2018 INFINITI Q50 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Graphite Shadow
MSRP
$25,680 - $47,764
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
26 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
208-400
Seats
5

How 2018 INFINITI Q50 Ranks In Its Class

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#8
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.3Comfort 4.3Styling 4.4Value 4.5

What's New

The current-generation Q50 debuted for the 2014 model year, but has undergone a steady stream of significant enhancements since. Exterior updates this year include revised front and rear styling along with new taillights across the board, with 3.0t Sport and Red Sport 400 models distinguished by a more aggressive front fascia. Interior changes include a new steering wheel, new shift knob and more stitching. The trim grades have also been rethought, with the lineup now divided into Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400 versions. And if you were holding out until Infiniti offered the Q50 in a Mocha Almond coating, now’s the time to grab your checkbook and run to the dealer.

INFINITI Q50 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 2.0t PURE $25,680 - $30,685
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 2.0t LUXE $28,034 - $33,421
Horsepower: 208 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 3.0t LUXE $30,131 - $35,638
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon 3.0t SPORT $34,456 - $40,351
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 RED SPORT 400 $40,849 - $47,764
Horsepower: 400 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Hybrid LUXE $32,001 - $37,920
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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Owner Reviews

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I am a female and love my infiniti q50 sedan.

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The Infiniti q50 has all of the bells and whistles to make it a luxury car. It drives smooth, is quite and has a really fast pick up. It has a sleek design and even though I do not have the sport edition it looks and drives like a sports car. It is the second q50 that I have leased and my third infiniti lease. Infinity takes great care of it is customers and taking my car in to get serviced is never something I dread like with other car dealers and it always includes a free car wash. I am an infinity customer for life.

Beverly K
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Twin turbo luxury sports sedan need I say more. Pull up next to me and you know.

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I picked the frost white because it looked real clean against the bright red taillights. Had to go turbo of course. So much more torque and fun compared to the 3. 7. It is twin turbos are like a puppy always wanting to play. The interior is something I wish was more elegant you know more infinity. Do not get me wrong it is clean but I want wood grain and luxury for the price. Slap on a downpipe and tune and you can make some serious power.

Curtis F
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Sometimes I wish I got the sport edition, but this is still a great option.

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The two dashboard screens are not very user friendly. It took me a while to get used to and I am a pretty tech savvy person. The top one is located in an area where the sun glare always seems to hit. This is not always a problem, but can be an issue around midday and some evenings during sunset.

Rebecca F
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$25,680 - $30,685
$28,034 - $33,421

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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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L 4
2.0L 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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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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Standard

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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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

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
40.2 (in.)
39.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

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

Second Head Room

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

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.2 (cu. ft.)
13.2 (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

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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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
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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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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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

Rear Spoiler
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55VR17
P225/50VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 (in.)
112.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 - 37.4 (ft.)
36.7 - 37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
189.6 (in.)
189.6 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
3671 - 3803 (.lbs)
3726 - 3858 (.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
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (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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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Standard

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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Standard

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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Standard
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Standard

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 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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N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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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
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind-Spot Intervention (bsi) Blind Spot Sensor *
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Around View Monitor w/Moving Object Detection Back-Up Camera
  • Front Camera
  • Left Side Camera
  • Right Side Camera
  • INFINITI Connection Emergency Sos
  • Blind Spot Sensor *
  • Lane Departure Prevention w/Active Lane Control Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Prevention w/Active Lane Control Lane Departure Warning *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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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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