2017 Infiniti Q50

Starting MSRP: $33,950 - $50,700

Estimated MPG: 23 city / 31 hwy

2017 Infiniti Q50 Review

Sleek and sculpted, the 2017 Infiniti Q50 blazes its own path in the competitive premium sport sedan segment. The Infiniti Q50 impresses with athletic performance and generous feature content, and it comes with a reasonable price tag.

By Warren Clarke
Last Updated 08/29/2017

For 2017, the Infiniti Q50 adds a new 2.0t Sport trim, and this model features 19-inch wheels, aluminum-accented pedals, leather upholstery, sport seats and a sport front bumper. Red Sport 400 models add red brake calipers. Finally, three new exterior color debut: Dynamic Sunstone Red, Midnight Black and Pure White.

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 is a luxury sport sedan that seats five, and both gas-only and hybrid powertrains are available. The trim lineup is vast, and it includes the following choices: 2.0t, 2.0t Premium, 2.0t Sport, 3.0t Premium, 3.0t Signature Edition, 3.0t Sport, Red Sport 400 and Hybrid Premium.

Exterior

Exterior

The sheet metal of the 2017 Infiniti Q50 bears muscular bulges that call to mind a bodybuilder's ripped physique. An angled hood greets a narrow grille in front, with standard LED headlights brightening the path ahead. Standard heated power-adjustable side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals give the driver a view of the road. The back view features LED brake lights and a pair of chrome exhaust finishers.

Base models come with rain-sensing windshield wipers, courtesy lights for the exterior front door handles, daytime running lights and LED fog lights. Available features include a power-sliding sunroof and auto-dimming side mirrors with reverse tilt-down.

Interior

Interior

The cabin of the 2017 Infiniti Q50 provides a pleasant and cocooning environment, with surfaces that encircle the driver and front passenger. The seats are broad and comfortable, and wide door openings make the cabin easy to access. In back, the trunk provides 13.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Base models come with dual-zone climate control, rear heating and cooling vents, power windows and door locks, leatherette upholstery, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column, aluminum trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Upgrades include leather upholstery, maple wood trim, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column, aluminum-accented pedals and memory settings for the driver's seat, mirrors and steering wheel.

Performance

Performance

The 2017 Infiniti Q50 feels quick and nimble on the road. A seven-speed automatic is standard, and buyers can choose between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.

Base models come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 208 horsepower 258 pound-feet of torque. An optional turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 generates 300 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque. In Red Sport 400 models, this V6 is tuned to provide output of 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Hybrid models feature a 3.5-liter V6 paired with an electric motor for total output of 360 horsepower.

Gas-only models achieve mileage of up to 23/31 mpg city/highway, while the hybrid has an EPA rating of up to 27/32 mpg.

Technology

Technology
The 2017 Infiniti Q50 offers a satisfying array of technology features. Base models come with keyless entry and ignition, a six-speaker sound system, two USB connection ports, satellite radio, 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower display screens, voice recognition, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio and a rearview camera.

You can upgrade your Q50 with navigation, a 16-speaker Bose stereo, access to real-time traffic information, an around-view monitor, blind spot warning and intervention, backup collision intervention, forward collision warning, forward emergency braking and lane departure warning and prevention.