When you’re shopping for luxury vehicles, you have a wealth of brands to choose from INFINITI and Acura are both renowned Japanese automakers, famous for their stylish vehicles and advanced technology. However, if you value thrilling performance, comprehensive safety technology, and sophisticated luxury amenities, INFINITI is the right pick for you. Here’s how INFINITI outpaces the competition.
More standard power
Similar to a mass-market brand, most Acura vehicles come standard with a four-cylinder engine. However, INFINITI offers a range of models that come with powerful V6 dynamos at the base trim level. For instance, the entry-level 2022 INFINITI QX60 boasts a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine that delivers 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. But your options don’t stop there — the range-topping RED SPORT models offer breathtaking performance and impressive specs. For comparison, the RED SPORT model of the INFINITI Q50 luxury sedan offers 400 horsepower. Its Acura rival, the TLX, tops out at 355 horsepower.
When you’re in the market for a luxury vehicle, you’re looking for the most advanced amenities and a spacious cabin that provides plenty of room to stretch out. That’s exactly what you’ll find across the INFINITI lineup. When comparing the INFINITI QX60 and the Acura MDX, you’ll find that the INFINITI model boasts more legroom across all three rows. Similarly, the INFINITI Q50 offers 100 cubic feet of passenger room, while the Acura TLX just offers 93.4 cubic feet.
More safety technology
Whether you’re flying solo or you’ve got a family in tow, advanced safety technology is one of the many perks of driving a luxury vehicle. INFINITI models come loaded with smart driver-assist features that help you mitigate or avoid collisions. The family-friendly INFINITI QX50 offers a wealth of standard safety technologies, including Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Prevention, Rear Automatic Braking, and Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. And when compared to the safety tech offered by their Acura equivalents, INFINITI models consistently come out on top. For example, the QX60 boasts Blind Spot Intervention, which the Acura MDX lacks.
New Vehicle Warranty
When it comes to choosing a vehicle, it’s important to consider maintenance costs and reliability. Acura models come with a New Vehicle Warranty that lasts for 50,000 miles or 48 months, whichever comes first. On the other hand, INFINITI models enjoy coverage for 60,000 miles or 48 months. On top of that, INFINITI vehicles boast a 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, which covers the engine, transmission, drivetrain, and restraint system, along with all of their constituent components. So if you find yourself needing a new fuel injector, water pump, exhaust manifold, or torque converter, you can count on INFINITI to cover any repairs needed due to defects in material or workmanship. Plus, INFINITI models also boast the Federal Emission Performance and Defect Warranty, which lasts for 96 months or 80,000 miles.
When you buy a Certified Pre-Owned INFINITI model, you can count on its 24-month warranty that offers no mileage limit. A CPO Acura only offers 100,000 miles of coverage. But the benefits of a Certified Pre-Owned INFINITI vehicle don’t stop there. Every CPO model is held to the highest standards. In order to qualify, a model must pass a 167-point inspection, have a clean vehicle history report, and have under 60,000 miles on the odometer. And on top of that, your CPO INFINITI vehicle comes with roadside assistance for the duration of your warranty.
Whether you’re shopping for a new, used, or Certified Pre-Owned model, you can’t go wrong when you choose INFINITI. Drive home in the perfect luxury vehicle for your lifestyle — shop with us at INFINITI of Syracuse today.