Want to buy a new high-end SUV? The 2019 Buick Envision and the 2019 Infiniti QX50 could be two cars you’re thinking about. Here, we compare the two to help you decide which one to choose.
The Envision has 100.6 cubic feet of passenger space, while the QX50 has 104.4 cubic feet. Also, both the front and back of the QX50 have more headroom, shoulder room, and legroom than the Envision.
When the back seat is up, the QX50 has 31.4 cubic feet more cargo space than the Envision, which only has 26.9 cubic feet. When the seats are folded down, the QX50’s cargo space is 65.1 cubic feet, while the Envision’s is 57.3 cubic feet.
Standard on the QX50 is a glovebox that locks, but not on the Envision. Both come with a lot of nice extras and the latest technology as standard.
Price and Fuel Economy
The base price of the 2019 Envision is $32,990, while the base price of the 2019 QX50 is $37,545. The Envision gets about 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway, while the QX50 gets about 34 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Engine Specs and Transmission
The QX50 has an optional 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that makes 268 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The standard 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine in the Envision makes 197 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine in the Envision Premium is a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder that makes 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the QX50 (CVT). This means that there are no steps between gears, so the engine works more efficiently to get the best gas mileage, or it can be kept at its highest horsepower for the most speed. A CVT is not available for the Envision.
The Infiniti QX50 has pretensioners on both the front and back seat shoulder belts to tighten the belts and get rid of any slack in the event of a crash. Only the seatbelts in the front of the Buick Envision have pretensioners.
A Backup Collision Intervention system can be added to the QX50 Essential trim level. This system watches for a rear collision and automatically applies the brakes to help avoid it. This system is not available on the Envision.
Both cars have frontal airbags for the driver and front passenger, front side-impact airbags, knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, and side-impact head airbags. They also both come standard with front-wheel drive, front shoulder belts that can be adjusted for height, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors, and rear cross-path warning.
Both the Infiniti and the Buick offer all-wheel drive as an option.
The basic warranty for the QX50 is for 4 years or 60,000 miles. This covers the whole car and comes with 24-hour roadside assistance as well. The Envision comes with a basic warranty that lasts for 4 years or 50,000 miles.
The QX50 also has a 7-year warranty against corrosion, while the Envision only has a 6-year warranty against corrosion.
Previous 2016 Model Comparisons
SUV season has just started, and the release of the mysterious Buick Envision is getting closer by the minute. In this comparison, the 2016 Buick Envision goes up against the 2016 Infiniti QX50, which is the first SUV made in China to be sold in the United States.
There aren’t many trims for either of these cars. The 2016 Infiniti QX50 will come in two trims: the QX50 with all-wheel drive and the QX50 with rear-wheel drive. The 2016 Buick Envision will only come in one trim level in the United States.
Even though they are both different, these two cars are very different when it comes to power. The Envision will have a 2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated Gas Inline-4 engine that can make 195 horsepower and 187 ft-lbs of torque.
The Infiniti QX50 is a car with a lot more power. Infiniti put a 3.7-liter Premium Unleaded V-6 engine in the QX50. This engine can give the driver 325 horsepower and 267 net torque. Even though the QX50’s V-6 engine makes it one of the best cars in its class, it doesn’t get very good gas mileage because of it.
It gets about 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, according to an estimate. The fuel economy rating for the 2016 Buick Envision is still a mystery, since there is no information about it yet.
So far, all we know about the Envision is that Buick gave it a lot of features to make it stand out in the crowded SUV market. Still, Infiniti added its own features to the new line of QX50 cars, starting with the SUV’s Future Thinking Distance Control Technology.
The driver can set the speed and distance intervals for the cruise control with this feature. It can also automatically slow down the car when traffic slows down, making it easier for the driver to keep a safe distance between his or her car and the cars around it. The QX50 also has a brand-new technology called Distance Control Assist. According to infinitiusa.com, this technology helps the driver let off the gas and even hit the brakes when traffic is slowing down.
Buick didn’t skimp on the features that will make driving the Envision a better experience for whoever is behind the wheel. They added things to the SUV like a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot and soundproofing to block out noise from the outside. With OnStar 4G LTE, the car can become a Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to seven devices up to 20 feet away.
Surround Vision is an interesting feature that was added to the SUV made in China. The Envision has a set of cameras that give the driver a 360-degree view of what’s going on around the car. This technology is a first for Buick. It was made to help drivers avoid obstacles and cut down on blind spots.
The QX50 is more powerful than the Envision, but the Infiniti car is likely to be a little more expensive than the new Buick SUV.
The 2016 Buick Envision’s prices haven’t been announced yet, but the base model of the SUV is likely to cost around $30,000.
According to infinitiusa.com, the base price of a 2016 Infiniti QX50 with rear-wheel drive is $34,450, while the base price of a QX50 with all-wheel drive is $35,850.