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Style is not the most important part of a vehicle but it is a big part of selecting a vehicle and then living with it. When QX50 was first released as the EX it was styled as a beefed up G35, not much has changed since its debut, lets see how it holds up against the industries marquee luxury brands...


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GLK is hands down the ugliest of the bunch, it is a minimally styled shoebox. Actually same goes for the X3 their nearly identical box shapes, chunky lamps and awkward grills make it difficult to decide which one is least appealing.

My biggest problem with Q5 is that it shows its Volkswagen lineage, its basic shape is the Tiguan with Audi bits stuck on. LEDs were impressive when they first debuted but now Audi has used them to such extremes they look average and run of the mill now. Also Q5 looks like it has a saggy rear end.

QX50 has attractive curves especially on the rear fenders. The QX50 brings the most flowing style very reminiscent of the G coupes with thier aggresive arches and powerful stances.

Evoque is the most engaging design, i cant decide which angle i like the Evoque from best, weather its the lips slightly parted grill the menacing stare down from the headlamps or the aggressive rear clip.

If you were shopping based on exterior only which one do you go for?
 

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Audi, BMW and Infiniti look very similar. Almost exactly the same shape. Don't like the boxy shape of the GLK.

The Evoque has a unique look compared to the others, which I appreciate. I am just a bigger fan of the other brands, so I don't really want to consider the Range Rover.
 

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Infiniti's QX50 has some great style, but I think that ll of these designs pale in comparison to the Evoque. It manages to look sporty as a crossover. It also has a sleek look without using too many round elements.

I didn't realize the Evoque costs that much more than the other cars listed here. Is it really that much more expensive?
 

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i always disliked the X3 front end, BMW needs to update it with headlights and a grille that follows the new M3 design

 

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I am a sucker for the bolder look of the Range Rover but I really don;t have that kind of money to spend. And plus there is nothing like Japanese reliability. I'll be saving money while some break the bank over maintenance and repairs.
 

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Is the Q5 not too big for this comparison? Or am I wrong? And is the Evoque a bit too expensive?
The EX is 182.3 inches. The Q5 is 182.6 in.

answered my own question since noone did. They are actually the same size. For some reason the Q5 looks so big in person. It's probably because the Q5 is taller.
 

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Is the Q5 not too big for this comparison? Or am I wrong? And is the Evoque a bit too expensive?
MSRP from Base

QX50: $34,400
X3: $39,600
Evoque: $42,040
Q5: $37,300
GLK: $37,480

The Evoque isn't that much more expensive that the 3 germans but it is ~$8K more than a QX50. However the Evoque does bring a level of sophistication missing from the other 4. I will say though that QX50 does hold its own well against the Evoque, but the QX50 suffers because of its dated interior, I dont think it has seen an update since its inception in 2008. I fully expect a big time step up from a refreshed QX50, something along the lines of Q50 plus all the wizard gizmos Infiniti is packing their cars with now..






Yes those are two touch screens...
 

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Yeah the Bmw X3 and Evoque are up at the top for price. I am not in the market to pay any more than $40,000
 

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the QX50 is a bargain compared to the rest, plus the cost of ownership for an infiniti is way below the rest too :D
 

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The QX50 design has the "sleek" look to it. I like the dual exhaust tips.

The X3 looks bulky and so does the Evoque. The Q5 looks alot bigger than it actually is. It also looks a little bit too round overall.
 

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The Q5 is the odd looking one of the bunch. Personally I think the Q50 has the most modern design.
I agree about the Q50, it has one of the most modern designs so far, there aren't many cars like it in it's price range. Anything really nice is really expensive.
 

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The QX50 design has the "sleek" look to it. I like the dual exhaust tips.

The X3 looks bulky and so does the Evoque. The Q5 looks alot bigger than it actually is. It also looks a little bit too round overall.
yeah i agree
the interior is even better, much better than what BMW or Mercedes is capable of when it comes to interior design
 

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I am still on about how remarkably similar the QX50, Q5 and X3 look. There is not much design innovation there. Obviously that look is popular if three luxury brands basically are offering the same thing.

I like how the QX50 has a more sloped back end than the other two though. It makes it more sporty.
 

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its actually funny that Mercedes has the sloping roof on some of it's vehicles but they dont use it on their SUV's, yet Infiniti has it on their line of SUV's

 

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the GLA has a sloping roof line sort of



QX50 just needs an update to its lines, otherwise it has set the trend for the segment IMO
 

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I think the front end of the QX50 is looking a little round, which is making it looking just slightly dated. More angles and edges would modernize the vehicle. I think a slight update will do wonders for the QX50.
 

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I think the front end of the QX50 is looking a little round, which is making it looking just slightly dated. More angles and edges would modernize the vehicle. I think a slight update will do wonders for the QX50.
forsure the design is from 2007...





hehhh 2007 was not a friendly time for design
 
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