The 2017 Acura TLX vs The 2016 Infiniti Q50

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura TLX
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2016 Infiniti Q50

2016 Infiniti Q50
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Featuring a blend of comfort and style that makes it ideal of the Naperville and Chicago drivers, the 2017 Acura TLX is now available at McGrath Acura of Wesmont. The Acura TLX boasts enough power for a thrilling ride, making it unlike any luxury sedan available today. See what makes the Acura TLX with this side-by-side comparison against the 2016 Infiniti Q50, and find out for yourself why drivers love the Acura TLX with a test drive at McGrath Acura of Westmont.


The new 2017 Acura TLX delivers 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque with its 3.5L 24-valve SOHC engine with i-VTEC. This is much greater than the 208 horsepower of the 2016 Infiniti Q50’s 2.0L 16-valve turbocharged engine. But the TLX is not simply the more powerful car; it’s the more efficient one as well. The Acura TLX delivers an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city*/35 mpg highway* to the Q50’s 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway. Additionally, the Q50 features a rear-wheel drivetrain, which may make it sluggish. But the TLX features an all-wheel drive system, which ensures a capable, versatile, and adaptive ride no matter what road you’re on.

Both vehicles feature multi-link rear suspensions and an independent front suspension, which means that both respond quickly and handle intuitively. But the Q50 lacks the power or build necessary to effectively utilize such a sporty suspension. Furthermore, the longer Q50 features a longer wheelbase than the 109.3-inch length of the TLX, and this makes it difficult to turn as tightly, and so it cannot handle as nimbly or athletically. Overall, the TLX simply features the sportier and more compelling ride.


Next, we’ll take a look at the available features offered by both vehicles. Let us start by examining the 2017 TLX:

  • Leatherette-trimmed sports seats
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Multi-view rear camera
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Adaptive cruise control

Now, let’s see how those features compare to the ones found in the Infiniti Q50:

  • Leather-appointed front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Rearview monitor
  • Forward collision warning
  •  Conventional cruise control

The Right Vehicle for You

The 2016 Infiniti Q50 offers stiff competition for the 2017 Acura TLX, but it is ultimately no match for the Acura TLX. The TLX simply holds too many advantages in too many key categories, and it gives drivers more power, superior fuel economy, more precise handling, and a sportier suspension. The TLX similarly provides more luxurious interior appointments and features, and its array of available active safety features is far more comprehensive than the 2016 Q50’s.

Try the 2017 Acura TLX at McGrath Acura of Westmont

Ready to learn more about the 2017 Acura TLX and how it compares the 2016 Infiniti Q50? Get in touch with McGrath Acura of Westmont online or by calling 888-299-8727. You can also see us for a test drive by stopping in at 400 East Ogden Avenue in Westmont, IL today!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

*2016 Images Shown