2016 INFINITI Q50 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Majestic White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,236 - $35,952
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
27 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
208-400
Seats
5

How 2016 INFINITI Q50 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.2Comfort 4.1Styling 4.3Value 4.3

What's New

Under the mostly carryover skin, the 2016 Infiniti Q50 offers three new engines, new suspension, innovative safety systems and updated steering technology. Newest to the Q50 line is the Red Sport 400 model, a 400-horsepower sedan that is primed to take on its BMW, Mercedes and Audi rivals.

INFINITI Q50 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 2.0t Base $19,236 - $23,191
Horsepower: 208 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 208 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid $23,481 - $28,410
Horsepower: 360 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 3.0t Premium $24,347 - $29,038
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 19 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 3.0t Sport $25,133 - $30,158
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 3.0t Red Sport 400 $30,277 - $35,952
Horsepower: 400 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8.5, 19 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Infiniti q50 - overall a good car.

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The Infiniti q50 handles and drives very well. It also has run flat tires which was great when I got a flat tire but it was really expensive to replace. It is also expensive to fill the gas tank because the car needs premium fuel. The interior is comfortable but small. I cannot imagine it would be comfortable for an adult to sit in the back seat. The space seems tight even for my small children. All of the tech features are great. The touchscreen is easy to use and the navigation system has been very helpful. The only other things I do not like about the car are that the trunk does not automatically open or close when you push the button on the key fob and the way the gas pedal is positioned, it makes it uncomfortable to drive while wearing heels. Overall, it has been a good car. Aside from a flat tire I had not had to get anything else repaired and the car runs perfectly.

Karen M
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It is black! Has black leather just an all around gorgeous vehicle.

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Problem: fuel pump line recall. Performance: quick. Comfort: could fall asleep driving. Reliability: use it everyday. The q50 is a beautiful vehicle, leather inside, great sound system, quick to the punch! Great gas mileage, only downfall is the fuel must be the high performance ( which is pricey) but I can drive on a full tank all week, (normal driving).

Christina P
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This is an attractive car that has the look and feel of a luxury model at an excellent value

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I love the look and feel of this car… The cabin is ergonomic, user-friendly, and very attractive. I also love the performance… The exhilaration is quick and responsive and the ride is extremely comfortable. The brakes are soft and need to be replaced rather quickly.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,236 - $23,191
$20,606 - $24,769

Horsepower

Horsepower
208 (hp)
208 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L 4
2.0L 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Not Available
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.5 (in.)
44.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 - 40.2 (in.)
39.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 (in.)
35.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.8 - 37.5 (in.)
36.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.5 (cu. ft.)
13.5 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Not Available
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Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Not Available
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Optional

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55VR17
P225/55VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 (in.)
112.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Length

Length
188.3 (in.)
188.3 (in.)

Width

Width
71.8 (in.)
71.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3574 - 3748 (.lbs)
3611 - 3787 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
208 (hp)
208 (hp)

Torque

Torque
258 (ft. lbs.)
258 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 (gal.)
20 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera
  • INFINITI Connection Emergency Sos
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor *
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning *
  • Around View Monitor w/Moving Object Detection Back-Up Camera
  • Front Camera
  • Left Side Camera
  • Right Side Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (3)

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Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Fuel Pump Jul 26, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 26, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V476000
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Infiniti Q50 and 2017 Infiniti Q60 vehicles equipped with a 2.0L engine. Incorrect Fuel Pump Control Module (FPCM) software may allow the fuel level in the main tank to be too low to supply fuel to the engine, causing the engine to stall while driving.
Consequence:
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Nissan will notify owners, and Infiniti dealers will reprogram the Fuel Pump Control Module (FPCM) with corrected software, free of charge. The recall began August 29, 2017. Owners may contact Infiniti customer service at 1-800-662-6200.
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Steering > Electric Power Assist System Jun 12, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 12, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V430000
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc.'s (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 INFINITI Q50 vehicles manufactured December 26, 2012, to December 11, 2015, and INFINITI Q50 Hybrid vehicles manufactured December 10, 2012, to December 17, 2015. The Direct Adaptive Steering system may experience an error at vehicle start up altering the vehicle's steering responsiveness and turning radius.
Consequence:
If the vehicle does not steer as the driver anticipates, there is an increased the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Direct Adaptive Steering ECU software, free of charge. The recall began on August 12, 2016. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
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Air Bags > Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Apr 25, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 25, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V244000
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF, Sentra, and Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60, QX60 Hybrid, and Q50 Hybrid, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue and Infiniti Q50, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Murano Hybrid, and Chevrolet City Express, 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Infiniti Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. Interim notices were sent to owners on May 31, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, Infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.

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