Consider the Infiniti Q50 when choosing your next vehicle. This car model has been on the market since 2013. While being marketed as an executive car, this car also has lots of power to provide an enjoyable ride.
2014 and 2015 Infiniti Q50
The 2014 and 2015 3.7-liter V-6 engine delivers 328 horsepower and 269 pounds per foot of torque. Infiniti paired the engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive came as standard equipment, but you can also find options with all-wheel-drive. The all-wheel-drive model gets about 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway while the rear-wheel-drive model gets about 19 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
This car features paddle shifters. These two paddles located near the steering wheel allow you to choose to move up or down a gear. When appropriately used, they can help extend the car’s brake pads.
The interior of this model features lots of chrome, or you can choose an option with maple trim. There is room for five passengers in this vehicle. This model features 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space. Additionally, the rear seat folds nearly flat, making it easier to haul larger objects, such as bikes.
You will love using the push-button start on cool and hot days. The driver and front passenger get eight-way power-adjustable heated seats. This model features a moonroof and dual touch screens, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a 14-speaker Bose audio system and a satellite radio.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave this car its top mark for safety. It comes with daytime running lights, while also offering options such as blind-spot detection, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention.
You can find two different trim levels plus a hybrid in the 2014 and 2015 Q50. The hybrid has a 360-horsepower V6 engine and an electric motor. Like the gas-powered version, Q50 the hybrid model comes in Premium and Sport trim levels.
2014 and 2015 Q50 Premium
The Premium trim level includes heated front seats and a power sunroof. Additionally, it also has an upgraded sound system.
2014 and 2015 Q50S
The 2014 and 2015 Q50S is a sports-tuned car. While there are minor styling changes to the outside of this trim level to give it a sportier appearance, the fundamental differences are in the performance suspension, upgraded brakes, 19-inch aluminum wheels and better transmission paddle shifters. Inside, the front seats receive more padding.
Optional Packages for 2014 and 2015 Q50
You can find vehicles with optional packages. These packages include:
• Cargo Package – This package includes a trunk mat, cargo net and first aid kit.
• Spare Tire Package – This package includes a jack and temporary wheel with tire.
• All-Weather Package – This package includes a trunk protector and all-season floor mat.
• Appearance Package – This package includes a rear spoiler and black grille.
• Leather Seating Package – This package includes a two-way power lumbar driver’s seat.
• Various 19-inch Sport Tire Packages – Upsizes the tires by 1 inch and adds aluminum-alloy wheels.
• Navigation Package – Upgrades the In Touch navigation system.
• Deluxe Touring Package – Upgrades the mirrors, seats, steering wheel, and camera and adds front and rear park sensors and maple wood trim.
• Technology Package – Adds or upgrades several safety features, including back-up collision intervention, emergency braking, climate-control system, lane departure prevention and active lane control.
The second generation of the Infiniti Q50 gives drivers two engine choices. The base level comes with a 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine while other trim levels come with a 300-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that Infiniti has tweaked to provide 400-horsepower in the Red Sport trim level. The four-cylinder engine offers about 208 horsepower and 258 pounds-per-foot torque. The V-6 delivers about 350 pounds-per-foot torque.
All trim levels come with a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive are both available. Depending on the exact configuration, you should expect to get about 20 miles per gallon in the city and about 27 miles per gallon on the open highway.
These model years also have Direct Adaptive Steering designed to provide more road feedback. Infiniti has added firmer damping control via a newly designed Dynamic Digital Suspension. Additionally, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels now come as standard equipment.
The interior of the 2016 through 2019 Infiniti Q50 has remained basically unchanged over the earlier model years. As with earlier years, this car received a perfect safety score from the IIHS. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The company has built numerous safety features into every 2016 to 2019 Infiniti Q50, including a rearview camera. You can find cars with many additional safety features, including a surround-view camera, blind-spot monitoring, backup collision intervention, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warnings, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.
Options in 2016-2019 Infiniti Q50 Vehicles
While you will not find a hybrid in the 2016-to-2019 Infiniti Q50, you will find four trim levels with two variations in some of them. The base level is the Infiniti Q50 Pure. The base level is available with the four-cylinder engine.
The 3.0t Luxe uses a four-cylinder engine, but you will find a more luxurious cabin with wood accents throughout. This option also gets a voice-controlled In Touch entertainment system. Enjoy a sunroof when you opt for this trim level.
The 3.0t Sport gets 19-inch special performance tires as standard equipment. It also gets an adjustable suspension, paddle shifters and larger brakes to provide more precision vehicle control. Front-seat passengers enjoy more customized seats, and they are leather. Additionally, this trim level includes an upgraded sound system and a unique Infiniti-specific navigation system. Other changes include the addition of a 360-degree panoramic camera and rear parking sensors.
The top of the line is the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport. This trim level gets a powerful upgrade to 400 horsepower. Infiniti added chrome accents throughout, and there are quilted seats.
The number of packages for 2016-2019 Q50 cars has been reduced, but you will love the different options. Packages include:
• Essential Package – Available on all but the base level and includes fold-down rear seat, heated front seat and steering wheel, voice control navigation system and remote engine start.
• ProAssist Package – Available on the 3.0t Luxe, it includes a 360-degree camera with moving object detection, backup collision intervention, blind-spot warning, front-and-rear sonar system and rear cross-traffic alert.
• Sensory Package – This package, only available on the Red Sport, features an advanced climate control system, auto-dimming outside mirrors, sunroof, upgraded audio system, dual-occupant driver’s seat memory, and an air purifier.
• Proactive Package – This package available on the Sport and the Red Sport features active-lane control, blind-spot intervention, distance-control assist, Eco Pedal, and lane-departure warning and prevention.
Optional Accessories on Q50 Vehicles
You can find Infiniti Q50 cars with many different options added to them, such as floor mats and illuminated kick plates. A remote start option is available. There are also numerous ways that the outside of the car may have been accessorized, including a moonroof wind deflector, rear deck lid spoiler, splash guards and sport bumper.
If you are considering an entry-level executive car, then be sure to shortlist this option.