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After a recent freshening, the Q50 is now a competitive luxury sports sedan, available in rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations. Opting for the 3.0t version brings a turbocharged V6 at the price that most competitors charge for a turbocharged four-cylinder. This powertrain makes the Q50 quick and punchy, but fuel economy falls short at 22 mpg overall. Handling is quite nimble, and the ride is compliant. The cabin is relatively roomy, and the rear seat is hospitable, but the trunk is small, even for this class. Infiniti's touch-screen infotainment system is cumbersome to use, requiring multiple screen taps for simple tasks. Reliability has been below average, and owner satisfaction is low in our survey. A turbo four-cylinder, a hybrid, and a 400-hp turbo V6 are also available.

Road Test

The Infiniti Q50 is one of Nissan's better models. It's a sports sedan that's enjoyable to drive and comes close to the spirit of the established German competitors. Viewed against its peers, the Q50, in 3.0t guise, offers V6 power for the price of c...

Highs

  • Plenty of power with the 3.0t
  • Agile handling 

Lows

  • Cumbersome controls
  • Not as quiet as competitors

Best Version to Get

We think the best blend is the Q50 3.0T Premium. Get the Driver's Assistance package, too, which will also bring the Leather and Premium Plus packages.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 6 year/70,000 miles
  • Rust through: 7 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/unlimited
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (208 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (300 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (400 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (360 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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