2015 Infiniti Q50 Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

3.94/5 Average
65 Total Reviews
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Following a redesign last year, the Infiniti Q50 returns unchanged for 2015.

Pros:
  • Many standard high-tech electronic and safety features
  • Muscular V6 engine
  • Excellent fuel economy from available hybrid model
  • Nicely detailed interior
  • Roomy trunk.
Cons:
  • Hybrid model is not recommended.
  • No option to get a frugal four-cylinder engine
  • Disappointing handling when pushed

User Reviews:

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beware of intrusive and unpredictable systems!! - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    Loved the vehicle when I purchased it brand new and loaded with every option. Sporadic, intrusive, and dangerous behavior by the "smart" safety systems and Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) has made me afraid to drive the vehicle. I won't put my family in it. The dealership and Infiniti blame all trouble on a EZ Pass transponder being placed too much in front of the camera on the windshield. Research thoroughly before purchasing this vehicle. I'm not the only one with problems.

  • Beware of intrusive and unpredictable systems!! - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    Loved the vehicle when I purchased it brand new and loaded with every option. Sporadic, intrusive, and dangerous behavior by the "smart" safety systems and Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) has made me afraid to drive the vehicle. I won't put my family in it. The dealership and Infiniti blame all trouble on a EZ Pass transponder being placed too much in front of the camera on the windshield. Research thoroughly before purchasing this vehicle. I'm not the only one with problems.

  • Direct Adaptive Steering performs poorly - 2015 Infiniti Q50
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    Edmunds full expert review has nothing good to say about the Direct Adaptive Steering option, and now I know why. My new, fully loaded Q50 Premium hash Direct Adaptive Steering and run-flat tires. After driving it over 1000 miles on mostly highways, I'm deeply troubled by the rather abysmal performance, road handling, and maybe even the real-world safety of this steer-by-wire system. (As of this writing, I do not know the extent to which the rather miserable run-flat tires may be contributing to this poor performance, but I suspect it may be quite significant. I will have more to say about these tires shortly.) For those who may not be familiar with Infiniti's Direct Adaptive Steering ("steer-by-wire"), there isn't a conventional mechanically coupled linkage between the steering wheel and the front end. Rather, the system relies on an electronic interface between the steering wheel and the front end. Thus, unlike conventional steering, there is no instantaneous telegraphing and biomechanical feedback of the sensations that a driver normally feels between one's hands on the steering wheel and the road, particularly lacking the natural progressive resistance that one would normally feel as the steering wheel is turned ever more to the left or to the right. The lack of this natural sensation between the drivers hands and the road would be totally unnerving and disorienting. So, Infiniti has attempted to simulate this sensation by driver selectable settings found within the Infiniti Drive Mode Selector app, found by scrolling through the apps on the touch pad. After tapping the DMS app, one first selects Steering, after which one has four steering modes between "Effort" and "Response" to choose from, including (1) Light/Casual, (2) Standard/Standard, (3) Standard/Quick, and (4) Heavy/Quick. Basically, the settings determine the degree of resistance one feels when turning the steering wheel. With DAS, the vehicle has an unnerving habit of wandering, floating, and swerving or yawing from side-to-side, requiring nearly constant steering corrections. Unlike conventional steering, when one is negotiating a curve on a highway with DAS, you can't simply turn the wheel in and hold it there as you progress through the curve. If you attempt to do so you will quickly find that a few seconds after you turn the wheel slightly, the vehicle will stop going in the direction of the turn and will begin to go straight, so you have to keep turning the wheel back in the direction of the curve. This in turn results in the vehicle wandering from side to side. But wait, there's more. With DAS, the vehicle tends to fall into and follow, for example, any uneven seams or other such things in the road surface. In addition, when one is passing, or being passed by trucks (and even other cars) the wind drafts will blow the car to the side and require diligence with the steering wheel because one must anticipate and compensate for this. I cringe to think how it might perform when driving on the freeway with strong gusting winds and slippery road conditions. On the bright side, my experience thus far has been that DAS performs decidedly better when driving around town as well as on country roads. Quite frankly, I am utterly baffled as to how this steer-by-wire system ever made it into production. What in the world were they thinking? It remains to be seen whether or not there will eventually be a Technical Service Bulletin about this glaring problem, and if so, whether or not a firmware update will even be possible in order to fix the problem. While driving on highways with the Driver Assist is on, the vehicle will wander/bounce back and forth within its lane if you let it, rather like a bobsled. In fact, unless you're very diligent about keeping the vehicle on track, the degree of wandering from side to side has me worried that I might get pulled over by the police for driving is if I am intoxicated! My experience thus far has been that the vehicle wanders the least in the Heavy/Quick setting. As previously mentioned, I remain very suspicious that the run-flat tires may be part of the problem, and I would be very curious to see how it performs when I eventually replace them with a set of Michelin Primacy tires. The Internet reveals that the majority of consumers don't like run-flats because they impart a rough ride; they cost a third more than conventional tires; and they wear very quickly. I find it to be absolutely infuriating that the automotive industry is increasingly cramming these tires down our throats. Indeed, I have read reports that BMW for example may void the warranty if these tires are replaced with conventionals. Fortunately, with the 2015 Q50, these tires can be replaced with conventional ones without voiding the warranty. In addition, the vehicle has a spare tire that can be replaced with a conventional one.

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