All the feels, except one My Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 tester arrived powered by a 3. The Q50 line has been streamlined, so the 3. It boasts agile handling and offers powerful engine options, and its interior is teeming with quality materials. In 2016, things got more interesting when Infiniti brought us the Red Sport 400 model that upped the performance ante. It also has subpar fuel efficiency, and while most of the competition offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the Q50 does not. Unfortunately, in a marketplace where cabin tech is becoming increasingly important to owner satisfaction, the Q50 is too far behind the times to recommend. Technology Tech is hit-and-miss in the Q50 lineup.
Though, what really seals the deal for the A4 is its performance. Also, seat comfort is right on the money. Photographing a car can give you a good insight into what passers-by think. Trunk space on the 2. The performance-oriented Red Sport trim features a 400-hp variant of the V-6. Combine that power with a seven-speed automatic transmission, and you've got yourself a lovely powertrain that's eager to wallop the rear wheels.
Q50 Ride and Handling: An Enjoyable Ride The base Q50 isn't as athletic as some of its competitors, but it still has responsive steering and lithe handling. The seats are what seals the deal in terms of interior comfort though, particularly with the quilted leather trim. Those interested in performance should consider the Q50 Red Sport with its 400-hp engine. Competition like the Genesis G70 and are much more generous with their driver safety tech. The ProActive package is also available for the same price as it is in the Q50 Sport. The Red Sport 400 lives up to its name by delivering 400 hp and 350 lb-ft from the same 3. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.
The seven-speed automatic transmission gets mixed reviews. The dual-arch dash with the waterfall center stack contributes to a look I think will still hold up 25 years from now. The Q50 has seating for five people. Thanks to its somewhat firm suspension system, the Q50 does a good job of mitigating road bumps. Should I Buy the 2019 Infiniti Q50? But the Q50 is now one of the older cars in its segment, and it has to do battle with the likes of the tech-forward and the , not to mention a noteworthy newcomer in the , as well as the next-gen , the segment's bedrock mainstay. The suspension is well tuned for comfort and road noise is minimal. Infiniti made quite a lot of changes to the 2016 Q50, including the addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder base engine, a Red Sport trim, an updated Direct Adaptive Steering system, and a twin-turbo 3.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Q50 its highest rating of Good for head restraints and seats. Unfortunately, the infotainment technology is where we slow down the praise for the Q50. For 2019, Infiniti discontinued the Q50 Hybrid and added predictive forward collision warning and forward emergency braking to the standard features list. The infotainment system is intuitive, but operating two screens may take some time to get used to. The hybrid version of the Q50 has been dropped. The bottom screen, meanwhile, is comparatively modern, only looking half as old as the relic above it. The base Q50 engine is a turbocharged 2.
The Q50's tech-challenged theme spills over to a lack of standard driver assistance features. There's no real reason to choose the Q50 over the. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and front sport seats are available. For 2019, the Q50 follows suit. All the feels, except one My Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 tester arrived powered by a 3. Even without the widely derided by-wire Direct Adaptive Steering that Roadshow's Emme Hall , the standard electronic-rack power steering lacks in terms of feel or feedback… two elements that help out a lot when you want to drive spiritedly. Several active safety features are available, including a 360-degree parking camera, blind spot monitoring, high beam assist, front and rear parking sensors, backup collision intervention, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, and active lane control.
The engine is mated to a smooth enough 7-speed automatic transmission, and the paddle switches for the transmission have now been moved to the column rather than moving with the wheel. This review uses applicable research and data from all model years of the current Q50 generation, which runs from 2014 to 2019. Don't get me wrong, the Infiniti Q50 is a good car, but its competition is simply more modern and well-rounded. Only con I have with this car, I wish it was easier to get in and out, I am a big guy. You can only compare 3 cars at a time. The seats are wonderfully soft and supportive, and adults can comfortably fit in both rows. Q50 Interior Quality The Q50's interior features quality materials like available maple wood trim and standard leatherette upholstery, but its cabin doesn't match the opulence of some competitors.
Inside, the A4 also has a richer look and feel, aided by standard leather upholstery and available wood trim. Physical audio and climate controls are present, but Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are unavailable. However, the Q50 isn't without its faults, including a stubborn transmission and the omission of a few key comforts and convenience items. If you're looking for something a little more fuel-frugal, the base Q50 comes with a 2. This all-new concept is a design study previewing what we can expect from the brand in the near future.
I was searching for a car from August until October. I can't wait until the weather gets better and open her up on the road. For the Red Sport 400, Infiniti has taken that twin-turbo V6 and cranked it up to make a more than respectable 400 hp. For more information, check out our and articles. The power comes early with little lag and the torque is long, linear, and satisfying.
Lumbar support is firm and adjustable, and so is the side bolstering. Performance and Fuel Economy The 2. My tester includes optional features such as embedded navigation, which is also complicated to use, but at least the 16-speaker is lovely. The costs more than the Q50, but is the superior choice, mostly on account of its high level of interior refinement. Test drove 6 different cars. It has sharp handling and a comfortable ride over most surfaces, and its lively turbocharged engines deliver great acceleration and better fuel efficiency than the Q50.