The 2015 Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60 are both mid-size, luxury crossover SUVs that feature ample interior space and seating for seven.
Tri-zone climate control, leather seats and Acura’s ELS studio premium audio system are a few of the features that set the 2015 Acura MDX apart from the competition.
The 2015 Acura MDX is powered by a V-TEC, V6 engine that gets an impressive 290 horsepower thanks partly to a variable cylinder management system.
A six-speed sport-shift automatic is standard on the new Acura MDX. Although the base trim for the 2015 Acura MDX is front-wheel drive, all-whele drive is available on the new MDX.
In terms of sheer horsepower, the Acura MDX outperforms the Infiniti QX60. The QX60 comes in at 265 horsepower.
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Powered by a 3.5 liter, V6 engine the Infinity QX60 manages to still get decent fuel economy – 26 miles per gallon (MPG*) on the highway and 20 MPG* in the city.
The Acura MDX, though, gets slightly better fuel economy with 28 highway MPG* and 20 miles per gallon in the city.
Acura’s on-demand multi-use display (ODMD) on the 2015 Acura MDX controls everything from wireless Bluetooth and audio to tri-zone climate control and the Acura’s sophisticated on-board navigation system.
Integrated SMS text messaging on the new Acura MDX means that you can respond to texts without letting your eyes drift from the road. The SMS text messaging system on the Acura MDX can actually read your texts out loud to you. The same tech feature applies to responding to emails while driving the 2015 Acura MDX.
Acura’s HomeLink feature is built into the new MDX and this allows you to control three garages and gates remotely. Lane-change warning systems and adaptive cruise control are available options on the 2015 Acura MDX.
The Infiniti QX60 offers the same style of leather seating on all of its seven seats. The Infiniti QX60 also includes: wireless Bluetooth, USB integration, Infiniti’s intelligent key, a rearview monitor and a power moonroof.
For sheer wealth and depth of onboard tech options, the Acura MDX probably wins out since in addition to the aforementioned features you also get a rear entertainment center, Zagat restaurant reviews and a voice-commanded music library.
The 2015 Acura MDX incorporates advanced compatibility engineering to increase the safety of all seven passengers during a crash and ensure that the front crumbles without causing unnecessary damage subsequent to a head-on collision.
In addition, the Acura MDX includes a tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability assist and three-point seat belts on all seven Acura MDX seating positions. Two advanced front airbags and side-curtain airbags ensure that your ride in a new Acura is a safe one.
The Infiniti QX60 offers a similar crumble design to the Acura MDX, but the QX60 focuses its efforts on enhancing the crumble zone in the rear. Anti-lock breaks and a blind-spot warning system are standard features on the Infiniti QX60.
In terms of which mid-size luxury crossover SUV takes the cake in terms of safety, both vehicles incorporate cutting-edge safety designs like front and rear crumble zones and side-curtain airbags. Both the Acura MDX and Infinity QX60 are very safe.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. You actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.