The BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX50 are both very popular models in the Tuscaloosa, AL, luxury vehicle market. So, which one will you drive when it's time to hit the road in Northport and Starkville? We're here to help you figure that out with our BMW X5 vs. INFINITI QX50 comparison. Check it out here, then contact the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa to let us know what you think!

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Powertrain Versatility and the BMW X5 and INFINITI QX50

There's no denying the BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX50 are prepared to go the distance. They both come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) but make an intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system available. This AWD system actively monitors roadway conditions and adapts to improve traction control and handling capabilities.

Both models also allow you to switch into SPORT mode to enjoy a more dynamic drive with improved acceleration and steering responsiveness. However, if you want a lot of engine power, you may prefer the BMW X5, as you can see from the table below:




Standard engine

3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-6

2.0L Turbo I-4

Standard horsepower

335 HP

268 HP

Not only does the BMW deliver more horsepower with its standard engine compared to the INFINITI, but it also has an available performance line. The BMW M series equips your X5 with a 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that produces a thrilling 523 horsepower.

Unfortunately, the INFINITI QX50 doesn't have an available performance line that kicks your power into high gear like the BMW does.

Interior Specs of the BMW X5 and INFINITI QX50

So, we've talked about the performance specs, how about the interior specs? Well, when it comes to comfort features, both the BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX50 are well-equipped to welcome you home when you take the wheel.

Both luxury SUVs offer premium features, like available leather seating appointments, available heated front seats, and available ventilated front seats. They both also accommodate five passengers as a standard. The BMW X5 has an available third-row seating option as well, so it can seat up to seven passengers depending on the configuration you choose.

The BMW offers more cargo space, too, as the table below will show:




Cargo volume behind first row

72.3 cubic feet

65.1 cubic feet

Cargo volume behind second row

33.9 cubic feet

31.4 cubic feet

When the back row is upright, these two SUVs have comparable amounts of cargo space for your groceries, suitcases, sporting equipment, and more.

If you have something larger to transport, like furniture or children's bikes, you'll probably want the BMW X5 that has 72.3 cubic feet of total cargo volume. Compare this to a total cargo volume of 65.1 cubic feet in the INFINITI QX50. That's a difference of 7.2 cubic feet!

Choose Your Luxury SUV: BMW X5 or INFINITI QX50

Now that you know how the BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX50 compare, you probably have a good idea which one you want to drive around Starkville, Tuscaloosa, and Northport. If you like the X5, the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa can put you behind the wheel. Simply contact us to schedule your test drive of the BMW X5 today!

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