2019 INFINITI QX30 vs 2019 Lexus NX | What’s the Difference?

2019 Lexus NX 300



2019 Lexus NX 300

24 city / 33 hwy

Fuel Economy

22 city / 28 hwy
208 hp


235 hp
258 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Serving Duluth, Atlanta, and Roswell, GA

Some crossover SUVs function as entry points to luxury-style features and premium quality. The INFINITI QX30 and the Lexus NX is among them. With their affordability and small size, they are both top-quality and agile vehicles to own. And coincidentally, in 2019, both SUVs have no major changes, as the QX30 enters its third model year and the NX enters its fifth. Although you won’t go wrong with either vehicle, the 2019 INFINITI QX30 is a better choice than the 2019 Lexus NX. Here’s why:

Fuel Efficiency

As small vehicles, the 2019 INFINITI QX30 and the 2019 Lexus NX provide outstanding fuel economy. The QX30, thanks in large part to a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, can attain up to 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The NX also comes with a 2.0-liter I4, although it provides 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. That’s 2 less mpg in city fuel economy and 5 less mpg in highway fuel economy than the peak numbers from its INFINITI counterpart.


While the 2019 Lexus NX has its engine pinned to a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 INFINITI QX30 goes with a seven-speed dual-clutch (DCT) transmission. This type of transmission has two separate clutches: one for odd gear sets and the other for even gear sets. As a result, it eliminates the shift shock that can occur in automatic gearboxes. In addition, with the DCT, you can choose between letting the computer do all of the shifting and deciding to control it yourself. Indeed, the DCT helps improve the fuel economy of the QX30 because power flow from the engine to the transmission is uninterrupted.

Cabin Quality

More so than the 2019 Lexus NX, the 2019 INFINITI QX30 is praised particularly for its cabin. The interior is finished with high-quality black Fibretec material, and all seats face a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Higher trims offers enhancements or additions such as Nappa leather upholstery, graphic suede-like material headliner, contrast stitching, black lacquer interior accents, and dark wood center stack and door handle trim.

To check out the 2019 INFINITI QX30, we welcome you to our INFINITI dealership in Duluth, Georgia. With sterling aggregated reviews on Google, DealerRater.com, and Cars.com, we are one of the top Atlanta-area dealers. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our INFINITI sales specialists.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.