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The Q50 is a luxury sports sedan, available in rear- and all-wheel drive. The 300-hp turbo V6 engine is very punchy and, combined with the seven-speed automatic, makes the Q50 quick.
But it's to the detriment of fuel economy, which is a thirsty 22 mpg overall. Handling is quite nimble, and the ride is compliant. The cabin and back seat are relatively roomy, but the trunk is small, even for this class. Fit and finish comes up a bit short, and the level of amenities is below the curve. Infiniti's dual-touch-screen infotainment system is slow and cumbersome to use, requiring multiple steps and extra distraction for simple tasks. A 400-hp turbo V6 is also available, as is a Q60 coupe version. For 2022, BSW, RCTW, and LDW are standard in addition to FCW and AEB, but pedestrian detection is not offered. Standard wireless Apple CarPlay was also added.
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2014-2021
2014 Redesign Year
The Infiniti Q50 was intended to replace the G37 in the brand's lineup. But, unfortunately, it has taken a step back from its excellent predecessor.
While the Q50 is quick, an underwhelming driving experience limits its sporty credentials. On the luxury front, fit and finish, ride comfort, and noise isolation aren't impressive. Handling is lackluster, mostly due to the dull steering. Ride comfort is unsettled and suffers from the run-flat tires. The punchy V6 powertrain isn't a model of refinement and fuel economy is not impressive. For the class, the cabin is quite roomy and the rear seat is hospitable, but the front seat has a short cushion. Even more frustrating is the agonizingly slow-responding touchscreen interface. Changes for 2019 included standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. For the 2020 model year the base 2.0-liter turbo engine has been discontinued. Also, all 2020 models get standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Updates for 2022 include a standard Bose sound system, and wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility. Other updates for 2022 include standard lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning.
$29,050 - $47,600
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$27,475 - $43,375
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$24,875 - $37,875
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$22,250 - $32,775
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$18,450 - $27,875
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$17,300 - $24,650
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$15,900 - $18,275
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$14,225 - $16,525
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