2014 Infiniti QX70 vs. 2014 Acura RDX
Before Driving Home a 2014 Infiniti QX70 in Metro Detroit, Read This
Although the 2014 Infiniti QX70 is popular among Metro Detroit drivers, there’s no shortage of luxury crossovers to choose from. That said, Infiniti has done a good job to make their vehicle competitive in a highly competitive market, with features like these
- Fuel-efficient 3.7L V6 engine
- Cargo storage capacity
- Memory settings and modern features (optional)
Of course, when there’s no shortage of competition in a class, that means that you can usually do better than a vehicle like the QX70, and we think you should look at the 2014 Acura RDX before you settle on anything else, even if it is the Infiniti. Acura’s crossover starts at only $34,520 (MSRP),* while the QX70 runs $45,750. Over $10,000 in savings might not be enough for every driver, but don’t worry, Acura gives you so much more.
To start with, were you aware that the 2014 RDX retains its value longer according to ALG? It’s got a residual value of 55% at 36 months, and the QX70 only has a 50% residual value at 36 months. Your dollar goes farther with the RDX.
Acura’s efficient powertrain brings added savings too. The RDX with a 6-speed automatic transmission has an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg,** and the Infiniti only gets 24 mpg on the highway. This is savings on top of savings for drivers who choose the Acura, which also sports improved cargo storage over the QX70 (26.1 cubic feet to 24.8 cubic feet.
If you expected the Infiniti to be better equipped due to the higher price tag, that’s understandable, but the Acura crossover just offers drivers more, plain and simple, with features like:
- Memory adjustable headlights, mirrors, and seating
- 1500 pound towing capacity (towing isn’t recommended on the Infiniti)
- Hill start assist
Take a look at what separates these two crossover for yourself by taking a test drive at a Metro Detroit Acura Dealer.
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2014 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.