Choosing a luxury sedan in today’s supremely competitive automobile market is very challenging for anyone. With so many options, it can be hard to decide which one is right for your driving tastes. Two luxury vehicles that drivers often look to today are the 2014 Acura TL and the 2014 Infiniti Q50. If you are comparing these two automobiles to determine which one is right for your needs, you should examine their features in several categories and then decide which sedan will work best for you.
2014 Acura TL
The Acura TL has been a staple of the luxury market for some time now: the vehicle has been in production for almost two full decades. It is one of the best-selling vehicles that Acura has available. After a design update in 2012 and with the upcoming TLX set to replace the TL in 2015, the 2014 TL remains mostly unchanged from the previous model year.
2014 Infiniti Q50
Infiniti’s Q50 replaced the G sedan for the 2014 model year as a part of Infiniti’s recent rebranding. It is one of the flagship models that Infiniti has on the market today. Because of the rebranding, the 2014 Q50 features many changes from the previous year including improved technology, a redesigned appearance, and an option for a hybrid model.
Engine Performance and Fuel Economy
When comparing the engines on the 2014 Infiniti Q50 and the 2014 Acura TL, you will find that the Q50 is slightly superior, offering 328 horsepower @ 7000 RPM compared to 280 horsepower @ 6200 RPM on the TL. However, both vehicles are evenly matched when you consider their fuel economy. The 2014 Acura TL and the 2014 Infiniti Q50 both get 20 MPG* city, 29 MPG* highway, and 23 MPG* combined.
Features: Interior & Exterior
One of the reasons that many people like luxury vehicles is that they offer some of the most sophisticated features available on the automobile market today. The 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Acura TL both offer some top-notch convenience and comfort features like power door locks and windows, a tilt steering column, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. Both cars also include power passenger and driver seats and SiriusXM satellite radio. However, the TL has some significant advantages over the Q50 in the features category. The TL provides a dual adjustable front memory seat and heated front seats, two features not available on the Q50. The TL also has an auto-dimming interior mirror and perimeter lighting that can be activated with a remote, both of which are unavailable on the Q50.
Vehicle Size and Capacity
All vehicles need to have sufficient space for drivers and their passengers to be comfortable. The 2014 TL and the 2014 Q50 both have plenty of space, but the TL has more room in several categories. The 2014 TL is longer at 194 inches compared to 188.3 inches on the Q50, and it is also wider at 74 inches compared to 71.8 inches on the Q50. The 2014 Acura TL also provides more front shoulder room at 58.2 inches, while the Q50 offers only 56.7 inches.
The 2014 Acura TL and the 2014 Infiniti Q50 are both impressive vehicles for people that want a comfortable sedan. However, if you are comparing these two sedans head to head, you will find that the TL comes out ahead because of its larger array of features, more comfortable interior, and longer exterior. Vehicle shoppers in the greater Philadelphia area should head to Montgomeryville Acura to take a test drive.
*2014 EPA Mileage
Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.