2020 Acura RLX vs 2021 INFINITI Q50

2020 Acura RLX vs 2021 INFINITI Q50

The idea of climbing into a luxury automobile that offers a rewarding experience has permeated the world for generations. A luxury car adds a dash of sophistication anywhere it goes, and the lap of luxury itself provides an elevated journey. Many brands are out there looking to wow you with their selections, and that includes Acura. The Acura RLX is a classy luxury sedan that can make for an interesting driving experience for those who wish to get on board. It is, however, not without its share of competition. Many such luxury sedans are also vying for your attention, and that includes the 2021 INFINITI Q50. Let’s take a look at a 2020 Acura RLX vs 2021 INFINITI Q50 comparison to see how these vehicles differ. For the purpose of this comparison, we will be looking at each vehicle’s base model. (Acura RLX model shown in main image is the 2020 Acura RLX P-AWS®.)

2020 Acura RLX with Technology Package FWD



310 Horsepower Base Horsepower 300 Horsepower
20 City / 29 Hwy / 23 Combined MPG* Base Fuel Economy 20 City / 29 Hwy / 23 Combined MPG
14.9 Cubic Feet Maximum Luggage Volume 13.2 Cubic Feet
Standard Heated Front Seats Not Available

Differences between the 2020 Acura RLX and 2021 INFINITI Q50

The 2020 Acura RLX comes equipped with an engine that can produce more horsepower than the engine inside the base model of the 2021 INFINITI Q50. Even with that power, the 2020 Acura RLX offers the same fuel economy numbers as its INFINITI Q50 PURE competitor.

Everyone has different tastes as far as drivetrain goes, but if it does make a difference in your driving opinion, please note that the standard drivetrain in the 2020 Acura RLX is front-wheel drive; it’s rear-wheel drive in the 2021 INFINITI Q50 PURE. With the 2020 Acura RLX, you can also find heated front seats as a standard amenity, which you won’t see in the 2021 INFINITI Q50 PURE.

If you anticipate carrying a lot of luggage, you may be pleased to know that the 2020 Acura RLX offers a trunk which has 14.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, which surpasses the 13.2 cubic feet of luggage volume in the 2021 INFINITI Q50 PURE.


20 / 29 / 23 (city / hwy / combined)

RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
28 / 29 / 28 (city / hwy / combined)

Based on 2020 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.