Dare to Compare: INFINITI vs. Lexus | Syracuse, NY
INFINITI and Lexus are two of the top luxury automakers on the market today. Both brands are known for their impressive performance, cutting-edge luxuries, and sleek, Japanese-inspired styling. However, INFINITI boasts a distinct edge when it comes to power, spaciousness, and value. Here’s a look at why you should pass on Lexus and drive home in an INFINITI model.
Entry-level power and luxury
When it comes to comparing entry-level sedans, INFINITI is the clear winner. The Lexus IS comes standard with an inline-four-cylinder engine that offers 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the entry-level INFINITI Q50 sedan boasts a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbocharged dynamo that cranks out a thrilling 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. On the inside, the INFINITI Q50 offers a more luxurious cabin — it even comes standard with leather upholstery, unlike the Lexus, which has synthetic NuLuxe upholstery.
If you’re in the market for a spacious, family-friendly three-row SUV, INFINITI and Lexus both offer high-class options. However, if power and luxury are your priorities, choose an INFINITI model. The INFINITI QX80 has plenty of advantages over the Lexus lineup’s flagship SUV. For starters, the QX80 offers a versatile 16.6 cubic-foot cargo bay behind the third-row seats. The Lexus LX only offers 9.1 cubic feet — that’s less cargo space than most sedans. And with all of the rear seats folded flat, the Lexus LX still falls behind the INFINITI QX80. The Lexus maxes out at 83.1 cubic feet, while the INFINITI provides a whopping 95.1 cubic feet of storage space. The INFINITI QX80 is more capable, too — it can tow up to 8,500 pounds. That’s enough to pull a boat, some jet skis, a few ATVs, a small camper, or even a horse trailer. Meanwhile, the Lexus LX tops out at 7,000 pounds of towing capacity.
When it comes to providing upscale luxury at an accessible price, it’s hard to beat INFINITI. The brand’s flagship SUV, the QX80, boasts a starting MSRP of $70,600. On the other hand, the Lexus LX will set you back $86,930 for a base-trim model. Similarly, the all-new 2022 INFINITI QX60 is loaded with upscale luxuries, and its starting MSRP is just $46,850. Meanwhile, the Lexus GX will set you back $55,425 for a bare-bones model.
Smart safety technology
INFINITI models are renowned for coming standard with a wealth of smart safety features — including tech tools that you’d have to pay extra to have in a Lexus. These advanced driver-assist technologies are designed to help you avoid or mitigate collisions. For instance, Backup Collision Intervention, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Department Warning, and Lane Departure Prevention are all designed to help you keep an eye on a road — and even intervene to keep you safe. Plus, handy features like the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Brake Assist, and the LATCH system help you take the guesswork out of keeping your whole family safe on the road.
Total Ownership Experience®
INFINITI retailers like INFINITI of Syracuse strive to provide the very best customer care. The exclusive INFINITI Total Ownership Experience® offers ways to get your day back on track when you’re having trouble on the road. When your INFINITI is in the shop for service, you’ll have access to a courtesy vehicle to help you get around town. And if you find yourself stranded due to a flat tire, you can contact INFINITI customer care for 24/7 roadside assistance. The INFINITI Total Ownership Experience® even includes Trip Interruption Benefits, which cover the cost of your accommodations, dining, and transportation if you experience a breakdown more than 100 miles from home.
Come see what makes INFINITI one of the most prestigious brands on the market — shop with us online or in-store at INFINITI of Syracuse.