In this battle of the brands, it's BMW vs. INFINITI. These luxury manufacturers bring comfort and confidence to your daily drive. The question is: Whose dealership should you visit first in Birmingham, Irondale, or Hoover, AL?

Our team at BMW of Birmingham has created this BMW vs. INFINITI comparison, so you can get a better idea of what each has in store!

BMW vs INFINITI: Battle of the Compact Luxury SUV

If you're looking for an efficient and versatile compact luxury SUV, both the BMW X3 and the INFINITI QX50 are good choices. If you need more efficiency, the X3 has the edge. It boasts an EPA-estimated 25 city/29 highway MPG. The QX50, on the other hand, tops out at an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG.

Both SUVs have seating for five and a nearly identical amount of front headroom, but you'll have more room to stretch out in the BMW X3. It offers front-seat passengers 40.3 inches of legroom. You will only have 39.6 inches of legroom in the front of the QX50.

You will be able to stay connected with Apple CarPlay™ in either SUV, but you'll find the infotainment system in the X3 is more user-friendly, thanks to the iDrive 6.0 system. It can be operated with your voice, the touchscreen, and the iDrive touchpad controller. You will get voice control and a touchscreen with the QX50, but no touchpad controller.

BMW vs INFINITI: Advanced Safety Features

Luxury vehicles have always stood on the forefront of vehicle safety, and BMW and INFINITI are no exception. They both come with innovative safety features that will help inspire confidence. BMW puts them all into a streamlined safety suite known as Active Driving Assistant. It includes:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning

The Active Protection System is one safety system that you will only find on BMW vehicles. When it detects an imminent collision, it then prepares the vehicle by automatically tightening the safety belts, closing the windows, and activating post-crash braking.

You will have greater confidence when maneuvering into tight parking spaces with vehicles from either manufacturer. Most can be outfitted with an available Surround View that gives you a virtual look at the surroundings.

BMW vs INFINITI: Who Has the Better Certified Pre-Owned Program?

If you're looking for a reliable certified pre-owned ride, both manufacturers offer a confidence-inspiring certified pre-owned program, but you'll find that vehicles from BMW have more life left in them. BMW Certified Pre-Owned vehicles must have no more than 60,000 miles on the odometer to qualify for the program. INFINITI Certified Pre-Owned cars could have up to 70,000 miles.

Both brands require that all certified pre-owned vehicles pass a stringent inspection and reconditioning process. They check the engine, side mirrors, and everything in between. That means, you can rest assured that every component is performing at its best.

Certified pre-owned vehicles from both BMW and INFINITI also come with warranty coverage. They may help cover the cost of some repairs, so you'll have even more peace of mind as you cruise around town.

BMW vs INFINITI: We Have a Winner

If you're jump-starting your car-buying journey in Birmingham, Irondale, and Hoover, Alabama, and you need a safe, compact luxury SUV or a reliable certified pre-owned ride, BMW is the brand for you.

Contact our team at BMW of Birmingham to learn more!

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