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Old 01-07-2019, 08:00 PM
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Nicole Wakelin of Boston.com is one of the few reviewers that understands the True Touchpad. After giving a glowing review of the rest of the RDX, she states:
"Touchpads are a tough proposition in cars with cursors that are hard to manage, but the touchpad in the RDX is different. It’s mapped one-to-one rather than having a floating cursor. If you want to select what’s in the top right of the screen, there’s no need to worry about a cursor. Simply touch the top right of the touchpad. There’s a brief learning curve, but it quickly becomes intuitive and easier than what other automakers offer."

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Originally Posted by B25Nut View Post
Nicole Wakelin of Boston.com is one of the few reviewers that understands the True Touchpad. After giving a glowing review of the rest of the RDX, she states:
"Touchpads are a tough proposition in cars with cursors that are hard to manage, but the touchpad in the RDX is different. It’s mapped one-to-one rather than having a floating cursor. If you want to select what’s in the top right of the screen, there’s no need to worry about a cursor. Simply touch the top right of the touchpad. There’s a brief learning curve, but it quickly becomes intuitive and easier than what other automakers offer."

https://www.boston.com/cars/car-revi...-sporty-update
I'm cool with the touchpad because I'm not a heavy user of it. Otherwise I don't think it's a cool thing.

Either you have to look at the screen, then at the touchpad, and only then can you get to the right place. Otherwise, you still have to do some hunting (resulting in highlighting of icons you didn't mean to click) to find the right part of the touchpad. The best UI IMO is still a clickable screen ala Volvo, JLR, and Tesla. Of course, as tons of smartphone OSes that preceded the iPhone's iOS, just because it's a touch screen, doesn't mean the UI will be user friendly...
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AutoWeek semi-long term test. So far they like it.
https://autoweek.com/article/car-rev...st-impressions
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Originally Posted by B25Nut View Post
AutoWeek semi-long term test. So far they like it.
https://autoweek.com/article/car-rev...st-impressions
Funny he has an almost identical assessment of the touchpad as I did in the post right above yours.
I’m still getting used to the new “True Touchpad” infotainment system. The touchpad is supposedly matched 1 to 1 with the screen, but I still had to hunt around to get to the button I wanted while keeping my eyes on the road. Also it’s not just a tap -- you have to push with a little effort. We’ll see if it gets easier to use over time.
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I would say the first negative and biased review. These two clowns did not like anything about the RDX lol! But anyway, we have to respect their opinion. Definitely, after so many great reviews of RDX, Infiniti had to buy some good reviews hahah!

My favorite part was when the guy says why do we need two sports mode and criticizing the sportiness of the car.

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it's funny really. I crossed the QX50 off my list right after a test drive. You think I complain about the RDX much? At least I care about it enough to be here, bouncing thoughts and reading others' because I genuinely think this is one of the most exciting model Acura has put out in a long time. I didn't even bother with the Infiniti, there are so much wrong there I don't even know where to begin.

Judging on the sales number, I'm probably not alone.
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Originally Posted by acuraada View Post
it's funny really. I crossed the QX50 off my list right after a test drive. You think I complain about the RDX much? At least I care about it enough to be here, bouncing thoughts and reading others' because I genuinely think this is one of the most exciting model Acura has put out in a long time. I didn't even bother with the Infiniti, there are so much wrong there I don't even know where to begin.

Judging on the sales number, I'm probably not alone.
Infiniti got it wrong in a big way:
1. Infotainment
2. CVT
3. Nothing special about the engine
4. Outdated interior - might look luxurious but outdated
5. Handling and driving
6. Last but not least the resale value of Infiniti

If someone tells me Acura needs to work hard to get to GLC level, i won't disagree...but QX50 lol!

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Originally Posted by Tony Pac View Post
Infiniti got it wrong in a big way:
1. Infotainment
2. CVT
3. Nothing special about the engine
4. Outdated interior - might look luxurious but outdated
5. Handling and driving
6. Last but not least the resale value of Infiniti

If someone tells me Acura needs to work hard to get to GLC level, i won't disagree...but QX50 lol!
I'll give you 1, 2, and 6.

Concerning 3, this is a very special engine. There's nothing else like it on the road - at least internally! I do think it's a bit overcomplicated relative to the benefits, though.

About 4, it looks hardly different than the interior of the new G35 I bought almost 11 years ago. Not that that's a bad thing - I liked the ambiance then and I still do.

As far as 5 goes, I found the Infiniti to have a quieter, more comfortable ride. It felt like a heavier, more substantial vehicle - less "racey", more "luxurious" - you know, like a "luxury" car should be?
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I'll give you 1, 2, and 6.

Concerning 3, this is a very special engine. There's nothing else like it on the road - at least internally! I do think it's a bit overcomplicated relative to the benefits, though.

About 4, it looks hardly different than the interior of the new G35 I bought almost 11 years ago. Not that that's a bad thing - I liked the ambiance then and I still do.

As far as 5 goes, I found the Infiniti to have a quieter, more comfortable ride. It felt like a heavier, more substantial vehicle - less "racey", more "luxurious" - you know, like a "luxury" car should be?
And this right here, is one thing I think I am looking for. However, after investigating the QX50, via many magazine and video reviews and road test reports, and having spend 30 minutes sitting in one with the sales rep, It is no longer on my list. The CVT isn't an issue for me, but the overly complicated variable compression engine, combined with the CVT is not a good idea, IMHO. Poor resale value, and NO Android Auto or Apple Car Play, AT ALL? Granted, Acura has promised AA, but when????
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Originally Posted by Tony Pac View Post
Infiniti got it wrong in a big way:
1. Infotainment
2. CVT
3. Nothing special about the engine
4. Outdated interior - might look luxurious but outdated
5. Handling and driving
6. Last but not least the resale value of Infiniti

If someone tells me Acura needs to work hard to get to GLC level, i won't disagree...but QX50 lol!

Tony Pac you know best, started that RDX vs QX50 thread! just looking at various VS threads, CX5 has twice many replies than the QX50. that tells you the amount of interest right there.
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Originally Posted by zroger73 View Post
I'll give you 1, 2, and 6.

Concerning 3, this is a very special engine. There's nothing else like it on the road - at least internally! I do think it's a bit overcomplicated relative to the benefits, though.

About 4, it looks hardly different than the interior of the new G35 I bought almost 11 years ago. Not that that's a bad thing - I liked the ambiance then and I still do.

As far as 5 goes, I found the Infiniti to have a quieter, more comfortable ride. It felt like a heavier, more substantial vehicle - less "racey", more "luxurious" - you know, like a "luxury" car should be?
I respect your opinion and luxury is subjective but engine is definitely not a plus at the moment. Brand new engine, the fuel economy isn’t drastically different . As result why should I take the risk and buy a new engine with CVT transmission.

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Originally Posted by acuraada View Post
Tony Pac you know best, started that RDX vs QX50 thread! just looking at various VS threads, CX5 has twice many replies than the QX50. that tells you the amount of interest right there.
I still consider Infiniti a luxury brand but yes cx5 is more appealing than QX50.

Again, I won’t compare them as it’s unfair. But overall QX50 failed to impress the buyers and 90%+ reviewers.
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