Infiniti Q50 Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

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4.05/5 Average
137 Total Reviews
Model Overview:

The Infiniti Q50 effectively replaces the Infiniti's popular G series entry-level luxury sport sedan. And just like the G, the Q50 offers an appealing combination of luxury, performance and value wrapped up in handsome styling.

Although the luxury sport sedan segment has historically been dominated by elite German nameplates, the Infiniti Q50 holds its own against these typically pricier 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 entry-level luxury sport sedan debuted for the 2014 model year. It's powered by either a 3.7-liter V6 with 328 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque or, in the case of the hybrid version, a 3.5-liter V6 and a 50-kilowatt electric motor, which provide 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 power front seats. Also included are an electronics interface with twin touchscreen displays, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity, a rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system.

Premium trims also feature a sunroof, heated front seats, leather upholstery (on the hybrid only), a 14-speaker Bose sound system and a multimedia monitor/display, while the Sport adds a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels with summer performance tires, leather seating (for non-hybrid Q50 sedans), a sport driver seat and paddle shifters. The hybrid also includes Infiniti's Direct Adaptive Steering (which offers four different steering responsiveness settings) and a power tilt-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 move, the Q50 has been somewhat of a disappointment for us. While acceleration is strong, ultimate handling ability on non-Sport trims is hobbled by all-season tires that don't offer the grip we'd expect from this otherwise athletic sedan. Ride quality is similarly mixed. Although the Q50 ably damps out larger bumps and ruts, it gets fidgety on roads with minor imperfections.

Beyond these issues, however, the Infiniti Q50 stands strong thanks to its well-trimmed and comfortable cabin, roomy trunk, user-friendly high-tech features and the impressive fuel economy of the hybrid model. It's worth a good look if you're shopping for a sport-oriented entry-level luxury sedan.

Used Infiniti Q50 Models
The Infiniti Q50 was all-new for 2014. If you're looking at used cars, though, many of the Q50's qualities can be found in its predecessor, the Infiniti G sedan.

User Reviews:

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  • NOISEY - 2014 Infiniti Q50
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    I have owned this car for almost a year. Outstanding power, 15MPG city (NYC), 25 highway. Ride can be a little rough at times. Nice interior and outstanding BOSE sound system. Seat comfort and room is fine (6'1").

  • Better than BMW,Audi and Benz - 2016 Infiniti Q50
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    I test drove Audi, Benz, BMW, Lexus and Cadillac... According to me Infiniti is better than any car out there.

  • Disappointed - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    I purchased the Q50 over the BMW because I could get a V-6 for the same price as the the BMW 4-Cyl. turbo. Acceleration is fun but the car does not grip the road like a BMW. The handling is squirrelly Also, the Q50 makes a bizarre ping sound when backing out of a parking space. I've brought into the dealer 6 times and they could not fix it. They even replaced the steeiring column. Also, the only place to put your phone is in the center console and the the center console is too small for my iPhone 6+. It's a love / hate relationship with my Q50.

  • Disappointed - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    I purchased the Q50 over the BMW because I could get a V-6 for the same price as the the BMW 4-Cyl. turbo. Acceleration is fun but the car does not grip the road like a BMW. The handling is squirrelly Also, the Q50 makes a bizarre ping sound when backing out of a parking space. I've brought into the dealer 6 times and they could not fix it. They even replaced the steeiring column. Also, the only place to put your phone is in the center console and the the center console is too small for my iPhone 6+. It's a love / hate relationship with my Q50.

  • Q50 experience-15 months later - 2014 Infiniti Q50
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    I leased a Q50S AWD Hybrid in Nov 2013. The first couple of months I had problems with the Infiniti Connection technology that even the dealership couldn't figure out how to fix. Since then it has been a very pleasant experience. The recent addition of the inTouch apps is nice. The handling and cornering is the same if not better than BMW 335. In Sport mode the acceleration is awesome and the paddle shifters are very responsive. When accelerating from low speed in standard or eco mode the transmission appears confused which gear to shift to first and sometimes fails to respond properly to the driver's foot on the gas pedal.

  • Overlooked Option - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    This car was panned pretty heavily when it came out in '14. There were some first generation issues that for the most part have been fixed. Great highway ride. Not a fan of run-flat tires - probably my only gripe. Steering system is awesome. There were a lot of critics of the wireless steering in terms of feel. You would have to test it yourself to see but personally I like it. Long drives don't wear on you. Cross winds don't impact your driving line. Bumps/potholes don't jar the steering wheel. And the power the hybrid delivers is impressive. Not to mention pretty good mpg as well. Add in a nice audio system and all-wheel drive and you have a great ride.

  • a ghost in my car !!! (2) - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    I bought the Q50 hybrid last year. I have only 5000 miles after one year. last month, I rode the car to go to a medical appointment. I was at 60mph when the car started to go on the right by itself and started to brake multiple times creating a bumpy ride. it was a nightmare. I called the dealer and brought the car there. They called the next monday to tell me that they uploaded the new version of the software and it was fixed....I am scared now no matter what. New Update Dec 2nd 2016: althought I had a ghost in my car, it is now fixed by the magic of the reprogramming. The car is nice, good handling, good performance and especially good gas consumption (26~27mpg on the road, 32mpg in the highway). new update June 2017: no more issue. good car with good acceleration and great comfort.

  • a ghost in my car !!! (2) - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    I bought the Q50 hybrid last year. I have only 5000 miles after one year. last month, I rode the car to go to a medical appointment. I was at 60mph when the car started to go on the right by itself and started to brake multiple times creating a bumpy ride. it was a nightmare. I called the dealer and brought the car there. They called the next monday to tell me that they uploaded the new version of the software and it was fixed....I am scared now no matter what. New Update Dec 2nd 2016: althought I had a ghost in my car, it is now fixed by the magic of the reprogramming. The car is nice, good handling, good performance and especially good gas consumption (26~27mpg on the road, 32mpg in the highway). new update June 2017: no more issue. good car with good acceleration and great comfort.

  • Infinity Q50 - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    I love my new infinity! The Q50, is smooth and is slightly larger than the g35 sport? I highly recommend this car!

  • Surprised how much I like it. - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    My wife's Lexus IS250AWD just came to end of lease and in shopping around we stumbled almost by accident into the Infiniti dealer. After talking about the different models we test drove the Q50 and QX50. Very surprised by the Q50 3.7L. I wasn't expecting such a throaty warble from the engine, tight, direct steering and well equipped interior for the price. We have had it only about a month but, very nice.

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