as well as Active Noise Control (standard on the TLX), Infiniti InTouch Navigation, and a power steering wheel. The 2018 Infiniti sedan is also available with a moonroof, leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. It does not come with the option for ventilated seating.


Acura TLX

Starting at $33,950*

Infiniti Q50

Starting at $34,200 MSRP


‡Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit

*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.


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