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2017 Infiniti Q50 Buyer's Guide

Style and Performance without the Full European Premium

The Q50, Infiniti's small luxury sport sedan, is curvaceous and stylish, fun to drive and offers more features for the money than European competitors like the BMW 3 Series. Following last year's significant updates, including new engines, a new suspension system, updated steering, and the introduction of the Q50 Red Sport, the biggest change to the Infiniti Q50 line for 2017 is the addition of two 2.0t Sport models.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2017 Infiniti Q50: "With the fiery Red Sport 400, getting to speed is effortless and can easily tempt you to go faster, yet as is the case with all the Q50s, it is refined and composed; its suspension is responsive, but on a leisurely drive the ride is quite pleasant."

Engine Options

The Q50's base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, with 208 horsepower and fuel economy of 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway. There's also a 3.0-liter turbo V6, with 300 horsepower; the V6-based hybrid choice; and, in the Q50 Red Sport, a 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6.

Hybrid Power

The Infiniti Q50 is available with a 360-horsepower gas-electric hybrid powertrain that launches the car to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and delivers excellent city/highway fuel economy as good as 27/32 mpg.

Q50 Red Sport

Infiniti's Q50 Red Sport, the top-of-the-line Q50, is a 400-horsepower twin-turbo monster that offers high-speed performance with luxury-car refinement. It's primed to go up against competitors like the Audi S4, Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 and BMW M3 models. The Red Sport has sport brakes, sport suspension, a choice of two steering systems and unique styling cues. It's powerful and immensely fun to drive, and the cabin has soft-touch materials and a modern, crisp design.

2018 Infiniti Q50


Infiniti's best-selling sedan receives new technology and updated styling for the 2018 model year. The next Infiniti Q50 is expected to go on sale later this year.

Infiniti Q60

For those who prefer 2-door cars, Infiniti's Q60 coupe is an all-new 2017 model, with the same three gas engines and 7-speed automatic transmission as the Q50.

Build and Price

The Q50 starts under $35,000 and the Q50 Red Sport tops out beyond $62,000. Build and price your own 2017 Infiniti Q50 right here at to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

The Competition

The Infiniti Q50 is a solid choice that's easy to recommend, but you can find more comfortable, more fun to drive and more affordable options in the segment. Visit our Small Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on all your options.

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