2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 Infiniti FX50 Competitors

$58k mid-size SUV, designed & built in Japan 14 city / 20 hwy 333-476 mile range, gas engine
390 hp 305 cu. in. V8

As well as being compared against other minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Infiniti FX50 is also often compared to luxury cars and cars. The 2011 Infiniti FX50's top rivals come from Audi (such as the A6 Premium and the A8 L 4.2) and BMW (such as the 328i and the X6 xDrive50i)

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the FX50 compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it is significantly sportier (11.7 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (390 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM), has slightly more spacious front seats (58.3 ft3 vs 54.5 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (44.2 ft3 vs 38.2 ft3) and has a slightly longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6), has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (333 miles vs 381 miles).

2011 Infiniti FX35

2011 Infiniti FX35
$43,495

Significant advantages of the FX35 (vs the FX50)

  • Leather comes standard
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 547 miles vs 476 miles
  • Cheaper: $43,495 vs $58,495

Significant disadvantages of the FX35 (vs the FX50)

  • Less powerful: 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 390 HP @ 6,500 RPM

common strengths of the FX35 and FX50

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both provide sporty handling: 13.7 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
arrow Compare the FX FX35 vs the FX FX50

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC
$61,825

Significant advantages of the GL350 BlueTEC (vs the FX50)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • GL350 BlueTEC's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the GL350 BlueTEC (vs the FX50)

  • Sluggish performance: 26.2 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp
  • Much less powerful: 210 HP @ 3,800 RPM vs 390 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 39.7 ft vs 36.7 ft

common strengths of the GL350 BlueTEC and FX50

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i

2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i
$70,375

Significant advantages of the X6 xDrive50i (vs the FX50)

  • X6 xDrive50i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the X6 xDrive50i (vs the FX50)

  • Much wider turning radius: 42.0 ft vs 36.7 ft
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 53.6 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the X6 xDrive50i and FX50

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both cars are very sporty: 13.1 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp
  • Very powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 390 HP @ 6,500 RPM
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 Lexus LX 570

2011 Lexus LX 570
$80,330

Significant advantages of the LX 570 (vs the FX50)

  • Many more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • More seats: 8 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the LX 570 (vs the FX50)

  • Sluggish performance: 15.7 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp
  • Significantly more expensive: $80,330 vs $58,495
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 36.5 ft3 vs 44.2 ft3

common strengths of the LX 570 and FX50

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Very powerful: 383 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 390 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.7 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus LX 570 vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium

2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium
$58,715

Significant advantages of the GX 460 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Significantly more cargo room: 91.9 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the GX 460 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Sluggish performance: 17.7 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp
  • Much more cramped front seats: 50.8 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3

common strengths of the GX 460 Premium and FX50

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Fairly powerful: 301 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 390 HP @ 6,500 RPM
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 Nissan Murano LE

2011 Nissan Murano LE
$39,110

Significant advantages of the Murano LE (vs the FX50)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Better city mileage: 18 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • Significantly cheaper: $39,110 vs $58,495

Significant disadvantages of the Murano LE (vs the FX50)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Significantly less powerful: 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 390 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 15.6 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp

common strengths of the Murano LE and FX50

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.6 lb/hp vs 11.7 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano LE vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the FX50 compared to luxury car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (11.7 lb/hp vs 14.6 lb/hp), has much more cargo space (62.0 ft3 vs 13.2 ft3), is slightly more powerful (390 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 265 HP @ 6,500 RPM), has significantly more spacious front seats (58.3 ft3 vs 51.2 ft3) and has a much longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (14 mpg vs 21 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (20 mpg vs 27 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (476 miles vs 554 miles).

2011 Audi A6 Premium

2011 Audi A6 Premium
$46,075

Significant advantages of the A6 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much better highway mileage: 30 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the A6 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 7
  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3

common strengths of the A6 Premium and FX50

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both come standard with an entertainment system
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A6 Premium vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 Audi A8 L 4.2

2011 Audi A8 L 4.2
$84,875

Significant advantages of the A8 L 4.2 (vs the FX50)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Leather comes standard
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 20 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the A8 L 4.2 (vs the FX50)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much less cargo room: 13.2 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3
  • Much wider turning radius: 41.7 ft vs 36.7 ft

common strengths of the A8 L 4.2 and FX50

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • More gears: 8 vs 7
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A8 L 4.2 vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the FX50)

  • Leather comes standard
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 20 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the FX50)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much less cargo room: 12.0 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the 328i and FX50

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2012 Audi A7 Premium

2012 Audi A7 Premium
$60,125

Significant advantages of the A7 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Much better highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the A7 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Keyless entry not available
  • Much less cargo room: 24.5 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3

common strengths of the A7 Premium and FX50

  • Both have lots of cargo room: 24.5 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3
  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • More gears: 8 vs 7
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi A7 Premium vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the FX50)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Leather comes standard
  • 550i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the FX50)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Roof rails not available
  • Only has all-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the 550i and FX50

  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 390 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 550i vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 Audi A5 Premium

2011 Audi A5 Premium
$39,075

Significant advantages of the A5 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much better highway mileage: 29 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the A5 Premium (vs the FX50)

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much less cargo room: 12.2 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the A5 Premium and FX50

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • More gears: 8 vs 7
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A5 Premium vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the FX50 compared to car competitors include: it has slightly more seats (5 vs 4), is slightly sportier (11.7 lb/hp vs 17.9 lb/hp), has much more cargo space (62.0 ft3 vs 13.0 ft3), is significantly more powerful (390 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM) and has significantly more spacious front seats (58.3 ft3 vs 50.4 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (14 mpg vs 23 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (20 mpg vs 34 mpg), costs more ($58,495 vs $29,335), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (333 miles vs 426 miles) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas on the highway (476 miles vs 629 miles).

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport
$29,335

Significant advantages of the CC Sport (vs the FX50)

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • CC Sport's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Better city mileage: 21 mpg vs 14 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the CC Sport (vs the FX50)

  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the CC Sport and FX50

  • Both vehicles have above average towing capacity: 999 lb vs 1,182 lb
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen CC Sport vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the FX50)

  • Much better highway mileage: 34 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 476 miles
  • Significantly better city mileage: 23 mpg vs 14 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the FX50)

  • Much less cargo room: 14.7 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and FX50

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.8 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 45.2 ft3 vs 44.2 ft3
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2011 Infiniti FX50