You’ve been circling both the 2021 INFINITI QX50 and the 2020 INFINITI QX60. Although Redwood City, San Francisco, and San Mateo, California, shoppers know they’re different, what makes them so? Redwood City INFINITI takes on the task of defining how they’re different, so you can figure out which one to get.

Dueling Cabin Sizes

These dueling SUVs sport different sizes, so consider how much space you want. The INFINITI QX50 hosts up to five passengers, while the INFINITI QX60 welcomes up to seven passengers aboard, thanks to an extra third row.

Let’s examine the cabin dimensions.







40 inches/38.4 inches

40.7 inches/38.2 inches/36.5 inches

Hip Room

55.6 inches/53.8 inches

56.8 inches/55.8 inches/42 inches


39.6 inches/38.7 inches

42.2 inches/41.7 inches/30.8 inches

Both vehicles provide available climate-controlled seating, but the INFINITI QX50 gives you a Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System upgrade. The INFINITI QX60 offers an Advanced Climate Control system instead.

Inside, you’re promised an available leather interior. Promise kept, but the INFINITI QX50 provides semi-aniline leather appointments, while the INFINITI QX60 offers leather.

For your cargo area, the space divides when all seats are down. In the INFINITI QX50, partake in a maximum of 65.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. With the INFINITI QX60, you’ll get 76.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. Both provide spacious areas, so determine what fits your lifestyle.

Look to the Dashboard

Dashboard setups will be the first difference you may notice when you hop inside. The INFINITI QX50 splays out INFINITI InTouch™ dual display system screens—one 8-inch screen on top, and the other 7-inch screen on the bottom. If you want two screens in the INFINITI QX60, enter the middle row with its optional dual 8-inch screens mounted onto the front seats. In front, an 8-inch touch-screen display takes center stage.

Very similar audio system upgrades can be found in either car to jazz up your tunes. The 16-speaker Bose® Performance Series Audio System with Advanced Staging Technology comes in the INFINITI QX50. You’ll discover fewer speakers with the INFINITI QX60 Bose® CenterPoint® sound system, which offers 15 speakers.

Spot the Safety

In front, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection comes standard in each car, while a Backup Collision Intervention system only appears in the INFINITI QX60. Lane Departure Warning, which alerts you if you unsuspectingly slip out of your lane, comes standard in the INFINITI QX50. This handy feature is available in the INFINITI QX60.

Luckily, both vehicles can be equipped with the available Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection. That way, you’ll be aware of what’s surrounding you, whether you’re in motion or stopped.

Differences in Performance

Like the size of the vehicles, the performance brings some differences to the road. Under the INFINITI QX50 hood, you’ll see a 2.0L VC-Turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower with 280 lb-ft of torque.

The INFINITI QX60 uses a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower with 270 lb-ft of torque. Surprisingly, these stats come close, but with the INFINITI QX50, you can tow up to 3,000 pounds when properly equipped. If you attach a trailer to the INFINITI QX60, tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds.

To remain on the road longer, the INFINITI QX50 achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG.1 The INFINITI QX60 achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG, so you may need to make an earlier pit stop.2

Learn the Differences Between the 2021 INFINITI QX50 and the 2020 INFINITI QX60

Stop, and then circle back to the 2021 INFINITI QX50 and the 2020 INFINITI QX60. Did you decide on one for your Redwood City, San Francisco, and San Mateo travels? If you’re still hemming and hawing, visit Redwood City INFINITI for a test drive of both vehicles.

1 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparison only.

2 2020 QX60 FWD EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 City, 27 Highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparison only.


Contact Us: