Silky styling; handsome interior; Hybrid model offers gutsy 360-horsepower powerplant; techy features ease the stress of driving in traffic; hard buttons and dual touchscreens make multimedia navigation easier
Steer-by-wire feature feels disconcerting during hard cornering; sophisticated driver-assist systems aren't for everyone, can feel intrusive; differing resolutions make dual touchscreens feel mismatched
For 2015, a new tire and wheel package, featuring lightweight Rays 19-inch alloy wheels, joins the options list.
With so many versions of the Q50, it's hard to say which is best. If we were looking for the most content at the best price, the Q50 3.7 Premium has just about everything you need with enough wiggle room to add a few options and still keep the price well under $50,000. The Q50S 3.7 is a great driver's car, but its ride may be too harsh for a nonenthusiast. If you want maximum fuel economy, all-season traction and just a hint of being green, the Q50 all-wheel-drive Hybrid Premium would be our second choice. Find a Infiniti Q50 for sale
The 2015 Infiniti Q50 is available in six nonhybrid and four hybrid trim levels.
The Q50 3.7 model ($38,055) comes with 17-in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, dual multimedia displays, Bluetooth and LED headlights.
Stepping up to the Q50 3.7 AWD model ($38,855) adds all-wheel drive.
The next level up is the Q50 3.7 Premium ($40,905), which includes a 14-speaker Bose sound system, a moonroof, heated front seats and a HomeLink universal garage door opener, while the Q50 3.7 AWD Premium ($42,705) tops that list off with all-wheel drive.
Driving enthusiasts might be drawn to the Q50S 3.7 ($44,555), which features 19-in alloy wheels, more aggressive brakes, sports seats with 10-way power adjustable driver settings, firmer suspension, a sportier front bumper and magnesium paddle shifters. The Q50S 3.7 AWD ($46,355) adds all-wheel drive and a heated steering wheel.
A la carte options include a moonroof ($1,000 on Q50 3.7 and Q50 3.7 AWD models), navigation ($1,400 on Q50 3.7 Premium and Q50S 3.7 and Hybrid models) and leather seats ($1,000 for the Q50 3.7 Premium model). A Deluxe Touring Package is available on Q50 3.7 Premium and Q50S 3.7 models for $3,100 and adds direct adaptive steering, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, wood trim, 60/40 fold-down rear seats, an around-view monitor and rain-sensing wipers. A $3,200 Technology Package for Q50 3.7 Premium and Q50S 3.7 models includes predictive forward-collision warning, intelligent cruise control, lane departure warning and backup collision intervention, among other features.
Hybrid lovers will find a wide range of Q50 options, starting with the Q50 Hybrid Premium ($45,305), which comes with heated front seats, a moonroof, a rearview monitor and a 14-speaker Bose sound system.
Opt for the Q50 Hybrid AWD Premium ($47,105) and you'll get all-wheel drive and a heated steering wheel on top of those items.
The Q50S Hybrid ($47,705) includes 19-in alloy wheels, sport brakes, a more aggressive front bumper, aluminum-trimmed pedals, magnesium paddle shifters and sport seats with 8-way driver's seat adjustability.
The top-of-the-line Q50S Hybrid AWD ($49,505) includes all-wheel drive and a heated steering wheel.
A Deluxe Technology Package can be ordered on Q50 Hybrid Premium and Q50S Hybrid models for $5,000. It combines Deluxe Touring and Technology packages for $5,000, but does not include fold-down rear seats.
|Basic||4 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2015 Audi A4 -- Audi's A4 delivers a more restrained package that nonetheless manages to attract a strong share of car shoppers in this segment. We think it has one of the nicest interiors in the class.
2015 BMW 3 Series -- The BMW 320i sedan opens up the Bavarian brand to more buyers, but its turbocharged 4-cylinder might not appeal to luxury buyers, and there is no all-wheel-drive hybrid model.
2015 Lexus IS 250 -- The other Japanese offering in this hotly contested category, the Lexus IS 250, delivers solid styling and comfort, but its interior isn't as cohesive or elegant as the Infiniti.
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