2018 Infiniti Q50

Starting MSRP: $34,200 - $53,000

Estimated MPG: 23 city / 30 hwy

2018 Infiniti Q50 Review

With the 2018 Infiniti Q50, you get a sedan offering sleek styling, an exquisitely crafted interior and a choice of engines ranging from mild to wild. The Q50 goes wheel-to-wheel with some of Europe’s finest sedans while delivering value in a segment that has grown increasingly more expensive.

By Matt Keegan
Last Updated 08/09/2017

The 2018 Q50 is a midsize luxury sedan that seats five passengers, and it's sold in Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400 trims. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered.

For 2018, the Q50 receives interior and exterior upgrades, with greater styling differentiation between the various trims.

Exterior

Exterior

The 2018 Q50 has a free-flowing exterior, not unlike that of the similar Q60 coupe. Its sheet metal is muscular and powerful, and the sedan resembles a sprinter who's poised for action in the starting block. Base models are fitted with 17-inch wheels.

The list of standard exterior features includes LED headlights, daytime running lights, LED fog lights, LED brake lights, power-adjustable heated side mirrors, dual chrome exhaust finishers and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Eighteen- and 19-inch wheels, a power sunroof and auto-dimming side mirrors with memory settings are available.

Interior

Interior

The Q50's cabin comes wrapped in premium soft-touch materials, and the design cues are modern and stylish. The sedan's ergonomic front seats are generously bolstered, yet comfortable. In back, the Q50's trunk delivers 13.2 cubic feet of capacity for your belongings.

Standard features include leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. The list of options includes leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, aluminum pedals, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a rear-seat center armrest with a trunk pass-through feature, heated front seats, and aluminum or maple trim.

Performance

Performance

With the Q50, handling is both quick and responsive. Three powertrain choices are offered, starting with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Next is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine that doles out 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Red Sport 400 comes with a version of the 3.0-liter engine that's been tuned to deliver 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

All models come with rear-wheel drive, a drive mode selector and a seven-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available. The Q50 achieves mileage of up to 23/30 mpg city/highway.

Technology

Technology

The 2018 Infiniti Q50 comes with a solid lineup of technology amenities. Base models are equipped with dual 8-inch and 7-inch touch screens, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, keyless entry and ignition, voice recognition, a six-speaker sound system, HD radio, an auxiliary jack, two USB ports and satellite radio.

The list of optional equipment includes navigation, a 16-speaker Bose sound system, a surround-view parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot warning, forward collision mitigation with automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and lane departure prevention.