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Buick Envision vs Infiniti QX50 (2019 Update)

In the market for a new luxury SUV? You may be considering the 2019 Buick Envision and the 2019 Infiniti QX50. Here, we have compared the two to help you make your decision.


Inside, the QX50 has 3.8 cubic feet more passenger room than the Envision, at 104.4 at 100.6 respectively. Additionally, the QX50 has more headroom, shoulder room and legroom in both the front and rear than the Envision.

As for cargo space, you’ll find more in the QX50 with its rear seat up than in the Envision with its rear seat up, at 31.4 vs. 26.9 cubic feet. With the seats folded down, the QX50 has a much larger cargo area than the Envision at 65.1 vs. 57.3 cubic feet.

The QX50 offers a locking glovebox, standard, but the Envision does not. Both include many luxury extras and all the updated tech, standard.

Price and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Envision starts at $32,990 while the 2019 QX50 starts at $37,545. The QX50 get slightly better gas mileage than the Envision; the QX50 gets 34 miles per gallon in the city, on average, and 31 on the highway, while the Envision gets 21 in the city, on average, and 27 on the highway.

Engine Specs and Transmission

The QX50 has a 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder engine option that produces 268 hp and 280 lbs.-ft of torque, while the Envision’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder engine produces 197 hp and 192 lbs.-ft of torque. The Envision Premium comes with a standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder engine which produces 252 hp and 260 lbs.-ft of torque.

The QX50 comes with a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). This means there are no steps between gears, so the engine works more efficiently to provide the best fuel economy possible., or it can be kept at peak hp for maximum acceleration. The Envision does not offer a CVT.

Safety Features

Both the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Infiniti QX50 are equipped with pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate slack in the event of a collision. The Buick Envision offers pretensioners on the front seatbelts only.

The QX50 Essential trim level has an optional Backup Collision Intervention system which monitors and automatically applies the brakes to help prevent a rear collision. The Envision does not offer this system.

Both vehicles come standard with driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and side-impact head airbags. They both also come standard with front-wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, 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.

All-wheel drive is optional on both the Infiniti and the Buick.


The QX50 comes with a full 4-year or 60,000-mile basic warranty. This covers the entire vehicle and also includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Envision comes with a 4-year or 50,000-mile basic warranty.

The QX50 also comes with a 7-year corrosion warranty while the Envision comes with a 6-year corrosion warranty.

Previous 2016 Model Comparisons

SUV season is just starting, and with the release of the mysterious Buick Envision getting closer by the minute, we bring you another comparison featuring the first ever Chinese-built Sport Utility Vehicle to hit the American market, as the 2016 Buick Envision faces off against the 2016 Infiniti QX50.

Not many trims are available for either of these cars. The 2016 Infiniti QX50 will be available for customers in two trims: The all-wheel-drive QX50 and the rear-wheel-drive QX50. The 2016 Buick Envision will be offered for the American market in only one trim.

While they are similar in terms of variety, these two vehicles are worlds apart when it comes to power.  The Envision will be equipped with a 2.5 liter Naturally Aspirated Gas Inline-4 engine that can push for 195 horsepower and 187 ft-lbs of torque.

The Infiniti QX50 is a much more powerful car. Under the hood of the QX50, Infiniti placed a 3.7 liter Premium Unleaded V-6 engine, which can give its driver 325 horsepower and 267 net torque. While that V-6 engine places the QX50 as one of the most dominant models in the category, the Infiniti car pays for it when it comes to fuel economy.

It has an estimated fuel economy rating of 17 mpg driving in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The mystery surrounding the 2016 Buick Envision’s fuel economy rating continues, as no data is yet available on the matter.

2016 buick envision

What we have so far on the Envision are the many features Buick packed the vehicle with to make a dent in the competitive SUV market. Nevertheless, Infiniti added its share of features to the new line of QX50, starting with the Future Thinking Distance Control Technology of the Infiniti SUV.

This cruise control feature allows the driver to speed and distance intervals to the cruise control. It can also automatically slow down the vehicle as traffic slows down, helping the driver maintain the distance to the surrounding cars. The QX50 also comes with an all-new Distance Control Assist technology, which, according to infinitiusa.com, helps the driver release the throttle and even apply the brakes in slowing traffic.

Buick didn’t hold down regarding features fit to improving the driving experience of whoever finds him or herself behind the Envision’s wheel. They added features from soundproofing the vehicle from outside noise to adding a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot to the SUV. The OnStar 4G LTE can turn the car into a Wi-Fi hotspot able to hold seven devices connected up to 20 feet away from the Envision.

Another interesting feature added to the Chinese-built SUV is Surround Vision. The Envision is equipped with a set of cameras that provide a 360-degree view of what is surrounding the car to the driver. A first for Buick, this technology was developed to help drivers avoid obstacles and reduce blind spots.

The QX50 is more powerful than the Envision, but the Infiniti vehicle is expected to be a little more expensive than the new Buick SUV.

Buick hasn’t released its official prices for the 2016 Envision, but the base model of the SUV is expected to be priced in the $30,000 range.

The rear-wheel-drive 2016 Infiniti QX50 is priced starting at $34,450 while the all-wheel-drive version of the QX50 is priced starting at $35,850 according to infinitiusa.com.