2011 Acura
RDX
vs. 2011 Infiniti
FX35

2011 Infiniti FX35

10.0

Winner

Infiniti FX35

starting from

$43,495

Reasons to buy the Infiniti FX35

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Quite powerful
303 HP @ 6,800 RPM
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.3"
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Good range on the highway
547 miles
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Comparable towing weight
1,213 lb
2011 Acura RDX

9.8

Runner-up

Acura RDX

starting from

$38,880

Reasons to buy the Acura RDX

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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CD changer
Standard
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 58.3 ft3 vs 54.5 ft3
  • The FX35 can carry around 40% more weight, 1,213 lb vs 870 lb
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • The FX35 has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 7 vs 5
  • The FX35's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 13.7 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp
  • Around 30% more powerful, 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 240 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but FX35 in particular is extraordinary
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with satellite radio
  • The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the FX35
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • The FX35's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the RDX is pretty good, too
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Overall 9.8 vs 10.0

Practicality

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 60.6 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.5 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3 The FX35 has roomy front seats and the RDX is OK
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Base payload capacity 870 lb vs 1,213 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The RDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the FX35
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Horsepower 240 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM The FX35 is fairly powerful, but the RDX is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 7 The FX35 has an extraordinary amount of gears, and the RDX is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The RDX comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the FX35
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The RDX 's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.4 lb/hp vs 13.7 lb/hp The FX35 is a very sporty car, while the RDX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.2 ft vs 36.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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MSRP $38,880 vs $43,495 The RDX has a reasonable price, while the FX35 is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 16 mpg The RDX has OK city mileage, while the FX35 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but FX35 in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system AcuraLink vs None

Entertainment System

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Number of speakers 10 vs 11 Both have more speakers, but the FX35 in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the FX35

Luxury Features

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Acura
RDX
2011 Acura RDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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0-60 mph 7.4 seconds vs 6.8 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs 133 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.9 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 95.0 mph mph The FX35's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the RDX is pretty good, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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