Besides its new name, the Infiniti Q50 sedan offers bold new styling, a powerful hybrid model and a host of new features including dual LCD touch-screen controls, Direct Adaptive Steering, Active Lane Control and Predictive Forward Collision Warning.
Available in gasoline or gasoline/electric hybrid models, the 2015 Infiniti Q50 aims to seduce BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4 fans to an Infiniti dealership instead. With striking good looks and the horsepower to back it up, the Infiniti Q50 carries over virtually unchanged, save for a new lightweight wheel package from RAYS. Inside, the comfortable interior offers up a host of advanced electronics, including a fully electronic steering system, with no physical connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels. While some may be turned off by the overly-complex touch-screen controls and electronic driver assists, the Infiniti Q50 offers a starting price well under $40,000. If you want to go old-school, the last-generation G37 is still available as the Infiniti Q40.View Infiniti Q50 vehicles for sale near you.
By Average Joe on Saturday, September 14, 2013
I want this caroverall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Absolute joy to drive. Great power. Nice interior."
Cons: "Hybrid battery could have more power up front"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned a G35 for many years and are looking for a replacement. I have liked my G, so I waited for the Q to come out. I test drove the hybrid and the Q50 sport. I have to say, I did not like the hybrid. If you are moving from a hybrid, it is probably fine. I did not like the "lag" you experience in the power off the line due to the engine shutting off and only having battery power. I guess I was expecting it to be more like the Tesla:). However, when I got in the gas only sport model, I was impressed with the power and braking over my G35. It isn't any better than the G37 it replaced, but, nonetheless, it is impressive. The Bose studio on wheels is simply amazing. Overall, I really liked the interior. The only negative I had was I didn't care for the radio controls (minor point). I have read that the roof line is a problem. I am 6' 1" and I didn't notice this. Not to say it isn't a problem, but it couldn't have been that bad I didn't notice. As for the exterior, I really like the updated wheels and front end of the sport. Curb appeal is very good on this car. Bottom line, I am in negotiations to purchase the G37 Sport."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By clostridium on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "performance, tech features, fuel economy, looks"
Cons: "some tech glitches, either love or hate the DAS"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I have a Hybrid Premium AWD and really enjoy the car. It gets mixed reviews particularly from the traditional automotive press largely because of their dislike for the steer by wire system (DAS). It seems like reviews either love or hate the car. Do yourself a favor and just drive the car and see what you think. If the steering doesn't bother you don't worry about the reviews. I like the steering just fine and it allows you to tweak things more to your liking if you choose. The performance is great and the ride good though I found the Sports models to be a bit firm of a ride (those 19" RFTs are stiff!). The Sports seats were nicer but unfortunately can't be had as an a la carte item. It has a bunch of tech in it - probably more than just about any other car on the road - and they are still tweaking it with updates. It works just fine but will work even better over time. I don't understand the guy who said it doesn't have sonar, it has that option and still comes in cheaper or competitive with similar configs from other makers. I marked it down for reliability and quality just because of the computer glitches they are patching up but these really don't take much from the car. You just have to like the steering - if you don't you won't like the car either. And it is pretty nice that you can average 30 mpg in a car that goes 0-60 in 5.1 seconds yet can plow through poorly cleared winter roads but still pamper you."
14 people out of 15 found this review helpful
By GPIndy on Friday, January 03, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Price , driving pleasure , power , electronics"
Cons: "needs improvement in touch interface"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We test drove BMW 3 series and A4 . But after driving Q50 premium, i'll never go back to the Germans .I think they have to do lots of catch up in providing driver comforts . When compared to Q50 they both look way behind . So far enjoying every bit of it . Even received compliments on the looks ( chestnut bronze + Wheat leather )."
10 people out of 11 found this review helpful