See the Mazda CX-5 vs. the Infiniti QX50 at Tom Bush Mazda in Jacksonville, FL


When it comes to finding a crossover SUV, how do you find the right one for your needs in Brunswick, GA? With a large number of crossovers available, our team here at Tom Bush Mazda in Jacksonville, FL is here to help you find the right match for your family. Just how does the Mazda CX-5 compare to other midsize luxury crossovers like the Infiniti QX50? Let us take a look at their differences so you can decide which is right for you and test drive one here at our Jacksonville, FL Mazda dealership; we are less than an hour outside of Saint Augustine.



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Powertrain and Efficiency 

  • Under the hood of the Mazda CX-5 is a SKYACTIV® 2.5T engine that boasts 310 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 revolutions per minute (rpm). This turbocharged engine makes use of a dynamic pressure turbocharger that works immediately after you press the gas pedal. The Infiniti QX50 also makes use of a turbocharged engine in a 2.0L size. However, it has a lower 280 lb-ft of torque at the 1,600 to 4,800 rpm range.
  • Likewise, the CX-5 doesn't sacrifice power for fuel-efficiency, unlike is Infinity counterpart. Within the CX-5 is the SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine. It works by compressing the air-fuel mixture in each of the cylinders. This enables your SUV to get more out of each gallon of fuel, but it is a Mazda-exclusive feature unavailable on any Infiniti SUVs including the QX50.
  • Combined with the 6-speed transmission, in both manual and automatic options, you can get up to 31 mpg on the highway depending on the model selected. The transmission is also designed for faster acceleration and control. You'll find that it has a racing-inspired design for quicker shifting.
  • SKYACTIV® is built into each Mazda CX-5 and includes standard features such as G-Vectoring Control Plus. This system works to adjust the power and weight distribution in the CX-5 to assist with cornering and provide an overall smoother ride. 

Interior Design 

The design of the CX-5 features a wide range of luxurious features with the available Signature model for you to enjoy in your daily travels to Jacksonville Beach. These features include Nappa leather seats in Caturra Brown colors and layered wood trim. To help set a wide range of moods, the CX-5 Signature model has ambient lighting that lets you choose from a selection of lighting colors at the touch of a button. The Infiniti QX50, it features a leatherette seating option with aluminum trim accents. Many of the more luxurious features come as add-ons instead of standard options. 


  • The CX-5 has received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ in multiple years and has safety features such as the I-Activsense® system, which makes uses of a system of cameras and radar to keep track of your surroundings. I-Activesense® uses this system to alert you of potential collisions when driving through cities like Gainesville, FL and can even take action when needed as well. Visual and auditory alerts help to keep you aware of your surroundings.
  • Other safety systems such as the CX-5's SKYACTIV® body makes use of a RING structure that adds to its durability. Blind Spot Monitoring is designed to detect and warn of vehicles that enter your blind spots at high speeds.
  • The QX50 offers safety systems which can only be added as an available feature to an existing package. This SUV mainly differs in that it makes use of radar and sonar instead of cameras and radar and operates at a much slower speed.
  • In terms of safety ratings, the new QX50 SUV lost out on IIHS Top Safety Pick status due to its average to poor ratings in headlight strength, which is one of many areas the CX-5 shines thanks to standard LED headlights 

Entertainment Technology 

When it comes to entertainment, the Mazda CX-5 makes use of the Mazda Connect™ system. From here you can use the 7-inch screen to connect your smartphone to keep your favorite tunes pumping as you and your friends cruise out to Ponte Vedra Beach. Some of the common infotainment features include navigation, entertainment, and more with the touchscreen, voice, or steering wheel. The Infiniti QX50 offers a similar system, but at a higher pricing point compared to the CX-5. 

Choose an SUV and Test Drive it Today! 

Which one is better? The new Mazda CX-5 is packed with features and designs that can fit a wide range of styles and lifestyles. Our team is here at Tom Bush Mazda in Jacksonville, FL to help you answer any questions and get you behind the wheel of the Mazda CX-5 to test it out for yourself. Our dealership is less than 20 minutes away from Riverside in Jacksonville and we hope to see you soon!