The Infiniti Q50 effectively replaces the Infiniti’s popular G series entry-level luxury-sport sedan. And just like the G, the Q50 is an appealing blend of luxury, performance and value Packed in handsome styling.
Although the luxury sports-sedan segment has been dominated in the past by the elite of the German name badges, the Infiniti Q50 holds its own against this rule, more expensive models. It also comes with the latest high-tech features, and there’s an available hybrid model as well.
Current Infiniti Q50 Specs
The Infiniti Q50 is an entry-level luxury sport sedan debuted for the 2014 model year. It is powered by either a 3.7-liter V6 with 328 HP and 269 pound-feet of torque or, in the case of the hybrid version, a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a 50-kilowatt electric motor, which has a total output of 354 HP. All Q50s come with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is optional. The regular Q50 comes in base, Premium and Sport trim levels, while the Q50 Hybrid comes only in the upper two trims.
Standard feature highlights on the base trim include keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control and eight-way front seats. Also an electronics interface with two touchscreen displays, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth phone /audio connectivity, a rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system are included.
Premium trim function, a sunroof, heated front seats, leather upholstery (hybrid only), a 14-speaker Bose sound system and a multimedia monitor/display, while the Sport tires, a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels with summer performance adds leather seats (for non-hybrid Q50 sedans), sport driver seat and shift paddles. The hybrid also includes Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering (which offers four tilt different steering settings) and a power-and-telescoping steering wheel. Option highlights include a navigation system, a 360-degree camera parking system, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat and various safety features such as blind-spot warning and front and rear collision warning.
On-the-go, with the Q50, something has been a disappointment for us. While acceleration is strong, for the ultimate in handling ability on non-Sport trims is affected by, all-season tires do not offer the grip that we would expect from this otherwise sporty sedan. Ride comfort is similar to mixed. Although the Q50 skillfully damps from larger bumps and track, it will put grooves restless on the streets and with smaller fail.
On these issues, but the Infiniti Q50 stands strong thanks to its well-trimmed and comfortable cabin, spacious trunk space, user-friendly high-tech features and impressive fuel economy of the hybrid model. It is worth a good look if you are shopping for a sport-oriented entry-level luxury sedan.
Infiniti Used Infiniti Q50 Models
The Infiniti Q50 was all-new for the year 2014. If you are looking for used cars, though, many of the Q50 can be found in its qualities, in its predecessor, the Infiniti G sedan.
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