A look at how the 2023 INFINITI QX50 compares with the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC

May 1st, 2023 by

The 2023 INFINITI QX50 is a luxury compact SUV that truly stands out when it comes to value, performance, efficiency, and overall driving experience. The QX50 offers unique features, like a turbocharged engine that has the ability to vary its compression ratio to achieve better performance or better efficiency based on the situation. It also provides one of the largest cargo areas in the segment, offering significantly more space than the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC. You will notice that we mentioned 2022 here, as 2023 GLC models haven’t arrived yet. That means that the current GLC is really a previous generation model that doesn’t have some of the more advanced and modern features you find in the 2023 QX50.

Here’s the table you requested:

2023 Infiniti QX50 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Starting Price $49,495 $51,600
Standard Powertrain 2.0-litre Turbo with VC-T 2.0-litre Turbo
Standard Horsepower 268 hp 255 hp
Cargo Capacity 886 L 550 L
Infiniti ProPILOT Assist Yes No
WiFi Hotspot Yes No
Predictive Forward Collision Warning Yes No
Bose 16-speaker Performance Series Audio Yes No

More modern features in the 2023 INFINITI QX50

As you can see in the table above, the 2023 INFINITI QX50 has significantly more modern options and features compared to the 2022 GLC. The INFINITI ProPILOT Assist feature, as well as predictive forward collision warning, improve peace of mind on the road and provide greater driver assistance. A Wi-Fi hotspot keeps you connected, while the QX50 provides more exhaustive entertainment features. Considering that the INFINITI is less expensive than the GLC, the number of available features in the INFINITI that you do not find in the Mercedes-Benz is quite telling.

Better performance

The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain in the INFINITI QX50 is a unique powertrain in the segment. Featuring INFINITI’s VC-T technology, which stands for variable compression turbocharging, the powertrain has the ability to modify the compression ratio, which has an impact on both fuel economy and performance depending on the ratio. In other words, the QX50 has the ability to become more efficient or more powerful depending on the driver’s needs and the chosen driving mode. Delivering 268 hp, it provides more power than the GLC’s 2.0-litre turbo, and it also happens to be more efficient.

A more spacious and welcoming interior

Last but not least, the 2023 INFINITI QX50 features the largest cargo area in the segment with 886 L of cargo capacity behind the rear seats. That’s over 300 extra litres compared to the GLC. If space is important to you, the 2023 QX50 will deliver.
Offering more space, better versatility, better efficiency, enhanced performance, and more value, the 2023 INFINITI QX50 has a definite upper hand over the GLC if you want a spacious and value-packed compact luxury SUV that delivers on performance.