The Q50 has been one of the best selling models for Infiniti. Over the years, it has become a benchmark of luxury, especially against its more accomplished german rivals. For the year 2019, the Nissan owned carmaker has given this sedan much needed updates. It is available in 3 trims, namely 2.0t Pure, 3.0t Luxe and 3.0t Sport. The 2019 Infiniti Q50 MSRP range starts $36,545 and goes till $48,945.
-> Additional Safety features like forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking
-> Turbocharged V6 motor offers plenty of performance
-> Availability of top-notch safety tech
-> Roomy cabin
-> Infotainment system is not user-friendly
-> Dated interior design
-> Below-par NVH levels
The Q50’s standard engine is a 208-hp turbocharged 4-cyl. unit, which we have seen in other Infiniti cars as well. The pick of the lot though, is the twin-turbo V6 engine, which produces 300hp of power and 295 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. While RWD is standard, AWD is available on all trims. The V6 motor does a 0-60 mph sprint in 5 seconds, which is extremely quick. 18” wheels are standard, while there is an option of 19” tires. The main highlight of this engine is the performance it offers. Gear shifts are super smooth to start with, and the well-tuned steering along with firm suspension results in a brilliant ride and handling balance.
The car feels very stable, be it in straight line or around corners, it never feels subdued. Braking performance is also good, and the car comes to a halt with no sort of nosedive. Fuel efficiency is rated at 27 mpg, which is on par with segment. Overall, the performance package of the car is sure to impress you. The 2019 Infiniti Q50 MSRP range starts $36,545 and goes till $48,945.
As is the case with all Infiniti cars, the Q50 is very elegant to look at, and those distinct character lines give it a very upmarket look.
Step into the interior, and one is sure to get disappointed. Dashboard design feels dull and dated, and the only saving grace here is the quality of materials used. There is a lot of space in both the rows, and front seats are extremely supportive. Frontal visibility is good, and that along with roomy cabin ensures all round visibility is great too. All in all, the interior doesn’t match with the exterior design, which is very upmarket and plush.
The Q50 comes with a host of safety technology. Although it hasn’t been tested by either NHTSA or IIHS, plethora of driver assistance equipment ensures that this car doesn’t make you feel unsafe by any means. Key safety features include
Despite its dated interior, the Q50 comes across as a very capable and practical sedan, which offers AWD capability as well. It offers great performance, ride and handling balance and is loaded to the brim with safety technology. If not for the dated interior, it surely is one of the best sedans available in the market today.