Do you want a luxury SUV with a powerful engine, spacious interior, and high-tech features? Then the BMW X5 and INFINITI QX50 are probably high on your list. While you're sure to love driving either vehicle, which one is the best fit for your commutes through Huntsville, Cullman, and Florence, AL?

The team at Century BMW can help you figure that out. Start by reading our BMW X5 vs. INFINITI QX50 comparison. When you're ready to get behind the wheel, contact us and we'll set you up with a test drive.

Related reading: BMW X5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE


BMW X5 vs INFINITI QX50: Technology at Your Fingertips

The BMW X5 and INFINITI QX50 are luxury SUVs built for the modern driver. So, you can be sure to find plenty of technology inside the cabin. For example, they both include connectivity features like:

  • Bluetooth® wireless
  • Available Apple CarPlay®
  • Available Android Auto™

These features keep you connected and entertained by allowing you to access phone audio and contacts through your vehicle. With Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto, you can actually plug your phone in to the USB port and use certain smartphone features through your SUV's touchscreen display.

The BMW X5 has an available 12.3-inch display in the center stack while the INFINITI QX50 has a smaller 8-inch upper screen.


Cabin Specs: BMW X5 and INFINITI QX50

Of course, the notable cabin features go far beyond the infotainment system. These luxury SUVs also have first-class comfort features like:

  • Available leather seating appointments
  • Available heated seats
  • Available cooled seats

They each have enough room for five passengers as a standard feature, too. The BMW X5 also has an available 3-row configuration that can bump your seating capacity up to seven passengers. So, if you need a few extra seats, the BMW may be a better fit than the INFINITI QX50.

Not only that, but the BMW X5 also has more cargo space. With the rear seats folded, the BMW has 72.3 cubic feet of total cargo volume. The INFINITI QX50, on the other hand, comes up a bit short with just 65.1 cubic feet of total cargo space.


Engine Specs and Performance Features

Now that you know how comfortable and high-tech the cabin can be, let's look at what's hard at work under the hood. Both the BMW X5 and INFINITI QX50 keep you steady with an available smart all-wheel drive (AWD) system that adapts to changing roadway conditions to improve traction control in a variety of situations.

They also both let you switch into Sport mode for a more dynamic drive with improved acceleration, overtaking, and steering responsiveness. If you're looking for true sportiness, however, you may prefer the BMW X5 powertrain:

 

BMW X5

INFINITI QX50

Standard engine

3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-6

2.0L turbocharged I-4

Standard horsepower

335 horsepower

268 horsepower


Not only does the BMW deliver more power than the INFINITI with its standard engine, but it also has an available performance line called the BMW M Series. This equips your X5 with a 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that generates 523 horsepower.

Unfortunately, the INFINITI QX50 doesn't have a performance-focused powertrain.


BMW X5 vs INFINITI QX50: Take a Test Drive

Now that you know how the BMW X5 and INFINITI QX50 compare, it's time to take a test drive. Which one will you try out? If you like what the BMW can bring to the Cullman, Huntsville, and Florence, AL, areas, reach out to Century BMW and we'll get you behind the wheel.

Contact us to test drive the BMW X5 today!

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